CFD Analysis of Nuclear Engineering

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics General".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 213

Special Issue Editors

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Nuclear Engineering Department, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
Interests: accident tolerant fuel; liquid metals reactors; thermal hydraulics; CFD; fire safety

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Interests: thermal hydraulics; CFD; parallel programming nuclear safety

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Nuclear Engineering Department, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
Interests: risk analysis; reactor physics; nuclear fuel; safeguards

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The method known as ‘computational fluid dynamics’ (CFD) constitutes a crucial tool for developing diverse engineering applications, predominantly nuclear iterations. CFD improved the analysis and prediction of single-phase and multi-phase flows under steady-state or transient scenarios in nuclear reactor engineering. It has been utilized for current and advanced reactor fleets, including liquid metal, molten salt, and gas-cooled reactors. CFD also drives the integration of validation experiments and advances their coupling with other modeling tools to address many aspects of nuclear reactor sciences including, but not limited to, neotropics, and material science.

In this Special Issue, we invite submissions exploring cutting-edge research and recent advances in CFD, including development, current status, and challenges for nuclear application. We particularly welcome research that develops new methods in CFD for high-fidelity results and the utilization of CFD in designing separate and integral effects experiments for validation. Potential submission topics include CFD single- and multi-phase simulation, open-source CFD code development and application, and porous medium model application. Discussion of multiphysics modeling using coupled CFD tools with MCNP, RELAP5, and more for conducting coupled neutronics, thermal hydraulics, and thermal–structural analysis is also welcome.

Dr. Amir F. Ali
Dr. Prashant K Jain
Prof. Dr. Chad L. Pope
Guest Editors

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  • CFD
  • nuclear reactor
  • thermal hydraulics
  • high-fidelity simulation
  • multiphysics simulation
  • CFD validation

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