Modelling the resuspensions of fibres in the racetrack channel

G. Cartland Glover

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Abstract

Presentation of the progress made in modelling fibre agglomerate transport in the racetrack channel. Fibre agglomerates can be generated through the disruption of insulation materials during LOCA in NPPs. The fibres can make their way to the containment sump strainers and lead to their blockage. This blockage can lead to an increase in the pressure drop acting across the strainers, which can lead to cavitation behind the strainer and in the recirculation pumps. This will lead to a loss of ECC water reaching the reactor. A small proportion of the fibres may also reach the reactor vessel. Therefore reliable numerical models of the three-dimensional flow behaviour of the fibres must be developed. The racetrack channel offers the chance to validate such models. The presentation describes the techniques involved and the results obtained from transient simulations of the whole channel.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2010
EventFachkolloquium zum BMWi-Vorhaben 150 1363 "Isolationsmaterialbelastete Kühlmittelströmung" - Dresden/Zittau, Germany
Duration: 3 Mar 20104 Mar 2010

Conference

ConferenceFachkolloquium zum BMWi-Vorhaben 150 1363 "Isolationsmaterialbelastete Kühlmittelströmung"
CountryGermany
CityDresden/Zittau
Period3/03/104/03/10

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resuspension
modeling
three-dimensional flow
cavitation
insulation
containment
pressure drop
pump
vessel
fibre
simulation
water
reactor

Bibliographical note

Presentation at a results dissemination seminar

Keywords

  • fibre agglomerates
  • CFD
  • racetrack channel

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Cartland Glover, G. (2010). Modelling the resuspensions of fibres in the racetrack channel. Fachkolloquium zum BMWi-Vorhaben 150 1363 "Isolationsmaterialbelastete Kühlmittelströmung", Dresden/Zittau, Germany.
Cartland Glover, G. / Modelling the resuspensions of fibres in the racetrack channel. Fachkolloquium zum BMWi-Vorhaben 150 1363 "Isolationsmaterialbelastete Kühlmittelströmung", Dresden/Zittau, Germany.
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Cartland Glover G. Modelling the resuspensions of fibres in the racetrack channel. 2010. Fachkolloquium zum BMWi-Vorhaben 150 1363 "Isolationsmaterialbelastete Kühlmittelströmung", Dresden/Zittau, Germany.