Nuclear Science

Special Issue

Advanced Numerical Methods for Neutronic-Thermal Hydraulic Coupling

  • Submission Deadline: Jul. 05, 2024
  • Status: Open for Submission
  • Lead Guest Editor: Yassine Boulaich
About This Special Issue
This special issue focuses on the latest advancements in numerical methods dedicated to the analysis of neutronic-thermal hydraulic coupling in nuclear reactors. Neutronic-thermal hydraulic coupling plays a vital role in understanding reactor behavior and safety. Accurate and efficient numerical techniques are essential for capturing the complicated interaction between neutronics and thermal hydraulics, enabling realistic simulations and predictions. The special issue seeks contributions from researchers and experts actively involved in the development and application of advanced numerical methods for neutronic-thermal hydraulic coupling. It aims to provide a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art approaches, their validation, and their impact on reactor analysis and design.
Topics of interest include:
(1)Innovative computational methods for simultaneous neutronic and thermal hydraulic equation solving.
(2)High-fidelity numerical schemes for accurate representation of neutronic and thermal hydraulic phenomena.
(3) Adaptive meshing strategies for complex geometries and transient behavior.
(4) Reduced-order modeling techniques for efficient neutronic-thermal hydraulic coupling analysis.
(5) Multiphysics solvers for simulating neutronic-thermal hydraulic feedback.
(6) Uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis methods for numerical predictions.
(7) Integration of numerical methods with optimization algorithms for reactor design.
(8) Verification and validation using experimental data and benchmark problems.
(9) Application of numerical methods to address neutronic-thermal hydraulic coupling challenges in existing and advanced reactor designs.
(10) Case studies showcasing the benefits and limitations of different numerical approaches.
We invite researchers and practitioners in the field of neutronic-thermal hydraulic coupling to submit their original research contributions. This special issue aims to facilitate knowledge exchange, stimulate discussions, and advance the field by highlighting the latest innovations in numerical methods for the analysis of neutronic-thermal hydraulic coupling in nuclear reactors.

Keywords:

  1. Neutronic-Thermal Hydraulic Coupling
  2. Numerical Methods
  3. Nuclear Reactors
  4. Safety
  5. Multiphysics
  6. Coupling Mechanismes
  7. Reactor Design
Lead Guest Editor
  • Yassine Boulaich

    Nuclear Facilities Directorate, National Center for Energy, Sciences and Nuclear Techniques, Rabat, Morocco

Guest Editors
  • Tarek El Bardouni

    Faculty of Sciences of Tetouan, Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tetouan, Morocco

  • Bilal El Bakkari

    Nuclear Facilities Directorate, National Center for Energy, Sciences and Nuclear Techniques (CNESTEN), Rabat, Morocco

  • Chafik El Younoussi

    Nuclear Facilities Directorate, National, Rabat, Morocco

  • Soumaya Oulad Belayachi

    Faculty of Sciences of Tetouan, Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tetouan, Morocco

  • Mohamed Lahdour

    Faculty of Sciences of Tetouan, Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tetouan, Morocco

  • Essaid Chham

    Faculty of Sciences of Tetouan, University of Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tetouan, Morocco

  • Kiran Sajjan

    Department of Mathematics, GITAM Deemed to be University, Bangalore, India

  • Jamal Al Zain

    Department of Physics, Sana’a University, Sana, Yemen

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