Creation Of An Openfoam Fuel Performance Class Based On Fred And Integration Into The Gen-Foam Multi-Physics Code

The FRED code is an in-house tool developed at the Paul Scherrer Institut for the so-called 1.5-D nuclear fuel performance analysis. In order to extend its field of application, this code has been re-implemented as a class of the OpenFOAM numerical library. A first objective of this re-implementation is to provide this tool with the parallel scalability necessary for full core analyses. In addition, the use of OpenFOAM as base library allows for a straightforward interface with the standard Open FOAM CFD solvers, as well as with the several OpenFOAM-based applications developed by the nuclear engineering community. In this paper, the newly developed FRED-based Open FOAM class has been integrated in the GeN-Foam multi-physics code mainly developed at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne and at the Paul Scherrer Institut. The paper presents the details of both the re-implementation of the FRED code and of its integration in GeN-Foam. The performances and parallel scalability of the tool are preliminary investigated and an example of application is provided by performing a full-core multi physics analysis of the European Sodium Fast Reactor.


Published in:
Proceedings Of The 26Th International Conference On Nuclear Engineering, 2018, Vol 3, V003T02A027
Presented at:
26th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-26), London, ENGLAND, Jul 22-26, 2018
Year:
Jan 01 2018
Publisher:
New York, AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
ISBN:
978-0-7918-5145-6
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