عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
In this paper, a numerical method is proposed in order to model the subcooled boiling flow in a vertical channel using the Drift Flux Model. The system of nonlinear equations is solved with the fully-implicit scheme using the Jacobian-free Newton–Krylov (JFNK) method. In order to improve the efficiency of the JFNK method and its numerical stability, a semi-implicit physics based preconditioning (PBP) is implemented. The JFNK method has been widely used to solve large and sparse system of equations. To validate the proposed method, results were compared with the experimental data as well as the results of modeling with the RELAP5 code and the available numerical results in the literature and a good agreement was found. Also, it was found that the convergence rate of the JFNK method with the PBP is at least 50 percent higher than the JFNK method and the void fraction mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) is less than 7.34 over a wide range of flow and pressure.