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Research in Supercritical Water Reactor Technologies


L to R: Dr. K. Sridharan, Dr. M. Anderson, Prof. P. Wilson, Prof. M. Corradnii, Mr. R. Agasie, and Prof. T. Allen

Materials and Radiation Chemistry

  • High volume supercritical water loop for measurement of oxidation and stress corrosion cracking of various alloys in flowing supercritical water [More...]
  • Plasma-source surface modification to improve oxidation performance
  • Measurement of neutron-induced radiolysis rates in small volume supercritical water loop at UW Nuclear Reactor [More...]

Thermal-hydraulics

  • Measurements of global heat transfer coefficients
  • Measurements of mean and fluctuating components of velocity and density in conjunction with local heat transfer coefficients
  • Critical flow of supercritical fluids
  • Analysis of fundamental CFD tools for supercritical flow and heat transfer

Reactor Design and Analysis

  • Design of mixed spectrum reactor for actinide management
  • Determination of assembly parameter design window for various cladding materials
  • Enhancement of reactor analysis tools and methodologies for SCWR features [More...]
Last Updated: March 3rd, 2002

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Direct questions / comments to: Michael Corradini