Heavy-liquid metals, such as lead and lead–bismuth eutectic, are promising candidates as coolant for advanced GEN-IV fast reactors as well as for Accelerator-Driven Systems. The advancing knowledge of the thermal-hydraulic behavior of these fluids leads to explore new geometries and new concepts aimed at optimizing the key components of a GEN-IV reactor for these fluids. In this paper, a theoretical and computational analysis is presented of a jet pump evolving liquid lead as primary pump for ALFRED (Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator). The jet pump is modeled with a 3D CFD code (FLUENT) and at design operating conditions. The analysis shows that a jet pump could be a viable solution for ALFRED (at least from a thermal-hydraulic point of view), albeit some technological issues remain to be fully addressed.
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|Titolo:||Numerical investigation on a jet pump evolving liquid lead for GEN-IV reactors|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|