A literature review of current phase separation publications was conducted. Data
sets were collected and compiled into a Two-Phase Flow Separation Database.
Examination of this database indicating a need for further investigation into the liquid
entertainment phenomena for smaller hot-leg to branch diameters and intermittent flow
regimes. A detailed analysis...
The stability analysis for a heated tube system is an
important safety feature of a nuclear power plant.
Although the system theory is well established for linear
systems described by ordinary differential equations, there
is still a shortage of theory dealing with a distributed
system, which is described by partial...
The goal of this study is the modeling of a postulated break
of the steam line at the containment penetration of the Trojan
Nuclear Plant which is owned and operated by Portland General
Electric. To perform this modeling, the RETRAN computer code
package was utilized. RETRAN is designed to provide...
The OSU/APEX thermal hydraulic test facility models the passive safety systems
of the Westinghouse AP600 advanced light water reactor design. Numerous experiments
have been performed to test these systems, the one of focus here is the station blackout
scenario. This experiment simulated the complete loss of AC power to all...
A rotating, flat plate condensation experiment has been developed to
investigate the heat of the Rotating Bubble Membrane Radiator (RBMR). The
RBMR is a proposed heat rejection system for space applications which uses
working fluid condensation on the inside surface of a rotating sphere to
reject heat to space. The...
The nuclear industry has long relied upon bounding parametric analyses in predicting the safety margins of reactor designs undergoing design-basis accidents. These methods have been known to return highly-conservative results, limiting the operating conditions of the reactor. The Best-Estimate Plus Uncertainty (BEPU) method using a modernized version of the Code-Scaling,...
This report presents the off-design analysis of various
wood-fired combined-cycle power plants using a computer
model to simulate plant performance. The combined-cycle
systems investigated are characterized by having a woodfueled
combustor, an indirect-fired gas turbine, and a
Rankine steam cycle. This work was conducted as part of a
Several computer codes based on one and two-group
diffusion theory models were developed for SHUFFLE. The
programs were developed to calculate power distributions in
a two-dimensional quarter core geometry of a pressurized power
reactor. The various coarse-mesh numerical computations for
the power calculations yield the following:
the Borresen's scheme applied...
As more wind farms are connected to the grid, the variable nature of wind energy begins to influence grid stability. Energy storage could help smooth the variable nature of wind energy. Laboratory demonstration and exploration of the interaction between different energy storage devices and wind energy could help improve and...
Optimization of reservoir operation is involves various competing objectives for a scarce resource (water). To find the optimal operation of reservoirs, it is essential to consider multiple objectives simultaneously. There are various sources of uncertainty associated with the reservoir operation problem that should be considered as well.
The overarching goal...