Experimental study of two phase flow behavior past BWR spacer grids

Ruwan K. Ratnayake, L. E. Hochreiter, K. N. Ivanov, John Michael Cimbala

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Abstract

Air-water experiments were conducted to obtain visual information on the two-phase flow behavior both upstream and downstream of Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) spacer grids. The test section was designed and constructed using prototypic dimensions such as the channel cross-section, rod diameter and other spacer grid configurations of a typical BWR fuel assembly. As such, the experiment revealed that the spacer grids were capable of removing liquid from annular liquid films much more efficiently than by the phenomenon of film entrainment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages239-245
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2002
Event10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 10) - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2002Apr 18 2002

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Other10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 10)
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period4/14/024/18/02

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Boiling water reactors
Two phase flow
Liquid films
Experiments
Liquids
Air
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Ratnayake, R. K., Hochreiter, L. E., Ivanov, K. N., & Cimbala, J. M. (2002). Experimental study of two phase flow behavior past BWR spacer grids. 239-245. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 10), Arlington, VA, United States. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE10-22198
Ratnayake, Ruwan K. ; Hochreiter, L. E. ; Ivanov, K. N. ; Cimbala, John Michael. / Experimental study of two phase flow behavior past BWR spacer grids. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 10), Arlington, VA, United States.7 p.
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Ratnayake RK, Hochreiter LE, Ivanov KN, Cimbala JM. Experimental study of two phase flow behavior past BWR spacer grids. 2002. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE 10), Arlington, VA, United States. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE10-22198