Abstract

The interfacial area concentration (IAC) is an important parameter in the calculation of interfacial transfers in two-fluid model, which can affect the accuracy of the boiling simulations. In this paper, an improved IAC model based on drag force and drift velocity is obtained, which can make full use of the experimental data and the models of the drag force and the drift velocity to avoid the shortage of IAC algebraic model in two-phase flow simulations theoretically. The improved model is validated by the DEBORA boiling flow experiment data. The reasonable radial distributions of void fraction, liquid temperature and phase velocity can be obtained, which indicates that the improved IAC model coupled in boiling flow model can be applied in CFD simulation of two-phase boiling flow. The improved model provides a new calculation approach for the IAC in the boiling flow with multi flow regimes.

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