Abstract

Heat-transfer coefficients for molten lead-bismuth eutectic are presented for flow in annuli externally heated at a constant rate. Diameter ratios of 1.30 and 1.74 were investigated and results were obtained for Peclet numbers from 400 to 1600. These results are shown to be related to analogy predictions for this system in the same manner as exists for pipe flow, and that the theories providing a rationalization of the results for pipe flow do so as well for the flow in an annulus.

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