DOI: 10.55176/2414-1038-2021-4-121-130

Authors & Affiliations

Shlepkin A.S., Morozov A.V.
A.I. Leypunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk, Russia

Morozov A.V. – Leading Researcher, Dr. Sci. (Techn.).
Shlepkin A.S. – Junior Researcherg. Contacts: 1, pl. Bondarenko, Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russia, 249033. Tel.: +7 (910) 598-02-94; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The article presents an overview of works on the experimental and computational study of the processes of heat removal from heated surfaces using a water-air mixture. A sharp increase in the heat transfer coefficient is shown even when adding water with a mass content of 0.1 % to the air flow. The factors that determine the efficiency of the heat exchange process are listed: the shape of the water spray jet, the distance from the outlet point of the water-air flow to the heat exchange surface, the characteristics of the heat exchange surface, the method of jet formation, the size of droplets and the location of the outlet points of the gas-droplet flow. The weak applicability of the data available in the literature is shown for calculating the cooling of finned tubes of industrial heat exchangers using a water-air mixture. It is substantiated that in order to establish the most optimal cooling modes for each for a separate heat exchange surface, it is necessary to conduct experimental studies, due to the complexity of heat transfer processes and the presence of a large number of influencing factors. It is shown that the finned tubes of heat exchangers of the passive heat removal system of WWER-1200 have a number of important features that affect the efficiency of their cooling using a water-air mixture. An experimental setup has been developed and a technique has been proposed for performing experiments to study these processes as applied to heat exchangers of a passive WWER safety system.

water aerosol, air-water-mixture, combined cooling, heat exchangers, heat exchange, finned tubes, modifying surfaces

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UDC 66.045.12

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants, 2021, issue 4, 4:11