Numerical simulation of nucleate boiling in shallow liquid by VOSET

Le Lei, Kong Ling, Wen Quan Tao*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Nucleate boiling is widely used in industries due to very high heat transfer coefficient. Thus, its physical mechanisms and effect factors have been extensively investigated over the last few decades. In this article, a complete 2-D numerical simulation on nucleate boiling in shallow liquid has been performed. A coupled volume-of-fluid and level-set method (VOSET) was used to deal with the moving liquid-vapor interface. The effects of static contact angle, wall superheat and gravity levels on the bubble dynamics and heat transfer are investigated. The results reveal some boiling mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2017 and 4th International Workshop on Heat Transfer, IWHT 2017
PublisherBegell House Inc.
Pages2815-2826
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781567004700
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2017 and 4th International Workshop on Heat Transfer, IWHT 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2 Apr 20175 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Thermal and Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
Volume2017-April
ISSN (Electronic)2379-1748

Conference

Conference2nd Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC 2017 and 4th International Workshop on Heat Transfer, IWHT 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period2/04/175/04/17

Keywords

  • Contact angle
  • Gravity levels
  • Nucleate boiling
  • VOSET

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