PIV-system for flow measurements on the benchmark of promising fast neutron nuclear reactor

Daniil Sergeev, Alexander Kandaurov, J. Pulec, J. Novosad, P. Dančová
2022 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Carrying out spatio-temporal flow fields parameters is one of the most important and complicated problem within the modeling of heat and hydrophysical processes in operating regimes of the power plants (including nuclear (NPP)). Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) method (based on the flow visualization, using laser illumination) fits best to satisfy the demands of such measurements. For the experiments on large-scale models of NPP, there is a number of problems in the application of this method,
more » ... or example, large scales of the flows of the investigated model objects; a noticeable variability of the flow parameters processes with strong temperature fluctuations, leading to optical distortions; necessity of combining imaging and contact gauges probing etc. In this paper we describe PIV- system specifically designed for the study of heat and hydrophysical processes in large-scale model setup of promising fast neutron reactor. The system allows the PIV-measurements for the conditions of complicated configuration of the reactor model, reflections and distortions section of the laser sheet, blackout, in a closed volume. The illumination system using of two lasers and two video cameras with synchronization, allows to obtain an image of the flow in the whole volume of investigation. The use of filtering techniques and method of masks images enabled us to reduce the number of incorrect measurement of flow velocity vectors by an order. The method of conversion of image coordinates and velocity field in the reference model of the reactor using a virtual 3D simulation targets, without loss of accuracy in comparison with a method of using physical objects in filming area was released. The results of measurements of velocity fields in various modes, both stationary (operational), as well as in non-stationary (emergency). These results are compared with measurements of temperature distribution, which were carried out simultaneously. The obtained data set can be used for verifying CFD codes.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/202226901053 fatcat:vxy6pksombbxvf6bwamnjh3jjy