Modifications to COBRA-TF to model dispersed flow film boiling with two flow, four field Eulerian-Eulerian approach - Part 2

Ergun S. , Hochreiter L. E. , Mahaffy J. H.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, cilt.35, ss.1671-1676, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.anucene.2008.02.014
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1671-1676


In the first part of the paper, the modifications performed to improve the dispersed flow film boiling model in COBRA-TF have been described. The improvements were achieved by adding a small droplet field to the code's solution scheme. The conservation equations, the source terms for the equations and the models developed were summarized. In this paper, the effects of spacer grids on the dispersed flow heat transfer and COBRA-TF modifications for the spacer grid models are presented. The results of the code predictions are presented by comparing the experimental data from Rod Bundle Heat Transfer experiments with the results of code simulations performed with original and modified code. Measurements and calculations for the spacer grid temperature have been compared. The results of the analysis performed with the modified code indicate the improvement in code predictions for the spacer grid temperature. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.