Evaluation of Constants for the Rohsenow Pool-Boiling Correlation

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R. I. Vachon, G. H. Nix, G. E. Tanger

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

J. Heat Transfer 90(2), 239-246 (May 01, 1968) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3597489 History: Received January 20, 1967; Online August 25, 2011


The paper contains results of applying the Rohsenow pool-boiling correlation to data from the literature. Recent evidence supports the premise that the coefficient Csf and the exponent r of the Rohsenow equation vary with surface preparation technique as well as with liquid-surface combination. Eleven separate studies involving seven liquid-surface combinations and seven different surface preparation techniques have been correlated. Appropriate values of r and Csf have been determined using least squares techniques in conjunction with the Rohsenow equation to represent the various data investigated.

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