The knowledge of the onset of subcooled boiling in forced convective flow at high liquid velocity and subcooling is of importance in thermal hydraulic studies. Measurements were performed under various conditions of mass flux, heat flux, and inlet subcooling, which enabled to study the influence of different boundary conditions on the development of local flow parameters. Also, some measurements have been compared to the predictions by the three-dimensional two-fluid model of subcooled boiling flow carried out with the computer code ANSYS-CFX-13.
A computational method based on theoretical studies of steady state two phase forced convection along a test section loop was released. The calculation model covers a wide range of two phase flow conditions. It predicts the heat transfer rates and transitions points such as the Onset of Critical Heat Flux.