Computational Study of Flow and Heat Transfer for Water Under Supercritical Conditions in a Vertical Pipe Using NAFA CFD Code
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
A12-5 Thermalhydraulics of High Prandtl-Number (Supercritical) Flows (II)

A. M. Vaidya (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)
N. K. Maheshwari (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)
P. K. Vijayan (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)
D. Saha (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)


The objective of this work is to study the flow and heat transfer for water under super-critical conditions. Two dimensional (axi-symmetric) CFD simulation is performed for this purpose using an in-house developed code named NAFA. The flow is computed for vertically upward as well as downward orientations. Further, for each orientation, wide range of heat flux is considered. It is found that for downward flow, heat transfer coefficient is higher than that for upward flow, other conditions remaining same. The heat transfer characteristics are found to be dependent on the pipe outlet temperature with reference to pseudo-critical temperature.

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