Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC) User Day
Poster Award attributed to Giacomo Alessi
On 4 June 2019, Giacomo Alessi received the Poster Award during the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC) User Day held at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium.
The poster about "the numerical characterization of the flow field in the Myrrhabelle facility" is available: download the poster
The thermal-hydraulics challenges in a nuclear reactor are numerous and mastering these is crucial for the design and safety of new reactor types. A reliable CFD solver can address a lot of the questions that arise in the nuclear reactor design, including the quest for the mitigation of accident scenarios. For this purpose, a water model of the pool-type PbBi-cooled MYRRHA reactor has been developed at the von Karman Institute in collaboration with SCK•CEN, that besides allowing an insight to the behavior of the reactor in different operational and accidental scenarios, also provides validation data for the numerical developments.