Burnout of an electrically heated steel wire upon occurrence of the boiling crisis. (Image by Prof. Buongiorno.)
This course covers the thermo-fluid dynamic phenomena and analysis methods for conventional and nuclear power stations. Specific topics include: kinematics and dynamics of two-phase flows; steam separation; boiling, instabilities, and critical conditions; single-channel transient analysis; multiple channels connected at plena; loop analysis including single and two-phase natural circulation; and subchannel analysis.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.