Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory

High fidelity multiphysics simulation of a nuclear reactor casualty
Peter Maginot, Texas A&M University
Practicum Year: 2012
Practicum Supervisor: Brian Aviles, Advisory Engineer, Adv. Technology Prog. / Adv. Simulation and Design, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
Become familiar with a particular nuclear reactor casualty scenario, catalog and reference the design assumptions, develop the input decks which capture the important features of the casualty, run the high fidelity multiphysics simulations on available HPC resources, and analyze/compare the high fidelity simulations to results obtained with the original single physics analysis methodology.