Nuclear Energy Conversion & Safety research Lab.

The Advanced Thermal-Hydraulic Research Laboratory strive to facilitate high-fidelity simulation of two-phase flow/heat transfer through scientific experiments. To achieve the goal, we have the following missions

Develop groundbreaking diagnostics and preform advanced scientific experiments for superior understanding and modeling of two-phase flow and heat transfer

Enhnace reliability of compurational multiphase fluid dynamics (CMFD) codes for complex two-phase safety problems

The Advanced Thermal-Hydraulic Research Laboratory includes all required services that are fully available to the projects, including:

Source of Cold, De-Ionized Water System

Compressed Air and Nitrogen

Low/High Voltage AC/DC Power Supplies

Instrumentation

Computational Tools and Software

The state-of-the-art instrumentation for flow and heat transfer measurements has been acquired in the past years and is continuing to expand and grow. The laboratory is equipped with:

Thermal-Hydraulic computer codes are in use in our laboratory. Our expertise cover a wide range of system-level codes and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) codes.

 ●  Diode laser used as source of illumination for flow

     visualization and measurements

 ●  He-Ne laser used as source of interferometry for

     thin film measurements

 ●  Particle Image Velocimetry system with two high

     speed cameras

 ●  Mid-wave and short-wave high-speed infrared

     cameras for temperature measurement with high

     spatial and temporal resolutions

System and

Subchannel Codes:

Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Codes: 

 ●  MARS-KS

 ●  SPACE

 ●  MATRA

 ●  ANSYS CFS and FLUENT

 ●  CD-ADAPCO Star-ccm+

 ●  OpenFOAM