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Eulerian Simulation of Interacting PWR Sprays Including Droplet Collisions

Foissac, Arnaud and Malet, Jeanne and Mimouni, Stephane and Ruyer, Pierre and Feuillebois, François and Simonin, Olivier Eulerian Simulation of Interacting PWR Sprays Including Droplet Collisions. (2013) Nuclear Technology, 181 (1). 133-143. ISSN 1943-7471

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Official URL: http://www.ans.org/pubs/journals/nt/a_15762


A numerical simulation of the interaction between two real pressurized water reactor containment sprays is performed with a new model implemented into the Eulerian computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code NEPTUNE_CFD. The water droplet polydispersion in size has been treated with a sectional approach. The influence of collisions between droplets is taken into account with a statistical approach based on the various outcomes of binary collision. Experiments were performed in a new facility, and data obtained are compared with this two-fluid simulation. The results show good agreement.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-00992853
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > EDF (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire - IRSN (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6 - UPMC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Paris-Sud 11 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:21 Mar 2014 07:38

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