Predictions of stratification in cold leg components using virtual noding schemes Conference Paper uri icon


  • In the following investigation, a virtual noding scheme is used with RELAP5/MOD3.2 to capture thermal stratification effects in a small-break loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) simulation. A three-dimensional code (CFD-ACE) is also been used to observe the stratification effects in a similar situation. Stratification temperature differences of the simulations compare well with that of the experiment. The Froude number was also evaluated.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the ASME/JSME International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE

author list (cited authors)

  • Piper, R. B., Hassan, Y. A., Banerjee, S. S., Barsamian, H. R., & Cebull, P. P.

complete list of authors

  • Piper, RB||Hassan, YA||Banerjee, SS||Barsamian, HR||Cebull, PP

publication date

  • December 1996