Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Fluid Transients in Mercury and Mercury-Helium Flows

[+] Author Affiliations
Aaron Sawyer, Art Ruggles

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Paper No. HT-FED2004-56219, pp. 51-57; 7 pages
  • ASME 2004 Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
  • Volume 4
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 11–15, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division and Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4693-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3740-8
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


Mercury flow is used in chemical and nuclear systems. The sound speed of mercury is similar to that of water, but the density is over an order of magnitude greater, making the consequences of fluid transients like fluid column separation followed by fluid-hammer much more severe in mercury systems than in water systems. Fluid transients in a mercury flow loop are considered and fluid transients in a loop filled with mercury and 0.5% by volume helium bubbles are evaluated. The helium bubbles add compressibility, which helps mitigate consequences of some transients of concern to nuclear applications.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In