DOI: 10.55176/2414-1038-2021-4-82-97

Authors & Affiliations

Belavina E.A.2, Belyaev I.A.1, Pyatnitskaya N.Yu.1
1 Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
2 National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, Moscow, Russia

Belavina E.A. – Assistant. Contacts: 14 Krasnokazarmennaya st., Moscow, Russia, 111250. Tel.: +7 (915) 966-54-44; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Pyatnitskaya N.Yu. – Senior Researcher, Cand. Sci. (Techn.).
Belyaev I.A. – Head of Laboratory, Cand. Sci. (Techn.).


The possibility of using molten salts based on fluorides as a coolant in promising developments in nuclear power systems requires solving several key scientific and technical problems. These problems are associated with development of reliable structural materials and study of thermophysical characteristics of coolant. Solution to the latter problem was constrained by lack of reliable systematic data on physical and chemical properties, specificity of heat transfer processes, and operation technology of promising compositions of fluoride molten salt. In this regard, a comprehensive study, consisting of studying properties of promising fluoride salt melts, as well as creating an experimental base for verification of engineering calculations, is of particular interest for design of reactor facilities. In course of the work, specifics of interaction of electromagnetic forces and buoyancy forces during MHD heat transfer of molten salt, which can manifest itself in the formation of local overheating points or quasi-stationary flow regimes accompanied by low-frequency temperature fluctuations, were experimentally investigated. For first time, dependences of heat transfer coefficients in a stream under influence of a magnetic field in an extended range of operating parameters were experimentally obtained. The results are compared with known patterns and numerical modeling.

molten salt, heat transfer, experimental studies, hydrodynamics, MHD, probe measurements, mixed convection

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UDC 621.039.58

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants, 2021, issue 4, 4:8