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Author Hall, David D. ♦ Mudawar, Issam
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Flow Boiling Configuration ♦ Outlet Subcoolings ♦ Detailed Examination ♦ Energy Balance ♦ Pu-btpfl Chf Database ♦ World Literature ♦ Mechanistic Model ♦ Outlet Quality ♦ Mass Velocity ♦ Conventional Power Industry ♦ Length-to-diameter Ratio ♦ Point-by-point Assessment ♦ Reliable Assessment ♦ Experimental Chf Data ♦ Acceptable Chf Data ♦ Critical Heat Flux ♦ Chf Database ♦ Two-phase Flow Laboratory ♦ Past Fifty Year ♦ Enormous Resource ♦ Original Author ♦ Previous Database ♦ Inlet Quality ♦ Purdue University-boiling ♦ Sole Criterion ♦ Data Point ♦ Inlet Subcoolings ♦ Water Flow ♦ Obscure Technical Report
Description The nuclear and conventional power industries have spent enormous resources during the past fifty years investigating the critical heat flux (CHF) phenomenon for a multitude of pool and flow boiling configurations. Experimental CHF data form the basis for the development of correlations and mechanistic models and comparison with them is the sole criterion for a reliable assessment of a correlation or model. However, experimental CHF data are rarely published, remaining in the archives of the authors or in obscure technical reports of an organization. The Purdue University-Boiling and Two-Phase Flow Laboratory (PU-BTPFL) CHF database for water flow in a uniformly heated tube was compiled from the world literature dating back to 1949 and represents the largest CHF database ever assembled with 32,544 data points from over 100 sources. The superiority of this database was proven via a detailed examination of previous databases. A point-by-point assessment of the PU-BTPFL CHF database revealed that 7 % of the data were unacceptable mainly because these data were unreliable according to the original authors of the data, unknowingly duplicated, or in violation of an energy balance. Parametric ranges of the 30,398 acceptable CHF data were diameters from 0.25 to 44.7 mm, length-to-diameter ratios from 1.7 to 2484, mass velocities from 10 to 134,000 kg mÿ2 sÿ1, pressures from 0.7 to 218 bars, inlet subcoolings from 0 to 3478C, inlet qualities from ÿ3.00 to 0.00, outlet subcoolings from 0 to 3058C, outlet qualities from ÿ2.25 to 1.00, and critical
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-01-01
Publisher Institution II, PU-BTPFL CHF database, Purdue University, Boiling and Two-Phase Flow Laboratory