Development of a PWR-W and an AP1000® containment building 3D model with a CFD code for Best-Estimate Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis

Jiménez Varas, Gonzalo and Bocanegra, Rafael and Fernández, Kevin and Queral Salazar, José Cesar and Montero-Mayorga, Javier (2014). Development of a PWR-W and an AP1000® containment building 3D model with a CFD code for Best-Estimate Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis. In: "22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE22)", July 7-11, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-0-7918-4594-3. pp. 9-16.

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Title: Development of a PWR-W and an AP1000® containment building 3D model with a CFD code for Best-Estimate Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis
Author/s:
  • Jiménez Varas, Gonzalo
  • Bocanegra, Rafael
  • Fernández, Kevin
  • Queral Salazar, José Cesar
  • Montero-Mayorga, Javier
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE22)
Event Dates: July 7-11, 2014
Event Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering ICONE22
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-0-7918-4594-3
Volume: 4
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Computational fluid dynamics, Three-dimensional models, Pressurized water reactors, Containment buildings
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

The simulation of design basis accidents in a containment building is usually conducted with a lumped parameter model. The codes normally used by Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) for that license analysis are WGOTHIC or COCO, which are suitable to provide an adequate estimation of the overall peak temperature and pressure of the containment. However, for the detailed study of the thermal-hydraulic behavior in every room and compartment of the containment building, it could be more convenient to model the containment with a more detailed 3D representation of the geometry of the whole building. The main objective of this project is to obtain a standard PWR Westinghouse as well as an AP1000® containment model for a CFD code to analyze the thermal-hydraulic detailed behavior during a design basis accident. In this paper the development and testing of both containment models is presented.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainENE2011-28256ISAMARUnspecifiedAplicación de la metodología de análisis integrado de la seguridad a reactores nucleares avanzados

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Item ID: 36654
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36654/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36654
Official URL: http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1937193
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Mar 2016 11:36
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 17:35
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