A method for modeling under-expanded jets

dc.contributor.advisorSchneider, Erich A.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHowell, John Ren
dc.creatorDay, Julia Katherineen
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T13:20:18Zen
dc.date.issued2012-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2012en
dc.date.updated2013-04-23T13:20:18Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn nuclear power plants, a pipe break in the cooling line releases a jet that damages other equipment in containment, and is known as a loss of coolant accident (LOCA). This report specifically focuses on boiling water reactor (BWR) applications as a guide for future studies with pressurized water reactors (PWRs). This report presents a methodology for characterizing the jet such that, given a set of upstream conditions, the pressure field and damage potential of the jet can be predicted by an end user with a minimum of computation. The resultant model has many advantages over previous models in that it is easily calculated with knowledge readily available to plant operators and it provides new metrics that allow for a quick and intuitive understanding of the damage potential of the jet.en
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/19975en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectLoss of coolant accident (LOCA)en
dc.subjectComputational fluid dynamicsen
dc.subjectModel developmenten
dc.subjectDimensional analysisen
dc.subjectUnder-expanded jetsen
dc.titleA method for modeling under-expanded jetsen
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen

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