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RBD-fast Based Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis on a Computational Hydrogen Recombiner Test Case


Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition Ratio (DDTR) is an important parameter in measuring the hazard of hydrogen detonation at given thermodynamic conditions. It’s among the major tasks to evaluate DDTR in the study of hydrogen safety in a nuclear containment. With CFD tools, detailed distribution of thermodynamic parameters at each instant can be simulated with considerable reliability. Then DDTR can be estimated using related CFD output. Forstochastic or epistemic reasons, uncertainty always exists in input parameters during computations. This lack of accuracy can finally be reflected in the uncertainty of computation results, e.g. DDTR in our consideration. The analysis of the influence of the input uncertainty is therefore a key step to understand the model’s response on the output and possibly to improve the accuracy. The increase of computational power makes it possible to perform statistics-based sensitivity and uncertainty (SU) analysis on CFD simulations. This paper aims at presenting some ideas on the procedure in safety analysis on hydrogen in nuclear containment. A hydrogen recombiner case is constructed and simulated with CFD method. DDTR at each instant is computed using a semi-empirical method. RBD-FAST based SU analysis is performed on the result.

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RBD-fast based sensitivity and uncertainty analysis on a computational hydrogen recombiner test case

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