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dc.contributor.authorGhiu, Camil-Danielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-16T17:52:23Z
dc.date.available2007-08-16T17:52:23Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-10en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/16229
dc.description.abstractA study of pool boiling of a dielectric liquid (PF 5060) from single-layered enhanced structures was conducted. The parameters investigated were the heat flux, the width of the microchannels and the microchannel pitch. The boiling performance of the enhanced structures increases with increase in channel width and decrease in channel pitch. Simple single line curve fits are provided as a practical way of predicting the data over the entire nucleate boiling regime. The influence of confinement on the thermal performance of the enhanced structures was also assessed. The main parameter investigated was the top space (0 mm { 13 mm). High-speed visualization was used as a tool . For the total confinement ( = 0 mm), the heat transfer performance of the enhanced structures was found to depend weakly on the channel width. For >0 mm, the enhancement observed for plain surfaces in the low heat fluxes regime is not present for the present enhanced structure. The maximum heat flux for a prescribed 85 oC surface temperature limit increased with the increase of the top spacing, similar to the plain surfaces case. Two characteristic regimes of pool boiling have been identified and described: isolated flattened bubbles regime and coalesced bubbles regime. A semi-analytical predictive model applicable to pool boiling under confinement is developed. The model requires a limited number of empirical constants and is capable of predicting the experimental heat flux within 30%.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectPool boilingen_US
dc.subjectEnhanced structuresen_US
dc.subjectConfinementen_US
dc.titlePool Boiling from Enhanced Structures under Confinementen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Dr.Yogendra Joshi; Committee Member: Dr. Madhavan Swaminathan; Committee Member: Dr. S. Mostafa Ghiaasiaan; Committee Member: Dr. Said I. Abdel-Khalik; Committee Member: Dr. Sushil Bhavnanien_US


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