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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2009, Article ID 410272, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/410272
Research Article

Euler-Euler Large Eddy Simulation of a Square Cross-Sectional Bubble Column Using the Neptune_CFD Code

1Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory, Nuclear Energy and Safety Department, Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
2Research & Development/MFEE, Electricité de France(EDF), 6 quai Watier, 78400 Chatou, France

Received 5 December 2007; Accepted 28 January 2008

Academic Editor: Iztok Tiselj

Copyright © 2009 B. Ničeno 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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