How is the 'boiling-dia' in Eulerian multiphase model calculated?

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longcwang3 posted this 15 July 2018

Hi, I am now simulating the boiling in vertical annulus using Eulerian multiphase model and RPI boiling model. I set the secondary phase diameter (vapor) diameter to 'boiling-dia', but I can't find how it's calculated from the User guide. Can anyone show the equation to calculated this diameter?

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Kremella posted this 16 July 2018

Hello,

You should be able to find this information from ANSYS Theory guide. Please refer to section 17.5.20.2 (v18.2) for details on RPI boiling model. Here is a screenshot of the information.

Best Regards,

Karthik

longcwang3 posted this 16 July 2018

Thank you Kremella,

I know how to find the equation for bubble departure diameter, but I can't find how the 'boiling-dia' in defining the secondary phase diameter is calculated. As shown below.

Kremella posted this 16 July 2018

Hello,

Please check out section 17.5.20.5.2.1 on Bubble diameter in the Theory guide. This diameter is dependent on the local sub-cooling.

Hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Karthik

longcwang3 posted this 16 July 2018

Thanks for your reply, Karthik,

So this bubble diameter is exactly the same as 'boiling-dia'. Does the wall lubrication models use this model as well?

Kremella posted this 16 July 2018

Hi,

Yes, the wall lubrication models in RPI boiling model (Antal et al., section 17.5.8.1.1)  uses these bubble diameter definitions. I'd recommend you go through the theory guide for additional details. Hope this helps.

Good luck with your model.

Best Regards,

Karthik

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