TECHNICAL PAPERS: Evaporative Boiling and Condensation

On Population Balance Approach for Subcooled Boiling Flow Prediction

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J. Y. Tu

School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Vic. 3083, Australia

G. H. Yeoh

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), PMB 1, Menai, NSW 2234, Australia

G.-C. Park, M.-O. Kim

Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, San 56-1 Sinlim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea

J. Heat Transfer 127(3), 253-264 (Mar 24, 2005) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1857952 History: Received November 12, 2003; Revised November 17, 2004; Online March 24, 2005
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Schematic drawing: (a) experimental setup details and (b) test channel
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Experimental observations: (a) bubble sliding along the heated wall and colliding with downstream bubble and (b) significant bubble coalescence of the bubble mushroom region as observed near the heated wall of an annular channel
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Comparison of local mean radial profiles of bubble Sauter diameter between predictions of recent active nucleation stie density models and measurements: (a) C1, (b) C2, (c) C3, and (d) C4
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Comparison of active nucleation site density models: Kocamustafaogullari and Ishii 34, Basu et al. 35, and Hibiki and Ishii 36
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Comparison of local mean radial profiles of bubble Sauter diameter between predictions of empirical bubble diameter relationships and measurements: (a) C1, (b) C2, (c) C3, and (d) C4
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Radial contributions of the production rates of PC and PB and death rates of DC and DB as well as the condensation rate Rph of population balance equation for bubble class 6: (a) C1 and (b) C4
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Axial distribution of the bubble Sauter diameter—near the heated wall, middle and near the unheated wall—of the annular channel: (a) C1 and (b) C4
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Local mean radial profiles of void fraction: (a) C1 and (b) C4



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