Openfoam® CFD-solver for nuclear safety related flow simulations (NuFoam): NuFoam summary report

Juho Peltola*, Timo Pättikangas, Thomas Brockmann, Timo Siikonen, Timo Toppila, Tellervo Brandt

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    A validation plan for utilization of an open source OpenFOAM® CFD-library in nuclear safety application has been created. The single phase solvers have been tested by taking part in a blind OECD/NEA benchmark. Near-wall treatment of selected turbulence models and wall heat transfer were validated in turbulent pipe flow with coupled heat transfer. Available two-phase solvers have been evaluated, enhanced for simulation of bubbly flows and tested.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSAFIR2010, The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2007-2010. Final Report
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

    Publication series

    NameVTT Tiedotteita - Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus
    ISSN (Print)1235-0605
    ISSN (Electronic)1455-0865

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