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CFD-Tools Qualification for Thermal-Hydraulics Pressurized Thermal Shock Analysis

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A. Martin

EDF/Research and Development Division/Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, 6, Quai Watier, B.P. 49, 78401 Chatou Cedex 01, France

S. Bellet

EDF/Industry-Basic Design Department, 12-14, Avenue Dutrievoz-69628, Villeurbanne Cedex, France

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 125(4), 418-424 (Nov 04, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1616583 History: Received May 27, 2003; Revised June 03, 2003; Online November 04, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Figures

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Temperature probes in cold leg
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(a) Thermal layers for CREARE test case: Code_Saturne calculation; (b) thermal layers for CREARE test case: N3S calculation; and (c) thermal layers for UPTF test case
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(a) General view of flow behavior (CREARE test case); and (b) general view of flow behavior (UPTF test case)
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Realistic local behavior of fluid flow in the connection zone(inlet vessel nozzle)
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(a) CREARE (cold leg and downcomer) instrumentation; and (b) UPTF downcomer instrumentation
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Stalk with probes 1-2-3-4-5
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Probes(Creare) 7-8-37-38
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UPTF, probes 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

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