High pressure counterflow CHF.
Author(s)Walkush, Joseph Patrick
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This is a report of the experimental results of a program in countercurrent flow critical heat flux. These experiments were performed with Freon 113 at 200 psia in order to model a high pressure water system. An internally heated annulus was used to model a fuel pin in a channel. Only low flowrates were examined. The flow regime was always bubbly or slug, with the liquid primarily on the walls. It was found that critical heat flux of about .9 of the pool boiling value can be expected for up to 20% void. Beyond this, the CHF value decreases uniformly with void. Void fractions up to 70% were investigated, with the results being slightly conservative compared to a similar experiment carried out at atmospheric pressure by Avedisian.
Thesis. 1975. M.S.--Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Nuclear Engineering.Includes bibliographical references.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology