Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2015, Page: 36-41
Numerical Investigation of Nucleate Boiling Flow in Water Based Bubble Bumps
R. Garma, Unit of Thermic and Thermodynamics of the Industrial Processes, National Engineering School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
M. Bourouis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
A. Bellagi, Unit of Thermic and Thermodynamics of the Industrial Processes, National Engineering School of Monastir, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
Received: Jun. 3, 2015;       Accepted: Jun. 16, 2015;       Published: Jun. 17, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20150102.14      View  4529      Downloads  171
Abstract
In this paper, numerical simulations of nucleate boiling flow bubble pumps are conducted with the commercial CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) package ANSYS-FLUENT. The Eulerian multiphase flow framework model was used to model the phase’s interaction. User-Defined Functions (UDFs) are provided to compute the wall heat transfer and to calculate in-ter-phase heat and mass transfer. The heat flux from the wall is divided into three parts according to a wall heat partitioning model based on three mechanisms including convective heat for heating the bulk liquid, evaporative heat for generating vapor and quench heat for heating the liquid in the nucleation sites. The rate of vapor formation is obtained by adding the mass exchange at the bubble surface and the bubble formation due to heat flux at the wall. Constant heat fluxes are applied to the stainless-steel made tube wall. In the simulation results we discuss the radial temperature distribution and the radial and axial profiles of the vapor void fraction in the pipe to localize the onset of vapor generation in the pump tube.
Keywords
Boiling Flow, Bubble Pump, CFD
To cite this article
R. Garma, M. Bourouis, A. Bellagi, Numerical Investigation of Nucleate Boiling Flow in Water Based Bubble Bumps, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015, pp. 36-41. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20150102.14
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