Characteristics of boiling heat transfer in a narrow gap

M. C. Chyu, S. H.R. Zaidi

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Pool boiling heat transfer of a horizontal heated wall subjected to a parallel interference wall at a certain distance above has been studied. Local surface temperature data of a heater boiling water at atmospheric pressure, using an interference wall of a diameter from 10 mm to 35 mm and a gap width from 0.051 mm to 2.54 mm are presented. The behavior of large variations in local temperature, the heat transfer mechanism in a very small gap, the critical heat flux, and the effect of vapor venting have been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
StatePublished - 1990
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 25 1990Nov 30 1990


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