26 February 2021
Pour l’obtention du grade de Docteur en sciences de l’ingénieur et technologie
This thesis is a numerical study of turbulent thermal convection driven by free-surface evaporation in water pools. The studied physical phenomenon is closely related to the flow occurring in the early stages of a spent-fuel pool (SFP) loss-of-cooling accident (LOCA), such as that which occurred at Fukushima 2011. Here, the important interdependent physical phenomena are free-surface evaporation and turbulent thermal convection.