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RESEARCH PAPER

A Fully Implicit Hybrid Solution Method for a Two-Phase Thermal-Hydraulic Model

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Vincent A. Mousseau

Fluid Dynamics Group, T-3, M.S. B216, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545e-mail: vmss@lanl.gov

J. Heat Transfer 127(5), 531-539 (May 25, 2005) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1865223 History: Received April 27, 2004; Revised December 23, 2004; Online May 25, 2005
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Schematic diagram of the computational domain
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Interfacial area versus vapor volume fraction
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Liquid (solid) and vapor (dashed) wall area versus vapor volume fraction
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Interfacial friction versus vapor volume fraction
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Contact interfacial heat transfer (not associated with phase change) versus vapor volume fraction
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Peak-clad temperature versus time for the high (dashed) and low (solid) velocity test problems
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Vapor volume fraction versus time for the constant closures (dashed) and the varaible closures (solid) at a location near the center of the domain
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Vapor velocity versus time for the constant closures (dashed) and the variable closures (solid) at a location near the center of the domain
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Vapor volume fraction versus distance for the constant closures (dashed) and the variable closures (solid), thin lines initial, thick lines final
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Vapor velocity versus distance for the constant closures (dashed) and the variable closures (solid), thin lines initial, thick lines final
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High velocity test problem, error versus CFL number, squares hybrid, circles OSSI
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High velocity test problem, error versus CPU time, squares hybrid, circles OSSI
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Low velocity test problem, error versus CFL number, squares hybrid, circles OSSI
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Low velocity test problem, error versus CPU time, squares hybrid, circles OSSI

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