MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 367, 202221st Conference on Power System Engineering
|Number of page(s)||15|
|Published online||14 October 2022|
CFD benchmark of flat plate fuel assembly
Department of Energy Engineering, Czech Technical University, Technická 4, 160 00 Prague. Czech Republic
2 National Radiation Protection Institute, Bartoškova 1450/28, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
3 Research Center Řež. Hlavní 130, Husinec 250 68, Czech Republic
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversification of the nuclear fuel suppliers is an inseparable component of nuclear safety of power and research nuclear reactors. So far, the Czech research reactor LVR-15 has been operated with the Russian fuel IRT-4M, because there was no alternative to this fuel. Recently, the French company CERCA has developed an alternative to this fuel Flat Plate Fuel Assembly (FPFA). Hence, the influence of the different fuel characteristics (especially neutronic, thermomechanic and hydraulic) on nuclear safety has to be provided. This work involves a comparison of the flow characteristic of these two types of fuel assemblies using the ANSYS Fluent 2021 R1 and STAR CCM+ 2022 CFD programs. Moreover, these computational models of FPFA fuel are validated in an experimental facility.
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