This paper lays out the procedure for arriving at the dimensions of a model facility to simulate a pressure tube type reactor. The Advanced Heavy Water Reactor, whose design is being evolved in the Indian scenario, is used as a basis for the evolution of the model facility. The non-dimensional groups that need to be preserved are identified and the design is evolved by satisfying these non-dimensional groups. The inevitable distortions that get introduced are discussed and a suitable compensation procedure evolved. Finally, the evolved model is shown to satisfy both steady state and characteristic equation similarity.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.