Capabilities

In the last decade, the thermal-hydraulic laboratory has developed the state-of-the-art experimental techniques and computational tool and performed analysis of different nuclear and non-nuclear engineering problems.

Experimental Techniques Available in the Laboratory

Flow Measurements:

  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV)
  • Hot Wire/Film Anemometry

Temperature Measurements

  • Laser Induced Florescence (LIF)
  • Infrared Temperature Measurements
  • Thermocouple Systems

Computational Tools and Software in Use:

System and Subchannel Codes in Use:
  • RELAP5-3D
  • MELCOR
  • GOTHIC
  • MAAP
  • RETRAN
  • TRACE
  • COBRA-TF
Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Codes:

Commercial Codes:

  • ANSYS Fluent
  • ANSYS CFX
  • CD-ADAPCO StarCCM+ 

Open Source Codes:

  • Nek5000
  • OpenFOAM
  • Saturne

In-House Codes:

  • Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) code