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Assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics Codes for Heavy Liquid Metals

Objective

The use of Heavy Liquid Metals (HLM) is rapidly diffusing in different research and industrial fields. The detailed knowledge of the basic thermal hydraulic phenomena associated with their use is a necessary step for the development of tools used in the engineering of HLM components. This is particularly true in the case of high power particle beam targets, where the use of Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) tools for the design is mandatory. The experience in Heavy Liquid Metals (HLM) thermal fluid dynamics in both experimental and numerical fields is at present limited and somehow dispersed. This is especially true when considering turbulent exchange phenomena, free surface and two-phase flows. On the other hand, the use of HLM is rapidly diffusing in different research and industrial projects. The present accompanying measure is aimed at joining experiences in the field of HLM in the experimental and numerical fields, in order to have a clear picture of the state of the art and to define the R&D and the modelling activity needed. Where possible, the assessment will be made on the basis of existing experiments whose physical phenomena will be analysed through the execution of calculation benchmarks using selected commercial and research codes. This activity should conclude with a final assessment of the main shortcomings and a proposal of future research activities.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
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Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

Participants (15)

AEA TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
Address
Staudenfeldweg 12
83624 Otterfing
CENTRO DI RICERCA SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA
Italy
Address
Vi Strada Ovest Z.i. Macchiareddu
09010 Uta (Cagliari)
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
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13108 St.paul Les Durance
COMPUTATIONAL DYNAMICS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place, Great North Road 85
AL9 5BS Welham Green,hatfieid
FLUENT EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Sheffield Airport Business Park, Europa Link
S9 1XU Sheffield
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brand-strasse
52425 Juelich
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz-platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Martiri Di Monte Sole 4
40129 Bologna
LABORATORIO DEL AMPLIFICADOR DE ENERGIA S.A.
Spain
Address
Plaza De Roma F1
50010 Zaragoza
NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
RESEARCH CENTER ROSSENDORF
Germany
Address

01314 Weissig - Dresden
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Spain
Address
Alameda De Urquijo S/n
48013 Bilbao
UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
Miera Street 32
2169 Salaspils 1
UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
Zellu Iela 8
1002 Riga