Thermal-hydraulic instability of boiling natural circulation loop with a chimney (3rd report, instability at high system pressure)

Masahiro Furuya, Fumio Inada, Akira Yasuo

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Abstract

Experiments have been conducted to investigate thermal-hydraulic instabilities at system pressure ranging from 1 to 7.2 MPa in a boiling natural circulation loop with a chimney. Stability maps in reference to the system pressure, the channel inlet subcooling, and heat flux are presented. Two different types of instabilities were observed in the facility at relatively low and high system pressures. Both of the instability mechanisms were clarified by investigation of the transient flow pattern and the response of the driving force of the circulation to momentum energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2757-2763
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume63
Issue number612
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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