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EPSRC Reference: EP/I012427/1
Title: Validation & Verification for Critical Heat Flux and CFD
Principal Investigator: Walker, Dr S
Other Investigators:
Bluck, Dr MJ Issa, Dr R Hewitt, Professor GF
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Department: Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 September 2011 Ends: 31 May 2015 Value (£): 207,496
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy - Nuclear Multiphase Flow
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
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The behaviour of nuclear reactors must be thoroughly analysed under a range of normal operation and (especially) fault conditions. Computer programmes that simulate the flow of fluids, (such as 'Computational Fluid Dynamics codes, or CFD codes') can in principle help with this. However, the complexities of the phenomena to be analysed are such that these codes need to be thoroughly validated against good measurements made in suitable experimental rigs. Under this proposal a team of UK researchers will collaborate with colleagues at BARC in India, where there are excellent such experimental facilities available. Experiments will be designed and analysed jointly, and used to validate such codes.
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