Title

Development of Missouri S&T Prismatic Scaled Down Facility for Natural Circulation Thermal Hydraulics Investigations

Presenter Information

Scott G. Marchetti

Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Research Advisor

Al-Dahhan, Muthanna H.

Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Energy-Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (DOE-NERI) project (NEUP 13-4953 (DENE0000744)

Abstract

The Prismatic Modular Nuclear Reactor (PMNR) is characterized by inherent passive safety systems to remove decay heat and prevent reactor core from reaching failure temperature. Natural circulation is one of the passive safety features stimulated during accident scenarios. Missouri S&T has developed a 1/4 prismatic scaled down facility with regards to the reference High Temperature Test Facility (HTTF) at Oregon State University. Advanced sophisticated techniques such as: the integrated fast response flash mounted heat transfer probes (HT) and the hot wire anemometry (HWA) will be integrated for the first time in such study. HT and HWA techniques will provide information of heat transfer coefficients and local velocity, respectively. Such a study will advance the knowledge and understanding of natural circulation phenomena occurs in prismatic blocks. Also, It will provide crucial benchmarking data for verification and validation of CFD codes.

Biography

Scott Marchetti is pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (FS ’16). Originally, Scott is from Christopher, Il. He has worked a co-op and internship for Catalytic Innovations, LLC in Rolla, MO, and will have worked two internships at Westlake Chemical Corporation in Calverty City, KY. On campus, Scott works for Admissions as Student Ambassador Tour Trainer and is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, AIChE, and Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comments

Joint project with I. A. Said and M. M. Taha

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Development of Missouri S&T Prismatic Scaled Down Facility for Natural Circulation Thermal Hydraulics Investigations

Upper Atrium/Hallway

The Prismatic Modular Nuclear Reactor (PMNR) is characterized by inherent passive safety systems to remove decay heat and prevent reactor core from reaching failure temperature. Natural circulation is one of the passive safety features stimulated during accident scenarios. Missouri S&T has developed a 1/4 prismatic scaled down facility with regards to the reference High Temperature Test Facility (HTTF) at Oregon State University. Advanced sophisticated techniques such as: the integrated fast response flash mounted heat transfer probes (HT) and the hot wire anemometry (HWA) will be integrated for the first time in such study. HT and HWA techniques will provide information of heat transfer coefficients and local velocity, respectively. Such a study will advance the knowledge and understanding of natural circulation phenomena occurs in prismatic blocks. Also, It will provide crucial benchmarking data for verification and validation of CFD codes.