The Center for Thermal Fluids Applications in Nuclear Energy will consider and research novel new solution strategies for historically challenging flow issues that still plague the current fleet of deployed Light Water Reactor (LWR) nuclear reactors as well as predicting various fluid flow and fluid related issues with DOE-NE Office of Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART), which includes advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) concepts, micro-reactors, and Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC), utilizing coolants such as liquid metals, chloride and fluoride salts, or gas, for accident-tolerant reactors. These new solution strategies and algorithms will then be implemented into a modern software design methodology, using best software quality practices, and then delivering "validated" NQA-1 level software to the nuclear power community. This goal requires a facility where a strong collaborative environment can be established between computational scientists and scientists conducting fluid dynamic experiments.
Past EventsCenter of Excellence Kickoff WorkshopIdaho National LaboratoryApril 3-5, 2018
Center of Excellence Kickoff Workshop