Date of Award
Master of Science
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Dr. Ali Merat
Dr. Thomas E Hollowell
Dr. Christopher Cho
Masters Thesis-Open Access
During fuel cycles 9 and 10 at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, new phenomena have been observed using the resistance temperature devices installed in the reactor coolant piping. Oscillations in the temperature readings have been observed leading to the assumptions that there is temperature stratification of the coolant in the reactor hot-legs and that the coolant rotates as it leaves the reactor. In addition, oscillations in the bulk coolant flow within the two hot legs have been postulated. This report outlines work performed using computational fluid dynamics modelling which predict the observed and assumed flow characteristics of the Palisades reactor and primary coolant system.
Baustian, "Primary Coolant Flow Characteristics As It Exits the Palisades Reactor" (1993). Master's Theses. 4865.