Thermal analysis of heat-generating pools bounded from below by curved surfaces

M. J. Tan, D. H. Cho, Fan-bill B. Cheung

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Abstract

A computer code that features the use of a directional effective thermal conductivity in modeling natural convection in heat-generating pools is being developed to analyze heat transfer in such pools which are bounded from below by curved surfaces. Illustrative calculations pertaining to two published experimental studies on convective heat transfer in water pools with uniformly distributed volumetric energy sources are carried out using the code. The water pools used in the two studies under consideration were cooled either from the top or from the bottom, but not from both. The utility as well as the limitations of the effective thermal conductivity approach in the context of addressing the issue of melt-pool coolability is demonstrated by comparisons of calculated results with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThermal Hydraulics of Advanced and Special Purpose Reactors
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages33-42
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0791807991
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Volume209
ISSN (Print)0272-5673

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/8/9211/13/92

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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