The Symmetry Properties of the Flow in a Nuclear Reactor Vessel

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  • Pierre Albaréde
Conference paper
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 36)


The turbulent flow in a Pressurized Water Reactor vessel is modeled in a small scale experiment. Careful observations and flow control experiments, driven by considerations of symmetry, show that this flow of industrial importance has quite weird properties.


Careful Observation Scale Experiment Industrial Importance Small Scale Experiment Ideal Flow 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Albaréde
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  1. 1.Commissariat à l’Energie AtomiqueSt Paul les DuranceFrance

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