Eperimental Investigation of the Liquid Film for Annular Flow in a Tube with Various Axial Power Distributions
2005 (English)In: NURETH 11, Avignon, France, October 2–6, 2005, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper was published when the measurements with non-uniform powerdistribution were still ongoing. Therefore only the measurements with uniformand top-peaked power profiles were included. The paper compares the measured data with deposition and entrainmentmodels by Hewitt & Govan (1990) and Okawa et al. (2003). These models are also discussed in Sections 4.2.1 and 4.2.2. The issue of a correct boundarycondition at the onset of annular flow was avoided by starting the integrationof the film flow model from the most upstream measurement point. In this way the net mass exchange rate (deposition less entrainment) could be studied without any initial bias from the boundary condition.The entrainment correlation proposed by Okawa et al. (2003) included a heat flux dependent term to account for boiling entrainment (Section 4.2.2). Paper 2 concludes that the model agrees better with measurements if this term is omitted. The result suggests that boiling entrainment may not be an important effect at the investigated conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13428OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13428DiVA: diva2:325307
QC 201006182010-06-182010-06-182010-11-08Bibliographically approved