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(17) Selected Research Projects

  • December 2014—December 2015, "COBRA-TF User's Group (CTF-1)," (Sponsor: EON (Germany), Tractebel Engineering (Belgium), FrepoliSolutions (USA)).
  • November 2012—March 2015, "COBRA-TF Coupling Enhancements," (Sponsor: NECSA, South Africa).
  • April 2012—May 2014, "CTF Improvements," (Sponsor: US NRC).
  • December 2012—December 2013, "COBRA-TF Developments for HFR Applications," (Sponsor: NRG, Netherlands).
  • August 2007—June 2013, "EPRI Nestor Project," (Sponsor: EPRI).
  • January 2009—December 2012, "COBRA-TF Standalone and Coupled Code Development and Qualification," (Sponsor: AREVA GmbH, Germany).
  • June 2009—August 2012, "PSU Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC), Research Grant for Graduate Student Support," (Sponsor: RSEC).
  • September 2009—December 2011, "OECD/NRC PSBT Benchmark," (Sponsor: US NRC).
  • July 2010—June 2011, "CTF Development and Coupling," (Sponsor: NECSA, South Africa).
  • December 2010—May 2011, "COBRA-TF with Point Kinetics Model," (Sponsor: ANL).
  • July 2010—March 2011, "COBRA-TF Development and Coupling with RELAP5-3D: MHI-PSU M-COBRA/RELAP5-3D Code Development Sponsored by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan," (Sponsor: MHI, Japan).
  • June 2009—May 2010, "Feasibility Studies on CFD Capabilities for Modeling of Crud Formation in Rod Bundles and Related Modifications of Subchannel Codes via Off-Line Coupling to CFD," (Sponsor: ARL).
  • July 2009—March 2010, "COBRA-TF Model Assessment," (Sponsor: MHI, Japan).
  • July 2009—March 2010, "COBRA-TF Model Implementation," (Sponsor: MHI, Japan).
  • February 2009—March 2010, "Coupling of COBRA-TF with RELAP5-3D," (Sponsor: MHI, Japan).
  • February 2009—March 2010, "Development of COBRA-TF Code Version," (Sponsor: MHI, Japan).
  • October 2008—August 2009, "CTF Development and Coupling," (Sponsor: NECSA, South Africa).


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