Two-dimensional, multiregion analysis of temperature fields in reactor tube bundles

Roy A. Axford

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Abstract

A multiregion method for predicting temperature fields in the coolant, cladding and fuel regions of clustered rod tube bundles is developed. Analytical expressions for the circumferential variations of the inside and outside cladding wall temperatures and heat fluxes and of the cladding wall temperature drop are given. Pitch-to-diameter ratios over which single coolant region analyses of energy transport in tube bundles are approximately valid are defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-42
Number of pages18
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1967

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dimensional analysis
bundles
Temperature distribution
temperature distribution
wall temperature
reactors
coolants
tubes
Coolants
temperature
heat flux
Heat flux
rods
Temperature
energy
reactor
analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Two-dimensional, multiregion analysis of temperature fields in reactor tube bundles. / Axford, Roy A.

In: Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 6, No. 1, 08.1967, p. 25-42.

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