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author = {Dong, F and Le, Brun N and Markides, C},
title = {Heat transfer correlations for the generation-IV molten salt reactor},
url = {},
year = {2017}

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AB - Molten salts are highly suitable heat transfer fluids for high temperature applications, such as nextgeneration nuclear reactors but also concentrated solar power systems, owing to their stability and capacity to transfer heat safely at low pressures compared to, e.g. pressurised water. The design of relevant components and equipment, and the operation of these resulting plants depend crucially on reliable heat transfer descriptions, which have proven a challenge given the harsh conditions in which relevant data needs to be generated. Some experiments have been performed in the literature, nevertheless, the results have been associated with significant deviations from expectations (predictions) based on standard heat transfercorrelations. In this paper we re-interpret such data from the literature based on revised knowledge of the thermal properties of these salts, and show that if this is done appropriately, standard correlations are indeed applicable to molten-salt flows with errors similar to those expected from such empirical approaches.
AU - Dong,F
AU - Le,Brun N
AU - Markides,C
PY - 2017///
TI - Heat transfer correlations for the generation-IV molten salt reactor
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ER -