The pseudocritical regions for supercritical water

A. R. Imre, U. K. Deiters, T. Kraska, I. Tiselj

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Vapour pressure curves and stability lines can be extended beyond the critical points into the supercritical domain by so-called Widom lines, along which some thermodynamic property undergoes a rapid change and liquid-like behaviour turns to vapour-like one. Knowledge about such lines is therefore important for thermohydraulic calculations and design. There are several properties that can be chosen as defining property of a Widom line. In this short note we calculate and compare several kinds of Widom lines for water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanical Engineering

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