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Deployment of a Suite of High Performance Computational Tools for Multiscale Multiphysics Simulation of Generation-IV Reactors

 
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The required technological and safety standards for future Gen IV Reactors can only be achieved if advanced simulation capabilities become available, which combine high performance computing with the necessary level of modeling detail and high accuracy of predictions. The development of a suite of high performance computational tools for multiscale simulations of Gen-IV Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) has been undertaken by a DOE-sponsored university consortium (RPI, Columbia University and SUNY at Stony Brook).

 

Two-phase gas/liquid side jet simulation :

 

 

 

Recent publications:

1.      Two Phase Cross Jet in a Fuel Rod Assembly Using DNS/Level-Set Method”, F. Behafarid, I.A. Bolotnov, M.Z. Podowski and K.E. Jansen, 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF-2010), Tampa, FL, May 30 – June 4, 2010. (PDF)

2.      “Interaction of Computational Tools for Multiscale Multiphysics Simulation of Generation-IV Reactors”, I.A. Bolotnov, F. Behafarid, D. Shaver, S.P. Antal, K.E. Jansen, R. Samulyak, S. Wang, H. Wei, M.Z. Podowski, 2010 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP’10), San Diego, CA, June 13­–17, 2010. (PDF)

3.     “A Detached Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Two-phase Bubbly Channel Flow”, I.A. Bolotnov, K.E. Jansen, D.A. Drew, A.A. Oberai, R.T. Lahey, Jr. and M.Z. Podowski, 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF-2010), Tampa, FL, May 30 – June 4, 2010. (PDF)