Experiments on gas mixing and stratification driven by jets and plumes in large-scale, multi-compartment geometries

Robert Zboray, Domenico Paladino, Olivier Auban

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    Abstract

    The present paper discusses experiments carried out to examine mixing of different gases (steam, air) and the evolution their distributions in large-scale, multi compartment geometry imitating nuclear reactor containment compartments. The flow and the mixing process in the experiments are driven by plumes and jets representing source structures with different momentum-to-buoyancy strength. The time evolution of the relevant parameters like gas concentrations, velocities and temperatures are followed using dedicated instrumentation. The data obtained is meant to be used for the validation and development of high-resolution, mainly CFD based, 3D computational tools for nuclear reactor containment safety analysis.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationFourteenth International Conference on Nuclear Engineering 2006, ICONE 14
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
    EventFourteenth International Conference on Nuclear Engineering 2006, ICONE 14 - Miami, FL, United States
    Duration: Jul 17 2006Jul 20 2006

    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE
    Volume2006

    Other

    OtherFourteenth International Conference on Nuclear Engineering 2006, ICONE 14
    CountryUnited States
    CityMiami, FL
    Period7/17/067/20/06

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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