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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Microscale Heat Transfer

The Onset of Flow Instability in Uniformly Heated Horizontal Microchannels

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J. E. Kennedy, G. M. Roach, M. F. Dowling, S. I. Abdel-Khalik, S. M. Ghiaasiaan, S. M. Jeter

G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405

Z. H. Quershi

Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC 29802

J. Heat Transfer 122(1), 118-125 (Aug 03, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.521442 History: Received December 01, 1998; Revised August 03, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Experimental demand curves for the 1.17-mm diameter test section (PE=10.34 bar)
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Comparison between the onset of nucleate boiling (ONB) data and the correlation of Bergles and Rohsenow 5(D=1.17 mm)
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Variation of experimental values of the Stanton number at onset of flow instability (OFI) with the Peclet number and comparison with the correlation of Saha and Zuber 6 for the onset of significant void (OSV)
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Comparison between the heat flux values at the onset of flow instability (OFI) and 90 percent of the values required for bulk exit saturation
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Comparison between the onset of nucleate boiling (ONB) data and the correlation of Bergles and Rohsenow 5(D=1.45 mm)
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Cut-away of a test section
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Schematic of the test facility

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