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Graduate level two phase flow boiling textbook

  1. Sep 19, 2017 #1
    I am looking for a graduate level textbook that would sufficiently describe the two phase flow characteristics during flow boiling. What textbook could I use to explore this topic?

    Is a graduate level forced convection going to cover two phase flow?
     
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  3. Sep 19, 2017 #2

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    You might get a brief introduction to the subject but very little more than that .

    Two phase heat transfer problems are very much more difficult to work on than one phase problems . Apart from the actual heat transfer problem in vicinity of the heat transfer surfaces there are usually complex and energetic flow patterns in the bulk fluids to deal with .

    Do you have a specific problem that you want to look at ?
     
  4. Sep 19, 2017 #3
    My masters study is investigating the two phase flow of subcooled water undergoing flow boiling which is being heated by a non-uniform heat flux. I just want to get an understanding if the heat transfer mechanism from the initial heating up to the dry out portion.

    Would looking at other journal articles be the only real course of action that would lead to usable formulas describing the heat transfer?
     
  5. Sep 19, 2017 #4

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    You asked specifically about undergraduate work . More generally there is extensive literature on this subject . I'm sure that @Chestermiller will be able to tell you where to find some of the better material .

    Two phase heat transfer is actually to be found commonly in many types of industrial equipment and there has been extensive theoretical research and practical development of methods to do the calculations necessary and to come up with practical equipment designs .

    You may be able to gain a lot of understanding of this subject by looking at actual equipment designs and at published work which deals with the design of equipment and necessary calculations in a more practical rather than purely theoretical manner .
     
  6. Sep 19, 2017 #5
    I wish I could help with this, but I have little experience with two phase flow problems like that described by the OP. I would start by looking in Transport Phenomena by Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot, and seeing whether they have anything specific on boiling heat transfer (and the resulting flow), or if they cite any references.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2017 #6

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    May be useful :

    http://www4.ncsu.edu/~doster/NE402/Text/BoilingHeatTransfer/BoilingHeatTransfer.pdf

    http://thermopedia.com/content/589/

    A general search on 'boiling heat transfer' produces a large number of hits .

    Put the theory of boiling heat transfer together with ordinary convective heat transfer theory for the non boiling zones of you heat transfer surfaces and I think that you will get most of what you need to get started .

    Problems for this kind of mixed mode heat transfer can get very complicated and final solutions often have to be obtained numerically . There is some specialised software available .
     
  8. Sep 19, 2017 #7

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  9. Sep 19, 2017 #8
    Thank you for the assistance
     
  10. Sep 19, 2017 #9
    Search for books on "thermal hydraulics" or ""thermo-hydraulics."

    Thermo-Hydraulics of Nuclear Reactors by Brennen ends with two chapters on two-phase water flow, for example. The last chapter is very specific to flow in boiling water reactors, but it does help provide context and examples for the previous chapter's material.
     
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