Library Subscription: Guest
Begell Digital Portal Begell Digital Library eBooks Journals References & Proceedings Research Collections
Multiphase Science and Technology

ISSN Print: 0276-1459
ISSN Online: 1943-6181

Multiphase Science and Technology

DOI: 10.1615/MultScienTechn.v2.i1-4.30
pages 181-274

A COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION OF HEAT TRANSFER CORRELATIONS SUITABLE FOR REACTOR SAFETY ANALYSIS

D. C. Groeneveld
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada K0J 1J0; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
C. W. Snoek
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada

ABSTRACT

This paper gives a detailed examination of the heat transfer correlations used in reactor safety analysis. It is found that empirical heat transfer correlations can be used with reasonable confidence for most flow regimes and boiling modes. Furthermore, several new empirical correlations for prediction covering a wide range of regimes are suggested.