High-Pressure Transition Boiling in Internal Flows

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D. M. France, I. S. Chan, S. K. Shin

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60680

J. Heat Transfer 109(2), 498-502 (May 01, 1987) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3248110 History: Received December 14, 1984; Online October 20, 2009


Transition boiling heat transfer was studied for the case of internal flow of high-pressure water. Transition boiling results were determined from measurements from 138 steady-state tests conducted in a temperature-controlled facility. Water flowed vertically upward inside a tube with inside diameter = 10.1 mm and vertical length = 13.1 m, as it was heated by liquid sodium flowing countercurrent in a surrounding annulus. The water parameter range of the experiments was pressure 7–15.3 MPa and mass flux 0.7–3.2 Mg/m2 •s. A mathematical model was developed that predicted the transition boiling heat transfer coefficient well over the entire parameter range.

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