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The mechanisms of heat transfer during nucleate pool boiling: A numerical study

Project coordinator(s)

Dr. Tony Robinson
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Research Staff

Dr. Cristina Radulescu

Post-graduate Staff

Mr. Sergio Di Bari

Description

Tremendously high heat removal rates are achieved by the bubbling activity during boiling on a heated solid surface. With nearly a century of scientific advancement, only recently have experimentalists, using micro-sensing technology, uncovered the reasons why this is so. Even still, advancement is sluggish due to the time consuming nature of these experiments. This work will take advantage of the advancement in computer technology to solve the bubble growth & heat transfer problem mathematically using numerical techniques. The work will elucidate the mechanisms of heat removal during boiling and will explain why it changes significantly with seemingly small alterations to the boiling condition.

The mechanisms of heat transfer during nucleate pool boiling: A numerical study

Funding Body

Science Foundation Ireland (Research Frontiers Programme)