A model for inertial drop deposition suitable to predict obstacle effect
2013 (English)In: Nuclear Engineering and Design, ISSN 0029-5493, E-ISSN 1872-759X, Vol. 260, 121-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The drop deposition increase due to flow obstruction is usually quantified solely by empirical coefficients. In this work we propose a new way to calculate the drop deposition with the capability to predict the obstacle effect. The model is based on the drop volume fraction, slip ratio and turbulence quantities of the continuous phase obtained from the two-fluid calculations. Additional relations are needed to calculate the fluctuating velocities of the drop phase. These relations are based on the fluid integral time scales. A number of relations are tested, which include the effect of drop inertia and drift parameter. The new model is tested in a number of flow combinations, including air-water and helium-water of 1.5 bar and steam-water at 70 bar pressure, for low and high drop concentration. The high concentration flow shows that further studies are needed to include drop size increase due to coalescence and reduction of velocity fluctuation due to drop collisions. The new model is tested for pipe flow containing an obstacle of steam-water flows of 5, 10 and 15 bar pressure. The new model shows the capability to qualify the obstacle effect. Further improvements are needed to increase the quantitative capability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 260, 121-133 p.
inertial drops, deposition, Eulerian, annular two-phase flow, obstacle
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-106799DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.03.010ISI: 000319645800011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876116417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-106799DiVA: diva2:574085
QC 201406172012-12-062012-12-042014-06-17Bibliographically approved