Studying heat transfer problems of supercritical water, the pressure dependency of thermophysical parameters (density, specific heat, viscosity, thermal conductivity) and the work done by pressure are often neglected. Here we show that the variations of some physical parameters as functions of pressure have the same order of magnitude than their variations as functions of temperature in supercritical water. Therefore, pressure dependency of physical parameters should be taken into account in heat transfer calculations of supercritical water. It is also pointed out that the work done by pressure should not be neglected in supercritical water, since the pressure work term has the same order of magnitude than the convective term near the pseudocritical temperature.
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On the Pressure Dependency of Physical Parameters in Case of Heat Transfer Problems of Supercritical Water
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Hazi, G, & Farkas, I. "On the Pressure Dependency of Physical Parameters in Case of Heat Transfer Problems of Supercritical Water." Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 4: Structural Integrity; Next Generation Systems; Safety and Security; Low Level Waste Management and Decommissioning; Near Term Deployment: Plant Designs, Licensing, Construction, Workforce and Public Acceptance. Orlando, Florida, USA. May 11–15, 2008. pp. 323-329. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE16-48186
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