With increased interest in Nuclear power generation and the issues of storing legacy fuels being apparent there is a real need to understand the heat transfer mechanisms involved in storing spent fuel within water filled cooling ponds. This paper draws together the findings from several projects exploring the fundamental transport mechanisms in similar systems and, in particular, highlights the challenges encountered during numerical simulation. The projects from which conclusions were drawn are (a) Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) investigation of overall pond flow and heat transfer; (b) Modelling of evaporation from the pond and its interaction with external atmospheric conditions and (c) Investigation of possible overheating based on elementary thermodynamics.
|Publication status||Published - 4 May 2015|
|Event||International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants - Nice, France|
Duration: 4 May 2015 → …
|Conference||International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants|
|Period||4/05/15 → …|