Bubble lift-offsize in forced convective subcooled boiling flow

Situ, Rong, Hibiki, Takashi, Ishii, Mamoru, and Mori, Michitsugu (2005) Bubble lift-offsize in forced convective subcooled boiling flow. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 48 (25-26). pp. 5536-5548.

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Abstract

Forced convective subcooled boiling flow experiments were conducted in a BWR-scaled vertical upward annular channel. Water was used as the testing fluid, and the tests were performed at atmospheric pressure. A high-speed digital video camera was applied to capture the dynamics of the bubble nucleation process. Bubble lift-off diameters were obtained from the images for a total of 91 test conditions. A force balance analysis of a growing bubble was performed to predict the bubble lift-offsize. The dimensionless form of the bubble lift-off diameter was formulated to be a function of Jacob number and Prandtl number. The proposed model agreed well with the experimental data within the averaged relative deviation of ±35.2%.

Item ID: 21476
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bubble lift-offsize; subcooled boiling; flow visualization; forced convection
ISSN: 1879-2189
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 07:00
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 50%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850701 Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency @ 50%
85 ENERGY > 8504 Energy Transformation > 850403 Nuclear Energy @ 50%
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