Existing analytical solution for the problem of the heat transfer controlled growth of a spherical vapor bubble moving with a constant velocity under the assumptions of a thin thermal boundary layer and potential flow results in a complicated integral equation for the bubble radius and is too unwieldy to be used in multiphase flow models. The goal of this work is to suggest an approximate solution for this problem that gives correct asymptotic behavior and yields a simpler expression for the bubble growth rate. Comparison with the exact solution showed that this way a good approximation can be obtained.
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Approximate Solution for the Heat Transfer Controlled Growth of a Steadily Translating Vapor Bubble
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Shusser, M. "Approximate Solution for the Heat Transfer Controlled Growth of a Steadily Translating Vapor Bubble." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the Fluids Engineering, Energy Sustainability, and 3rd Energy Nanotechnology Conferences. Heat Transfer: Volume 2. Jacksonville, Florida, USA. August 10–14, 2008. pp. 229-232. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2008-56204
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