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Coolant Flow Instabilities in Power Equipment

1st Edition

By Vladimir B. Khabensky

CRC Press

388 pages

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Thermal-hydraulic instability can potentially impair thermal reliability of reactor cores or other power equipment components. Thus it is important to address stability issues in power equipment associated with thermal and nuclear installations, particularly in thermal nuclear power plants, chemical and petroleum industries, space technology, and r

Table of Contents

Phase Flow Oscillatory Thermal-Hydraulic Instability. Oscillatory Stability Boundary in Hydrodynamic Interaction of Parallel Channels and Requirements to Simulate Unstable Processes on Test Facilities. Simplified Correlations for Determining the Two-Phase Flow Thermal-Hydraulic Oscillatory Stability Boundary. Some Notes on the Oscillatory Flow Stability Boundary. Static Instability. Thermal-Acoustic Oscillations in Heated Channels. Instability of Condensing Flows. Some Cases of Flow Instability in Pipelines. References.

About the Author

Professor Vladimir B. Khabensky is the leading scholar in the field of heat transfer and hydrodynamics of the single- and double-phase flows in thermal and nuclear power engineering. He has been celebrated for his contribution to mathematical modeling of nonstationary thermo-hydraulic processes in NPP. More recently, he has contributed greatly to understanding of physicochemical and thermo-hydraulic processes in the high-temperature molten corium in the context of the problem of NPP safety during a severe accident involving the core meltdown. He has authored over 160 research manuscripts and inventions.

Professor Vladimir A. Gerliga is renowned for his contribution to the field of nuclear power plant safety, hydraulic gas dynamics, pumps, turbines, and power installations of space vehicles. His research focused on physical and mathematical models of thermo-acoustic fluctuations in the channel core of nuclear power plants and designing methods for instability prediction in the main circuit on natural circulation by the analysis of noise. He has authored 5 books and over 150 research manuscripts.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics