Md Naim Hossain
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, India
Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, India; School of Nuclear Studies and Application, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering Jadavpur University Kolkata, West Bengal, 700032, India
This work aims to investigate the effect of different transient heat inputs on pool boiling behavior. A CFD model is developed in ANSYS FLUENT 14.5 to carry out the study. Suitable user-defined functions are (UDF) used to implement different transient heat flux profiles in the simulation. The transient variations of heat flux are taken as sinusoidal variation, exponential variation, and linear variations, respectively, with a specific time period. The model is validated with Nukiyama's [1-2] heat flux vs. wall superheat or traditional pool boiling curve. Later it is validated with an experimental work that treated the heat flux as exponential variation with time. The effects of different transient heat flux on pool boiling behavior are investigated by comparing the volume fraction contours of vapor phase under similar bottom heat flux. Finally, the effects of different transient heat flux on heat flux vs. wall superheat curve and CHF point are investigated.