Molten salt reactors are a very promising option for the development of highly innovative solutions for the nuclear energy production of the future. The techniques used to model thermal hydraulics of a molten salt fast reactor when frozen salt wall technology is applied to the core vessel wall are presented here for 2D numerical models of a hyperboloid reactor core region with a heat exchanger was applied in Code_Saturne. A 3D simulation of the fluid flow and heat transfer with 16 recirculation loops containing the heat exchangers is also presented. It was found that there is strong cooling in separated flow regions in the external heat exchanger, which freezes where the porous model is applied.
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Modelling Frozen Salt Films in a Molten Salt Fast Reactor
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Cartland-Glover, GM, Rolfo, S, Skillen, A, Emerson, DR, Moulinec, C, Litskevich, D, & Merk, B. "Modelling Frozen Salt Films in a Molten Salt Fast Reactor." Proceedings of the 2018 26th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 8: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Nuclear Education and Public Acceptance. London, England. July 22–26, 2018. V008T09A038. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE26-82210
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