Scaling Analysis for the European Heavy Liquid Metal Scaled Pool Facility Escape

Katrien Van Tichelen, Matthias Vanderhaegen, Santhosh Jayaraju, Steven Keijers, Ferry Roelofs, Matteo Greco

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    The understanding of the thermal-hydraulic phenomena occurring in the reactor pool is a critical issue in the design of the MYRRHA system, the European Technology Pilot Plant for the Lead Fast Reactor. The E-SCAPE facility is a thermal-hydraulic scale model of the MYRRHA reactor using lead-bismuth as coolant. Non-dimensional analysis and CFD simulations are used to determine the scaling factors and transposition of the experimental results to the real scale situation. The joint efforts of SCK•CEN and NRG within the European project THINS in applying CFD to fix the design parameters of E-SCAPE is reported.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe 14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermalhydraulics
    Place of PublicationToronto, Canada
    StatePublished - 26 Sep 2011
    Event2011 - NURETH : 14th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermalhydraulics - Canadian Nuclear Society, ANS, IAEA, Toronto
    Duration: 25 Sep 201130 Sep 2011


    Conference2011 - NURETH

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