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Special Issue "Latest Advances and Prospects of Thermal-Hydraulics in Nuclear Power System"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "B4: Nuclear Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 December 2023 | Viewed by 183

Special Issue Editors

State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xian-Ning West Road 28#, Xi’an 710049, China
Interests: flow and heat transfer of multiphase flow; flow and heat transfer in porous media; reactor thermal-hydraulics and nuclear power safety; big data and data-driven
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Dr. Shengjie Gong
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Guest Editor
School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: reactor thermal-hydraulics and nuclear power safety; boiling heat transfer; critical heat flux; flow and boiling induced vibration; intelligent measurement technique
Yidan Yuan
Guest Editor Assistant
CNNC Key Laboratory on Severe Accident in Nuclear Power Safety, China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd., Beijing 100840, China
Interests: reactor thermal-hydraulics; safety analysis and PRA for light water reactors; currently with a focus on severe accident research including experimental study and code development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nuclear energy is one of the carbon-free energy sources that are highly efficient. It has been one of the primary sources of energy in the world and represents a promising source for the increasing future demand.

Thermal hydraulics studies in nuclear power systems are essential to the design and safety demands of nuclear reactors, which mainly focused on the issues of how fluids flow, behave, and interact with different structures to transfer heat between the structure and the fluid. Key phenomena include conduction, convection, radiation heat transfer, phase change, and single- and multi-phase flows in nuclear power systems. As technologies move from water-cooled light water reactors to a myriad of options for cooling in new reactor designs, studies in this area cover water, gas, molten salt, and liquid metal coolants for advanced fission and fusion systems, as well as transport and mixing processes that occur inside reactor containment structures and in environmental systems, and both computational and experimental thermal hydraulic characterizations are at the forefront of maintaining reactor safety.

The Special Issue aims to provide a platform for the latest high-quality progress in the area of Thermal-Hydraulics in Nuclear Power Systems. The scope of the Special Issue includes all aspects of theoretical derivation and analysis, model development and simulation, experimental investigation and engineering application. Submitted articles should contribute to a better understanding of the thermal-hydraulic phenomena and their physics laws. The Special Issue will also consider the publication of state-of-the-art reviews to highlight the possible future direction from the professional insights of world-renowned researchers. Scientific and technical contributions include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental thermal-hydraulics;
  • Experimental thermal-hydraulics;
  • Computational thermal-hydraulics;
  • Code development and applications;
  • Thermal hydraulics and safety;
  • Thermal hydraulics of advanced reactors;
  • Thermal hydraulics of nuclear installations;
  • Severe accidents, phenomena, modeling, and experiments.

Dr. Liangxing Li
Dr. Shengjie Gong
Guest Editors
Yidan Yuan
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nuclear power
  • nuclear reactor
  • thermal-hydraulics
  • lead-cooled fast reactors
  • sodium-cooled fast reactors
  • high-temperature gas-cooled reactors
  • supercritical water reactors
  • molten salt reactors
  • pressurized water reactors
  • boiling water reactors
  • two-phase flow
  • heat transfer
  • critical heat flux
  • pressure drops
  • flow resistance
  • experiments
  • numerical simulations
  • accident analysis
  • verification and validation
  • numerical models development

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