Thermal Hydraulic Analyses of LEU Target Plates for Mo-99 Production

Authors

  • Sayah Missaoui LBMPT Université Dr Yahia Farès, Médéa 26000, Algeria
  • Salah Hanini LBMPT Université Dr Yahia Farès, Médéa 26000, Algeria
  • M’hamed Salhi Centre de Recherche Nucléaire de Birine, Ain-Oussera 17200, Algeria
  • Brahim Mohammedi Centre de Recherche Nucléaire de Birine, Ain-Oussera 17200, Algeria
  • Nacim Mellal Centre de Recherche Nucléaire de Birine, Ain-Oussera 17200, Algeria

Keywords:

irradiation, LEU target, Mo-99 production, thermal-margins, CFD

Abstract

Conversion from mastered High-Enriched Uranium to Low Enriched Uranium target for Molybdenum production constituted a challenge for nuclear engineering to evaluate its behavior during the three phases (irradiation, cooling and post irradiation). The present work is a contribution to thermal hydraulic analysis of Low Enriched Uranium target plate’s behavior during irradiation using CFD model. Neutronic calculation, target properties and cooling parameters of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) research group were used as an input in our model. The results obtained with CFD numerical model show that the irradiation conditions are below thermal margins and are approximately close to those obtained by using TMAP code. The developed CFD model will be extended to analyze the thermal hydraulic behavior of Low Enriched Uranium target plates at cooling period (natural convection) and at transfer period (in contact with air).

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Published

2020-12-16

How to Cite

Missaoui, S. ., Hanini, S. ., Salhi, M. ., Mohammedi, B. ., & Mellal, N. . (2020). Thermal Hydraulic Analyses of LEU Target Plates for Mo-99 Production. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 59(1), 66–76. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2599

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