Thermal Hydraulics: Connect with Experienced Researchers

In summary, I've found that the use of codes and the use of established methods from the engineering literature are the most efficient ways to solve various problems in thermal hydraulics.
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drsenbei
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hi guys

does anyone work on thermal hydraulics? I'm currently doing studies based on both RELAP5 and TRACE codes and i would appreciate if we can share our experiences
 
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does anybody use any thermal-hydraulic computer code?
 
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I work with thermal hydraulics indirectly since T/H forms the thermal boundary conditions for some of my work.

RELAP is one code used in safety and licensing analysis. Many utilities use RETRAN (and EPRI sponsored code) and VIPRE, and over the last decade or so, the industry has been increasing the use computational fluid dynamics with codes like FLUENT, STAR-CD and CFX.

In addition to T/H, turbulence and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) are being studied in much greater detail.
 
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drsenbei said:
hi guys

does anyone work on thermal hydraulics? I'm currently doing studies based on both RELAP5 and TRACE codes and i would appreciate if we can share our experiences

Hi drsenbei,

I also use TRACE. Are you still interested in sharing experiences?

kind regards,
Schmehausen
 
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Hi,
can anyone help me with a thermal hydraulics courses.thank you
 
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Stephan_doc said:
Hi,
can anyone help me with a thermal hydraulics courses.thank you

There's a new 3-day course June, 2011 in Columbia, Maryland. I'm excited! Here's the link to ISL's RELAP5 User Workshop: http://www.islinc.com/training/"
 
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My experience with RELAP and RETRAN has been limited to reviewing annalyses prepared by others. Similar experience with GE's SHEX code. I have worked with PIPEFLOW and performed complete pressure/temperature/humidity calculations with GOTHIC in support of room heatup calculations for Station Blackout and High Energy Line Breaks. I have done some work with BOP Heat Balances using PEPSE. Finally I have performed fluid flow calculations using the methods in Crane TP-410 and using experimental data for flow resistance prepared by I. E. Idel'chik. In a similar methodology I have performed radiological source term transport and dose assesments usingn RADTRAD and spreadsheet methods.
 

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1. What is thermal hydraulics?

Thermal hydraulics is a branch of science that combines the principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to study the behavior of fluids in systems that involve heat transfer. It is commonly used in engineering fields such as nuclear power, chemical processing, and thermal management.

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