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Numerical simulation of indoor air distribution and wall heat storage under accident conditiohs in a main control room

The main control room serves as a refuge for staff in a nuclear power plant in the event of an accident. To determine whether the control room can meet habitability requirements under accident conditions, this study utilized computational fluid dynamics methods to establish a habitability model of the main control room under such conditions. The changing trends of temperature and velocity near personnel were analyzed. The numerical results indicate that the building envelope significantly contributes to reducing the indoor temperature. The average wall temperature measured at 72 hours was 27°C, with an average temperature increase of 4°C. The highest average ambient temperature in the main control room occurred at 24 hours. At this time, the indoor ambient temperature reached approximately 34.62°C, with a temperature increase of 11.62°C, while the wind speed near the personnel remained below 0.2m/s, meeting habitability requirements for personnel under extreme conditions.
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PAPER ACCEPTED: 2024-03-14
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