Spray Cooling Heat Transfer for a BWR Fuel Bundle

G. E. Dix, J. G. M. Andersen

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    Abstract

    Considerable experimental and analytical work has been done to evaluate the heat transfer phenomena in BWR fuel elements during spray cooling conditions. Two types of experimental studies have been performed. &asic separate-effect experiments have given some detailed information on the individual phenomena during BWR spray cooling conditions. Experiments with full scale BWR fuel element simulators have given extensive information on the integrated performance of the fuel element under representative spray cooling conditions. The experiments have been complemented with both semi-empirical models and detailed mechanistic models based on physical descriptions of the individual two-phase flow and heat transfer phenomena in the bundle. These methods are described herein and it is concluded that a comprehensive amount of information and phenomena understanding on BWR spray cooling heat transfer exists, and that it is presently possible to perform accurate and detailed calculations of core heat-up transients for a BWR-LOCA. (A)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSymposium of the Thermal and Hydraulic Aspects of Nuclear Reactor Safety : Light Water Reactors
    Volume1
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Publication date1977
    Pages217-248
    Publication statusPublished - 1977
    EventSymposium of the Thermal and Hydraulic Aspects of Nuclear Reactor Safety -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1977 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceSymposium of the Thermal and Hydraulic Aspects of Nuclear Reactor Safety
    Period01/01/1977 → …

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    Dix, G. E., & Andersen, J. G. M. (1977). Spray Cooling Heat Transfer for a BWR Fuel Bundle. In Symposium of the Thermal and Hydraulic Aspects of Nuclear Reactor Safety: Light Water Reactors (Vol. 1, pp. 217-248). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.