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Volume 247, 2021PHYSOR2020 – International Conference on Physics of Reactors: Transition to a Scalable Nuclear Future
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Verification & Validation|
|Published online||22 February 2021|
PARTICLE DEPOSITION STUDY IN A HORIZONTAL SQUARE CHANNEL USING HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGING
1 Texas A&M University College Station, TX, 77843
2 Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, 83415
Published online: 22 February 2021
The ongoing research at Texas A&M University (TAMU) aims to develop and implement measurement techniques to quantify fission product transport and related phenomena in a Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (GCFR). This study summarizes the experimental measurements performed in a Proof-of-Concept Facility (PCF) to understand particle transport under various Reynolds numbers. Using high-resolution high-magnification optical measurement techniques, surrogate particle deposition was measured on the bottom wall surface of the PCF. The particle deposition over time was observed to decrease as the Reynolds number increased. In addition, the particle spatial distributions increased approaching the side wall of the PCF. This state-of-the art optical technique allows for the non-intrusive measurements of micron-sized particles near the wall surface.
Key words: Particles Deposition / Non-Intrusive Optical Measurements
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