Modelling of Flow and Heat Transfer in Spent Fuel Cooling Ponds

Hasan, Reaz, Tudor, Jenna and Ramadan, Ahmed (2015) Modelling of Flow and Heat Transfer in Spent Fuel Cooling Ponds. In: International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, 3-5 May 2015, Nice, France.

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Abstract

With increased interest in Nuclear power generation and the issues of storing legacy fuels being apparent there is a real need to understand the heat transfer mechanisms involved in storing spent fuel within water filled cooling ponds. This paper draws together the findings from several projects exploring the fundamental transport mechanisms in similar systems and, in particular, highlights the challenges encountered during numerical simulation. The projects from which conclusions were drawn are (a) Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) investigation of overall pond flow and heat transfer; (b) Modelling of evaporation from the pond and its interaction with external atmospheric conditions and (c) Investigation of possible overheating based on elementary thermodynamics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Reaz Hasan
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 08:01
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 01:59
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/23982

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