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Continuous gas lift studies for circulation of heavy liquid metal using CFD

Author Affiliations

  • 1Mechanical Engg. Dept., B.I.T. Durg, CG, India
  • 2Department of Mechanical Engg., V.E.C. Lakhanpur, Sarguja University, Ambikapur, C.G., India
  • 3Mechanical Engg. Dept., B.I.T. Durg, CG, India

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 6, Issue (9), Pages 6-13, October,26 (2017)


The spallation target is a key component of the Accelerator Driven System (ADS) and is the source of neutrons resulting from the interaction between the accelerated proton beam (~ GeV) and a heavy density liquid metal target like lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE). The aim of this study is to estimation of various parameters which affects the circulation of heavy density liquid metal like LBE via bouncy driven flow system. Various possible configurations presented to establish the flow of LBE in spallation target module. The analysis has done for circulation of liquid in target using gas lift mechanism. The time dependent studies have been carried out consisting of, riser, two-phase flow region of the riser (for gas driven target), down-comer, rise of free surface etc has been done. All the simulations have been carried out using commercial CFD codes.


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