Influence of the Inlet Valve Diameter, Container Volume, and of Horizontal Finning on the Rate of Filling a Container with UF6

A. A. Orlov, A. F. Tsimbalyuk, R. V. Malyugin, D. A. Leont’eva

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The paper presents a mathematical model of the process of filling a vertical immersible container with gaseous UF6. The mathematical model was program-realized and verified on a test problem related to liquid flow in a cavity with a mobile lid. The results of calculations of the dynamics of filling a container at different diameters of the inlet valve, container volumes, and at different dimensions of a horizontal fin are given. It is shown that the inlet valve diameter, container volume, and the presence of horizontal finning substantially influence the dynamics of filling the container.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-467
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019



  • diffusion
  • finned containers
  • gas dynamics
  • mathematical simulation
  • SIMPLE procedure
  • uranium hexafluoride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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