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This paper reports an investigation of the critical heat flux (CHF) in the subcooled flow boiling regime. Hardened copper tube is heated on one side of its external rectangular section like for fusion reactor plasma facing componenets. It is cooled by a subcooled water flowing in a circular channel equipped with an inserted twisted tape. During experiments, CHF is detected by means of an infrared camera picture. Experimental results corresponding to various thermal hydraulic conditions are reasonably well predicted by a correlation deduced from the sublayer dryout model proposed by Celatsa et al. This new correlation also applies to classical situations of parallel flow with axisymmetrical heating.

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Authors: BOSCARY J, Institut de Mechanique des Fluides, Toulouse (FR);FABRE J, Institut de Mechanique des Fluides, Toulouse (FR);SCHLOSSER J, Association Euratom CEA, Saint Paul-Lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 42 (1999) 287-301
Record Number: 199910428 / Last updated on: 1999-03-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en