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Flow Boiling in straight heated tube under microgravity conditions

Narcy, Marine and Colin, Catherine Flow Boiling in straight heated tube under microgravity conditions. (2013) In: Eighth International Topical Team Workshop - ITTW on TWO-PHASE SYSTEMS FOR GROUND AND SPACE APPLICATIONS, 16 September 2013 - 19 September 2013 (Bremen, Germany).

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Boiling two-phase flow can transfer large heat fluxes with small driving temperature differences, which is of great interest for the design of high-performance thermal management systems applied to space platforms and on-board electronics cooling in particular. However, such systems are designed using ground-based empirical correlations, which may not be reliable under microgravity conditions. Therefore, several two-phase flow (gas-liquid flow and boiling flow) experiments have been conducted in the past forty years and enabled to gather data about flow patterns, pressure drops, and heat transfers including critical heat flux and void fraction in thermohydraulic systems. Previous state of the art and data can be found in the papers of Colin et al. [1], Ohta [2], and Celata and Zummo [3]. However, there is still a lack of reliable data on heat transfer in flow boiling in microgravity. Therefore, the purpose of our study is to clarify gravity effects on heat transfer characteristics and provide a fundamental description of boiling heat transfer for space applications.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:19 Mar 2014 08:18

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