Power Technology and Engineering

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 653–659 | Cite as

Investigation of Variants of Optimizing the Temperature Regimes of Nuclear Power Plant Cooling Ponds by Numerical Methods


The results of numerical hydrothermal modeling of the temperature regimes pf the cooling ponds of the Rostov NPP and fifth unit of the Novovoronezh NPP are presented. The STREAM-3D software package is used in the study to calculate the three-dimensional fields of stratified flows and temperatures in a hydrostatic approximation. Variants of optimizing the thermal regimes that reduce the temperature at the NPP external cooling water intake system are proposed.


cooling pond hydrothermal regime temperature stratification numerical modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Belikov
    • 1
  • A. B. Rumyantsev
    • 1
  • S. V. Norin
    • 1
  1. 1.Water Problems Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesPetrozavodskRussia

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