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EPSRC Reference: EP/K007777/1
Title: Thermal Hydraulics for Boiling and Passive Systems
Principal Investigator: Walker, Dr S
Other Investigators:
He, Professor S Fairweather, Professor M Issa, Dr R
Hewitt, Professor GF Bluck, Dr MJ
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Project Partners:
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 18 March 2013 Ends: 17 December 2015 Value (£): 797,147
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Energy - Conventional Energy - Nuclear
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
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New nuclear power stations are likely to be a major contributor to energy security and reduction of carbon emissions. Such reactors will almost certainly be water-cooled. Whilst water is a very good coolant, steam is not, and the water coolant can become steam under certain conditions. The three themes of this project are each aimed at developing a better understanding of when this transition occurs, and developing better techniques to predict this. This project is an international collaboration, between scientists at the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in India, and groups at three UK universities. The better techniques will be based on experimental measurements of boiling systems to be conducted at BARC, in conjunction with the UK participants, and the development of computational models based on these.
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