The MAX facility for CFD code validation

S. Lomperski, Elia Merzari, A. Obabko, W. D. Pointer, P. Fischer

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Abstract

ANL has recently completed construction of a fluid dynamics test facility devised to provide validation data for CFD simulation tools used to evaluate various aspects of nuclear power plant design and safety. Experiments with the facility involve mixing air jets within a 1x1x1.7m long glass tank at atmospheric pressure. A particle image velocimetry system measures flow velocity and turbulence quantities within the tank while a high-speed infrared camera records temperatures across the tank lid. The tandem of high fidelity thermal and turbulence data is particularly useful for benchmarking transient heat transfer phenomena such as thermal striping. This paper describes the MAX facility, preliminary data obtained during shakedown tests, and the results of companion CFD calculations employing RANS-based Star-CCM+ and large eddy simulations with Nek 5000.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2012, ICAPP 2012
Pages1873-1879
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 2012
EventInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2012, ICAPP 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2012Jun 28 2012

Publication series

NameInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2012, ICAPP 2012
Volume3

Other

OtherInternational Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2012, ICAPP 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/24/126/28/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Lomperski, S., Merzari, E., Obabko, A., Pointer, W. D., & Fischer, P. (2012). The MAX facility for CFD code validation. In International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2012, ICAPP 2012 (pp. 1873-1879). (International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2012, ICAPP 2012; Vol. 3).