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Publication . Article . Conference object . 2015

High temperature thermal hydraulics modeling of a molten salt: application to a molten salt fast reactor (MSFR)

P. Rubiolo; Mauricio Tano Retamales; Véronique Ghetta; Julien Giraud;
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Published: 05 Nov 2015 Journal: ESAIM: Proceedings and Surveys (issn: 2267-3059, Copyright policy )
Country: France
An overview of the ongoing efforts in the area of the thermal hydraulics modeling of a Molten Salt Fast Reactor (MSFR) is presented. The MSFR employs a owing liquid fuel based on a high temperature lithium uoride salt. A molten salt ow can be considered in many situations as an incompressible ow. However, several phenomena intrinsic to a molten salt ow pose unique challenges (radiative heat transfer, volumetric heat source, strong neutronics feedbacks, etc.). To study some of these phenomena and to improve current Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models an experimental facility called SWATH (Salt at WAll: Thermal ExcHanges) will be built as part of the European project SAMOFAR (2015-2019).
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Materials science Thermal hydraulics Liquid fuel Incompressible flow Molten salt Thermal radiation Nuclear engineering Current (fluid) Neutron transport Flow (psychology)


[PHYS.NEXP]Physics [physics]/Nuclear Experiment [nucl-ex], Applied mathematics. Quantitative methods, T57-57.97, Mathematics, QA1-939

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A Paradigm Shift in Reactor Safety with the Molten Salt Fast Reactor
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 661891
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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