Experiments and Universal Growth Relations for Vapor Bubbles With Microlayers

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T. G. Theofanous, T. H. Bohrer, M. C. Chang, P. D. Patel

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

J. Heat Transfer 100(1), 41-48 (Feb 01, 1978) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450502 History: Received November 29, 1976; Online August 11, 2010


Solutions for bubble growth rates including the effects of inertia, heat transfer, and microlayer evaporation were obtained in generalized coordinates. Experimental growth rate data, covering a wide range of superheats, were obtained under precisely controlled conditions. The theoretical development appears to provide a satisfactory a priori prediction of these data. In particular, the Γ-effect predicted earlier is fully corroborated by these data which are the first to cover an extended range of this parameter.

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