PRESSURE-DROP ANALYSIS OF A RE-ENTRANT FUEL CHANNEL IN A PRESSURE-CHANNEL SUPERCRITICAL WATER-COOLED REACTOR
39th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2015 June 01


Presented at:
39th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2015 June 01
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Student Session

Authors:
D. Kowalczyk (UOIT)
F. Rafat (UOIT)
M. Chauhan (UOIT)
  

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to perform a pressure drop analysis across a fuel channel of a SuperCritical Water-cooled Reactor. A re-entrant channel design with a 78-element fuel bundle design was selected to perform the pressure drop calculations. A one-dimensional steady state pressure drop analysis has been performed to investigate the pressure drop resulting from friction, gravity, acceleration and local losses at supercritical conditions. MATLAB was used to create a steady state thermal-hydraulic code which calculates the pressure drop across a 5 meter length heated vertical channel. The total pressure drop across the channel was calculated to 60 kPa.

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