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Inaugural US-EU-China Thermophysics Conference-Renewable Energy 2009 (UECTC 2009 Proceedings)

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Y. Tao
Y. Tao
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C. Ma
C. Ma
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ISBN:
9780791802908
No. of Pages:
1200
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2009

A general theory for boiling heat transfer could be developed in the future, if the heat transfer of a single bubble and the interaction between the neighbouring bubbles are integrated in the evaluation modeling. The influence of microstructure of a heating surface and of the bubble formation on nucleate boiling heat transfer is investigated. The aim is to develop a correlation of the local and temporal activation of the potential nucleation sites, which can be statistically determined by the envelope area method based on the roughness measurements of the heating surface before the heat transfer measurements. The activation of nucleation sites, the bubble growth and departure and the sliding along the superheated wall of the test tube are observed by high speed video sequences.

The characteristic behaviour of nucleation sites during nucleate boiling of propane, for example the local and temporal distribution of the nucleation sites and frequency distribution of the distance to the next active nucleation site, will also be to analyze.

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