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Nucleate pool boiling in microgravity: recent progress and future prospects

Colin, Catherine and Kannengieser, Olivier and Bergez, Wladimir and Lebon, Michel and Sebilleau, Julien and Sagan, Michael and Tanguy, Sébastien Nucleate pool boiling in microgravity: recent progress and future prospects. (2017) Comptes Rendus Mécanique, 345 (1). 21-34. ISSN 1631-0721

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crme.2016.10.004


Pool boiling on flat plates in microgravity has been studied for more than 50 years. The results of recent experiments performed in sounding rocket are presented and compared to previous results. At low heat flux, the vertical oscillatory motion of the primary bubble is responsible for the increase in the heat transfer coefficient in microgravity compared to ground experiments. The effect of a non-condensable gas on the stabilisation of the large primary bubble on the heater is pointed out. Experiments on isolated bubbles are also performed on ground and in parabolic flight. The effect of a shear flow on the bubble detachment is highlighted. A force balance model allows determining an expression of the capillary force and of the drag force acting on the bubble.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version of this document is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631072116301012
HAL Id:hal-01472139
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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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:20 Feb 2017 14:34

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