Investigation of Downward Facing CHF with Water-Based Nanofluids for IVR
Author(s)Dewitt, Gregory Lee; Buongiorno, Jacopo; McKrell, Thomas J.; Hu, Lin-Wen; Park, R. J.
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In-Vessel Retention (IVR) through External Reactor Vessel Cooling is a severe accident management measure that is power limiting to the Westinghouse AP1000 due to critical heat flux (CHF) at the outer surface of the vessel. Increasing CHF by altering the coolant would increase safety margin at current design power or allow for higher power. Modification to current design would not require significant changes to the containment and systems.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering; MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society 2011 Annual Meeting
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DeWitt, G., R. J. Park, J. Buongiorno, T. McKrell, L. W. Hu. "Investigation of Downward Facing CHF with Water-Based Nanofluids for IVR." American Nuclear Society 2011 Annual Meeting, June 26-30, 2011, Hollywood, Florida.
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