- Seung Jun Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Fundamental understanding of transport phenomena (i.e., heat, mass, and neutronic) in a reactor environment requires a multidisciplinary approach because the physics are complex and interconnected in many ways. The speaker will begin with a discussion of recent developments in multiphysics coupled calculations applied in solution reactor technology used for medical isotope production. The speaker will also talk about the simulation of fluid-structure-interaction for various energy applications and about using multiphase computational fluid dynamics modeling for boiling crisis prediction. The model compares well with empirical data taken at the Savannah River National Laboratory to measure the release of vapor-phase material from Newtonian liquids.