Thermal Hydraulics is one of the important disciplines to harness the nuclear energy for conversion to electrical power, hydrogen generation, desalination, district heating, etc. This textbook is intended to be an introduction to various thermal-hydraulic topics for students of energy engineering and applied sciences as well as for professional working in the field of nuclear engineering.
It covers the fundamentals and applications of fluid flow and heat transfer to nuclear reactors design and safety with special emphasis on Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) and Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SFR). The book also addresses the issues related to passive safety features for advanced nuclear reactors. With Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) becoming an important tool for thermal-hydraulic analysis of nuclear reactors, the book also introduces the reader to the fundamentals of CFD.