Rod Bundle Heat transfer (RBHT) Project
Joint project

The goal of the Rod Bundle Heat transfer (RBHT) Project is to conduct experiments in the RBHT facility in the United States in order to:

  • simulate reflood scenarios in a prototypical PWR rod bundle section
  • investigate the effect of complex (e.g.oscillatory), inlet flows
  • obtain high-quality data on flow rates, temperature distributions, heat-fluxes and droplet size distributions
  • organise a benchmark exercise to further develop and assess system thermal-hydraulics and sub-channel codes.

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Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States.

Project period

October 2019-October 2022


EUR 1.44 million