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Role of thermal-hydraulics in nuclear power plants

Design and safety

R.R. Schultz    Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, United States

Abstract

Key questions addressed in the chapter are: Why nuclear thermal-hydraulics is needed? What are the roots for the development of analytical capabilities? Who (or which institution) is expected to drive the progress? Needs in thermal-hydraulics arise from design and safety. In the area of design focus is given to creating nuclear systems and components which are robust and reliable, have a long and trouble-free lifetime, are efficient and economical to operate, do not tend to stray into unwanted transient scenarios and are easy to inspect and maintain. In the area of safety focus ...

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