Faculty Advisor

Tryggvason, Gretar

Abstract

Liquid sodium will be used as a coolant in next generation nuclear reactors. Because sodium exhibits potentially dangerous properties, it is important to understand possible accident scenarios. This project explored the variables which could affect sodium spray combustion, heat flux to a target, and aerosol production. A preliminary design for bench scale experiments was also created. Sandia National Laboratories will use this data to improve computer modeling codes in order to more accurately predict sodium spray combustion.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2008

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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