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Multiphase Science and Technology
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ISSN Imprimir: 0276-1459
ISSN En Línea: 1943-6181

Multiphase Science and Technology

DOI: 10.1615/MultScienTechn.2020031457
pages 319-344


Sai Raja Gopal Vadlamudi
Homi Bhabha National Institute, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094, India
Arun Kumar Nayak
Homi Bhabha National Institute, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai 400094, Maharashtra, India; Reactor Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085, India


Flow boiling is widely used as a mode of heat transfer in many industries, especially in nuclear reactors. Despite its advantages, heat transfer is hampered beyond certain flux under subcooled boiling conditions due to a phenomenon known as departure from nucleate boiling. It is important to determine the void fraction profiles, especially the near-wall void fractions, in order to evaluate the limiting heat flux conditions. Many researchers used the two-fluid Eulerian model coupled with the wall boiling model to predict the subcooled flow boiling in vertical tubes. However, there is no common consensus regarding the boiling and momentum closures. In this paper, a comprehensive analysis is performed to analyze the impact of boiling and momentum closures. Simulation results are validated with experimental data of DEBORA tests.


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