Hydrodynamic modeling of mineral wool fiber suspensions in a two-dimensional flow

G.M. Cartland Glover, A. Grahn, E. Krepper, F.-P. Weiss, S. Alt, R. Hampel, W. Kästner, A. Kratzsch, F. Zacharias

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    A consequence of a loss of coolant accident is that the local insulation material is damaged and maybe transported to the containment sump where it can penetrate and/or block the sump strainers. An experimental and theoretical study, which examines the transport of mineral wool fibers via single and multi-effect experiments is being performed. This paper focuses on the experiments and simulations performed for validation of numerical models of sedimentation and resuspension of mineral wool fiber agglomerates in a racetrack type channel. Three velocity conditions are used to test the response of two dispersed phase fiber agglomerates to two drag correlations and to two turbulent dispersion coefficients. The Eulerian multiphase flow model is applied with either one or two dispersed phases.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-4355-0, 0-7918-4355-6
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2010
    Event17th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering - Brussell, Belgium
    Duration: 12 Jul 200916 Jul 2009


    Conference17th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
    Abbreviated titleICONE17


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