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Numerical modelling of a loop-type heat pipe suitable for the reactor cavity cooling system of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor

dc.contributor.authorDobson, R. T.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSittmann, I.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T08:57:31Z
dc.date.available2018-12-06T08:57:31Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104792
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: The feasibility of a closed loop thermosyphon for the Reactor Cavity Cooling System (RCCS) of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor has been the subject of many research projects. One of the difficulties identified by previous studies is the precise applicability of appropriate heat transfer coefficient correlations available in literature. This article presents the numerical modelling of the current design of the RCCS, incorporating single phase inside-pipe heat transfer coefficient correlations developed by the author. A one-third-height-scale model of the RCCS was designed and manufactured on which twelve experiments, lasting at least 5 hours each, were performed. The experimental results obtained, were used to verify the theoretical model.en_ZA
dc.format.extent7 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.subjectHeat pipesen_ZA
dc.subjectPebble bed reactoren_ZA
dc.subjectThermosyphonsen_ZA
dc.subjectCooling systemsen_ZA
dc.titleNumerical modelling of a loop-type heat pipe suitable for the reactor cavity cooling system of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactoren_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPre-print
dc.rights.holderAuthors retain copyrighten_ZA


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