The Importance of Correct Modeling of Bubble Size and Condensation in Prediction of Sub-Cooled Boiling Flows
NURETH-14 - 2011 September 25-30

Presented at:
2011 September 25-30
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
B2-1 Computational Multi-Fluid Dynamics and Validation/Verification/Applications

Simon Lo (CD-adapco)
Andrew Splawski (CD-adapco)
Byong Jo Yun (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute)


This paper describes the updating of the sub-cooled boiling model with the more recent and better sub-models. The improved sub-models include: Hibiki and Ishii [1] correlation for nucleation site density, Kocamustafaogullari [2] correlation for bubble departure diameter and the S-gamma model of Lo and Rao [3] for bubble size distribution in the flow.

The new model has been tested against measured data from Debora [4] and Bartolomei [5]. The results show that improvement in the bubble size prediction has the most significant impact on the accuracy of the model.

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