Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19188.8.131.520
Title & Authors
Numerical analysis for mitigating thermal stratification flow of pressurizer surge horizontal pipe by outside heating Jeong, Il-Seok; Kim, Yu;
A method to mitigate the thermal stratification phenomenon of pressurizer surge line is proposed by heating bottom outside of horizontal pipe. Unsteady two dimensional model has been used to numerically investigate an effect of heating the bottom of pipe. The dimensionless governing equations are solved by using the control volume formulation and SIMPLE algorithm. Temperature and streamline profiles of fluids and pipe walls with time are compared with the previous study result. The numerical result of this study shows that the outside heating can relaxate the thermal stratification flow of the pressurizer surge line. Maximum dimensionless temperature difference between hot and cold sections of the pipe inner wall which causes thermal stratification was reduced from 0.514 to 0.424 at dimensionless time 1, 632 and 1, 500 respectively.