Tridimensional Core Transient Analysis Methods (TRICOT): The 3D two-phase porous medium flow solver PORFLO and its applications to VVER SG and EPR RPV

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Abstract

Within the TRICOT project, the in-house code PORFLO is being developed for 3D thermal hydraulics, with main emphasis on modeling of two-phase flow of steam and water. Its intended main use is in reactor dynamics calculations, but several other applications are possible as well. In this paper, the main features and some specific development steps taken in 2009-2010 [1, 2] are presented on a descriptive level. The results of a few demonstrative simulations are presented in order to illustrate the potential capabilities and shortcomings of the code and the methods being used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAFIR2010
Subtitle of host publicationThe Finnish Research Programme on Safety 2007-2010: Final Report
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages160-170
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7690-6
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7689-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes
Number2571
ISSN1235-0605

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Hovi, V., & Ilvonen, M. (2011). Tridimensional Core Transient Analysis Methods (TRICOT): The 3D two-phase porous medium flow solver PORFLO and its applications to VVER SG and EPR RPV. In SAFIR2010: The Finnish Research Programme on Safety 2007-2010: Final Report (pp. 160-170). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2571