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COPRA Experiments on Melt Pool Behavior With Eutectic NaNO3-KNO3 Simulant

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Yukun Zhou, Yapei Zhang, Simin Luo, Zhichun Xu, Luteng Zhang, Suizheng Qiu, G. H. Su

Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

Paper No. ICONE26-81367, pp. V06AT08A032; 5 pages
  • 2018 26th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 6A: Thermal-Hydraulics and Safety Analyses
  • London, England, July 22–26, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5148-7
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


The COPRA experiments were performed to study the natural convection heat transfer behavior in a large-scale homogeneous melt pool inside the reactor pressure vessel lower plenum. The test section consists of a two-dimensional 1/4 circular slice with an inner radius of 2.2 m. A non-eutectic binary mixture 20%NaNO3-80%KNO3 was selected as melt simulant in the previous tests and the Rayleigh number of the melt pool reached up to 1016. In this paper, the working fluid was a eutectic binary mixture 50%NaNO3-50%KNO3. The melt pool temperature, heat flux distribution and crust thickness were obtained in the experiments with different heating powers. Results from the eutectic molten salt tests can be applied for posttest calculations and comparative analyses.

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