Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and its potential for nuclear applications

David P. Weber, Thomas Y.C. Wei, Daniel T. Rock, Rizwan-uddin, Robert A. Brewster, Sreenadh Jonnavithula

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The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models, methods and computing for nuclear applications was examined to determine if the industry can expect the same benefits CFD offers to other industries. Modern CFD codes, VIPRE, CFX and STAR-CD, are examined in application to single phase pressurized water reactor (PWR) subassemblies. The results of the analyses show the potential for effective CFD use in the nuclear industry. However, their use in the highly regulated nuclear industry still requires considerable effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)I/-
JournalProceedings of the American Power Conference
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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