Fuel Elements
Heat Transfer
Fuel Rods
1979-11-01
Pages: 223
grantno: W-7405-ENG-26
rep-no: ORNL-5599
Turbulent Flow
Reactor Components
22 General Studies Of Nuclear Reactors
Friction Factor
Temperature Distribution
Fuel Cans
Fluid Flow
doi: 10.2172/5687673
Roughness
Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
Determination of friction factors and heat transfer coefficients for flow past artifically roughened surfaces
osti: 5687673
Surface Properties 220300* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Fuel Elements
A critical review of the assumptions, theoretical foundations, and supporting experimental evidence for the analytical procedures in current use for evaluation of the effects of artificial surface roughening on friction factor and Stanton number is provided. Recommendations are given concerning the application of these procedures to rough rod bundles. A new method is demonstrated for determination of the slope and intercept of the universal logarithmic dimensionless velocity distribution law for fully rough flow past roughened surfaces without the need for experimental measurement of the velocity profile. The slope is shown to vary with the nature of the roughened surface and to deviate significantly from the slope for turbulent flow past smooth walls in some cases. It is further shown that the intercept, which is a boundary condition equivalent to the roughness parameter for friction, is independent of the width of the velocity profile. A similar method is developed for determination of the slope and intercept of the temperature distribution law, but additional experimental investigation is required before the efficacy of this application can be conclusively established.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Hodge, S.A.
Energy Transfer
Sanders, J.P.
ark: ark:/67531/metadc1092930
Klein, D.E.