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THE THERMOHYDRAULIC ANALYSIS OF THE BANDUNG RESEARCH REACTOR CORE WITH PLATE TYPE FUEL ELEMENTS USING THE CFD CODE

Nazar, Reinaldy and KA, Sudjatmi and Kamajaya, Ketut (2018) THE THERMOHYDRAULIC ANALYSIS OF THE BANDUNG RESEARCH REACTOR CORE WITH PLATE TYPE FUEL ELEMENTS USING THE CFD CODE. JURNAL TEKNOLOGI REAKTOR NUKLIR TRI DASA MEGA, 20 (3). pp. 123-132. ISSN 1411–240X

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Abstract

Due to TRIGA fuel elements are no longer produced by General Atomic, it is necessary to find a solution so that the Bandung TRIGA 2000 reactor can still be operated. One solution is to replace the type of fuel elements. Study on using the MTR plate type fuel elements as used in RSG-GAS Serpong has been done for the Bandung TRIGA 2000. Based on the results of the study using CFD computer program, it is found that Bandung TRIGA 2000 with plate type fuel elements cannot be operated up to 2000 kW power by natural convection cooling mode. Therefore, the reactor must be cooled by forced convection. The analysis using forced convection showed that for cooling flow rate of 50 kg/s and various temperatures of 35oC, 35.5 oC and 36 oC, the surface temperature of the fuel element is between 110.37 oC and 111.27 oC. Meanwhile, the cooling water temperature in the corresponding position is between 61.03 oC and 61.95 oC. In this operation condition, the surface temperatures of fuel elements can approach the saturation temperature and nucleat boiling started to occur. Hence, the use of cooling flow rate entering core less than 50 kg/s should be avoided. The surface temperature of fuel elements decreased under saturation temperature if cooling flow rate is greater than 65 kg/s. The surface temperature of fuel elements is achieved at 96.65 oC and coolant temperature in the corresponding position was 54.38 oC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Reaktor Nuklir > Teknologi Reaktor > Fisika Reaktor
Reaktor Nuklir > Teknologi Reaktor > Sistem Reaktor
Divisions: Pusat Sains dan Teknologi Nuklir Terapan
Depositing User: user pstnt batan
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 04:49
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 04:49
URI: http://repo-nkm.batan.go.id/id/eprint/5218

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