TECHNICAL PAPERS: Evaporation, Boiling, and Condensation

A Fractal Model for Nucleate Pool Boiling Heat Transfer

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Boming Yu, Ping Cheng

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, P.R. China

J. Heat Transfer 124(6), 1117-1124 (Dec 03, 2002) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1513580 History: Received September 26, 2001; Revised June 14, 2002; Online December 03, 2002
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(a) A photograph 8 of active nucleation sites for ϕ=90 deg, q=5.7×105 W/m2, and ΔTw=18°C; and (b) determination of fractal dimension of nucleation sites from (a).
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Fractal dimension versus wall superheat for ϕ=35 deg, 90 deg
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Area fraction Vs of nucleation sites versus wall superheat for ϕ=35 deg, 90 deg
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A comparison between the fractal model prediction and experimental data of nuclear pool-boiling heat flux: (a) ϕ=90 deg, (b) ϕ=35 deg.
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(a) Area fraction for natural convection versus wall superheat for ϕ=35 deg, 90 deg; and (b) Natural convection coefficient versus wall superheat.
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Effects of contact angle and fractal dimension on boiling heat flux at ΔTw=10°C
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Effects of contact angle on maximum and minimum diameters of nucleation sites
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Effects of contact angle on total number of nucleation sites




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