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Thermal Hydraulics of Accelerator-Driven System Using RELAP5 Code

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Indu Kumari

Nuclear Engineering and Technology Programme,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Uttar Pradesh 208016, India
e-mail: indukri@iitk.ac.in

Ashok Khanna

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Uttar Pradesh 208016, India
e-mail: akhanna@iitk.ac.in

Manuscript received April 9, 2015; final manuscript received June 4, 2015; published online September 3, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Michio Murase.

ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci 1(4), 041013 (Sep 03, 2015) (6 pages) Paper No: NERS-15-1048; doi: 10.1115/1.4030799 History: Received April 09, 2015; Accepted June 08, 2015; Online September 16, 2015

A lead–bismuth eutectic (LBE)-cooled accelerator-driven system (ADS) of 30 MeV and 0.5 mA proton beam has been simulated. The performance of this 15-kW ADS has been analyzed for three coolants (LBE, air, and water), all under variable and constant heat loads using the thermal hydraulic code RELAP5/Mod4.0. Steady-state simulation results for temperature of coolants match the reported design values within 3.2% of relative error. The effect of variation of mass flow rate on power extraction has also been evaluated for the three coolants, namely, LBE, air, and water.

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Layout of the LBE target assembly for the upcoming medical cyclotron facility [12]

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RELAP5 nodalization of the ADS

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Inlet and outlet temperatures of LBE, air, and water in HEX1 and HEX2

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Inlet and outlet pressures of LBE, air, and water in HEX1 and HEX2

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Heat extracted in the primary LBE-air HEX1 against air flow rate (at ΔTair)

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Heat extracted in secondary water–air HEX2 against water flow rate

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Temperature difference in primary LBE–air HEX1 against LBE flow rate

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