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  • Main Title Computational modeling and analysis of a flow in a storage room


  • Author: Chen, Z. (Zukun)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Konecni, S. (Snezana)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Whicker, J. J. (Jeffrey J.)
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2002-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: When a radioactive material gas is accidentally released with a room, the present of the hazardous gas will directly affect the people safety inside. In this study, the flow field and gas dispersion in a ventilated tritium storage room at Los Alamos National Laboratory was simulated using CFX-5.5, a commercially available CFD package using a finite volume methodology. CFD models provide a simultaneously numerical solution of continuity, Navier-Stokes, and energy equations for a flow field geometry with specified boundary conditions. CFX-5 uses a coupled solver, which solves the hydrodynamic equations (for u, v, w, p) as a single system. This reduces the number of iterations required for convergence to a steady state, and to a transient analysis solution for each time step in time-dependant gas dispersion as well.
  • Physical Description: 3 p.


  • Keyword: Numerical Solution
  • Keyword: Storage
  • STI Subject Categories: 97 Mathematical Methods And Computing
  • Keyword: Transients
  • Keyword: Tritium
  • Keyword: Geometry
  • Keyword: Lanl
  • Keyword: Radioactive Materials
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • Keyword: Boundary Conditions
  • Keyword: Safety
  • Keyword: Hydrodynamics
  • Keyword: Convergence


  • Conference: "Submitted to the: 2003 AMSE Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting June 6 - 10, Honolulu, Hawaii"


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LA-UR-02-6861
  • Grant Number: none
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 976423
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc935465