Erosion Modeling Analysis for SME Tank Cavity

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Previous computational work to evaluate erosion in the DWPF Slurry Mix Evaporator vessel has been extended to address the potential for the erosion to accelerate because of changes to the tank bottom profile. The same erosion mechanism identified in the previous work, abrasive erosion driven by high wall shear stress, was applied to the current evaluation. The current work extends the previous analysis by incorporating the observed changes to the tank bottom and coil support structure in the vicinity of the coil guides. The results show that wall shear on the tank bottom is about the same magnitude as found ... continued below

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LEE, SI May 3, 2004.

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Previous computational work to evaluate erosion in the DWPF Slurry Mix Evaporator vessel has been extended to address the potential for the erosion to accelerate because of changes to the tank bottom profile. The same erosion mechanism identified in the previous work, abrasive erosion driven by high wall shear stress, was applied to the current evaluation. The current work extends the previous analysis by incorporating the observed changes to the tank bottom and coil support structure in the vicinity of the coil guides. The results show that wall shear on the tank bottom is about the same magnitude as found in previous results. Shear stresses in the eroded cavities are reduced compared to those that caused the initial erosion to the extent that anticipated continued erosion of those locations is minimal. If SR operations were continued at an agitator speed of 130 rpm, the edge of the existing eroded cavities would probably smooth out, while the rate of erosion at the bottom of the cavity would decrease significantly with time. Further, reducing the agitator speed to 103 rpm will reduce shear stresses throughout the bottom region of the tank enough to essentially preclude any significant continued erosion. Because this report is an extension to previously documented work, most background information has been omitted. A complete discussion of the motivation for both the analysis and the modeling is provided in Lee et al., ''Erosion Modeling Analysis for Modified DWPF SR Tank''.

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  • Report No.: WSRC-TR-2004-00096
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/824269 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 824269
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc787564

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LEE, SI. Erosion Modeling Analysis for SME Tank Cavity, report, May 3, 2004; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc787564/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.