Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2010, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (6): 370-374 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.21.370-374

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Simulation of quenching in horizontal geometry channel

YUAN Jingtian Tong Lili~* CAO Xuewu   

  1. School of Mechanical Engineering,Shanghai Jiao Tong University,Shanghai 200240,China
YUAN Jingtian, Tong Lili, CAO Xuewu . Simulation of quenching in horizontal geometry channel.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2010, 21(6): 370-374     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.21.370-374


Two tests of refilling and reflooding in the horizontal geometry channel under different pressure conditions,respectively,are conducted to understand the thermal hydraulics behavior during a LOCA in the CANDU reactor.One case of refilling a hot horizontal tube test and four cases of reflooding a horizontal fuel channel test series (35%and 60%break size of reactor inlet header with single-end injection or both-end injection,respectively) have been simulated.The horizontal channel is simulated with the model splitting as parallel pipes with cross flow junction component.The simulation results have been compared with the tests in terms of wall temperature or heated-pin surface temperature.The results are reasonably acceptable and it shows that the code is applicable on horizontal channel quenching.

Key words: Horizontal channel, Quenching, Parallel-pipe model