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Title: Investigation of a single vapour bubble confined between superheated or subcooled parallel plates
Authors: Wang, Y
Sefiane, K
Barber, J
Wilson, S
2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009)
Keywords: Confined vapour bubble;Heat and mass transfer
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 01-02 September 2009
Abstract: We investigate the evolution of a single vapour bubble confined between two parallel plates. The experimental study involves generating a single vapour bubble and recording its evolution using a high speed camera. The working fluid used is FC-72, and the plates are held at controlled temperatures that can be either superheated or subcooled. The speed of growth or collapse of the bubble is determined from the recorded images. A simple theoretical model is presented, the predictions of which are found to be in good agreement with the experimental results for the collapse of a bubble between subcooled plates at high subcooling.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009), which was held at Brunel University, West London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IPEM, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics, the Process Intensification Network, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-72-7
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