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Course: Thermal-Hydraulic Design Methods - PWR (TH200)

Course Code: Course Name:
TH200 Thermal-Hydraulic Design Methods - PWR
Course ID: Course Duration:
N/A 4.5 Day(s)


This course provides participants with a thorough understanding of methods applied to the entire thermal-hydraulic (T/H) design process. Lectures and discussions focus on core hydraulics, core component analysis, Departure from Nucleate Boiling Ratio (DNBR) correlations and methods, setting and verifying core operational DNBR limits, T/H computer models, accident analysis, and reload methodology.

Key Features and Benefits
The Key Feature and Benefit associated with this Thermal-Hydraulic Design Methods course is that each course segment includes a complete discussion of the design requirements, codes, procedures, interfaces, and analytical methods used for thermal-hydraulic design.

Registration deadline is August 9, 2024.

Course Schedule:

Day 1

• Introduction/Overview

• Hydraulics

• Departure From Nucleate Boiling

• Core Components

• Core Component Analysis


Day 2

• Subchannel Analysis Overview

• Crud Induced Power Shift (CIPS)

• Crud Induced Localized Corrosion (CILC)

• Hot Channel Factors

• DNB Methodology


Day 3

• Transition Core Analysis

• Core Thermal Limits

• Axial Offset DNB Limits

• DNB Power Shape Verification

• Transient Analysis Interface

• Steamline Break Analysis


Day 4

• Fuel Temperature Evaluation

• Loss of Flow and Locked Rotor Transients

• Rod Bow

• RCCA Accidents

• Fuel Licensing

• Thermal-Hydraulic Design Technology Advancements


Day 5 (Half Day)

• Visit to Westinghouse Churchill Site

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