Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Next Generation of Reactor Designs

Date and Location
April 15, 2014, 9:00 - 16:00
Westinghouse Electric Sweden, Fredholmsgatan 22, 721 63 Västerås, Sweden (Add to Calendar)

We are pleased to invite you to a complimentary workshop entitled, “Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Next Generation of Reactor Design”. The workshop will include two presentations by Westinghouse covering fuels and reactors.

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The roles of modeling, simulation and computation have become critical components for examining and adapting new designs, reducing operational costs, and helping to guide regulatory priorities and practices in the civil nuclear industry and military applications 

Over a 20-year period, the industry will move from the application of conventional methods relying on experimental correlations to using CFD on small component design, large components, and full-plant analysis.

Guest Speaker: Emilio Baglietto
Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT

Dr. Baglietto will discuss the development of a computational approach that is being incorporated with the ability of implementing full scale detailed models of reactor designs. These high quality, large scale models will incorporate validated multiphysics in order to predict complex multileveled interactions in the early stage of the design.

Topics Covered to Include:
  • Reactor Fuel Simulations
  • Flow and Thermal Mixing
  • Steady and Unsteady Flow Phenomena
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Multiphase Flow and Boiling
  • Virtual Reactor Modeling
  • Transportation and Storage

This workshop will include a short demonstration of STAR-CCM+. It is an event you do not want to miss. Register today!


09.00 - 09.30 Registration and Coffee
09.30 - 10.00 Welcome and Introductions
  • Westinghouse
  • CD-adapco
10.00 - 12.00 Dr. Emilio Baglietto presentation, Part 1
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.30 An Overview of CFD applications in the Nuclear Industry
13.30 - 14.00 Software Demonstration
14.00 - 15.00 Dr. Emilio Baglietto presentation, Part 2
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 - 16.00 CFD Analysis of Component and Concept Design in the Nuclear Fuel Assembly


This event is free, but registration is required. Please complete the provided form to sign up.