Louis Alsteens
PhD student
Ir. TFM-ASA in 2021

Main project: Modelling and simulation of turbulent thermal convection at high Rayleigh numbers
Funding: Convention SFP-LOCA, Ministère du Fonds de Transition Énergétique
Supervisor(s): Miltiadis Papalexandris

The research project focuses on improving the understanding of the natural convection phenomena in nuclear spent fuel pools in case of a loss of cooling accident. The turbulent convection will be studied via different numerical simulations such as the simulation of turbulent convection at high Rayleigh number. The final goal is the simulation of turbulent convection in a liquid-gas system.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Fluid mechanics

finite volumes
natural convection

Research group(s): TFL