A study on thermohydraulic instability of a boiling natural circulation loop with a chimney. (Part II. Experimental approach to clarify the flow instability in detail)

M. Furuya, F. Inada, A. Yasuo

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Experiments were conducted to investigate two-phase instabilities in a boiling natural circulation loop induced by flashing in a chimney at lower pressure. The type of instability that occurred in the experiments is suggested to be density wave oscillations induced by flashing in the chimney. The differences from other instabilities such as geysering, flow pattern transition instability, and natural circulation oscillations are discussed on the basis of the dynamic characteristics, the oscillation period, and the transient flow resume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-588
Number of pages12
JournalHeat Transfer - Japanese Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1


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  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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