SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > SEEDS Experimental Facility The SEEDS (SEven rods bundle Experiments in Delft for SESAME) facility is a water-based bundle consisting of seven rods. SEEDS 1 will be used to study vibrations due to turbulence and a phenomenon called coherent structures. The central rod is made of a flexible material. The flow field will be determined with the help of laser doppler anemometry (LDA) and theRead More →

SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > VKI Lecture Series in April 2017 The Lecture Series dedicated to Thermo-hydraulics and Chemistry of Liquid Metal cooled reactors was organised during the second week of April 2017. The Lecture Series was held in the frame of the SESAME H2020 project and was also part of the MYRTE H2020 project. 25 international participants attended the Lecture Series. 24 different well-prepared lectures were provided byRead More →

SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > Phenix blind benchmark The last SESAME Progress Meeting in Brasimone (Italy) marked the end of the initial phase of the PHENIX Dissymmetric Test benchmark undertaken as part of WP5. This benchmark focuses on one of the End-Of-Life tests performed on the PHENIX reactor, a 250 MWe, pool-type SFR designed and built by CEA and EDF in Marcoule (France). Connected to the grid in 1973,Read More →

SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > Facility for Natural Circulation experiments in HLM: NACIE-UP NACIE-UP is a HLM-cooled facility located at ENEA Brasimone Research Centre (Italy). It is a rectangular loop, composed of two vertical pipes 8 meters long and the two horizontal pipes 2.4 meters long, with a total inventory of about 200 l. The facility hosts a prototypical wire-spaced fuel pin bundle simulator (FPS), with 19 wire-spaced pinsRead More →

SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > TALL-3D Solidification Test Section: investigating freezing propagation in a Lead-Bismuth pool Freezing of the coolant in liquid metal cooled reactors is identified as a potential safety issue. In liquid metal reactors, the highest risk of coolant freezing is thought to occur during shut-down, maintenance, refuelling, and whenever an over-cooling from the secondary system or the (passive) emergency cooling system is established. However, solidification mightRead More →

SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > Direct Numerical Simulations: Rod bundle One of the main aims of the SESAME project is to provide reference data for flow configurations which are as relevant as possible for the applications. In this frame, the use of advanced, specifically-developed Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) tools allows for the resolution of turbulent flows in non-trivial geometries, providing valuable information on cases for which the availability ofRead More →

SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > Direct Numerical Simulations of an Impinging Plane Jet As part of the SESAME H2020 project, UCL (Université catholique de Louvain) is performing DNS simulations of a complex developing wall-bounded flows: an impinging plane jet. In that configuration, a hot plane jet is blown from a slot at the top wall of a channel and impinges on the cooler bottom wall. The jet is periodicRead More →

SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL: HELEEN UITSLAG-DOOLAARD Could you briefly describe your role and responsibilities in the SESAME project? I’m one of the computational fluid dynamics specialists from NRG working on the SESAME project. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a method of modelling flow and heat transfer in 3D. One of my tasks in SESAME is to create the CFD model of the sodium-cooledRead More →

SESAME Newsletter #3 (March 2018)  ALL ARTICLES Access Newsletter here > INTERACTIONS WITH THE MYRTE PROJECT The SESAME project began in 2015. The day prior to the kick-off of the SESAME project, the European collaborative project MYRTE (MYRRHA Research and Transmutation Endeavour – http://myrte.sckcen.be) had its kick-off meeting.The goal of MYRTE is to perform research that supports the development of the MYRRHA (Multi-Purpose Hybrid Research Reactor for High-Tech Applications) research facility, which aims to demonstrate the feasibilityRead More →