PTV experiments of subcooled boiling flow through a vertical rectangular channel Academic Article uri icon


  • Time resolved Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV) experiments were carried out to investigate turbulent, subcooled boiling flow of refrigerant HFE-301 through a vertical rectangular channel with one heated wall. Measurements were performed with liquid Reynolds numbers (based on the hydraulic diameter) of Re=3309, 9929 and 16,549 over a wall heat flux range of 0.0-64.0kW/m2. Turbulence statistics are inferred from PTV full-field velocity measurements. Quantities such as: instantaneous 2D velocity fields, time-averaged axial and normal velocities, axial and normal turbulence intensities, and Reynolds stresses are obtained. The present results agree well with previous studies and provides new information due to the full-field nature of the technique. This work is an attempt to provide turbulent subcooled boiling flow data for validation and improvement of two-phase flow computational models. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

author list (cited authors)

  • Estrada-Perez, C. E., & Hassan, Y. A.

citation count

  • 28

publication date

  • September 2010