Nuclear power plants are designed to prevent the damage of safety installations and human safety due to the jet impingement when a pipe is ruptured. We have investigated evaluation methods for the design basis of protection of plants against effects of postulated pipe rupture using computational fluid dynamics analysis (CFD). The steam jet tests using particle image velocimetry were conducted in order to verify the CFD methods. Spread of steam jet could be visualized. Shapes of steam jet obtained by CFD were almost the same as those by tests. The spread angle of free jet were investigated using CFD, and we have found that the spread angle strongly depends on the inlet pressure. This is thought as the different tendency from Established Standards.

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