The specific transient phenomenon under consideration is the outlet flowrate of subcooled liquid from a tube-type condenser where complete condensation takes place. Experimental data are presented which indicates that a small change in the inlet vapor flow-rate will momentarily cause a very large transient surge in the outlet flowrate of subcooled liquid. These experimentally measured flow transients are predicted quite accurately using a system mean void fraction model. Also, some preliminary results are presented which indicate the influence of throttling at the condenser outlet as a means of attenuating the transient overshoot characteristics.
An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation Into Thermally Governed Transient Flow Surges in Two-Phase Condensing Flow
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Wedekind, G. L., and Bhatt, B. L. (November 1, 1977). "An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation Into Thermally Governed Transient Flow Surges in Two-Phase Condensing Flow." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. November 1977; 99(4): 561–567. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3450742
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