Three-dimensional porous media model of a horizontal steam generator

Timo Pättikangas, Jarto Niemi, Ville Hovi, Timo Toppila, Tommi Rämä

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Abstract

A three-dimensional porous media model has been implemented for the secondary side of the horizontal steam generator of a VVER-440 plant by using the ANSYS FLUENT 12.0 code. The primary circuit is solved with the APROS system code and the outer wall temperatures are interpolated to the CFD model. The necessary models for the heat and mass transfer and drag are implemented as User Defined Functions in the Euler-Euler two-phase model of the FLUENT code. The steady state full power operation of the steam generator is solved. The calculated result is compared to void fraction and flow velocity measurements at a few points. The shape of the surface level is compared to observations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventCFD for Nuclear Reactor Safety Applications Workshop, CFD4NRS-3 - Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Centre, Bethesda, United States
Duration: 14 Sep 201016 Sep 2010
https://www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/csni/cfd/workshops/CFD4NRS-3/csni-r2011-14.pdf (Proceedings)
https://www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/csni/cfd/workshops/CFD4NRS-3/ (Papers)

Workshop

WorkshopCFD for Nuclear Reactor Safety Applications Workshop, CFD4NRS-3
CountryUnited States
CityBethesda
Period14/09/1016/09/10
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Keywords

  • Horizontal steam generator
  • CFD
  • porous media model

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    Pättikangas, T., Niemi, J., Hovi, V., Toppila, T., & Rämä, T. (2010). Three-dimensional porous media model of a horizontal steam generator. Paper presented at CFD for Nuclear Reactor Safety Applications Workshop, CFD4NRS-3, Bethesda, United States. https://www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/csni/cfd/workshops/CFD4NRS-3/technical-papers/10/10.1%20_Plant%20Applications.pdf