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Effect of Heating Boundary Conditions on Pool Boiling Experiments.


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Darabi, J.; Ohadi, M. M.; Fanni, M. A.; Dessiatoun, S. V.; Kedzierski, M. A.

HVAC&R Research, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1-14, October 1999.

Keywords:

heating; experiments; heat transfer; temperature profiles; data analysis

Abstract:

The two widely used experimental methods for pool boiling experiments are evaluated. Boiling heat transfer data employing either the water heating or the electric heating method obtained by various researchers are compared and discussed. The electric heating method is a constant heat flux process, while the water heating method represents a pseudo-exponential temperature profile for the heating water along the tube. It is concluded that the temperature profile along the tube is the major cause of the difference between results from the two methods. The parameters that shape the temperature profile and cause differences are discussed.