Analysis and optimization of a liquid Pb-Bi target for ISOL facilities

Donald Houngbo, Jan Vierendeels, Lucia Popescu

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    The circulating liquid Lead Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) target is of interest for high-power facilities like ISOL@MYRRHA and EURISOL. When developing this target, one of the important challenges is to design and optimize the shape of the irradiation container so that, once irradiated, the LBE is immediately evacuated into a uniform shower of very small droplets. This is necessary in order to enhance the diffusion of isotopes formed during irradiation, especially for isotopes with short half-lives. This presentation deals with the optimization of the flow of a heavy liquid metal in the compact and complex geometry of the irradiation volume of such a target.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the jointly organized 11th. World Congress on Computational Mechanics - WCCM XI, 5th. European Conference on Computational Mechanics - ECCM V, 6th. European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics - ECFD VI
    Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
    StatePublished - Jul 2014
    EventWCCM-ECCM-ECFD 2014 Congress - The International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) and the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), Barcelona
    Duration: 20 Jul 201425 Jul 2014


    ConferenceWCCM-ECCM-ECFD 2014 Congress

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