Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2008, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (3): 187 doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(08)60048-2

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Steady thermal hydraulic analysis for a molten salt reactor

ZHANG Dalin1,2 QIU Suizheng1,2 LIU Changliang2 SU Guanghui1,2   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
    2 School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
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ZHANG Dalin QIU Suizheng LIU Changliang SU Guanghui . Steady thermal hydraulic analysis for a molten salt reactor.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2008, 19(3): 187     doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(08)60048-2

Abstract: The Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) can meet the demand of transmutation and breeding. In this study, theoretical calculation of steady thermal hydraulic characteristics of a graphite-moderated channel type MSR is conducted. The DRAGON code is adopted to calculate the axial and radial power factor firstly. The flow and heat transfer model in the fuel salt and graphite are developed on basis of the fundamental mass, momentum and energy equations. The results show the detailed flow distribution in the core, and the temperature profiles of the fuel salt, inner and outer wall in the nine typical elements along the axial flow direction are also obtained.

Key words: Molten salt reactor, Thermal hydraulics, Steady characteristics, Numerical simulation