Assessing the applicability of the ASME V&V20 standard for uncertainty quantification of CFD in nuclear systems fluid modeling
Author(s)Alvarez, Andres Felipe, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
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Advanced modelIng and sImulatIon (M&S) of nuclear systems could offer a key contrIbutIon In enhancIng the competItIveness and safety performance of nuclear power plants. Large multI-organIzatIonal InItIatIves such as the ConsortIum for Advanced SImulatIon of LIght Water Reactors (CASL) and the Nuclear Energy Advanced ModelIng and SImulatIon (NEAMS) emphasIzes the Importance of M&S research to the U.S. nuclear Industry. UncertaInty QuantIfIcatIon (UQ) represents a fundamental area of research necessary to expand the applIcatIon of M&S Into nuclear Industry, but the fIeld Is stIll not mature, and no general consensus exIsts on current UQ methods. In thIs study, the ASME V&V20 I a proposed methodology for UQ of CFD -- Is applIed to a benchmark nuclear system turbulent mIxIng case In an effort to assess the applIcabIlIty and lImItatIons of the standard.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 2017.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-76).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Science and Engineering.