Projects

 

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The thermal-hydraulic team has actively contributed to the Generic Safety Issue (GSI) 191 resolution project, developing computational and experimental capabilities and supporting the nuclear power industry with thermal-hydraulic analyses of different aspects of the issue.  Read More

 
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The thermal-hydraulic laboratory has contributed to research in nuclear energy with several projects sponsored by the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  Read More

 
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Researchers and scientists in the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program are developing new tools to predict the performance, reliability, and economics of advanced nuclear power plants.  Read More

 
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The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) and Texas A&M University joined research efforts to perform high performance simulations of subcooled boiling flow within PWR assemblies.  Read More

 
Photo for Isothermal Flow Experiments

During experimental Investigation, the team worked on design, constructs, and performed two isothermal Matched Index of Refraction (MIR) flow tests of a non-deformed and deformed bundle to produce local velocity measurements using laser-based techniques. High spatial and temporal resolution measurements of the flow will be produced and benchmark numerical simulations of the experiments will be conducted using both industry-standard RANS-based CFD methods and highly resolved LES approaches.  Read More

 
Photo for Evaluation and Testing of HTGR Reactor

The purpose of the evaluation is to identify key system parameters important during depressurization accidents, to design, construct, and operate a dedicated test facility and experimentally examine the reactor building response under depressurization scenarios. Also to produce experimental data and provide assessment to directly support the future qualification of HTGR safety analysis methods for the evaluation of depressurization and air ingress events.  Read More