TY - JOUR

T1 - Void fraction estimation within rod bundles based on three-fluid model and comparison with x-ray CT void data

AU - Mitsutake, T.

AU - Morooka, Shinichi

AU - Suzuki, K.

AU - Tsunoyama, S.

AU - Yoshimura, K.

PY - 1990/6/2

Y1 - 1990/6/2

N2 - An interfacial shear stress equation in the dispersed-annular two-phase flow regime has been developed, which is based on a three-fluid model consisting of a liquid film on a rod, vapor and entrained liquid associated with a vapor flow. It is an extension of J.G.M. Andersen's procedure that provides a two-fluid interfacial shear stress equation using the drift flux parameters C0 and Vgj. This interfacial shear stress equation can take into account a phase and velocity distribution through an equivalence between the drift flux parameters and the interfacial shear stress. Using the three-fluid subchannel analysis code TEMPO with the three-fluid interfacial shear stress model, the capability of a three-fluid calculation using the drift flux parameters C0 and Vgj that reproduce a measured void fraction is demonstrated. A comparison was made with advanced X-ray computed tomography (CT) void fraction data within a 4×4 rod bundle in diabatic 1 MPa pressure conditions. The three-fluid velocity field was estimated to be in good agreement with the experimental result of a void fraction.

AB - An interfacial shear stress equation in the dispersed-annular two-phase flow regime has been developed, which is based on a three-fluid model consisting of a liquid film on a rod, vapor and entrained liquid associated with a vapor flow. It is an extension of J.G.M. Andersen's procedure that provides a two-fluid interfacial shear stress equation using the drift flux parameters C0 and Vgj. This interfacial shear stress equation can take into account a phase and velocity distribution through an equivalence between the drift flux parameters and the interfacial shear stress. Using the three-fluid subchannel analysis code TEMPO with the three-fluid interfacial shear stress model, the capability of a three-fluid calculation using the drift flux parameters C0 and Vgj that reproduce a measured void fraction is demonstrated. A comparison was made with advanced X-ray computed tomography (CT) void fraction data within a 4×4 rod bundle in diabatic 1 MPa pressure conditions. The three-fluid velocity field was estimated to be in good agreement with the experimental result of a void fraction.

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U2 - 10.1016/0029-5493(90)90373-6

DO - 10.1016/0029-5493(90)90373-6

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0000699750

VL - 120

SP - 203

EP - 212

JO - Nuclear Engineering and Design

JF - Nuclear Engineering and Design

SN - 0029-5493

IS - 2-3

ER -