Computational Fluid Dynamics in Support of the SNS Liquid Mercury Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis

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Experimental and computational thermal-hydraulic research is underway to support the liquid mercury target design for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) facility. The SNS target will be subjected to internal nuclear heat generation that results from pulsed proton beam collisions with the mercury nuclei. Recirculation and stagnation zones within the target are of particular concern because of the likelihood that they will result in local hot spots and diminished heat removal from the target structure. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models are being used as a part of this research. Recent improvements to the 3D target model include the addition of the ... continued below

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Siman-Tov, M.; Wendel, M.W. & Yoder, G.L. November 14, 1999.

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Experimental and computational thermal-hydraulic research is underway to support the liquid mercury target design for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) facility. The SNS target will be subjected to internal nuclear heat generation that results from pulsed proton beam collisions with the mercury nuclei. Recirculation and stagnation zones within the target are of particular concern because of the likelihood that they will result in local hot spots and diminished heat removal from the target structure. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models are being used as a part of this research. Recent improvements to the 3D target model include the addition of the flow adapter which joins the inlet/outlet coolant pipes to the target body and an updated heat load distribution at the new baseline proton beam power level of 2 MW. Two thermal-hydraulic experiments are planned to validate the CFD model.

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  • American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Longbeach, CA (US), 11/14/1999--11/18/1999

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  • Report No.: ORNL/CP-103961
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Siman-Tov, M.; Wendel, M.W. & Yoder, G.L. Computational Fluid Dynamics in Support of the SNS Liquid Mercury Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis, article, November 14, 1999; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625372/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.