In order to obtain the hydraulic resistance characteristics of steam generator (SG) tube support plates (TSP), experimental as well as CFD studies have been carried out on both the single-phase and two-phase hydraulic resistances of various trefoil or quatrefoil orifice plates. Results show that with the increase of the Renylod number, the single-phase pressure drop coefficient decreases firstly and remains almost constant later. The single-phase pressure drop coefficient decreases with the increase of the chamfer radius of orifice or flow area. The two-phase pressure drops predicted by the empirical correlations are generally larger than the experimental results, while the pressure drops predicted by CFD software agree with the experimental data.

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