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Thermophysical problems of nuclear and thermonuclear power engineering laboratory

About Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.:  14.Z50.31.0042

Project name: Thermophysical substantiation of newly developed and designed cooling system for the new generation of nuclear power installations

Name of the institution of higher learning: Moscow Power Engineering Institute

Fields of scientific research: Energy and Conservation

Goal: Acquiring data on hydrodynamics and heat transfer for promising heat transfer fluids, thermophysical properties of heat transfer fluids and construction materials for preparation of scientifically based recommendations on the development of effective and safe cooling systems for Tokamak fusion reactors and the new generation of fast breeder reactors.

Objectives: Create laboratories of stands by modernizing and automating the measurement system. Carrying out experimental research and numerical simulation of turbulent currents and heat exchange liquid metal and molten salts as applied to the conditions of the cooling systems of fusion reactors - tokamaks and fast reactors, a detailed study of of dangerous and emergency operating modes of the liquid metal heat exchange systems. Experimental study and numerical simulation hydrodynamics and heat exchange of flow in porous media.

Expected results: The new lab of thermophysical problems in nuclear and thermonuclear energy. Methods and technology conduct research of heat transfer coefficients, of averaged three-dimensional Elysées and of velocity and temperature the pulsation in the stream of liquid metal. Mathematical models of MHD of turbulence and the verified by experimental data, computer codes of numerical simulation of processes of hydrodynamics and heat exchange liquid metal, molten salts and other heat transfer fluids in the cooling systems of reactors-tokamaks and other nuclear power plants. The results of studies of thermophysical properties and processes of hydrodynamics and heat exchange liquid metal, molten salts and other heat transfer fluids in conditions close to the real cooling of the first wall, blanket and divertor tokamak systems, backfill of ball fuel elements in the fuel assemblies of elements for validation and verification of computer codes. Ability to use experimental base new laboratory and scientific results in the educational process for the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students, advanced training of specialists in the interests the nuclear industry enterprises. Patents and knowhow on the results of the project. Development plazmennopuchkovoy surface treatment materials technology for creating of the first wall modules made of tungsten and beryllium with porous a nanostructured surface. The development base for training of students – thermal physics and advanced training of specialists in the field of hydrodynamics and heat exchange.

Leading scientist


Frick Peter Gotlobovich


Date of Birth: 08.01.1952

Citzenship: Russia

Academic degree and title: Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Job Title: Federal State Institution of Science Institute of Continuum

Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences Ural Branch

Field of scientific interests: turbulence, MHD, MHD dynamo and cosmic magnetic fields, turbulent convective heat transfer

Academic recognition:  

Among the most important results of research studies conducted by P. Frick are construction and investigation of shell models of developed turbulence,  investigation of scaling properties of fully development turbulence, development of new algorithms for wavelet analysis and top-priority works on application of wavelets to the problems of astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics and modeling of fully developed turbulence.  

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