A CFD-based integral pump-down model for computing solids transfer from a mixing vessel

Michael P. Kinzel, Leonard J. Peltier, Brigette Rosendall, Andri Rizhakov, Kelly J. Knight

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Abstract

A method to decrease the modeling time for a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of the pump-out process of a multi-constituent, radioactive slurry in a mixing vessel is developed. Although a true CFD simulation of transferring such slurry from a vessel is possible, the process requires the simulation of about a five - to ten-hour process (real-time). To reduce this time, a method is developed based on extracting information from CFD models at discrete stages during the vessel pump-down process. These discrete CFD models are used to feed a control-volume analysis. The result is the reduction in the computational time by eighty to ninety percent, while retaining the ability to compute the waste contents of each constituent through the pump-down process to high accuracy (< 4% error in mass transferred from a vessel). Current efforts are evaluating the coupling of CFD models with seven inhomogeneous phases. The overall result is a more efficient and effective CFD model that represents a true CFD simulation of a vessel pump down to high accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012
Pages607-617
Number of pages11
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2012Aug 3 2012

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE
Number1
Volume4

Other

Other2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period7/30/128/3/12

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Computational fluid dynamics
Pumps
Dynamic models
Computer simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Kinzel, M. P., Peltier, L. J., Rosendall, B., Rizhakov, A., & Knight, K. J. (2012). A CFD-based integral pump-down model for computing solids transfer from a mixing vessel. In 2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012 (1 ed., pp. 607-617). (International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE; Vol. 4, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE20-POWER2012-55203
Kinzel, Michael P. ; Peltier, Leonard J. ; Rosendall, Brigette ; Rizhakov, Andri ; Knight, Kelly J. / A CFD-based integral pump-down model for computing solids transfer from a mixing vessel. 2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012. 1. ed. 2012. pp. 607-617 (International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE; 1).
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Kinzel, MP, Peltier, LJ, Rosendall, B, Rizhakov, A & Knight, KJ 2012, A CFD-based integral pump-down model for computing solids transfer from a mixing vessel. in 2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012. 1 edn, International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE, no. 1, vol. 4, pp. 607-617, 2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012, Anaheim, CA, United States, 7/30/12. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE20-POWER2012-55203

A CFD-based integral pump-down model for computing solids transfer from a mixing vessel. / Kinzel, Michael P.; Peltier, Leonard J.; Rosendall, Brigette; Rizhakov, Andri; Knight, Kelly J.

2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012. 1. ed. 2012. p. 607-617 (International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE; Vol. 4, No. 1).

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Kinzel MP, Peltier LJ, Rosendall B, Rizhakov A, Knight KJ. A CFD-based integral pump-down model for computing solids transfer from a mixing vessel. In 2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012. 1 ed. 2012. p. 607-617. (International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE; 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE20-POWER2012-55203