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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 574514, 13 pages
Research Article

CFD Recombiner Modelling and Validation on the H2-Par and Kali-H2 Experiments

1R&D Division, Electricité de France, 6 Quai Watier, 78400 Chatou, France
2INCKA, 85 avenue Pierre Grenier, 92100 Boulogne, France

Received 14 March 2011; Revised 29 April 2011; Accepted 6 May 2011

Academic Editor: Giorgio Galassi

Copyright © 2011 Stéphane Mimouni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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