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Title: Simulation and experimental investigation of pool boiling on a silicon wafer with artificial nucleation sites
Authors: Sanna, A
Hutter, C
Lin, H
Sefiane, K
Walton, AJ
Pavlovic, E
Golobic, I
Nelson, RA
Karayiannis, TG
Kenning, DBR
Keywords: Pool boiling
Artificial nucleation sites
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Committees of EUROTHERM 2008
Citation: 5th European Thermal Sciences Conference, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 18-22 May 2008
Abstract: This paper reports progress on a project to develop a design tool for large arrays of nucleation sites at specified locations to achieve high rates of cooling by pool boiling. The tool will be based on an improved version of a hybrid simulation, in which the 3-D temperature field in the wall is solved numerically, along with simple sub-models for bubble-driven heat transfer that require experimental calibration. Improvements to the computer code and progress with the experiments are reported briefly. The paper focuses on the development of a sub-model for the lateral coalescence of bubbles, which is shown to cause irregularity in the bubble production by a regular array of nucleation sites.
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