Towards Concentrating Solar Power CSP 2.0: Numerical simulation of sodium/argon flows in a 700°C test facility using CFD tools
- chair:Towards Concentrating Solar Power CSP 2.0: Numerical simulation of sodium/argon flows in a 700°C test facility using CFD tools
- type:Bachelor Thesis / Master Thesis
Dr. Alexandru Onea
Tel: 0721 60 82 2949
Dr. Michael Böttcher
Tel: 0721 60 82 2564
At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) a small family of sodium test facilities called SOLTEC (SOdium Loop for TEst Corrosion and materials) has been developed for the experimental qualification of new materials aimed for high temperature applications in the Concentrating Solar Power field.
The SOLTEC-2 facility, aimed for corrosion investigations of high temperature materials, has been put recently into operation and the maximal operating temperature of 700°C has been achieved.
The scope of the study is the numerical investigation of the sodium (liquid) and argon (gas) flows within the facility. A numerical grid (e.g. using Pointwise grid generator) and numerical model (e.g. ANSYS CFX) are to be developed. Different scenarios are to be simulated, for steady state and transient operational conditions. The numerical results shall be validated against the experimental data that are already available.
SOLTEC: Piping and instrumentation diagram
- Liquid metals for CSP and numerical simulation of liquid metals (ANSYS CFX)
- Development of the numerical model
- Simulation campaign (steady state and transient state) and validation of the results
- Analysis of the results
Qualification: Course of studies: Maschinenbau, Energietechnik, Informatik,
Basic knowledge in CFD (ANSYS CFX, ANSYS Fluent, Star-CCM) is preferred
Period: ca. 3 Monate (BA), ca. 6 Monate (MA)
Start date: as of now
Supervisor: Dr. Alexandru Onea (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tel: 0721 60 82 2949
Dr. Michael Böttcher (email@example.com), Tel: 0721 60 82 2564
Evaluator: Dr. Wolfgang Hering (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tel. 0721 60 82 2556