A verification of the applicability of the discontinuous random walk (DWR) Lagrangian Particle Tracking (LPT) model to calculate deposition in annular two-phase flow has been conducted. The comparison of simulation results to experimental data of deposition of mono-sized droplets shows that the model follows the correct trend in inertia-moderated regime, but is un-reliable in diffusion-impaction deposition regime. The comparison to other experimental studies of annular flow of different density ratios between the two phases reveals that the density ratio is incorrectly incorporated into the model, since the experimental trend is reversed. It can be concluded that the applicability of DWR LPT model for deposition calculation in steam-water flow at BWR conditions cannot be validated by solely comparing the simulation results to air-water experimental data.
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Verification of Discontinuous Random Walk Lagrangian Particle Tracking as a Tool to Model Deposition in Annular Flow
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Caraghiaur, D, & Anglart, H. "Verification of Discontinuous Random Walk Lagrangian Particle Tracking as a Tool to Model Deposition in Annular Flow." Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 3: Thermal Hydraulics; Current Advanced Reactors: Plant Design, Construction, Workforce and Public Acceptance. Brussels, Belgium. July 12–16, 2009. pp. 311-319. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE17-75297
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