The 2006 CHF look-up table

Groeneveld D. C., Shan J. Q., Vasic A. Z., Leung L. K. H., Durmayaz A., Yang J., ...More

NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, vol.237, no.15-17, pp.1909-1922, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 237 Issue: 15-17
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2007.02.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1909-1922
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


CHF look-up tables are used widely for the prediction of the critical heat flux (CHF). The CHF look-up table is basically a normalized data bank for a vertical 8 mm water-cooled tube. The 2006 CHF look-up table is based on a database containing more than 30,000 data points and provides CHF values at 24 pressures, 20 mass fluxes, and 23 qualities, covering the full range of conditions of practical interest. In addition, the 2006 CHF look-up table addresses several concerns with respect to previous CHF look-up tables raised in the literature. The major improvements of the 2006 CHF look-up table are: