Modelling and Simulation of Turbulence in Energy Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081023952

Modelling and Simulation of Turbulence in Energy Systems

1st Edition

Editors: Sofiane Benhamadouche Elia Merzari
Paperback ISBN: 9780081023952
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 608
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Modelling and Simulation of Turbulence in Energy Systems provides a detailed review of the use of computational fluids dynamics (CFD) to model turbulent flows in nuclear energy systems. After a thorough and detailed introduction to the relevant theory, the book then illustrates the applications of CFD to better understand nuclear plant performance and safety during normal operations and under accident conditions. Essential topics covered in the section on theory include verification and validation, turbulence modelling using linear eddy viscosity approaches and Reynolds stress modelling. Chapters on applications address light water reactor (LWR) fuels, LWR safety, severe accidents and advanced reactors. With contributions by leading experts, this book will be a valuable reference for researchers and engineers performing CFD analysis to address the engineering challenges of today’s nuclear fleet and design advanced reactors and fuels for the future.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the all-important area of turbulence, a central concern for CFD analysts
  • Coverage spans fundamentals, state-of-the-art and best practices
  • Oriented towards practical engineering, with discussion of concerns such as validation and model selection, and extensive illustration of applications in nuclear engineering


Researchers working at national labs, research centres and universities in nuclear/mechanical engineering departments. Nuclear engineers performing CFD analysis for nuclear fuel vendors, nuclear reactor vendors. Masters and PhD students in universities aiming to gain better knowledge of the state-of-the-art in this field and their teachers

Table of Contents

Part I Theory
1. The importance of Verification and Validation in Computational Fluid Dynamics (Y. Hassan?)
2. Turbulence modeling using Linear Eddy Viscosity approaches: From the standard k- to the Elliptic blending concept
3. Seeking turbulence anisotropy: Non-Linear Eddy Viscosity Models
4. Going beyond Eddy Viscosity Models in RANS: The relevance of Reynolds Stress Modelling
5. Chasing turbulent structures: Large Eddy Simulation
6. Direct Numerical Simulation in complex geometries: a step forward for a better understanding and validation of turbulence models
7. Unsteady RANS and hybrid RANS/LES turbulence modeling: Bridging the gap?
8. Modeling Heat transfer: The elusive turbulent thermal stresses
9. Eulerian Multiphase turbulence modeling
10. Direct Numerical Simulation of multi-phase flows

PART II Industrial applications
11. An overview of turbulence modeling for light water reactor fuel assemblies
12. Turbulence modeling approaches for thermal striping in LWR and advanced reactors
13. Safety applications in light water reactors: a focus on turbulence modeling
14. Vessel-level CFD simulations in light water reactors
15. An overview of turbulence modeling for advanced reactor fuels
16. CFD for advanced nuclear reactors: Other applications
17. CFD for Severe Accident applications
18. Modeling and simulation of containment flows: focus on hydrogen risk
19. Emerging topics: Modeling turbulence in Multiscale and Multiphysics approaches


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About the Editor

Sofiane Benhamadouche

Dr Benhamadouche is an Expert Research Engineer at EDF R&D on Computational Fluid Dynamics and is also affiliated to the EDF-CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) Laboratory of Industrial Structural Mechanics (LaMSID). In addition he is a Lecturer at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and at Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris (EIVP). He is an Editor of the Elsevier journal Nuclear Engineering and Design.

Affiliations and Expertise

Electricite de France (EdF), France

Elia Merzari

Dr Merzari received his Ph.D. from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, then following postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute and at ANL he was appointed Principal Nuclear Engineer at ANL. Merzari won the ANS 2012 Young Members Excellence Award, in recognition of his technical accomplishments, volunteer contributions to the American Nuclear Society, and dedication to expanding opportunities for young member involvement.

Affiliations and Expertise

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), USA

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