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Multiphase Flow Dynamics 5

Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 1-14
  3. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 15-43
  4. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 45-86
  5. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 117-194
  6. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 195-213
  7. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 215-300
  8. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 301-354
  9. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 355-432
  10. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 433-459
  11. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 461-477
  12. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 479-496
  13. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 497-501
  14. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 503-520
  15. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 521-564
  16. Nikolay Ivanov Kolev
    Pages 617-807
  17. Back Matter

About this book


The present Volume 5 of the successful book package "Multiphase Flow Dynamics" is devoted to nuclear thermal hydraulics which is a substantial part of nuclear reactor safety. It provides knowledge and mathematical tools for adequate description of the process of transferring the fission heat released in materials due to nuclear reactions into its environment. It step by step introduces into the heat release inside the fuel, temperature fields in the fuels, the "simple" boiling flow in a pipe described using ideas of different complexity like equilibrium, non equilibrium, homogeneity, non homogeneity. Then the "simple" three-fluid boiling flow in a pipe is described by gradually involving the mechanisms like entrainment and deposition, dynamic fragmentation, collisions, coalescence, turbulence. All heat transfer mechanisms are introduced gradually discussing their uncertainty. Different techniques are introduced like boundary layer treatments or integral methods. Comparisons with experimental data at each step demonstrate the success of the different ideas and models. After an introduction of the design of the reactor pressure vessels for pressurized and boiling water reactors the accuracy of the modern methods is demonstrated using large number of experimental data sets for steady and transient flows in heated bundles. Starting with single pipe boiling going through boiling in the rod bundles the analysis of complete vessel including the reactor is finally demonstrated. Then a powerful method for nonlinear stability analysis of flow boiling and condensation is introduced. Models are presented and their accuracies are investigated for describing critical multiphase flow at different level of complexity. Therefore the book presents a complete coverage of the modern Nuclear Thermal Hydrodynamics.

This present second edition includes various updates, extensions, improvements and corrections.


Dynamics Multiphase Dynamics Multiphase Flow Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics Reactor Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Framatome-ANPHerzogenaurachGermany

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From the reviews of the second edition:

“The volume is devoted to the applications of the multiphase fluid dynamics in analyzing steady and transient processes in nuclear power plants. … The book is excellently written and readable. … The book will be of interest and useful to a wide range of specialists working in the area of multiphase flows … and also to researchers interested in the mathematical theory of multiphase flows and connected topics. … also recommended as a text for seminars and courses, as well as for independent study.” (Ioan Pop, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1244, 2012)