Advanced Technologies for Water Cooled Reactors

IAEA International Collaborative Standard Problem (ICSP) on
Prediction of Hydro-Mechanical Behavior in Reactor Cores with a Plate-type Fuel Assembly


OSU Experimental Facility (HMFTF) for IAEA ICSP Test
OSU Experimental Facility (HMFTF) for
IAEA ICSP Test

IAEA organizes an International Collaborative Standard Problem (ICSP) to facilitate the development and validation of computer codes for design and safety analysis of nuclear power plants. The implementation of ICSP usually includes an experiment to investigate interesting phenomena and the simulation of experiment with computer codes.

The IAEA is organizing a new ICSP on “Prediction of Hydro-Mechanical Behavior in Reactor Cores with a Plate-type Fuel Assembly ” and invites the participation of interesting institutes. The purpose of this IAEA ICSP is to provide hydro-mechanical experimental data to assess the interaction of fuel plates (solid domain) under a range of flow rates (fluid domain) while maintaining a stable boundary pressure and fluid temperature to verify the suitability for use of the prototypic uranium-molybdenum alloy based fuel. This experimental data may be utilized to assess multi-physics tools simulating the following phenomena:

  • Flow disparity within a fuel plate assembly
  • Bulk computational thermal hydraulic characteristics
  • Influence of pressure boundary condition on solid domain
  • Fuel plate plastic deformation and vibration

ICSP plan


Meetings

2nd meeting of the ICSP: Technical Meeting on Hydromechanical Behaviour in Reactor Cores with a Plate-Type Fuel Assembly, 2-4 December 2014, Vienna



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