An Analysis of Burnout Conditions for Flow of Boiling Water in Vertical Round Ducts

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K. M. Becker, P. Persson

Aktiebolaget Atomenergi, Studsvik, Nykoping, Sweden

J. Heat Transfer 86(4), 515-524 (Nov 01, 1964) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3688733 History: Received May 29, 1963


A method of predicting the burnout conditions for flow of boiling water in vertical round ducts is presented. The analysis predicts that the burnout conditions are independent of the L/d-ratio and the inlet temperature, and that the burnout steam quality decreases with increasing surface heat flux and increasing mass velocity. It was also found that the burnout steam quality at low pressures increases with the pressure and reaches a maximum at approximately 70 kg/cm2 , and thereafter decreases with a further increase of the pressure. The theoretical result compares very well with experimental data from different sources.

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