The influence of bubbly flow on boiling from a tube in a bundle

Keith Cornwell

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The forms of bubbly flow occurring within a tube bundle are discussed and the boiling process in the bundle is notionally divided into mechanisms due to liquid forced convection, sliding bubbles and nucleation. A novel experimental analysis of heat transfer from a tube in a bundle indicates the predominance of the sliding bubble part. There is a virtual absence of nucleation in a bundle except at the lowest tubes indicating that, once enough bubbles have been produced, the other mechanisms are sufficient to transfer the heat from the tubes. © 1990.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2579-2584
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1990


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