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dc.contributor.authorWILKENING HEINZen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAMMIRABILE Lucaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-27T01:01:29Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-26en_GB
dc.date.available2013-11-27T01:01:29Z-
dc.date.created2013-11-21en_GB
dc.date.issued2013en_GB
dc.date.submitted2012-10-26en_GB
dc.identifier.citationNUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN vol. 265 p. 402-410en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0029-5493en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0029549313005013en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC74134-
dc.description.abstractThe open source CFD code OpenFOAM has been validated against an experiment of jet release phenomena in the Battelle Model Containment facility (BMC), a 560 m3 multi-compartment experimental facility. In the selected test, HYJET Jx7, helium was released into the containment at a speed of 42 m/s over a time of 200 s. The SST turbulence model and two grids (a coarse and a finer hexahedral grid) are considered to model helium release and dispersion. Simulation results are also compared with analogous calculations performed with the commercial CFD code CFX 5.7. The overall behaviour is captured adequately. However, there are still some noticeable differences between the CFX and OpenFOAM solutions. It is therefore likely that the two turbulence models are not exactly the same. This may be due to differences in the used version of the model or their coefficients.. The study confirms the potentiality of using open source OpenFOAM CFD code for nuclear safety applications. Nevertheless further investigations and improvements are needed.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.F.5-Nuclear Reactor Safety Assessmenten_GB
dc.format.mediumPrinteden_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCIENCE SAen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC74134en_GB
dc.titleSimulation of helium release in the Battelle Model Containment facility using OpenFOAMen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.08.070en_GB
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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