Numerical Simulation of Flow and Heat Transfer in Spent Fuel Cooling Ponds

Paul Robinson, Reaz Hasan, Jenna Tudor

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Numerical simulation on a full scale model of a cooling pond for spent nuclear fuel has been conducted. The detailed flow and temperature field of the three dimensional domain reveals the interaction between buoyancy and convection dominated fluid streams. The effect of flow recirculation on the temperature distribution has been analysed. Parametric studies by varying the inlet flow and heat generation highlight that CFD can provide very useful insight into the flow development of such complex situations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2013
EditorsS. I. Ao, Len Gelman, David Hukins, Andrew Hunter, A. M. Korsunsky
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-9881925299
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventWorld Congress on Engineering 2013 - London
Duration: 3 Jul 2013 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited


ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering 2013
Period3/07/13 → …


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