A critical review on heat transfer of supercritical fluids

WANG, Qingyang, XU, Jinliang, ZHANG, Chengrui, HAO, Bingtao and CHENG, Lixin (2023). A critical review on heat transfer of supercritical fluids. Heat Transfer Engineering.

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    Supercritical fluids have been widely used in a variety of applications, in which heat transfer under supercritical pressure is of great importance. This paper presents a critical review on supercritical heat transfer, including a summary on the past work focusing on in-tube heat transfer and the pseudo-boiling concept, the understanding of the mechanisms of supercritical heat transfer, and suggestions for future work. For supercritical fluids heated in tubes, the typical characteristics, the effects of various parameters, the buoyancy and flow acceleration effects, and the heat transfer deterioration phenomenon are all discussed, and the heat transfer correlations and numerical methodologies are summarized. For supercritical fluids cooled in tubes, the experimental observations and explanations, the proposed heat transfer correlations, and the numerical results are summarized and discussed. More importantly, this review provides a comprehensive review of the supercritical pseudo-boiling concept, including the experimentally observed pseudo-boiling phenomenon, the theoretical studies for supercritical fluids to reveal their heterogenous two-phase features, and the progress in the application of the pseudo-boiling concept on supercritical heat transfer. Finally, suggestions for future research are provided to further advance the understanding and enable accurate prediction of supercritical heat transfer.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 0102 Applied Mathematics; 0913 Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering & Transports; 4012 Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/01457632.2022.2164684
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 10:03
    Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 12:16
    URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31637

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