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Engineering Physics Colloquium

Tuesday, December 18

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

106 Engineering Research Building

Speaker:  Professor Annalisa Manera, University of Michigan
"Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics CFD-Based Computational Tools for Nuclear Applications and the need for CFD-Grade Experiments"
Abstract: The application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the development of multiscale and multiphysics coupled tools will be discussed. The presentation will focus on the results obtained on the coupling between the US NRC 1D best estimate-thermal hydraulic code TRACE and the CFD code ANSYS-CFX, with special emphasis on the challenges encountered with 1D/3D interfaces and appropriate code validation. Additionally, considerations will be presented for the development of a multiphysics coupling involving CFD, a neutron transport code and a chemistry code for the high fidelity simulation of crud deposition on PWR fuel rods. Finally, the talk will address the design and performance of CFD-grade experiments aimed at the validation of advanced computational methodologies in thermal-hydraulics.
Event Note: 3:45pm refreshments will be served.