Numerical Study on the Heat Transfer Characteristics of Supercritical Water in Enhanced Sub-Channels in Reactors
The characteristics of heat transfer enhancement and deterioration in supercritical water reactor core is essential to the reactor efficiency and security. At present, there exists deficiency in the study of core enhanced channels. Two different fins arrangements of the enhanced channels are designed in present paper, which are long-strip fins and equal-distance short fins. At the conditions of the supercritical pressure of 25MPa, the inlet temperature of 350°C and different inlet velocities, the heat transfer enhancement and deterioration characteristics of water flowing in the two different fins arrangements of the enhanced channels were studied and comparatively analyzed. The results show that the heat transfer is enhanced in the channels with fins. The heat transfer enhancement is better in the channel with equal-distance short fins when lower input velocity, better in the channel with long-strip fins when high input velocity. The surface heat transfer coefficients increase with the velocity increases; the surface heat transfer coefficients in equal-distance short fins is two to three times than that in the channel without fins. There exists heat transfer deterioration when the input velocity is lower in the channel without fins and with long-strip fins, no deterioration occurs in the channel with equal-distance short fins. The channel with equal-distance short fins is a relatively reasonable of the three channels.
Jingtao Han, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
W. S. Wang et al., "Numerical Study on the Heat Transfer Characteristics of Supercritical Water in Enhanced Sub-Channels in Reactors", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 156-157, pp. 426-431, 2011