An experimental analysis of boiling on the shell-side of tube bundles under conditions of high heat flux and dryout is presented. The results indicate that the heat transfer coefficients, h, of individual tubes within a large bundle may differ by a factor of up to 5 and areas of low and high h become established at high heat fluxes. Dryout develops gradually within the areas of low h as the heat flux q is increased. The dryout heat flux is found to decrease with increase of quality.
|Title of host publication
|Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series
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|Published - 1984