Thermal hydraulic analysis is currently one of the most searched terms related to nuclear engineering.
Per Wikipedia: "Thermal hydraulics (also called thermohydraulics) is the study of hydraulic flow in thermal fluids. A common example is steam generation in power plants and the associated energy transfer to mechanical motion and the change of states of the water while undergoing this process."
The Reactor Excursion and Leak Analysis Program (RELAP5) is a light water reactor transient analysis code developed for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) for simulation of a wide variety of hydraulic and thermal transients in both nuclear and nonnuclear systems involving mixtures of steam, water, noncondensable gases and solutes under single phase and two phase conditions.
Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) engineers regularly utilize RELAP5 for thermal hydraulic safety analysis, including pre test
The RELAP5 code has received extensive validation and international participation in the development and testing of the code over the years. It is available for UNIX and PC platforms, with excellent post-processing software (APTPLOT). Its versatility enables the analyst to build models of system behaviors.
For more information on RELAP Transient Analysis or Thermal Hydraulic Analysis, please visit www.fauske.com or contact Jens Conzen, Director of Plant Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-323-8750.