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TECHNICAL NOTES

Critical Heat Flux of Multi-Nozzle Spray Cooling

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Lanchao Lin

Universal Energy Systems, Inc., 4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH 45432-1894

Rengasamy Ponnappan

Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7251

J. Heat Transfer 126(3), 482-485 (Jun 16, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1738418 History: Received December 11, 2002; Revised October 17, 2003; Online June 16, 2004
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Rini,  D. P., Chen,  R. H., and Chow,  L. C., 2002, “Bubble Behavior and Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer in Saturated FC-72 Spray Cooling,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 124, pp. 63–72.
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Mudawar,  I., and Valentine,  W. S., 1989, “Determination of the Local Quench Curve for Spray-Cooled Metallic Surfaces,” J. Heat Treating, 7(2), pp. 107–121.
Lin,  L., and Ponnappan,  R., 2003, “Heat Transfer Characteristics of Spray Cooling in a Closed Loop,” Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 46(20), pp. 3737–3746.

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Spray array: (a) individual spray cone; and (b) inscription area of spray
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Schematic of experimental setup
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CHF versus Q″ at different saturation temperature levels for FC-87
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CHF versus Q″ at different saturation temperature levels for FC-72
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CHF versus Q″ at different saturation temperature levels for methanol

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