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An Experiment on the Flow Control Characteristics of a Passive Fluidic Device
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An Experiment on the Flow Control Characteristics of a Passive Fluidic Device
Seo, Jeong-Sik; Song, Chul-Hwa; Cho, Seok; Chung, Moon-Ki; Choi, Young-Don;
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A model testing has been performed to investigate the flow characteristics of a vortex chamber, which plays a role of a flow switch and passively controls the discharge flow rate. This method of passive flow control is a matter of concern in the design of advanced nuclear reactor systems as an alternative to the active flow control to provide emergency water to the reactor core in case of postulated accidents like LOCA (Loss-Of-Coolant Accident). By changing the inflow direction in the vortex chamber and varying the flow resistance inside the chamber, the vortex chamber can control passively the injection flowrate. Fundamental characteristics such as discharge flow rate and pressure drop of the vortex chamber are measured, and its parametric effects on the performance of the vortex chamber are also systematically investigated.
Passive Safety Injection Tank;Vortex Chamber;Fluidic Device;Level Depression;Flow Control;
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