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Modelling of Nuclear Reactor Multi-physics
Author : Christophe Demazière
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2019-11-19
ISBN 10 : 012815070X
Pages : 368 pages

Modelling of Nuclear Reactor Multiphysics: From Local Balance Equations to Macroscopic Models in Neutronics and Thermal-Hydraulics is an accessible guide to the advanced methods used to model nuclear reactor systems. The book addresses the frontier discipline of neutronic/thermal-hydraulic modelling of nuclear reactor cores, presenting the main techniques in a generic manner and for practical reactor calculations. The modelling of nuclear reactor systems is one of the most challenging tasks in complex system modelling, due to the many different scales and intertwined physical phenomena involved. The nuclear industry as well as the research institutes and universities heavily rely on the use of complex numerical codes. All the commercial codes are based on using different numerical tools for resolving the various physical fields, and to some extent the different scales, whereas the latest research platforms attempt to adopt a more integrated approach in resolving multiple scales and fields of physics. The book presents the main algorithms used in such codes for neutronic and thermal-hydraulic modelling, providing the details of the underlying methods, together with their assumptions and limitations. Because of the rapidly expanding use of coupled calculations for performing safety analyses, the analysists should be equally knowledgeable in all fields (i.e. neutron transport, fluid dynamics, heat transfer). The first chapter introduces the book’s subject matter and explains how to use its digital resources and interactive features. The following chapter derives the governing equations for neutron transport, fluid transport, and heat transfer, so that readers not familiar with any of these fields can comprehend the book without difficulty. The book thereafter examines the peculiarities of nuclear reactor systems and provides an overview of the relevant modelling strategies. Computational methods for neutron transport, first at the cell and assembly levels, then at the core level, and for one-/two-phase flow transport and heat transfer are treated in depth in respective chapters. The coupling between neutron transport solvers and thermal-hydraulic solvers for coarse mesh macroscopic models is given particular attention in a dedicated chapter. The final chapter summarizes the main techniques presented in the book and their interrelation, then explores beyond state-of-the-art modelling techniques relying on more integrated approaches. Covers neutron transport, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer, and their interdependence, in one reference Analyses the emerging area of multi-physics and multi-scale reactor modelling Contains 71 short videos explaining the key concepts and 77 interactive quizzes allowing the readers to test their understanding

Issues in Water and Power Engineering: 2013 Edition
Author : N.A
Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
Release Date : 2013-05-01
ISBN 10 : 1490108327
Pages : 765 pages

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Particle Methods for Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics
Author : M B Liu,G R Liu
Publisher : World Scientific
Release Date : 2015-12-28
ISBN 10 : 9814571717
Pages : 400 pages

Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling is useful and important for all areas in engineering and sciences. Particle Methods for Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics systematically addresses some major particle methods for modeling multi-scale and multi-physical problems in engineering and sciences. It contains different particle methods from atomistic scales to continuum scales, with emphasis on molecular dynamics (MD), dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) and smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). This book covers the theoretical background, numerical techniques and many interesting applications of the particle methods discussed in this text, especially in: micro-fluidics and bio-fluidics (e.g., micro drop dynamics, movement and suspension of macro-molecules, cell deformation and migration); environmental and geophysical flows (e.g., saturated and unsaturated flows in porous media and fractures); and free surface flows with possible interacting solid objects (e.g., wave impact, liquid sloshing, water entry and exit, oil spill and boom movement). The presented methodologies, techniques and example applications will benefit students, researchers and professionals in computational engineering and sciences. Contents:IntroductionMolecular DynamicsDissipative Particle Dynamics — MethodologyDissipative Particle Dynamics — ApplicationsSmoothed Particle Hydrodynamics — MethodologySmoothed Particle Hydrodynamics — ApplicationsThree Typical Particle Methods Readership: Undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and professionals studying/dealing with fluid mechanics, numerical analysis and computational mathematics, engineering mechanics, ocean engineering, mechanical engineering. Key Features:The authors have many years of experience in meshfree and particle methods, and are renowned scientists in related areas, with highly cited publications. This can greatly attracts fellow researchers from all around the world to probe the latest development on current major particle methodsThe authors have authored numerous technical publications, and many popular books. They truly understand what the fellow researchers think and wantThe authors have extensive network in academics and research. It is comparatively easy to introduce the book to professional organizations, international conferences, and different academic bodies such as universities and research institutesKeywords:Computer Modeling;Numerical Methods;Meshfree Particle Methods;Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics;Dissipative Particle Dynamics;Molecular Dynamics

Nuclear Reactor Multiphysics Via Bond Graph Formalism
Author : Eugeny Sosnovsky,Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2014
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 216 pages

This work proposes a simple and effective approach to modeling nuclear reactor multiphysics problems using bond graphs. Conventional multiphysics simulation paradigms normally use operator splitting, which treats the individual physics separately and exchanges the information at every time step. This approach has limited accuracy, and so recently, there has been an increased interest in fully coupled physics simulation. The bond graph formalism has recently been suggested as a potential paradigm for reactor multiphysics simulation; this work develops the tools necessary to utilize bond graphs for practical transient reactor analysis. The bond graph formalism was first introduced to solve the multiphysics problem in electromechanical systems. Over the years, it has been used in many fields including nuclear engineering, but with limited scope due to its perceived impracticality in large systems. Bond graph formalism works by first representing a discretized multiphysics system using a group of graph elements, connected with bonds; the bonds transport conserved quantities, and the elements impose the relations between them. The representation can be automatically converted into a state derivative vector, which can be integrated in time. In an earlier work, the bond graph formalism was first applied to neutron diffusion, and coupled to diffusive heat transfer in a 1D slab reactor. In this work, methods are developed to represent, using bond graphs, 2D and 3D multigroup neutron diffusion with precursors, nonlinear point kinetics, and basic nearly-incompressible 1D flow for fully coupled reactor simulation. High-performance, matrix-based bond graph processing methods were developed to support the simulation of medium- and large-scale problems. A pressurized water reactor point kinetics, single-channel rod ejection benchmark problem was used to verify the nonlinear point kinetics representation. 2D and 3D boiling water reactor control blade drop problems were also successfully simulated with the matrix-based bond graph processing code. The code demonstrated 3rd-order convergence in time, a very desirable property of fully coupled time integrators.

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes
Author : Jun Wang,Xin Li,Chris Allison,Judy Hohorst
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release Date : 2020-11-10
ISBN 10 : 0128181915
Pages : 608 pages

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Analysis Codes: Development, Validation, and Application presents the latest research on the most widely used nuclear codes and the wealth of successful accomplishments which have been achieved over the past decades by experts in the field. Editors Wang, Li,Allison, and Hohorst and their team of authors provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of nuclear code development and how to apply it to their work and research to make their energy production more flexible, economical, reliable and safe. Written in an accessible and practical way, each chapter considers strengths and limitations, data availability needs, verification and validation methodologies and quality assurance guidelines to develop thorough and robust models and simulation tools both inside and outside a nuclear setting. This book benefits those working in nuclear reactor physics and thermal-hydraulics, as well as those involved in nuclear reactor licensing. It also provides early career researchers with a solid understanding of fundamental knowledge of mainstream nuclear modelling codes, as well as the more experienced engineers seeking advanced information on the best solutions to suit their needs. Captures important research conducted over last few decades by experts and allows new researchers and professionals to learn from the work of their predecessors Presents the most recent updates and developments, including the capabilities, limitations, and future development needs of all codes Incudes applications for each code to ensure readers have complete knowledge to apply to their own setting.

Project on Nuclear Issues
Author : Mark Cancian
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2018-03-09
ISBN 10 : 1442280565
Pages : 202 pages

The papers in this volume comprise research from participants in the 2017 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and PONI Conference Series. PONI sponsors this research to provide a forum for facilitating new and innovative thinking and a platform for emerging thought leaders across the nuclear enterprise.

Multiphysics Modelling of Fluid-Particulate Systems
Author : Hassan Khawaja,Mojtaba Moatamedi
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2020-03-14
ISBN 10 : 0128183462
Pages : 438 pages

Multiphysics Modelling of Fluid-Particulate Systems provides an explanation of how to model fluid-particulate systems using Eulerian and Lagrangian methods. The computational cost and relative merits of the different methods are compared, with recommendations on where and how to apply them provided. The science underlying the fluid‐particulate phenomena involves computational fluid dynamics (for liquids and gases), computational particle dynamics (solids), and mass and heat transfer. In order to simulate these systems, it is essential to model the interactions between phases and the fluids and particles themselves. This book details instructions for several numerical methods of dealing with this complex problem. This book is essential reading for researchers from all backgrounds interested in multiphase flows or fluid-solid modeling, as well as engineers working on related problems in chemical engineering, food science, process engineering, geophysics or metallurgical processing. Provides detailed coverage of Resolved and Unresolved Computational Fluid Dynamics - Discrete Element Method (CFD-DEM), Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, and their various attributes Gives an excellent summary of a range of simulation techniques and provides numerical examples Starts with a broad introduction to fluid-particulate systems to help readers from a range of disciplines grasp fundamental principles

Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling
Author : Young W. Kwon
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2015-10-05
ISBN 10 : 1498782523
Pages : 425 pages

Written to appeal to a wide field of engineers and scientists who work on multiscale and multiphysics analysis, Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling: Techniques and Applications is dedicated to the many computational techniques and methods used to develop man-made systems as well as understand living systems that exist in nature. Presenting a body

Nuclear News
Author : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2006
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages

Computational Fluid Dynamics
Author : Adela Ionescu
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2018-02-14
ISBN 10 : 9535137905
Pages : 410 pages

This book is the result of a careful selection of contributors in the field of CFD. It is divided into three sections according to the purpose and approaches used in the development of the contributions. The first section describes the "high-performance computing" (HPC) tools and their impact on CFD modeling. The second section is dedicated to "CFD models for local and large-scale industrial phenomena." Two types of approaches are basically contained here: one concerns the adaptation from global to local scale, - e.g., the applications of CFD to study the climate changes and the adaptations to local scale. The second approach, very challenging, is the multiscale analysis. The third section is devoted to "CFD in numerical modeling approach for experimental cases." Its chapters emphasize on the numerical approach of the mathematical models associated to few experimental (industrial) cases. Here, the impact and the importance of the mathematical modeling in CFD are focused on. It is expected that the collection of these chapters will enrich the state of the art in the CFD domain and its applications in a lot of fields. This collection proves that CFD is a highly interdisciplinary research area, which lies at the interface of physics, engineering, applied mathematics, and computer science.

Adaptive Mesh Refinement - Theory and Applications
Author : Tomasz Plewa,Timur Linde,V. Gregory Weirs
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2005-12-20
ISBN 10 : 3540270396
Pages : 554 pages

Advanced numerical simulations that use adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) methods have now become routine in engineering and science. Originally developed for computational fluid dynamics applications these methods have propagated to fields as diverse as astrophysics, climate modeling, combustion, biophysics and many others. The underlying physical models and equations used in these disciplines are rather different, yet algorithmic and implementation issues facing practitioners are often remarkably similar. Unfortunately, there has been little effort to review the advances and outstanding issues of adaptive mesh refinement methods across such a variety of fields. This book attempts to bridge this gap. The book presents a collection of papers by experts in the field of AMR who analyze past advances in the field and evaluate the current state of adaptive mesh refinement methods in scientific computing.

Finite Element Analysis
Author : M Moatamedi,Hassan A. Khawaja
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2018-07-20
ISBN 10 : 0429841612
Pages : 154 pages

Finite element analysis has become the most popular technique for studying engineering structures in detail. It is particularly useful whenever the complexity of the geometry or of the loading is such that alternative methods are inappropriate. The finite element method is based on the premise that a complex structure can be broken down into finitely many smaller pieces (elements), the behaviour of each of which is known or can be postulated. These elements might then be assembled in some sense to model the behaviour of the structure. Intuitively this premise seems reasonable, but there are many important questions that need to be answered. In order to answer them it is necessary to apply a degree of mathematical rigour to the development of finite element techniques. The approach that will be taken in this book is to develop the fundamental ideas and methodologies based on an intuitive engineering approach, and then to support them with appropriate mathematical proofs where necessary. It will rapidly become clear that the finite element method is an extremely powerful tool for the analysis of structures (and for other field problems), but that the volume of calculations required to solve all but the most trivial of them is such that the assistance of a computer is necessary. As stated above, many questions arise concerning finite element analysis. Some of these questions are associated with the fundamental mathematical formulations, some with numerical solution techniques, and others with the practical application of the method. In order to answer these questions, the engineer/analyst needs to understand both the nature and limitations of the finite element approximation and the fundamental behaviour of the structure. Misapplication of finite element analysis programs is most likely to arise when the analyst is ignorant of engineering phenomena.

Multiphysics Modeling
Author : Murat Peksen
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2018-06-27
ISBN 10 : 0128119039
Pages : 282 pages

Multiphysics Modelling: Materials, Components, and Systems focuses on situations where coupled phenomena involving a combination of thermal, fluid, and solid mechanics occur. Important fundamentals of the various physics that are required in multiphysics modelling are introduced and supported with practical problems. More advanced topics such as creep deformation, fatigue and fracture, multiphase flow or melting in porous media are tackled. 3D interactions in system architectures and energy systems such as batteries, reformer or fuel cells, and modelling of high-performance materials are exemplified. Important multiphysics modelling issues are highlighted. In addition to theory, solutions to problems, such as in linear and non-linear situations are addressed, as well as specific solutions for multiphysics modelling of fluid-solid, solid-solid and fluid-fluid interactions are given. Drawing on teaching experience, industry solutions, and the latest research, this book is the most complete guide to multiphysics modelling available for students and researchers in diverse science and engineering disciplines. Provides a thorough intro to the theory behind multiphysics modeling Covers both linear and non-linear material behaviors Helps to answer practical questions such as when to use 2D or 3D modeling

Multiphysics Simulation by Design for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives
Author : Dr. Marius Rosu,Dr. Ping Zhou,Dr. Dingsheng Lin,Dr. Dan M. Ionel,Dr. Mircea Popescu,Frede Blaabjerg,Dr. Vandana Rallabandi,Dr. David Staton
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2017-11-20
ISBN 10 : 1119103487
Pages : 320 pages

Presents applied theory and advanced simulation techniques for electric machines and drives This book combines the knowledge of experts from both academia and the software industry to present theories of multiphysics simulation by design for electrical machines, power electronics, and drives. The comprehensive design approach described within supports new applications required by technologies sustaining high drive efficiency. The highlighted framework considers the electric machine at the heart of the entire electric drive. The book also emphasizes the simulation by design concept—a concept that frames the entire highlighted design methodology, which is described and illustrated by various advanced simulation technologies. Multiphysics Simulation by Design for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives begins with the basics of electrical machine design and manufacturing tolerances. It also discusses fundamental aspects of the state of the art design process and includes examples from industrial practice. It explains FEM-based analysis techniques for electrical machine design—providing details on how it can be employed in ANSYS Maxwell software. In addition, the book covers advanced magnetic material modeling capabilities employed in numerical computation; thermal analysis; automated optimization for electric machines; and power electronics and drive systems. This valuable resource: Delivers the multi-physics know-how based on practical electric machine design methodologies Provides an extensive overview of electric machine design optimization and its integration with power electronics and drives Incorporates case studies from industrial practice and research and development projects Multiphysics Simulation by Design for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives is an incredibly helpful book for design engineers, application and system engineers, and technical professionals. It will also benefit graduate engineering students with a strong interest in electric machines and drives.

Numerical Modeling of Coupled Phenomena in Science and Engineering
Author : Mario César Suárez Arriaga,Jochen Bundschuh,Francisco Javier Dominguez-Mota
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2008-12-01
ISBN 10 : 0203886224
Pages : 496 pages

Mathematics is a universal language. Differential equations, mathematical modeling, numerical methods and computation form the underlying infrastructure of engineering and the sciences. In this context mathematical modeling is a very powerful tool for studying engineering problems, natural systems and human society. This interdisciplinary book cont

Multi-physics Approach to the Modelling and Analysis of Molten Salt Reactors
Author : Lelio Luzzi,Valentino Di Marcello,Antonio Cammi
Publisher : Nova Novinka
Release Date : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9781614700005
Pages : 140 pages

Multi-Physics Modelling (MPM) is an innovative simulation technique that looks very promising for the employment in the field of nuclear engineering as an integrative analysis support in the design development of current and innovative nuclear reactors. This book presents a Multi-Physics Modelling (MPM) approach to the analysis of nuclear reactor core behaviour, developed to study the coupling between neutronics and thermo-hydrodynamics. Reference is made to the Molten Salt Reactor, one of the innovative nuclear systems under development in the framework of the Generation IV International Forum, but the same methodology can be applied to other reactor systems.

Mechatronics and Industrial Informatics
Author : Prasad Yarlagadda,Yun Hae Kim
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date : 2013-06-13
ISBN 10 : 3038260754
Pages : 3300 pages

This volume records the accepted papers of 2013 International Conference on Mechatronics and Industrial Informatics (ICMII 2013) which took place in Guangzhou, China between 30-31 March 2013. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Theory of Mechanisms and Mechanical Engineering, Dynamics of System Applications; Chapter 2: Materials Research, Manufacturing Technologies in Materials; Chapter 3: Electronics and Microelectronics Technology; Chapter 4: Optoelectronic Devices and Technology; Chapter 5: Sensors and Information Fusion Technology; Chapter 6: Measurement Technology and Instruments; Chapter 7: Modeling and Simulation Technology of Systems; Chapter 8: Voice, Image and Video Processing; Chapter 9: Signal Processing Systems Design and Implementation; Chapter 10: Power Engineering and Automation; Chapter 11: Industrial Robotics and Automation; Chapter 12: Vehicle Control Systems; Chapter 13: Design and Control in Modern System Engineering and Mechatronics; Chapter 14: Intelligent Control, Structural Engineering Analysis, CAD Optimized Design; Chapter 15: Artificial Intelligence Techniques; Chapter 16: Intelligent Optimization Algorithms and Applications; Chapter 17: Computer Information Processing Technology; Chapter 18: Industrial Informatics and Applications; Chapter 19: Database System; Chapter 20: Information Security; Chapter 21: Computer Networks and Communication; Chapter 22: Software Engineering; Chapter 23: E-Commerce/E-Government; Chapter 24: Engineering Management and Engineering Education

Soft Errors
Author : Jean-Luc Autran,Daniela Munteanu
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2017-12-19
ISBN 10 : 1351831550
Pages : 439 pages

Soft errors are a multifaceted issue at the crossroads of applied physics and engineering sciences. Soft errors are by nature multiscale and multiphysics problems that combine not only nuclear and semiconductor physics, material sciences, circuit design, and chip architecture and operation, but also cosmic-ray physics, natural radioactivity issues, particle detection, and related instrumentation. Soft Errors: From Particles to Circuits addresses the problem of soft errors in digital integrated circuits subjected to the terrestrial natural radiation environment—one of the most important primary limits for modern digital electronic reliability. Covering the fundamentals of soft errors as well as engineering considerations and technological aspects, this robust text: Discusses the basics of the natural radiation environment, particle interactions with matter, and soft-error mechanisms Details instrumentation developments in the fields of environment characterization, particle detection, and real-time and accelerated tests Describes the latest computational developments, modeling, and simulation strategies for the soft error-rate estimation in digital circuits Explores trends for future technological nodes and emerging devices Soft Errors: From Particles to Circuits presents the state of the art of this complex subject, providing comprehensive knowledge of the complete chain of the physics of soft errors. The book makes an ideal text for introductory graduate-level courses, offers academic researchers a specialized overview, and serves as a practical guide for semiconductor industry engineers or application engineers.

Fusion Neutronics
Author : Yican Wu
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2017-08-16
ISBN 10 : 981105469X
Pages : 393 pages

This book provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to fusion neutronics, covering all key topics from the fundamental theories and methodologies, as well as a wide range of fusion system designs and experiments. It is the first-ever book focusing on the subject of fusion neutronics research. Compared with other nuclear devices such as fission reactors and accelerators, fusion systems are normally characterized by their complex geometry and nuclear physics, which entail new challenges for neutronics such as complicated modeling, deep penetration, low simulation efficiency, multi-physics coupling, etc. The book focuses on the neutronic characteristics of fusion systems and introduces a series of theories and methodologies that were developed to address the challenges of fusion neutronics. Further, it introduces readers to the unique principles and procedures of neutronics design, experimental methodologies and methodologies for fusion systems. The book not only highlights the latest advances and trends in the field, but also draws on the experiences and skills collected in the author’s more than 40 years of research. To make it more accessible and enhance its practical value, various representative examples are included to illustrate the application and efficiency of the methods, designs and experimental techniques discussed.

BERRU Predictive Modeling
Author : Dan Gabriel Cacuci
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2018-12-29
ISBN 10 : 366258395X
Pages : 451 pages

This book addresses the experimental calibration of best-estimate numerical simulation models. The results of measurements and computations are never exact. Therefore, knowing only the nominal values of experimentally measured or computed quantities is insufficient for applications, particularly since the respective experimental and computed nominal values seldom coincide. In the author’s view, the objective of predictive modeling is to extract “best estimate” values for model parameters and predicted results, together with “best estimate” uncertainties for these parameters and results. To achieve this goal, predictive modeling combines imprecisely known experimental and computational data, which calls for reasoning on the basis of incomplete, error-rich, and occasionally discrepant information. The customary methods used for data assimilation combine experimental and computational information by minimizing an a priori, user-chosen, “cost functional” (usually a quadratic functional that represents the weighted errors between measured and computed responses). In contrast to these user-influenced methods, the BERRU (Best Estimate Results with Reduced Uncertainties) Predictive Modeling methodology developed by the author relies on the thermodynamics-based maximum entropy principle to eliminate the need for relying on minimizing user-chosen functionals, thus generalizing the “data adjustment” and/or the “4D-VAR” data assimilation procedures used in the geophysical sciences. The BERRU predictive modeling methodology also provides a “model validation metric” which quantifies the consistency (agreement/disagreement) between measurements and computations. This “model validation metric” (or “consistency indicator”) is constructed from parameter covariance matrices, response covariance matrices (measured and computed), and response sensitivities to model parameters. Traditional methods for computing response sensitivities are hampered by the “curse of dimensionality,” which makes them impractical for applications to large-scale systems that involve many imprecisely known parameters. Reducing the computational effort required for precisely calculating the response sensitivities is paramount, and the comprehensive adjoint sensitivity analysis methodology developed by the author shows great promise in this regard, as shown in this book. After discarding inconsistent data (if any) using the consistency indicator, the BERRU predictive modeling methodology provides best-estimate values for predicted parameters and responses along with best-estimate reduced uncertainties (i.e., smaller predicted standard deviations) for the predicted quantities. Applying the BERRU methodology yields optimal, experimentally validated, “best estimate” predictive modeling tools for designing new technologies and facilities, while also improving on existing ones.