Idaho National Laboratory Multiphysics >> Research

Reactor Fluid Mechanics

End-view of a 19-pin fast reactor simulation showing the temperature distribution along the assembly. Note the influence of the spiral wires used to separate the pins.

Multiphysics Methods Research

Research in the Multiphysics Methods Group covers a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines and represents exceptional challenges for applied research on advanced computers. Current research topics include: 

Fuels Performance Simulation

Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment ( MOOSE )

Mesh Generation

Mesh Adaptation

Coupled Neutronics/Heat Transfer/Fluid Dynamics

Direct Numerical Simulation of Two Phase Flow

Advanced Reactor Computational Fluid Dynamics