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Title: Institute for High Heat Flux Removal (IHHFR). Phases I, II, and III

The IHHFR focused on interdisciplinary applications as it relates to high heat flux engineering issues and problems which arise due to engineering systems being miniaturized, optimized, or requiring increased high heat flux performance. The work in the IHHFR focused on water as a coolant and includes: (1) the development, design, and construction of the high heat flux flow loop and facility; (2) test section development, design, and fabrication; and, (3) single-side heat flux experiments to produce 2-D boiling curves and 3-D conjugate heat transfer measurements for single-side heated test sections. This work provides data for comparisons with previously developed and new single-side heated correlations and approaches that address the single-side heated effect on heat transfer. In addition, this work includes the addition of single-side heated circular TS and a monoblock test section with a helical wire insert. Finally, the present work includes: (1) data base expansion for the monoblock with a helical wire insert (only for the latter geometry), (2) prediction and verification using finite element, (3) monoblock model and methodology development analyses, and (4) an alternate model development for a hypervapotron and related conjugate heat transfer controlling parameters.
  1. Prairie View A&M Univ., TX (United States)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Prairie View A&M Research Foundation, Thermal Science Research Center (TSRC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 42 ENGINEERING; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS Plasma Facing Component; Hypervapotron; Peaking Factor; PFC; Heat Flux Amplification; High Heat Flux Removal (HHFR); Single-Side Heated Flow Channels; 2-D Boiling Curves; Peaking Factor Simulation; Conjugate Heat Transfer; 3-D Flow Channel Wall Measured Temperature Distribution for Convective Laminar, Turbulent, Thermally-Developing and Flow Boiling Regimes; Plasma-Facing Component Flow Channel HHFR; Rocket Engine Flow Channel HHFR; Aerospace and Aerodynamic HHFR; 3-D Array of Embedded Flow Channel Wall Thermocouples; Hypervapotron High Heat Flux-Side and Wall High Heat Flux Removal Control Parameters.