Computational Fluid Dynamic Investigations of Thermal Stratification in the Hot Pool of MONJU Reactor and Comparison with Measured Data
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
O10-2 IAEA Session on Benchmark Analyses of Sodium Natural Convection in the Upper Plenum of the Mon

Juby Abraham (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research)
K. Velusamy (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research)
P. Chellapandi (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research)


As a part of IAEA collaborative research project, thermal stratification in MONJU hot pool has been predicted for the event of turbine trip. Predicted temperature distribution has been compared against the data measured in MONJU reactor. It is observed that stratification prevails in the pool for a shorter duration than that observed in the plant. Also, predicted axial temperature gradient at the stratification interface is larger than that measured in the reactor. Predictive capabilities of various turbulence models and the effect of thermal capacity of hot pool structures on stratification have been assessed by parametric studies.

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