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Sedimentation behavior of mixed solid particles

Sheikh, Md. A. R.*; Son, E.*; Kamiyama, Motoki*; Morioka, Toru*; Matsumoto, Tatsuya*; Morita, Koji*; Matsuba, Kenichi; Kamiyama, Kenji; Suzuki, Toru*

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 55(6), p.623 - 633, 2018/06

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:64.98(Nuclear Science & Technology)

During core-disruptive accidents in sodium-cooled fast reactors, the sedimentation behavior of fragmented debris is crucial for in-vessel retention. The height of the beds formed may influence both the cooling of the bed and the neutronic characteristics. To develop an experimental database of bed formation behavior, a series of experiments using simulant materials, namely, Al$$_{2}$$O$$_{3}$$, ZrO$$_{2}$$, and stainless steel, were performed under gravity-driven discharge of solid particles from a nozzle into a quiescent cylindrical water pool. The bed height was measured for particles of different size, density, and sphericity, and an injection nozzle with varying diameter, injection velocity, and injection height. From these experiments, an empirical correlation was established to predict the bed height for both homogeneous and mixed particles for the different properties. This correlation reproduces reasonably well the experimental trend in bed height.

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Numerical simulation of solid-particle sedimentation behavior using a multi-fluid model coupled with DEM

Kawata, Ryo*; Ohara, Yohei*; Sheikh, Md. A. R.*; Liu, X.*; Matsumoto, Tatsuya*; Morita, Koji*; Guo, L.*; Kamiyama, Kenji; Suzuki, Toru

Proceedings of 17th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-17) (USB Flash Drive), 14 Pages, 2017/09

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Experimental database for bed formation behaviors of solid particles

Sheikh, Md. A. R.*; Son, E.*; Kamiyama, Motoki*; Morioka, Toru*; Matsumoto, Tatsuya*; Morita, Koji*; Matsuba, Kenichi; Kamiyama, Kenji; Suzuki, Toru

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Experimental study on sedimentation behavior of mixed solid particles

Son, E.*; Sheikh, Md. A. R.*; Matsumoto, Tatsuya*; Morita, Koji*; Matsuba, Kenichi; Toyoka, Junichi; Tagami, Hirotaka; Kamiyama, Kenji

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To clarify the sedimentation behavior of fuel debris particles formed by molten fuel-coolant interaction in core disruptive accidents of sodium-cooled fast reactors, experiments pouring mixed particles simulating fuel debris into a water pool were conducted. In the experiments, effects of experimental parameters on the characteristics of particle bed formation were investigated. Based on the results of the experiments, an empirical correlation to predict quantitatively the center height of the bed composed of mixed particles with different sizes was developed. Bed height predicted using the correlation agreed well with the experimental results. Applicability of the developed correlation to the prediction of the center height of the bed composed of mixed particles with different sizes was confirmed.

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