Matsushita, Kentaro; Fujisaki, Tatsuya*; Ezure, Toshiki; Tanaka, Masaaki; Uchida, Mao*; Sakai, Takaaki*
Keisan Kogaku Koenkai Rombunshu (CD-ROM), 26, 6 Pages, 2021/05
For the gas entrainment vortex at the free surface in sodium-cooled fast reactors, development of the numerical analysis method to evaluate amount of the gas entrainment from the free surface has been developing. In this paper, the automatic creation of analysis meshes which can suppress the calculation cost while maintaining the prediction accuracy of the vortex shape is investigated, and the adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) method is examined to the creation of analysis mesh applying to the unsteady vortex system. The refined mesh based on the criterion evaluated by vorticity, Q-value as second invariant of the velocity and the discriminant for the eigen equation of the velocity gradient tensor is considered, and it found that the AMR method based on Q-value can refine the analysis meshes most efficiently.
Yamazoe, Seiji*; Yamamoto, Akira*; Hosokawa, Saburo*; Fukuda, Ryoichi*; Hara, Kenji*; Nakamura, Mitsutaka; Kamazawa, Kazuya*; Tsukuda, Tatsuya*; Yoshida, Hisao*; Tanaka, Tsunehiro*
Catalysis Science & Technology, 11(1), p.116 - 123, 2021/01
Fujita, Hirohiko*; Fujita, Yoshitaka*; Utsuno, Yutaka; Yoshida, Kenichi*; Adachi, Tatsuya*; Algora, A.*; Csatls, M.*; Deaven, J. M.*; Estevez-Aguado, E.*; Guess, C. J.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 100(3), p.034618_1 - 034618_13, 2019/09
no abstracts in English
Cui, Y.-T.*; Harada, Yoshihisa*; Niwa, Hideharu*; Oshima, Masaharu*; Hatanaka, Tatsuya*; Nakamura, Naoki*; Ando, Masaki*; Yoshida, Toshihiko*; Ishii, Kenji*; Matsumura, Daiju
NanotechJapan Bulletin (Internet), 11(4), 6 Pages, 2018/08
no abstracts in English
Suekuni, Koichiro*; Lee, C. H.*; Tanaka, Hiromi*; Nishibori, Eiji*; Nakamura, Atsushi*; Kasai, Hidetaka*; Mori, Hitoshi*; Usui, Hidetomo*; Ochi, Masayuki*; Hasegawa, Takumi*; et al.
Advanced Materials, 30(13), p.1706230_1 - 1706230_6, 2018/03
Thermoelectric materials for highly efficient devices must satisfy conflicting requirements of high electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity. In this paper, we studied the crystal structure and phonon dynamics of tetrahedrites (Cu,Zn)(Sb,As)S. The results revealed that the Cu atoms in a planar coordination are rattling, which effectively scatter phonons. These findings provide a new strategy for the development of highly efficient thermoelectric materials with planar coordination.
Uchiyama, Naoki*; Ozawa, Tatsuya*; Sato, Koji*; Kobayashi, Jun; Onojima, Takamitsu; Tanaka, Masaaki
FAPIG, (194), p.12 - 18, 2018/02
no abstracts in English
Takaya, Shigeru; Fujisaki, Tatsuya*; Tanaka, Masaaki
Proceedings of 2017 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP 2017) (CD-ROM), 8 Pages, 2017/07
Flow-induced vibration (FIV) of a hot-leg piping is one of main concerns in the design of an advanced loop-type sodium cooled fast reactor. We have been developing numerical analysis models to deal with this issue. In this study, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of a 1/3 scaled-model of the hot-leg piping was conducted. The results such as velocity profiles and power spectral densities (PSD) of pressure fluctuations were compared with experiment ones. The simulated PSD of pressure fluctuation at the recirculation region agreed well with the experiment. Then, stress induced by FIV was evaluated using pressure fluctuation data calculated by the CFD simulation. The calculated stress generally agrees well the measurement values, which indicates the importance of precise evaluation of the PSD of pressure fluctuation at the recirculation region for evaluation of FIV of the hot-leg piping with a short elbow.
Cui, Y.-T.*; Harada, Yoshihisa*; Niwa, Hideharu*; Hatanaka, Tatsuya*; Nakamura, Naoki*; Ando, Masaki*; Yoshida, Toshihiko*; Ishii, Kenji*; Matsumura, Daiju; Oji, Hiroshi*; et al.
Scientific Reports (Internet), 7(1), p.1482_1 - 1482_8, 2017/05
Cui, Y.*; Harada, Yoshihisa*; Hatanaka, Tatsuya*; Nakamura, Naoki*; Ando, Masaki*; Yoshida, Toshihiko*; Ikenaga, Eiji*; Ishii, Kenji*; Matsumura, Daiju; Li, R.*; et al.
ECS Transactions, 72(8), p.131 - 136, 2016/10
Sugita, Yutaka; Kawaguchi, Tatsuya; Hatanaka, Koichiro; Shimbo, Hiroshi*; Yamamura, Masato*; Kobayashi, Yuichi*; Fujisawa, Yasuo*; Kobayashi, Ichiro*; Yabuki, Nobuyoshi*
Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE 2016) (Internet), p.1173 - 1182, 2016/07
This paper presents status of development of the iSRE (integrated system for repository engineering) as a design supporting system that enables rational designing of a geological disposal repository. The complimentary technique of construction information modeling/management (CIM) has been employed for the development of iSRE. CIM uses a shared three dimensional (3D) model of associated data through common data models. The contents of this paper are the goal of the development, design requirements and required functions, the basic structure of iSRE. The main databases of the iSRE could then be designed with an interface to coordinate with external systems and other databases. Some of the databases and the interfaces were trialed and a data model was then built. A scenario of iSRE operation was also created and the applicability of iSRE using a data model was also examined. Thanks to the use of the existing software, the development process could be conducted while solving problems for realistic test cases. The prospect of the development of the iSRE for geological disposal projects was realized and the iSRE was confirmed as being a useful tool for designing a repository.
Takaya, Shigeru; Fujisaki, Tatsuya*; Tanaka, Masaaki
Proceedings of 2016 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP 2016) (Internet), 5 Pages, 2016/07
JAEA is conducting R&D of an advanced loop-type sodium cooled fast reactor. The cooling system is planned to be simplified by employing a two-loop configuration and shortened piping with less elbows than Monju in order to reduce construction costs. The design increases flow velocity in the hot-leg piping and induces large flow turbulence around elbows. Therefore, flow-induced vibration is one of main concerns. The flow field in the hot-leg piping is affected by flow disturbance at the inlet, so it is important to evaluate flow field including the upper plenum. In this study, we analyzed unsteady fluid flow by using an integrated model of the upper plenum and the hot-leg piping system. Unsteady Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes simulation with Reynolds stress model was used. In general, the simulation results obtained by using the integrated model show a similar tendency with the experiment results of 1/3 scaled-model of hot-leg piping with deflect flows. The coupling effect of swirling and deflected flows seems to be not significant although further investigation is needed.
Saegusa, Hiromitsu; Onoe, Hironori; Ishibashi, Masayuki; Tanaka, Tatsuya*; Abumi, Kensho*; Hashimoto, Shuji*; Bruines, P.*
JAEA-Research 2015-011, 59 Pages, 2015/10
It is important to evaluate groundwater flow characteristics on several spatial scales for assessment of long-term safety on geological disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. An estimation of hydraulic heterogeneity caused by fracture network is significant for evaluation of the groundwater flow characteristics in the region of tens of meters square. Heterogeneity of equivalent hydraulic properties is needed to estimate for evaluation of the groundwater flow characteristics in the region of several km square. In order to develop the methodology for multi-scale hydrogeological modeling taking into account the hydraulic heterogeneity, spatial distribution of fractures and their hydraulic properties have been modeled using discrete fracture network (DFN) model. Then, hydrogeological continuum model taking into account the hydraulic heterogeneity has been estimated based on the DFN model. Through this study, the methodology for multi-scale hydrogeological modeling according to type of investigation data has been proposed.
Takaya, Shigeru; Tanaka, Masaaki; Fujisaki, Tatsuya*
Proceedings of 2015 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP 2015) (Internet), 7 Pages, 2015/07
Flow-induced vibration of hot-leg pipings is one of concerns for the design of Japan Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (JSFR) which is now being developed. The flow field in the hot-leg pipings is supposed to be affected by flow disturbances at the entrance, so it is important to evaluate flow fields including the upper plenum. In this study, a simulation model of the upper plenum and the hot-leg piping system of JSFR was developed. Unsteady fluid flow analyses were then conducted by unsteady Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes simulation (URANS) with Reynolds stress model. The appropriateness of the calculated results was discussed by comparing available scale model test results. Furthermore, a prototype model for vibration analysis of the hot-leg piping was developed. In the model, the transient pressure data predicted by the URANS were used as input data for the vibration analysis.
Yoshida, Kensuke*; Fujioka, Shinsuke*; Higashiguchi, Takeshi*; Ugomori, Teruyuki*; Tanaka, Nozomi*; Kawasaki, Masato*; Suzuki, Yuhei*; Suzuki, Chihiro*; Tomita, Kentaro*; Hirose, Ryoichi*; et al.
Applied Physics Letters, 106(12), p.121109_1 - 121109_5, 2015/03
Bruines, P.*; Tanaka, Tatsuya*; Abumi, Kensho*; Hashimoto, Shuji*; Saegusa, Hiromitsu; Onoe, Hironori; Ishibashi, Masayuki
Proceedings of 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS-8) (USB Flash Drive), 10 Pages, 2014/10
Tanaka, Masaaki; Takaya, Shigeru; Fujisaki, Tatsuya*
Nihon Kikai Gakkai Kanto Shibu Ibaraki Koenkai 2014 Koen Rombunshu, p.203 - 204, 2014/09
As flow-induced vibration (FIV) in the hot-leg piping with the short elbow (curvature radius corresponds to diameter) is one of the targeted issues in this study, numerical estimation method for dynamic analysis of mechanical stress on piping has been developed. As the preliminary step in development of the fluid-structure mechanical interaction simulation method, time history response analysis of piping by using the time history data of fluid pressure obtained by the unsteady hydraulics simulation as its boundary condition was attempted. Through the numerical results, potential capability of the dynamic analysis of piping were confirmed and unsteady behavior of pipe due to the unsteady flow phenomena was analyzed.
Yoshida, Kensuke*; Fujioka, Shinsuke*; Higashiguchi, Takeshi*; Ugomori, Teruyuki*; Tanaka, Nozomi*; Ohashi, Hayato*; Kawasaki, Masato*; Suzuki, Yuhei*; Suzuki, Chihiro*; Tomita, Kentaro*; et al.
Applied Physics Express, 7(8), p.086202_1 - 086202_4, 2014/08
We demonstrate high conversion efficiency for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) emission at 6.5-6.7 nm from multiple laser beam-produced one-dimensional spherical plasmas. Multiply charged-state ions produce strong resonance emission lines, which combine to yield intense unresolved transition arrays in Gd, Tb, and Mo. The maximum in-band EUV conversion efficiency was observed to be 0.8%, which is one of the highest values ever reported due to the reduction of plasma expansion loss.
Tanaka, Masaaki; Fujisaki, Tatsuya*; Oki, Hiroshi*
Nihon Kikai Gakkai Kanto Shibu Ibaraki Koenkai 2013 Koen Rombunshu, p.141 - 142, 2013/09
Numerical simulation method to analyze unsteady flow phenomena in the upper plenum and the hot-leg piping system in Japan Sodium cooled Fast Reactor (JSFR) has been developed. A flow-induced vibration in the hot-leg piping is mainly targeted in this study. A numerical model of the hot-leg piping integrated into a full domain of the upper plenum was constructed. By comparing with the existing experimental results, applicability of numerical model was confirmed.
Tanaka, Tatsuya*; Uyama, Masao*; Ishida, Tomoko*; Nakanishi, Tatsuro; Onishi, Yuzo*
Proceedings of 7th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS-7) (USB Flash Drive), p.702 - 711, 2012/10
This paper describes the planning, material selection, execution and interpretation of the grout injection test carried out at the end of 2011 at the Grimsel Test Site (GTS) in Switzerland as part of grouting technology project of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). Based on the findings of the rockmass characterization part of the GTS grouting study (Nakanishi et al, 2012, Bruines et al., 2012), it was decided to perform the grout injection test in a 5 m interval with the highest expected hydraulic conductivity. During the grouting test the viscosity of the grout was continuously measured. Both the injected volume and pressure in the injection section were recorded. In the observation sections the pressure over time as well as the electric conductivity, which can be used to measure the arrival of the higher salinity silica grout, was recorded. As the grout reached the observation sections before the grout hardened the grout injection test was a success. The gathered data of the grouting test presents an important data set for further modeling efforts of the grouting process.
Bruines, P.*; Tanaka, Tatsuya*; Hashimoto, Shuji*; Kuzuha, Yuji; Onishi, Yuzo*
Proceedings of 7th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS-7) (USB Flash Drive), p.692 - 701, 2012/10
This paper describes the characterization of the rock mass and how data obtained has been used to make a discrete fracture network (DFN) model and to calculate an up-scaled equivalent continuous porous media model for the purpose of numerical simulation of the grout injection process. DFN models have been constructed using mainly the BTV and hydraulic test data from the boreholes drilled in this project. The generated DFN model and the up-scaled model was able to reproduce the measured fracture characteristics as well as the hydraulic behavior observed in the field and has proven to be suitable for modeling grouting behavior. DFN model has been gradually refined step by step with the site characterization stages: the preparative stage in 2009, pre-investigation stage in 2010 and grouting test stage in 2011. Each version of the DFN model shows the understanding of the geological environment and identifies issues to be resolved in the next stage. The DFN models proved to be an essential tool for the site characterization program planning process, such as identifying the best layout of subsequent boreholes and placement of test intervals.