The open-source software OpenFOAM has been employed to better understand the transport, deformation, and collapse of single, isolated bubbles in subcooled boiling. High pressure steam-water was selected as the fluid system of interest due to its relevance to the power generation industry. Ranges of bubble size, subcooling, pressure/saturation temperature, and mesh refinement have been employed. Both quantitative (bubble rise velocity and collapse times) and qualitative (bubble shape) results are discussed across the parameter ranges studied.
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CFD Modeling of Single Bubble Collapse in Subcooled Boiling
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Owoeye, EJ, & Schubring, D. "CFD Modeling of Single Bubble Collapse in Subcooled Boiling." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Volume 2: Heat Transfer Enhancement for Practical Applications; Heat and Mass Transfer in Fire and Combustion; Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. July 14–19, 2013. V002T07A046. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2013-17379
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