The High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (HTGR) is one of the six GenIV designs which is conceived to produce electricity and provide high energy heat source for industrial applications.
We have conducted extensive experimental and computational studies of the thermal-hydraulic behavior of the system and of specific components. Research is being conducted on both Pebble Bed and Prismatic Core designs. Two large experimental facilities, representing the Water-Cooled and Air-Cooled Reactor Cavity Cooling System, are currently in operation.
Experimental data are produced and used for validating system level computer codes and CFD codes.