Seady-state natural circulation analysis with computational fluid dynamic codes of a liquid metal-cooled accelerator driven system

Abánades Velasco, Alberto and Peña, A. (2009). Seady-state natural circulation analysis with computational fluid dynamic codes of a liquid metal-cooled accelerator driven system. "Nuclear Engineering and Design", v. 239 (n. 2); pp. 418-424. ISSN 0168-9002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2008.10.028.

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Title: Seady-state natural circulation analysis with computational fluid dynamic codes of a liquid metal-cooled accelerator driven system
Author/s:
  • Abánades Velasco, Alberto
  • Peña, A.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Nuclear Engineering and Design
Date: January 2009
Volume: 239
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética y Fluidomecánica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A new innovative nuclear installation is under research in the nuclear community for its potential application to nuclear waste management and, above all, for its capability to enhance the sustainability of nuclear energy in the future as component of a new nuclear fuel cycle in which its efficiency in terms of primary Uranium ore profit and radioactive waste generation will be improved. Such new nuclear installations are called accelerator driven system (ADS) and are the result of a profitable symbiosis between accelerator technology, high-energy physics and reactor technology. Many ADS concepts are based on the utilization of heavy liquid metal (HLM) coolants due to its neutronic and thermo-physical properties. Moreover, such coolants permit the operation in free circulation mode, one of the main aims of passive systems. In this paper, such operation regime is analysed in a proposed ADS design applying computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

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Item ID: 5301
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5301/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5301
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2008.10.028
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nucengdes
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 Nov 2010 09:58
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:08
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