NSTD Research Projects: TRP
TRP 21. Oxide Film Growth Modeling in LBE Systems
July 2004 - Current
Research Objectives & Methods
- To elucidate the mechanism of the protective oxide layer growth of steels in static, non-isothermal flowing lead-alloy coolant systems with oxygen concentration level control.
- To elucidate the mechanism of mass transport of oxygen and corrosion products in the multi-phase system.
- To develop oxidation growth models of steels in lead-alloy coolant systems.
- To clarify the dependence of oxidation processes on thermal hydraulic factors (system operating temperature, temperature profile, flow velocity, etc.) and the oxygen concentration distribution and level.
- To clarify the optimal oxygen concentration levels in practical coolant system scales.
- To interpret the experimental results from test loops and to apply them to the design of practical nuclear coolant systems.
- Yitung Chen, Mechanical Engineering
- Huajun Chen, Mechanical Engineering
- Jichun Li, Mathematical Sciences
- Ning Li, LBE Team Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Jinsuo Zhang, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Chaiyod Soontrapa, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Taide Tan, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
(Ph.D. Thesis Not Available)
Xianfang Tan, Masters, Mechanical Engineering
(MS Thesis Not Available)