Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology (INR)

Multiscale Coupling of System Thermal Hydraulic with CFD-Codes

KIT research work is focused on the multiscale coupling of the system thermal hydraulic code TRACE with different CFD codes e.g. TrioCFD and OpenFOAM using the ICoCo-Approach based on either domain overlapping and domain decomposition.

Example

Coupling of system TH and CFD code: TRACE/TrioCFD

Papers

  1. K.L. Zhang, V. H. Sanchez-Espinoza. The Dynamic-Implicit-Additional-Source (DIAS) Method for Multi-Scale Coupling of Thermal-Hydraulic Codes to Enhance the Prediction of Mass and Heat Transfer in the Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2020(147), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118987.
  2. K. L. Zhang, X. L. Zhang, V. H. Sanchez-Espinoza, R. Stieglitz. Development of the Coupled Code - TRACE/TrioCFD based on ICoCo for Simulation of Nuclear Power Systems and its Validation against the VVER-1000 Coolant-Mixing Benchmark. Nuclear Engineering and Design. (under review)
  3. X. L. Zhang, K.L. Zhang, V.H. Sanchez-Espinoza, H.L. Chen. Multi-scale coupling of CFD code and sub-channel code based on a generic coupling architecture. Nuclear Engineering and Design. (revised version under review)
  4. K. L. Zhang, V. H. Sanchez-Espinoza, R. Stieglitz. Implementation of the System Thermal-Hydraulic code TRACE into SALOME Platform for Multi-Scale Coupling. 50th Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology (AMNT 2019). May 7-88, 2019, Berlin, Germany. Paper ID: 108.
  5. K. L. Zhang, V. H. Sanchez-Espinoza. Multi-Scale Coupling of TRACE and TrioCFD Based on ICoCo. 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH 2019). August 18-22, 2019, Portland, OR, USA. ISBN: 978-0-89448-767-5, Paper ID: 27591.