The TALL-3D facility design and commissioning tests for validation of coupled STH and CFD codes
2015 (English)In: Nuclear Engineering and Design, ISSN 0029-5493, E-ISSN 1872-759X, Vol. 290, 144-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Application of coupled CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and STH (System Thermal Hydraulics) codes is a prerequisite for computationally affordable and sufficiently accurate prediction of thermal-hydraulics of complex systems. Coupled STH and CFD codes require validation for understanding and quantification of the sources of uncertainties in the code prediction. TALL-3D is a liquid Lead Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) loop developed according to the requirements for the experimental data for validation of coupled STH and CFD codes. The goals of the facility design are to provide (i) mutual feedback between natural circulation in the loop and complex 3D mixing and stratification phenomena in the pool-type test section, (ii) a possibility to validate standalone STH and CFD codes for each subsection of the facility, and (iii) sufficient number of experimental data to separate the process of input model calibration and code validation. Description of the facility design and its main components, approach to estimation of experimental uncertainty and calibration of model input parameters that are not directly measured in the experiment are discussed in the paper. First experimental data from the forced to natural circulation transient is also provided in the paper.
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2015. Vol. 290, 144-153 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-164064DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2014.11.045OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-164064DiVA: diva2:802863
QC 201506232015-04-132015-04-132015-06-23Bibliographically approved