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Development and Application of Siphon Breaker Simulation Program
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 Title & Authors
Development and Application of Siphon Breaker Simulation Program
Lee, Kwon-Yeong; Kim, Wan-Soo;
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 Abstract
In the design conditions of some research reactors, the siphon phenomenon can cause continuous efflux of water during pipe rupture. A siphon breaker is a safety device that can prevent water efflux effectively. However, the analysis of the siphon breaking is complicated because many variables must be included in the calculation process. For this reason, a simulation program was developed with a user-friendly GUI to analyze the siphon breaking easily. The program was developed by MFC programming using Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8. After saving the input parameters from a user, the program proceeds with three steps of calculation using fluid mechanics formulas. Bernoulli's equation is used to calculate the velocity, quantity, water level, undershooting, pressure, loss coefficient, and factors related to the two-phase flow. The Chisholm model is used to predict the results from a real-scale experiment. The simulation results are shown in a graph, through which a user can examine the total breaking situation. It is also possible to save all of the resulting data. The program allows a user to easily confirm the status of the siphon breaking and would be helpful in the design of siphon breakers.
 Keywords
Loss of Coolant Accident;Research Reactor;Siphon;Siphon Breaker;Siphon Breaker Simulation Program(SBSP);
 Language
Korean
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