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Thermal-hydraulics of Innovative Nuclear Systems

Thermal-hydraulics of Innovative Nuclear Systems

Objective

For the long-term development of nuclear power, innovative nuclear systems such as Gen-IV reactors and transmutation systems need to be developed for meeting future energy challenges. Thermal-hydraulics is recognized as a key scientific subject in the development of innovative reactor systems. This project is devoted to important crosscutting thermal-hydraulic issues encountered in various innovative nuclear systems, such as advanced reactor core thermal-hydraulics, single phase mixed convection and turbulence, specific multiphase flow, and code coupling and qualification. The main objectives of the project are: • Generation of a data base for the development and validation of new models and codes describing the selected crosscutting thermal-hydraulic phenomena. This data base contains both experimental data and data from direct numerical simulations (DNS). • Development of new physical models and modeling approaches for more accurate description of the crosscutting thermal-hydraulic phenomena such as heat transfer and flow mixing, turbulent flow modeling for a wide range of Prandtl numbers, and modeling of flows under strong influence of buoyancy. • Improvement of the numerical engineering tools and establishment of a numerical platform for the design analysis of the innovative nuclear systems. This platform contains numerical codes of various classes of spatial scales, i.e. system analysis, sub-channel analysis and CFD codes, their coupling and the guidelines for their applications. The project will achieve optimum usage of available European resources in experimental facilities, numerical tools and expertise. It will establish a new common platform of research results and research infrastructure. The main outcomes of the project will be a synergized infrastructure for thermal-hydraulic research of innovative nuclear systems in Europe.
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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Address

Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 325 157

Administrative Contact

Xu Cheng (Dr.)

Participants (23)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 229 000

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 610 828

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 494 000

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 447 000

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 219 600

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 415 500

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 419 560

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 381 399

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 131 700

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 000

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

ANSALDO NUCLEARE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 12 734

Computational Dynamics Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 64 000

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 48 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 66 976,80

ASCOMP GmbH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 237 600

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

EU Contribution

€ 102 357

GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT (GRS) gGmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 160 700

CENTRO DI RICERCA, SVILUPPO E STUDI SUPERIORI IN SARDEGNA SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 74 500

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 94 200

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 131 999

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

TEXAS ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION - TEES

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 249337

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 592 854,80

  • EU contribution

    € 5 941 810,80

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany