The Multi-Physics Approach Applied to the Modelling and Analysis of the Generation IV Lead Fast Reactor


Lelio Luzzi, Antonio Cammi and Vito Memoli
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Energy, Nuclear Engineering Division, Enrico Fermi Center for Nuclear Studies, Milano, Italy

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI055000

The design of innovative nuclear power plants requires new and powerful analysis tools. The Multi-Physics Modelling (MPM) approach is being more and more considered as a significant tool for this purpose, since it gives the possibility to perform realistic simulations where different fields of physics can be coupled in the same computational scheme. This book provides an overview of the MPM approach applied to the study of the Lead Fast Reactor (LFR), which is one of the six new concepts proposed by the Generation IV International Forum (GIF-IV). (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



The Lead Fast Reactor

Lead Technology

ELSY – System Description

Multi-Physics Modelling Approach

Multi-Physics Model

Fluid dynamics


Boundary conditions

Reactor Core Single-Channel Analysis

Steady-State Operation

Transient Analysis

Unprotected loss of flow

Unprotected transient overpower




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