Elia Merzari

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

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Recent Publications

Development of a Benchmark for Thermal Striping in Gas-Cooled Fast Reactors

Acierno, J., Merzari, E., Burnett, L., Jin, Y., Baglietto, E. & Choi, H., 2024, In: Nuclear Technology. 210, 7, p. 1223-1244 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Direct Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer in a 7-Pin Wire-Wrapped Rod Bundle

Bourdot Dutra, C., Aldeia Machado, L. & Merzari, E., 2024, In: Nuclear Science and Engineering. 198, 7, p. 1439-1454 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

High-Fidelity Simulation of Mixing Phenomena in Large Enclosures

Coppo Leite, V., Merzari, E., Mao, J., Petrov, V. & Manera, A., 2024, In: Nuclear Science and Engineering. 198, 7, p. 1386-1403 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

CFD simulations of Molten Salt Fast Reactor core cavity flows

Fang, J., Tano, M., Saini, N., Tomboulides, A., Coppo-Leite, V., Merzari, E., Feng, B. & Shaver, D., Aug 1 2024, In: Nuclear Engineering and Design. 424, 113294.

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Data-Driven High-to-Low for Coarse Grid System Thermal Hydraulics

Iskhakov, A. S., Coppo Leite, V., Merzari, E. & Dinh, N. T., 2024, In: Nuclear Science and Engineering. 198, 7, p. 1426-1438 13 p.

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Data-Driven RANS Turbulence Closures for Forced Convection Flow in Reactor Downcomer Geometry

Iskhakov, A. S., Tai, C. K., Bolotnov, I. A., Nguyen, T., Merzari, E., Shaver, D. R. & Dinh, N. T., 2024, In: Nuclear Technology. 210, 7, p. 1167-1184 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

High-Fidelity Simulations of Shield Assembly Mixed-Convection Flows with Applications Toward Reduced-Resolution Modeling

Kraus, A. R., Merzari, E., Martin, M., Langewisch, D. & Hassan, Y., 2024, In: Nuclear Science and Engineering. 198, 7, p. 1455-1476 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Multiscale Modeling of Flow in Rod Bundles: From Direct Numerical Simulation and Subchannel to Coarse-Mesh CFD

Kraus, A. R. & Merzari, E., 2024, In: Nuclear Science and Engineering. 198, 7, p. 1477-1496 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Direct numerical simulation of a pressurized thermal shock scenario at higher reynolds number

Mathur, A., Kraus, A., Merzari, E. & Komen, E. M. J., Jun 1 2024, In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 224, 125321.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Energy Exascale Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations With the Spectral Element Method

Merzari, E., Leite, V. C., Fang, J., Shaver, D., Min, M., Kerkemeier, S., Fischer, P. & Tomboulides, A., Apr 1 2024, In: Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME. 146, 4, 041105.

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Special issue on the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Thermal Hydraulics Integrated Research Project

Merzari, E., 2024, In: Nuclear Science and Engineering. 198, 7, p. iii

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Toward Improved Correlations for Mixed Convection in the Downcomer of Molten Salt Reactors

Nguyen, T., Merzari, E., Tai, C. K., Bolotnov, I. A. & Jackson, B., 2024, In: Nuclear Technology. 210, 7, p. 1119-1142 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation of a 67-Pebble-Bed Experiment

Reger, D., Merzari, E., Balestra, P., Schunert, S., Hassan, Y. & King, S., 2024, In: Nuclear Technology. 210, 7, p. 1258-1278 21 p.

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High-fidelity simulations of the run-in process for a pebble-bed reactor

Stewart, R., Balestra, P., Reger, D., Merzari, E. & Strydom, G., Jan 2024, In: Annals of Nuclear Energy. 195, 110193.

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Direct Numerical Simulation of Low and Unitary Prandtl Number Fluids in Reactor Downcomer Geometry

Tai, C. K., Nguyen, T., Iskhakov, A. S., Merzari, E., Dinh, N. T. & Bolotnov, I. A., 2024, In: Nuclear Technology. 210, 7, p. 1097-1118 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review