In this study, the velocity field of impinging jets within a rod bundle was developed. Velocity measurements were accomplished using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). Additionally, Matched-Index of Refraction (MIR) techniques were implemented to allow the visualization of flow characteristics within interior areas of the rod bundle which would typically be obstructed. Such measurements are of importance and essential to the development of new models to predict the systems’ hydraulic behavior.
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PIV Measurements of Jet Flow Mixing in the Vicinity of Rod Bundles Using Matched-Index of Refraction
Amini, N, Dominguez-Ontiveros, EE, Estrada-Perez, CE, Fortenberry, SD, & Hassan, YA. "PIV Measurements of Jet Flow Mixing in the Vicinity of Rod Bundles Using Matched-Index of Refraction." Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 2: Fuel Cycle and High Level Waste Management; Computational Fluid Dynamics, Neutronics Methods and Coupled Codes; Student Paper Competition. Orlando, Florida, USA. May 11–15, 2008. pp. 987-991. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE16-48853
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