Measurements of Film Flow Rate in Heated Tubes with Various Axial Power Distributions
2006 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Measurements of film mass flow rate for annular, diabatic steam-water flow in tubes are presented. The measurements were carried out with four axial power distributions and at several axial positions at conditions typical for boiling water reactors, i.e. 7 MPa pressure and total mass flux in a range from 750 to 1750 kg/m2s. The results show that the influence of the axial power distribution on the dryout power corresponds to a consistent tendency in the film flow rate and that the film tends to zero when dryout is approached. Furthermore it is demonstrated that two selected phenomenological models of annular flow well predict the present data. A model for additional entrainment due to boiling is shown to degrade the predictions.
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Stockholm: Fysik , 2006. , vi, 27 p.
film flow, film thickness, dryout, power distribution, annular flow
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-3881ISBN: 91-7178-279-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-3881DiVA: diva2:9855
2006-03-13, sem.rum 112:028, AlbaNova, Roslagstullbacken 11, Stockholm, 10:10
Sundén, Bengt, Prof
QC 201011082006-03-152006-03-152010-11-08Bibliographically approved
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