An advanced numerical method based on two-fluid model of two-phase flow has been developed to simulate the swirling gas-liquid flow and the phase separation process in a Boiling Water Reactor separator. The goal is to correctly predict the performance of operating steam separator as well as new designs. The solution method present here is an extension of SIMPLEST scheme, a fully implicit scheme for single-phase flow analysis. It is robust and unconditionally stable, therefore enable us to use very large time step size. This feature is suitable for steady and/or slow transient flow analyses. Furthermore, it enhances numerical stability during rapid transient calculations. By employing this method, separator hydrodynamics around swirler were calculated.
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A Numerical Study of BWR Steam Separator
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Terasaka, H, & Shimizu, S. "A Numerical Study of BWR Steam Separator." Proceedings of the ASME 2002 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Computational Technologies for Fluid/Thermal/Structural/Chemical Systems With Industrial Applications, Volume 1. Vancouver, BC, Canada. August 5–9, 2002. pp. 309-316. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2002-1566
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