Numerical analysis of supercritical n-decane upward flow and heat transfer characteristics in the buffer layer of a vertical tube

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Numerical analysis of supercritical n-decane upward flow and heat transfer characteristics in the buffer layer of a vertical tube. / Li, Yong; Sun, Feng; Xie, Gongnan; Sundén, Bengt.

I: Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, Vol. 77, Nr. 3, 2020, s. 247-265.

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T1 - Numerical analysis of supercritical n-decane upward flow and heat transfer characteristics in the buffer layer of a vertical tube

AU - Li, Yong

AU - Sun, Feng

AU - Xie, Gongnan

AU - Sundén, Bengt

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - To explore the behavior and mechanisms of heat transfer deterioration (HTD), the flow and thermal performances of supercritical n-decane in upward vertical tubes are investigated with emphasis on the boundary layer. It is realized that the dramatic variation of the thermophysical properties can cause unconventional heat transfer phenomenon and the change of the density is important in particular. The intensity of the HTD gradually increases once the position of the pseudo-critical temperature lays in the buffer layer region. Correspondingly, the turbulence kinetic energy is significantly suppressed. The large temperature gradient in the buffer layer zone means that the temperature commonly used in existing empirical correlations and based on the wall temperature or bulk temperature is not very appropriate and such an approach leads to poor prediction accuracy of the correlations.

AB - To explore the behavior and mechanisms of heat transfer deterioration (HTD), the flow and thermal performances of supercritical n-decane in upward vertical tubes are investigated with emphasis on the boundary layer. It is realized that the dramatic variation of the thermophysical properties can cause unconventional heat transfer phenomenon and the change of the density is important in particular. The intensity of the HTD gradually increases once the position of the pseudo-critical temperature lays in the buffer layer region. Correspondingly, the turbulence kinetic energy is significantly suppressed. The large temperature gradient in the buffer layer zone means that the temperature commonly used in existing empirical correlations and based on the wall temperature or bulk temperature is not very appropriate and such an approach leads to poor prediction accuracy of the correlations.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85075162294&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/10407782.2019.1688049

DO - 10.1080/10407782.2019.1688049

M3 - Article

VL - 77

SP - 247

EP - 265

JO - Numerical Heat Transfer Part A: Applications

JF - Numerical Heat Transfer Part A: Applications

SN - 1040-7782

IS - 3

ER -