Accession Number : AD0286110

Title :   A STUDY OF HEAT ABSORPTION BY LIQUID METAL IN A CHANNEL OF RECTANGULAR CROSS SECTION

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : SUBBOTIN,V.I. ; KAZNOVSKIY,S.P. ; SIDOROV,V.I.

Report Date : 07 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Russian research on heat absorption by mercury, for possible use as a coolant in a nuclear power reactor is reporte . Mathematical treatment of the heat transfer data is based on Nusselt and Peclet numbers for unilateral and bilateral heat input. A GREEMENT BETWEEN CALCULATED AND EXPERIMENTAL DATA IS GOOD, BUT THE AUTHORS POINT OUT THAT GENERALIZATIONS ARE PREMATURE, SINCE THEORETICAL CALCULATIONS PERTAIN TO HEAT TRANSFER IN FLAT CHANNELS OF INFINITE WIDTH, WITH CONSTANT WALL TEMPERATURE, WHILE IN A RECTANGULAR CHANNEL OF FINITE WIDTH THEY FOUND THAT THE WALL TEMPERATURE ALONG THE WIDTH OF THE CHANNEL WAS NOTICEABLY NON-UNIFORM.A -286 1109N2 +++Translation of Russian work on use of mercury as the coolant in nuclear power reactors. Mathematical analysis of heat transfer data based on use of Nusselt and Peclet numbers with uniateral and bilateral heating of coolant.

Descriptors :   *COOLANTS, *HEAT TRANSFER, *NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, ABSORPTION, HEAT, LIQUID METALS, MERCURY, THERMODYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE