Assessment of CTF boiling transition and critical heat flux modeling capabilities using the OECD/NRC BFBT and PSBT benchmark databases

Avramova, Maria and Cuervo Gómez, Diana (2013). Assessment of CTF boiling transition and critical heat flux modeling capabilities using the OECD/NRC BFBT and PSBT benchmark databases. "Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations", v. 2013 (n. 508485); pp. 1-12. ISSN 1687-6075. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/508485.

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Title: Assessment of CTF boiling transition and critical heat flux modeling capabilities using the OECD/NRC BFBT and PSBT benchmark databases
Author/s:
  • Avramova, Maria
  • Cuervo Gómez, Diana
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1687-6075
Volume: 2013
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Navales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Nuclear [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Over the last few years, the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) under the sponsorship of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared, organized, conducted, and summarized two international benchmarks based on the NUPEC data—the OECD/NRC Full-Size Fine-Mesh Bundle Test (BFBT) Benchmark and the OECD/NRC PWR Sub-Channel and Bundle Test (PSBT) Benchmark. The benchmarks’ activities have been conducted in cooperation with the Nuclear Energy Agency/Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (NEA/OECD) and the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety (JNES) Organization. This paper presents an application of the joint Penn State University/Technical University of Madrid (UPM) version of the well-known sub-channel code COBRA-TF (Coolant Boiling in Rod Array-Two Fluid), namely, CTF, to the steady state critical power and departure from nucleate boiling (DNB) exercises of the OECD/NRC BFBT and PSBT benchmarks. The goal is two-fold: firstly, to assess these models and to examine their strengths and weaknesses; and secondly, to identify the areas for improvement.

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Item ID: 26713
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26713/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26713
DOI: 10.1155/2013/508485
Official URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/stni/2013/508485/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Sep 2014 07:38
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:42
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