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  • Main Title Film Boiling on Downward Quenching Hemisphere of Varying Sizes


  • Author: Kim, Chan S.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Suh, Kune Y.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Rempe, Joy L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Cheung, Fan-Bill
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Kim, Sang B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE - NE


  • Name: Idaho National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: [Idaho Falls, Idaho]
    Additional Info: Idaho National Laboratory (INL)


  • Creation: 2004-04-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Film boiling heat transfer coefficients for a downward-facing hemispherical surface are measured from the quenching tests in DELTA (Downward-boiling Experimental Laminar Transition Apparatus). Two test sections are made of copper to maintain low Biot numbers. The outer diameters of the hemispheres are 120 mm and 294 mm, respectively. The thickness of all the test sections is 30 mm. The effect of diameter on film boiling heat transfer is quantified utilizing results obtained from the test sections. The measured data are compared with the numerical predictions from laminar film boiling analysis. The measured heat transfer coefficients are found to be greater than those predicted by the conventional laminar flow theory on account of the interfacial wavy motion incurred by the Helmholtz instability. Incorporation of the wavy motion model considerably improves the agreement between the experimental and numerical results in terms of heat transfer coefficient. In addition, the interfacial wavy motion and the quenching process are visualized through a digital camera.


  • Keyword: Copper
  • Keyword: Heat Transfer
  • Keyword: Film Boiling Heat Transfer
  • Keyword: Helmholtz Instability
  • Keyword: Nuclear Engineering
  • Keyword: Laminar Flow
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 - Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Quenching
  • Keyword: Thickness Film Boiling Heat Transfer
  • Keyword: Film Boiling


  • Conference: 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and 2004 ICAAP,Arlington, VA,04/25/2004,04/29/2004


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-04-01642
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910808
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc878169