Dissertations and Theses

Date of Award


Document Type


First Advisor

Masahiro Kawaji

Second Advisor

Feridun Delale


annulus, boiling, DNB


The design and testing of an apparatus to use in subcooled boiling flow experiments. A vertical annulus flow loop was design to mimic a rod used in a reactor boiler. The system was tested at different velocities and temperatures to verify it could be used in a range of experiments to try and match real world conditions. The system managed to produce the desired outcome of bubble growth in a desired location as well as run with the PIV system showing good prospect in the intended use of the experimental set up.



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