CFD Simulations of Selected Steady-State and Transient Experiments in the PLANDTL Test Facility

Sebastian Gurgacz , Ulrich Bieder , Gorsse Yannick , Konrad Świrski


In Sodium Cooled Fast Neutron Reactors natural convection flow and thermal stratification in the upper plenum may occur under emergency shutdown conditions. Thermal stratification phenomena have been examined experimentally in the PLANDTL facility of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. This paper presents the results of numerical simulations of selected steady-state and transient experiments in the PLANDTL facility, using TrioCFD/MC2 code developed at CEA. CFD approach for the flow in large volumes and a sub-channel approach for the flow in the core region are used. Calculated results have been validated against experimental values. Validation of the upper plenum modelling has been also made based on CEA Sodium mixed convection experiments.
Author Sebastian Gurgacz (FPAE / IHE)
Sebastian Gurgacz,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
, Ulrich Bieder - [French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Administrator unit: 'COP'
Ulrich Bieder,,
- Commissariat à l'energie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
, Gorsse Yannick
Gorsse Yannick,,
, Konrad Świrski (FPAE / IHE)
Konrad Świrski,,
- The Institute of Heat Engineering
Journal seriesJournal of Physics - Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588, [1742-6596]
Issue year2016
No(2016) 032042
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3100 General Physics and Astronomy
Languageen angielski
Świrski CFD .pdf of 23-08-2017
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Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 1; WoS Citations = 0; GS Citations = 2.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.404
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