Design and Performance Verification of Fuel Assembly and Steam Generator Simulators for SMART Reactor
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30


Presented at:
NURETH-14
2011 September 25-30
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
F6-2 Integral Testing

Authors:
Y.J. Ko (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
I.C. Chu (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
Y.J. Youn (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
Y.I. Cho (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
D.J. Euh (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)
  

Abstract

The SMART reactor has been developed at KAERI, for the generation of electric power and also for seawater desalination. In order to verify the performance of the SMART design with respect to flow and pressure distribution, an experimental test facility named SCOP has been developed. For the purpose of preserving the flow distribution characteristics, SCOP is linearly reduced with a scaling ratio of 1/5. A CFD analysis was carried out to draw basic design parameters of the venturi tube and the perforated plates in a fuel assembly simulator. A CALIP, which is a flow and pressure drop calibration test facility, has been constructed to evaluate the pressure drop characteristic of fuel assembly and steam generator simulators. This paper shows the results of the actual performance verification and evaluation of fuel assembly and steam generator simulator, were evaluated using a CALIP.

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