Pool Boiling on Polished and Chemically Etched Stainless-Steel Surfaces

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R. I. Vachon, G. E. Tanger, G. H. Nix

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

D. L. Davis

Humble Oil & Refining Co., Baton Rouge, La.

J. Heat Transfer 90(2), 231-238 (May 01, 1968) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3597486 History: Received October 28, 1966; Online August 25, 2011


This paper presents pool boiling data at atmospheric pressure for mechanically polished and chemically etched 304 stainless-steel surfaces in contact with distilled water. The surfaces were prepared by these techniques to produce variation in nucleation sites. Surface roughness was varied from 2–61 rms. The results show the changes in heat transfer with varying rms surface roughness and preparation technique. The Rohsenow pool boiling correlation was used to discuss the data.

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