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846 964 Thermal Hydraulics
Petit Picto International
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Thermal hydraulics of light water reactors: general background

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OBJECTIVES
The main objective is to acquire the general knowledge in reactor thermal hydraulics requested for design and safety analysis of light water reactors (LWRs):
• assess thermodynamic efficiency of a LWR (Rankine cycle),
• solve the heat conduction in fuel elements,
• apply the balance equations for single- and two-phase flow in one-dimensional LWR conditions,
• identify the main issues in thermal and hydraulic design of LWR.

Specific models and issues for LWRs are addressed by a second course: "Thermal hydraulics of light water reactors: advanced models and applications".
AUDIENCE
Engineers, researchers and PhD students involved in LWR thermal hydraulic analysis (design, safety, operation): nuclear industry companies, research centres, Technical Safety Organizations (TSO), regulatory bodies.
PREREQUISITES
The level of the course is equivalent to a Master in Nuclear Engineering. The pre-requisite are:
• Principle and operation of nuclear reactors,
• Bachelor level in fluid mechanics or mechanical engineering.
CONTENT
• Thermodynamics and reactor cycles (efficiency).
• Balance equations for single-phase flow (mass, momentum, energy): control of mass and volume, integral and differential form.
• Balance equations for two-phase flow: phase density function, averaging process, interfacial transfer, one-dimensional form.
• Review of available models for LWR flow conditions.
• Fuel thermal conduction: material properties, temperature distribution.
• Void fraction models for one-dimensional flow in channels.
• Heat transfer: boundary layer, single-phase convection, boiling and condensation.
• Friction and pressure losses: wall friction, flow characteristic.
TEACHING METHOD
Lecturers and exercices.

Maximum number of trainees: 16.

Session 2017

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Session 2018

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