On the Scaling Laws for Air Clearing in Water-Type Pressure Suppression Systems

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A. A. Sonin, P. W. Huber

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. 02139

J. Heat Transfer 100(4), 601-604 (Nov 01, 1978) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450863 History: Received February 27, 1978; Online August 11, 2010


A set of scaling laws is derived for the small-scale simulation of the air clearing phase of a loss-of-coolant accident in a nuclear powerplant with a water-type pressure suppression system. The laws are a refinement of those suggested by F. J. Moody. This paper discusses the assumptions underlying their derivation and deals with the problem of scaling the vent flow.

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