TECHNICAL PAPERS: Bubbles, Particles, and Droplets

Heat Transfer Enhancement Caused by Sliding Bubbles

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Baris B. Bayazit, D. Keith Hollingsworth, Larry C. Witte

Heat Transfer and Phase Change Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204

J. Heat Transfer 125(3), 503-509 (May 20, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1565090 History: Received June 26, 2002; Revised November 14, 2002; Online May 20, 2003
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Schematic drawing of the test apparatus
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Detailed sketch of test surface
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Timing of lower and upper image sequences. The positions of the bubbles drawn in dashed line are interpolated.
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Collage of bubble images. The frame timing is in ms.
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Large cap-shaped bubble with a shear layer at the lower extremity
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Width to length ratio versus velocity
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Contour plot of the change in Tw caused by the passage of the bubble: Tw(t=140 ms)−Tw(t=0 ms). The bubble first contacts the plate near x=516 pixels.
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Contour plot of the change in Tw caused by the passage of the bubble: Tw(t=280 ms)−Tw(t=0 ms). The bubble first contacts the plate near x=516 pixels.
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Sketch of the model system for computation of heat transfer across the microlayer
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Comparison of the calculated and measured wall temperature. The lengths of the computed temperature traces correspond to the measured bubble lengths.




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