Elia Merzari

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Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor, Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering

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Recent Publications

Analysis of turbulent flow and thermal structures in low-Prandtl number buoyant flows using direct numerical simulations

Bhushan, S., Elmellouki, M., Walters, D. K., Hassan, Y. A., Merzari, E. & Obabko, A., Jun 15 2022, In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 189, 122733.

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Assessment of low- and high-fidelity turbulence models for heat transfer predictions in low-prandlt number flows

Bhushan, S., Elmellouki, M., Jamal, T., Busco, G., Walters, D. K., Hassan, Y. A., Merzari, E. & Obabko, A., Mar 2022, In: Nuclear Engineering and Design. 388, 111614.

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A multi-stage approach of simulating turbulence-induced vibrations in a wire-wrapped tube bundle for fretting wear prediction

Dolfen, H., De Ridder, J., Brockmeyer, L., Merzari, E., Kennedy, G., Van Tichelen, K. & Degroote, J., Feb 2022, In: Journal of Fluids and Structures. 109, 103460.

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CFD Evaluation of Pressure Change Along Coolant Passages in Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor with Nek5000

Fang, J., Yu, Y., Yuan, H., Merzari, E. & Shaver, D. R., 2022, In: Nuclear Technology. 208, 8, p. 1233-1243 11 p.

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Inertial Effects and Anisotropy for the Flow in a Domain of Close Packed Spheres with a Bounding Wall

Fick, L. H., Merzari, E. & Hassan, Y. A., 2022, In: Nuclear Technology. 208, 3, p. 539-561 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Turbulent Channel Flow With Spatially Dependent Viscosity: A Numerical Study

Leite, V. C. & Merzari, E., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME. 144, 1, 011303.

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Coupled Monte Carlo and thermal-fluid modeling of high temperature gas reactors using Cardinal

Novak, A. J., Andrs, D., Shriwise, P., Fang, J., Yuan, H., Shaver, D., Merzari, E., Romano, P. K. & Martineau, R. C., Nov 2022, In: Annals of Nuclear Energy. 177, 109310.

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Pressure Drop Correlation Improvement for the Near-Wall Region of Pebble-Bed Reactors

Reger, D., Merzari, E., Balestra, P., Schunert, S., Hassan, Y., Yuan, H., Lan, Y. H., Fischer, P. & Min, M., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Nuclear Technology.

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Generation of localized reactor point kinetics parameters using coupled neutronic and thermal fluid models for pebble-bed reactor transient analysis

Stewart, R., Balestra, P., Reger, D. & Merzari, E., Sep 1 2022, In: Annals of Nuclear Energy. 174, 109143.

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Modal Decomposition of the Flow in a Randomly Packed Pebble Bed with Direct Numerical Simulation

Yildiz, M. A., Merzari, E., Nguyen, T. & Hassan, Y. A., 2022, In: Nuclear Technology. 208, 8, p. 1279-1289 11 p.

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GPU algorithms for Efficient Exascale Discretizations

Abdelfattah, A., Barra, V., Beams, N., Bleile, R., Brown, J., Camier, J. S., Carson, R., Chalmers, N., Dobrev, V., Dudouit, Y., Fischer, P., Karakus, A., Kerkemeier, S., Kolev, T., Lan, Y. H., Merzari, E., Min, M., Phillips, M., Rathnayake, T., Rieben, R., & 7 othersStitt, T., Tomboulides, A., Tomov, S., Tomov, V., Vargas, A., Warburton, T. & Weiss, K., Dec 2021, In: Parallel Computing. 108, 102841.

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Feasibility of full-core pin resolved CFD simulations of small modular reactor with momentum sources

Fang, J., Shaver, D. R., Tomboulides, A., Min, M., Fischer, P., Lan, Y. H., Rahaman, R., Romano, P., Benhamadouche, S., Hassan, Y. A., Kraus, A. & Merzari, E., Jul 2021, In: Nuclear Engineering and Design. 378, 111143.

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Efficient exascale discretizations: High-order finite element methods

Kolev, T., Fischer, P., Min, M., Dongarra, J., Brown, J., Dobrev, V., Warburton, T., Tomov, S., Shephard, M. S., Abdelfattah, A., Barra, V., Beams, N., Camier, J. S., Chalmers, N., Dudouit, Y., Karakus, A., Karlin, I., Kerkemeier, S., Lan, Y. H., Medina, D., & 10 othersMerzari, E., Obabko, A., Pazner, W., Rathnayake, T., Smith, C. W., Spies, L., Swirydowicz, K., Thompson, J., Tomboulides, A. & Tomov, V., Nov 2021, In: International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications. 35, 6, p. 527-552 26 p.

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Direct numerical simulation of fluid flow in a 5x5 square rod bundle

Kraus, A., Merzari, E., Norddine, T., Marin, O. & Benhamadouche, S., Aug 2021, In: International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow. 90, 108833.

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Large Eddy Simulation of a 5 × 5 rod bundle: Impacts of a central control rod thimble tube

Kraus, A., Merzari, E., Norddine, T., Marin, O. & Benhamadouche, S., Sep 2021, In: Nuclear Engineering and Design. 381, 111337.

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