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Prediction of heater surface temperature change at subcooled flow boiling DNB

Liu, W.; Podowski, M. Z.*

This paper gives prediction to the transient heat transfer at Departure of Nucleate Boiling (DNB) point for subcooled flow boiling. The prediction is carried out by solving the heat conduction equations in cylindrical coordinates with convective boundary condition, which changes with the change of the heat transfer mode on the heated surface. DNB is assumed to happen at the complete dryout of liquid sublayer trapped between the heated wall and an elongated vapor clot, during the passing time of the vapor clot. Important parameters including initial thickness of the liquid sublayer, vapor clot length, vapor clot velocity and void fraction etc., are calculated from the Liu - Nariai model. The initial heater surface temperature is derived from the Jens-Lottes correlation. The transient changes of liquid sublayer thickness, surface temperature at DNB are reported. No obvious temperature jumping is observed at DNB. To predict temperate excursion at Critical Heat Flux (CHF), more simulations to the transient boiling and film boiling processes are needed.



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