TECHNICAL PAPERS: Evaporation, Boiling, and Condensation

An Experimental Study of Miniature-Scale Pool Boiling

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Tailian Chen, Jacob N. Chung

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, P.O. Box 116300 Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

J. Heat Transfer 125(6), 1074-1086 (Nov 19, 2003) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1603773 History: Received March 19, 2002; Revised May 20, 2003; Online November 19, 2003
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Heater array containing 96 microheaters
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One of the serpentine microheaters on the heater array
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The electronics circuit for temperature control
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Schematic of experiment apparatus
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Heat transfer path from the microheater: (a) boiling experiment; and (b) The heater was turned upside down.
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The heat flux uncertainty at different heater superheats
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The boiling curve for fully gas-saturated and fully degassed cases
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Time-resolved heat flux traces at different superheats
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Heat flux variations during one typical bubble cycle at two superheats
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A close-up view showing the heat flux dips at different superheats
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Hypothetical models for bubble departure at the two regimes: (a) Regime I; and (b) Regime II.
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The trend of max. and min. heat fluxes during one ebullition cycle with various heater superheats
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Bubble departure sizes at different superheats
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The visualization results of bubble departure-nucleation process for #1 heater at ΔT=54°C: (a) the side views; and (b) the bottom views.
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Comparison of measured bubble growth rate with prediction by Scriven 12.
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Comparison of dimensionless growth time and bubble departure size
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Comparison of boiling curves for different heater sizes
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Comparison of peak heat fluxes for different heater sizes




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