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Creation of an OpenFOAM fuel performance class based on FRED and integration into the GeN-Foam multi-physics code

Fiorina Carlo; Pautz Andreas; Mikityuk Konstantin


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  <dc:creator>Fiorina Carlo</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Pautz Andreas</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Mikityuk Konstantin</dc:creator>
  <dc:date>2018-09-26</dc:date>
  <dc:description>The FRED code is an in-house tool developed at the Paul Scherrer Institut for the so-called 1.5-D nuclear fuel performance analysis. In order to extend its field of application, this code has been re-implemented as a class of the OpenFOAM numerical library. A first objective of this re-implementation is to provide this tool with the parallel scalability necessary for full-core analyses. In addition, the use of OpenFOAM as base library allows for a straightforward interface with the standard Open-FOAM CFD solvers, as well as with the several OpenFOAM-based applications developed by the nuclear engineering community. In this paper, the newly developed FRED-based Open-FOAM class has been integrated in the GeN-Foam multi-physics code mainly developed at the E´cole polytechnique fe´de´rale de Lausanne and at the Paul Scherrer Institut. The paper presents the details of both the re-implementation of the FRED code and of its integration in GeN-Foam. The performances and parallel scalability of the tool are preliminary investigated and an example of application is provided by performing a full-core multiphysics analysis of the European Sodium Fast Reactor.</dc:description>
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  <dc:identifier>10.5281/zenodo.1435696</dc:identifier>
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  <dc:title>Creation of an OpenFOAM fuel performance class based on FRED and integration into the GeN-Foam multi-physics code</dc:title>
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