Interpretation and Correlation of Deviations from a Hydrodynamic Channel Boiling Theory of Data on Nitrogen and Hydrogen in Forced and Free Flow Boiling

  • S. G. Sydoriak
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 18)


Although the rigorous hydrodynamic theories of channel boiling [1] and of pool boiling [2] were published in the same year, the latter has subsequently been thoroughly discussed and documented [3–5] while the former has not: Only three groups [1,6,7] have compared the channel boiling theory with adequate experiments and two of these are said to be in serious conflict. It is a purpose of this presentation to point out that this disagreement can be resolved if correct values of vapor density are used in the calculations. A second purpose is to add further support for the theory by a comparison with the more recent and extensive hydrogen forced flow film boiling data of Hendricks et al.[8]. The fit of data on boiling helium is discussed elsewhere [9]. Many studies [10–12] of boiling of other cryogens lack data on increase in quality or pressure drop or other information needed for a direct comparison with the hydrodynamic theory.


Vertical Wall Critical Heat Flux Correlation Equation Heated Wall Liquid Hydrogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Sydoriak
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  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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