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dc.contributor.supervisor Chatoorgoon, Vijay (Mechanical Engineering) Derksen, Robert (Mechanical Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Lei
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-10T19:57:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-10T19:57:23Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02-15 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Zhang L., Chatoorgoon V., Derksen R. (2017) Experimental Flow Instability Study of a Natural Circulation Loop with Supercritical CO2. In: Jiang H. (eds) Proceedings of The 20th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference. PBNC 2016. Springer, Singapore en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32784
dc.description.abstract Supercritical flow instability in a natural circulation loop with a single horizontal heated channel was experimentally and numerically studied. The experiment was conducted at pressures from 7.6 to 8.6 MPa and inlet temperatures from 10 to 22 C with supercritical CO2. A total of 13 flow instability cases were obtained. Parametric effects such as system pressure, inlet temperature, and heated channel outlet local loss were concluded from steady-state flow-power curve. The effect of different loop configurations, as well as the valve on the connecting line on flow instability, was also investigated. The CATHENA code was used to model the current experimental loop with supercritical water. Flow instabilities were numerically studied with an open loop and a loop connected with accumulator (reservoir) models. Factors that may affect the predictions of steady state results with CATHENA code were discussed and the effect of accumulator as well as the valve on the connecting line was also tested. en_US
dc.publisher Springer, Singapore en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Flow instability, Natural circulation loop, Supercritical fluids en_US
dc.title Flow instability study of a natural circulation loop with supercritical fluids en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Birouk, Madjid (Mechanical Engineering) Rajapakse, Athula (Electrical and Computer Engineering) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2018 en_US


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