Large-eddy simulation, fuel rod vibration and grid-to-rod fretting in pressurized water reactors

Volume: 322, Pages: 142 - 161
Published: Oct 1, 2016
Abstract
Grid-to-rod fretting (GTRF) in pressurized water reactors is a flow-induced vibration phenomenon that results in wear and fretting of the cladding material on fuel rods. GTRF is responsible for over 70% of the fuel failures in pressurized water reactors in the United States. Predicting the GTRF wear and concomitant interval between failures is important because of the large costs associated with reactor shutdown and replacement of fuel rod...
Paper Details
Title
Large-eddy simulation, fuel rod vibration and grid-to-rod fretting in pressurized water reactors
Published Date
Oct 1, 2016
Volume
322
Pages
142 - 161
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