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Boiling Visualization and Critical Heat Flux Phenomena In Narrow Rectangular Gap

Description: An experimental study was performed to investifate the pool boling critical hear flux (CHF) on one-dimensional inclined rectangular channels with narrow gaps by changing the orientation of a copper test heater assembly. In a pool of saturated water at atmospheric pressure, the test parameters include the gap sizes of 1,2,5, and 10 mm, andthe surface orientation angles from the downward facing position (180 degrees) to the vertical position (90 degress) respectively.
Date: December 1, 2004
Creator: Kim, J. J.; Kim, Y. H.; Kim, S. J.; Noh, S. W.; Suh, K. Y.; Rempe, J. et al.
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Critical Heat Flux In Inclined Rectangular Narrow Long Channel

Description: In the TMI-2 accident, the lower part of the reactor pressure vessel had been overheated and then rather rapidly cooled down, as was later identified in a vessel investigation project. This accounted for the possibility of gap cooling feasibility. For this reason, several investigations were performed to determine the critical heat flux (CHF) from the standpoint of invessel retention. The experiments are conducted to investigate the general boiling phenomena, and the triggering mechanism for the CHF in a narrow gap using a 5 x 105 mm2 crevice type heater assembly and de-mineralized water. The test parameters include the gap size of 5 mm, and the surface orientation angles from the downward facing position (180o) to the vertical position (90o). The orientation angle affects the bubble layer and escape from the narrow gap. The CHF is less than that in a shorter channel, compared with the previous experiments having a heated length of 35 mmin the copper test section.
Date: May 1, 2005
Creator: Rempe, J. L.; Noh, S. W.; Kim, Y. H.; Suh, K. Y.; F.B.Cheung & Kim, S. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department