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Three-Dimensional Steady Simulation on Two-Phase Flow in Secondary Side of Steam Generator

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Tenglong Cong, Wenxi Tian, Guanghui Su, Suizheng Qiu

Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

Paper No. ICONE21-15634, pp. V006T16A015; 6 pages
  • 2013 21st International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 6: Beyond Design Basis Events; Student Paper Competition
  • Chengdu, China, July 29–August 2, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5583-6
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Steam generator (SG), as the primary-to-secondary heat exchanger and pressure boundary of primary loop, should be integrated and performs well in heat transfer ability. Flow characteristics of the secondary side fluid of SG are essential to analyze U-tube wastage caused by the flow-induced vibration and thermal stress. In this paper, secondary side two-phase flow was simulated based on the porous media model. Additional momentum and energy source terms were appended to the momentum and energy equations of porous media region, respectively. The additional momentum source contained the resistances of downcomer, tube bundle, support plate and separator. The additional energy source included the heat transfer from primary side to secondary side fluid. Solving the control equations by ANSYS FLUENT solver yielded the distributions of velocity, temperature, pressure, density and quality, which can be used in the analysis of flow-induced vibration and separator.

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