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A New Correlation of Pool-Boiling Data Including the Effect of Heating Surface Characteristics

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B. B. Mikic, W. M. Rohsenow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

J. Heat Transfer 91(2), 245-250 (May 01, 1969) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3580136 History: Received June 26, 1968; Revised August 27, 1968; Online August 25, 2011

Abstract

The standard approach which relates heat transfer in nucleate boiling to heat transfer to the superheated layer averaged over the time between two successive departures of a bubble from a given site is extended in order to relate the heat flux to the wall superheat through the heating surface characteristic. It was found that the q/A versus Δ T relation depends on the cavity size distribution over the surface. For a known distribution of cavity size, the q/A versus Δ T relation may be predicted, or for unknown characteristics of the boiling surface it is sufficient to have boiling data at one pressure in order to predict the q/A versus Δ T relation of other pressure levels for the same surface and the same liquid. The latter was tried on a wide range of experimental data including water and three organic liquids with good results.

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