Influence of Forced Flow on the He II-He I Transition in the Presence of Heat Flow

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S. Caspi

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720

T. H. K. Frederking

University of California, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024

J. Heat Transfer 105(4), 846-850 (Nov 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3245672 History: Received September 29, 1981; Online October 20, 2009


The influence of forced flow on the He I-He II, two-phase flow has been studied during heat transfer to superfluid He II in a U-shaped tube, at pressures from 2.4 bar to 10 bar, bath temperatures from 1.6 K to 2.1 K, and flow velocities from zero internally applied speed (“zero net mass flow”) to the order of 0.1 cm/s. Within this range of conditions, forced flow (i) did not influence heat transfer prior to phase transitions more than 10 percent; (ii) reduced temperature excursions at lambda phase transitions by a factor of 2 at most with respect to zero net mass flow; (iii) did not influence the limiting heat flux density at initiation of the lambda transition in the supercritical pressure range covered.

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