The bubble formation and heat transfer on a horizontal surface have been numerically analyzed using a volume of fluid (VOF) based interface tracking method incorporated into a complete solution of the Navier-Stokes and the thermal energy equations. The numerical method took into account the effects of surface tension, the interface mass transfer and the corresponding latent heat. The computations demonstrated capability of the algorithm in generating quantitative information on unsteady periodic bubble release patterns and on the spatially and temporally varying film thickness. The computations also predict the transport coefficients on the horizontal surface.
Prediction and Analysis of the Bubble Formation in Film Boiling
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Agrawal, A, Biswas, G, Welch, SWJ, & Durst, F. "Prediction and Analysis of the Bubble Formation in Film Boiling." Proceedings of the ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Heat Transfer, Volume 1. Anaheim, California, USA. November 13–19, 2004. pp. 169-178. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2004-60167
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