Annular film dryout depends upon the competition of entrainment, deposition and evaporation processes between the droplet-laden core and wall liquid film. In this paper, effect of heat flux on droplet entrainment is analyzed by modeling different low and high pressure diabatic annular flow experiments numerically using an annular flow dryout model (AFM). Overall, the AFM predicted the experimental data reasonably accurately. It is concluded that at high pressures increasing heat flux may enhance net entrainment considerably but this effect diminishes at low pressures.

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