Experimental investigatons of heat transfer at dry patch location in annular two-phase flow
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of ICONE19. 19th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
New experiments have been performed to investigate heat transfer to water/steam two-phase mixture flowing in annular test section at trans-dryout conditions. The measurements have been carried out in the High-pressure Water Test (HWAT) loop at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The primary objective of the experimental investigations has been to study heat transfer at conditions typical for Boiling Water Reactors (BWR), when heat transfer regime changes from convective boiling to post-dryout heat transfer. The experiments indicate a significant enhancement of heat transfer just upstream of dryout patch. It has been observed that the measured heat transfer coefficient is in good agreement with the Chen correlation for quality less than 30%, however, increasing discrepancy is noted for near-critical quality.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-44532OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-44532DiVA: diva2:450976
QC 201110242011-10-242011-10-242014-03-19Bibliographically approved