Horizontal jets impinging on the vertical wall of a containment compartment

Domenico Paladino, Robert Zboray, Pascal Benz

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    Abstract

    In the frame of the OECD/NEA SETH project an experimental campaign has been carried out in the PANDA facility to investigate key physical phenomena relevant for LWR safety analysis. Three series of tests, named wall plumes, free plumes and horizontal jets, have been performed. In addition to these series of tests, one specifie free plume test with steam, air and helium has been performed. The paper summarizes the results of the horizontal jets test series consisting of eight tests. Horizontal jets impinging on a vertical wall have been generated by changing various parameters, such as: type of injected fluid (steam or a mixture of steam and helium), fluid injection velocity, elevation of the injection exit, initial fluid composition in the vessels and location of the vent line inlet. The initial jet Froude number has been varied between 17 and 35. The paper shows the effect of this parameter variation during the test evolution with respect to: jet impingement location and variation of impingement location as a function of buoyancy variation, fluid mixing and stratification, characteristics of gas transport between the compartments and the effect of condensation on the overall phenomena evolution.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationSociete Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work"
    Pages2023-2031
    Number of pages9
    StatePublished - Sep 26 2008
    EventSociete Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work" - Nice, France
    Duration: May 13 2007May 18 2007

    Publication series

    NameSociete Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work"
    Volume4

    Other

    OtherSociete Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work"
    CountryFrance
    CityNice
    Period5/13/075/18/07

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Paladino, D., Zboray, R., & Benz, P. (2008). Horizontal jets impinging on the vertical wall of a containment compartment. In Societe Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work" (pp. 2023-2031). (Societe Francaise d'Energie Nucleaire - International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - ICAPP 2007, "The Nuclear Renaissance at Work"; Vol. 4).