Magnetic Field Effects on Bubble Growth in Boiling Liquid Metals

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C. P. C. Wong, G. C. Vliet, P. S. Schmidt

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Tex.

J. Heat Transfer 100(3), 466-472 (Aug 01, 1978) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450832 History: Received April 12, 1978; Online August 11, 2010


A theoretical analysis of bubble growth in superheated liquid metals shows that in the presence of a strong magnetic field, the growing bubble would assume an elongated shape and the volume would be less than that for the nonmagnetic case. As time progresses and for higher field strengths the bubble becomes more elongated. The analytical results are used to estimate the effect of strong magnetic fields on nucleate boiling heat transfer.

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