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The multiphase Eulerian-Lagrangian transport (MELT-3D) approach for modeling of multiphase mixing in fragmentation processes
KTH, Superseded Departments, Physics.
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2003 (English)In: Progress in nuclear energy (New series), ISSN 0149-1970, Vol. 42, no 2, 123-157 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A new numerical approach for modeling of multiphase mixing during melt jet/droplet fragmentation process is developed. Melt or debris movements are simulated by a particle transport model in a Lagrangian formulation, while thermohydraulic conditions of the surrounding medium are obtained from solution of the Navier-Stokes and energy-conservation equations written in an Eulerian formulation. The Lagrangian and the Eulerian solutions are coupled and advanced in time, with source terms included to model the interactions between the particle and the continuum phases. The method is validated against isothermal solid-sphere, and drop fragmentation experiments. It is found that the model is capable of describing the evolution of the melt-coolant multiphase mixing process with reasonable accuracy. The method is then applied to investigate fragmentation of a continuous jet. Effects of variations in jet/coolant velocities, and of coolant thermophysical properties are analyzed, with particular emphasis on their implications for the fragmentation and mixing processes.

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2003. Vol. 42, no 2, 123-157 p.
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steam explosions, flows
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-22276ISI: 000181188300001OAI: diva2:340974
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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