Advances of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Nuclear Reactor Design and Safety Assessment

Advances of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Nuclear Reactor Design and Safety Assessment

1st Edition - June 9, 2019

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  • Editors: Jyeshtharaj Joshi, Arun Nayak
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081023389
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081023372

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Advances of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Nuclear Reactor Design and Safety Assessment presents the latest computational fluid dynamic technologies. It includes an evaluation of safety systems for reactors using CFD and their design, the modeling of Severe Accident Phenomena Using CFD, Model Development for Two-phase Flows, and Applications for Sodium and Molten Salt Reactor Designs. Editors Joshi and Nayak have an invaluable wealth of experience that enables them to comment on the development of CFD models, the technologies currently in practice, and the future of CFD in nuclear reactors. Readers will find a thematic discussion on each aspect of CFD applications for the design and safety assessment of Gen II to Gen IV reactor concepts that will help them develop cost reduction strategies for nuclear power plants.

Key Features

  • Presents a thematic and comprehensive discussion on each aspect of CFD applications for the design and safety assessment of nuclear reactors
  • Provides an historical review of the development of CFD models, discusses state-of-the-art concepts, and takes an applied and analytic look toward the future
  • Includes CFD tools and simulations to advise and guide the reader through enhancing cost effectiveness, safety and performance optimization


Engineers, scientists, researchers and academics working in all aspects of nuclear reactors, especially their design and analysis of their safety; nuclear plant designers and managers; nuclear reactor designers, safety specialists, regulators and all professionals working in CFD

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    Arun K. Nayak

    2. Computational fluid dynamics

    Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi, Krishnaswamy Nandakumar, Ashwin W. Patwardhan, Arun K. Nayak, Vishnu Pareek, Monica Gumulya, Chunliang Wu, Nitin Minocha, Eshita Pal, Mukesh Kumar, Vishal Bhusare, Shashank Tiwari, Dhiraj Lote, Chaitanya Mali, Ameya Kulkarni, Sarang Tamhankar

    3. CFD model development for two-phase flows

    Marco Colombo, M. Fairweather, Simon P. Walker, Mukesh Kumar, Avinash Moharana, Arun K. Nayak, Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi, Arnab Dasgupta, Dinesh K. Chandraker, Tanskanen Vesa, Patel Giteshkumar

    4. Evaluation of safety of light-water-cooled reactors using CFD

    Thomas Höhne

    5. Design of passive safety systems for advanced reactors using CFD

    Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi, Arun K. Nayak, Nitin Minocha, Eshita Pal, Ankur Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Avinash Moharana

    6. Modelling of core melt scenarios in nuclear reactors

    Arun K. Nayak, Parimal P. Kulkarni, Pradeep Pandey, Sumit V. Prasad

    7. Application of CFD for assessment of containment safety

    Sunil Ganju, Aditya Karanam, Shubham Mishra, Nandan Saha, Bhuvaneshwar Gera, Priyanshu Goyal, Pavan K. Sharma, Ashish V. Shelke

    8. Modeling of fire with CFD for nuclear power plants (NPPs)

    Pavan K. Sharma

    9. Applications of computational fluid dynamics in design of sodium-cooled fast reactors

    Karuppanna Velusamy

    10. CFD and systems thermal-hydraulic analysis in the design and safety assessment of high-temperature reactors

    Pieter G. Rousseau, Charl G. Du Toit, Herman J. Van Antwerpen

    11. Heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics for molten salt reactor technologies

    Piyush Sabharwall, Manuele Aufiero, Massimiliano Fratoni

    12. Conclusions and future recommendation

    Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi, Arun K. Nayak

Product details

  • No. of pages: 888
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: June 9, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081023389
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081023372

About the Editors

Jyeshtharaj Joshi

Jyeshtharaj Bhalchandra Joshi is an Indian chemical engineer, nuclear scientist, consultant and teacher, widely known for his innovations in nuclear reactor designs and generally regarded as a respected teacher. He is the DAE-Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, J. C. Bose Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and is the recipient of Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Prize for Engineering Sciences and many other awards and recognitions. He received the third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2014, from the President of India, for his services to the field of chemical engineering and nuclear science. He is widely published in many journals including the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Chemical Engineering Science and Nuclear Engineering and Design

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai, India

Arun Nayak

Arun Kumar Nayak is the Outstanding Scientist and Head of the Thermal Hydraulics Section of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and a Professor at Hombi Bhabha National Institute in Mumbai, India. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Rourkela, India, and joined the Reactor Design and Development Group in BARC in 1990 after completing the Orientation Course in Nuclear Engineering from the BARC Training School in Mumbai, India. He obtained his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and has worked at the Interfaculty Reactor Institute of the Technical University Delft, as well as in the Nuclear Power Safety Division of the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm as a Post-doc Scientist. He has also worked at Institute of Nuclear Energy (IKE) in the University of Stuttgart under the DST-DAAD programme. He has received several awards and is a Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Science and Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has published more than 350 papers in academic journals and conferences, and is an Associate Editor of the journals “Computational Thermal Sciences” and “Frontiers in Energy Research – Nuclear Energy” and is a member of the editorial board of “Life Cycle Reliability and Safety Engineering."

Affiliations and Expertise

Outstanding Scientist and Head, Thermal Hydraulics Section of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Professor, Hombi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India

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  • Nagabhusan A. Wed Jul 17 2019

    Dr. D. K. Singh

    Very good book for heat transfer computaion. Must read for beginners.

  • Nagabhusan A. Wed Jul 17 2019

    Dr. S. N. Achary

    Excellent book CFD and heat transfer. Worth reading.