Energy Case Studies

Production pipe simulation As natural resources continue to dwindle, alternative sources and methods are explored and current supply is used as effectively as possible, engineers employ FLOW-3D to research and develop new sources of energy as well as to prevent accidents and to assess environmental impact from mining and other energy harvesting techniques.

By combining debris transport testing with CFD modeling, the debris loads that the ECCS strainers must be able to withstand can be significantly reduced from the overly conservative values that must otherwise be assumed. CFD has also proved to be valuable in identifying containment pool water level changes, flow patterns in the vicinity of the ECCS strainer to support head loss testing, and plant design modifications.
-Tim Sande & Joe Tezak of Alion Science and Technology