Experiments on Evaporating Pipe Flow
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
A1-1 Boiling and Condensation Fundamentals

Dirk Lucas (HZDR)
Matthias Beyer (HZDR)
Lutz Szalinski (HZDR)


Evaporating two-phase flows were investigated in an 8 m long vertical pipe with an inner diameter of 195.3 mm. The phase transfer was induced by depressurization of the pipe starting from 1, 2, 4 and 6.5 MPa. The pressure relief was done for an upward liquid flow in the test section as well as for stagnant liquid. These experiments complete the extensive CFDgrade database obtained at the same test section for adiabatic two-phase flows and flows with bubble condensation along the pipe. Detailed information on the structure of the steam-water interface was obtained using a pair of wire-mesh sensors. The established database is suitable for the development and validation of CFD.

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