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12/21/2017 9:48 AM

In order to expand access to advanced multiscale thermal-hydraulic simulation and CFD R&D tools, the NEAMS program has established a Center of Excellence for solving thermal-fluids problems in nuclear energy systems.  This Center will serve as a robust and enduring multi-lab framework for tackling complex fluid-flow issues faced by industry and other researchers. Applications of the Center’s comprehensive multiscale thermal hydraulics capability through this framework are expected to range from systems analysis, to engineering scale coarse mesh approaches for homogenized multi-dimensional conjugate heat transfer (CHT), to lower length scale high-resolution physics associated with highly turbulent conjugate heat transfer and highly resolved thermal boundary layers (heat flux).  The Center also aims to create a CFD community for advanced reactor analysis. The two initial partners will be Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, and will eventually include Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other participants.  Additional details will be provided soon.  Please feel free to contact either Elia Merzari ( or Rich Martineau ( for information regarding the Center.