0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Numerical Simulation of Boiling Two-Phase Flow in Tight-Lattice Rod Bundle by 3-Dimensional Two-Fluid Model Code ACE-3D

[+] Author Affiliations
Hiroyuki Yoshida, Takeharu Misawa, Kazuyuki Takase

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan

Paper No. ICONE16-48715, pp. 749-758; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE16-48715
From:
  • 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 3: Thermal Hydraulics; Instrumentation and Controls
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, May 11–15, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4816-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3820-X
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

Two-fluid model can simulate two phase flow less computational cost than inter-face tracking method and particle interaction method. Therefore, two-fluid model is useful for thermal hydraulic analysis in large-scale domain such as a rod bundle. Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) develops three dimensional two-fluid model analysis code ACE-3D, which adopts boundary fitted coordinate system in order to simulate complex shape channel flow. In this paper, boiling two-phase flow analysis in a tight lattice rod bundle is performed by ACE-3D code. The parallel computation using 126CPUs is applied to this analysis. In the results, the void fraction, which distributes in outermost region of rod bundle, is lower than that in center region of rod bundle. At height z = 0.5 m, void fraction in the gap region is higher in comparison with that in center region of the subchannel. However, at height of z = 1.1m, higher void fraction distribution exists in center region of the subchannel in comparison with the gap region. The tendency of void fraction to concentrate in the gap region at vicinity of boiling starting point, and to move into subchannel as water goes through rod bundle, is qualitatively agreement with the measurement results by neutron radiography. To evaluate effects of two-phase flow model used in ACE-3D code, numerical simulation of boiling two-phase in tight lattice rod bundle with no lift force model (neglecting lift force acting on bubbles) is also performed. From the comparison of numerical results, it is concluded that the effects of lift force model are not so large on overall void fraction distribution in tight lattice rod bundle. However, higher void fraction distribution in center region of the subchannel was not observed in this simulation. It is concluded that the lift force model is important for local void fraction distribution in rod bundles.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In