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Whether power plants run on nuclear or fossil fuels or on renewable energy sources, the complex plant systems and individual components must be capable of performing their designated functions under normal and accident operating conditions.

Fluid dynamic and thermal-hydraulic tests provided for all power generation fields

The Flow Model Tests offer aid in the design process, design validation and optimization using experimental rigs for the following:

  • Testing systems and components, for example, during the design phase using reduced-scale models
  • Experimentally validating results of flow simulation models generated with computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

The experimental setup must guarantee physical similarity of the modeled flow phenomena to the real flow conditions in the actual plant equipment. To this end, fluids used for experiments are chosen with simplicity and practical economics in mind, such as water and air. Applying appropriate similarity laws makes it possible to apply the experimental results to actual in-plant flow conditions, even when the actual fluids in the plant are flue gas, steam or oil.

Your benefits

  • Well-equipped laboratory with sophisticated measurement systems
  • Available for nuclear, fossil and renewable fuels projects
  • Integration with and access to the Thermal-hydraulic Platform
  • Accredited test and inspection body

Interested in Flow Model Tests?


AREVA’s Thermo-hydraulic Platform qualified as test and inspection body

AREVA NP Germany