New approach to the determination of boiling heat transfer coefficients outside tube bundles

Keith Cornwell, R. G. Dewar, J. M. Ritchie

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Abstract

Previous work on the existence and influence of sliding bubbles within the two-phase flow in tube bundles is reviewed. New experimental evidence based on the heating and cooling of a single tube situated in the bubbly flow within a tube bundle is presented. These sliding bubbles from a hitherto unrecognised flow regime between nucleate boiling and convective evaporation in the bundle. This sliding bubble regime leads to a new approach to the analysis of heat transfer in tube bundles. The effects of flow and geometrical parameters on the shell-side heat transfer coefficient are determined using a tube by tube computer analysis based on this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series
Pages51-63
Number of pages13
Volume1
Edition129
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Event3rd UK National Conference incorporating 1st European Conference on Thermal Sciences - Birmingham, Engl
Duration: 16 Sep 199218 Sep 1992

Conference

Conference3rd UK National Conference incorporating 1st European Conference on Thermal Sciences
CityBirmingham, Engl
Period16/09/9218/09/92

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    Cornwell, K., Dewar, R. G., & Ritchie, J. M. (1992). New approach to the determination of boiling heat transfer coefficients outside tube bundles. In Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series (129 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 51-63)