Nucleate pool boiling at low heat flux is typically characterized by cyclic growth and departure of single vapor bubbles from the heated wall. It has been experimentally observed that the contact angle at the bubble base varies during the ebullition cycle. In the present numerical study, dynamic advancing and receding contact angles obtained from experimental observations are specified at the base of a vapor bubble growing on a wall. The complete Navier-Stokes equations are solved and the liquid-vapor interface is captured using the level-set technique. The effect of dynamic contact angle on the bubble dynamics and vapor removal rate are compared to results obtained with static contact angle. The results show that bubble base exhibits a slip/stick behavior with dynamic contact angle though the overall effect on the vapor removal rate is small. Higher advancing contact angle is found to increase the vapor removal rate.

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