Sandia National Laboratories
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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