Simulation of flow and heat transfer of humid air in spent fuel cooling ponds

Ramadan, Ahmed, Hasan, Reaz and Tudor, Jenna (2014) Simulation of flow and heat transfer of humid air in spent fuel cooling ponds. In: Lecture Notes in Engineering and Science. Newswood Limited, London, pp. 1508-1512. ISBN 9789881925350

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Abstract

This paper reports a CFD investigation on flow and heat transfer of the humid air which circulates above water ponds in large installations such as spent nuclear fuel cooling ponds. The numerical methodology involves a 3-cell zone approach to enable evaporative boundary condition to be implemented. Calculations are carried out for seasonal variations of temperature and humidity which show the contributions of sensible and latent heat losses. The results presented in this paper provide useful insights into the flow development and heat transfer mechanisms present. The results may be of use in the design of ventilation systems and the description of the methodology may be useful to practitioners wishing to carryout similar investigations.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Reaz Hasan
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 12:05
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2016 22:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17486

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