Pool boiling heat transfer for surfaces with microchannels of variable depth
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, al. 1000-lecia Państwa Polskiego 7, PL-25-314 Kielce, Poland
2 Holy Cross Cancer Center, Technical Department, Artwińskiego Street 3, PL-25-734 Kielce
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Published online: 28 June 2019
Experimental investigations of pool boiling heat transfer on microchannels of variable depth were conducted. The experiments were carried out for water and ethanol at atmospheric pressure. Microchannels of variable depth from 0.2 to 2.8 mm and width 0.5 mm were uniformly spaced on base surface with pitch of 1 mm. The comparison of heat transfer coefficients for surfaces with variable and constant depth of microchannels was made. At the low and medium heat fluxes structures with constant microchannel depth showed the best boiling heat transfer performance. EX-FH20 (Casio) camera was used to record the images of the entire surface of the specimen. The bubble growth mechanism on the enhanced surface was different from that of plain surface. Visualization investigations were aimed at identifying nucleation sites and determining the bubble growth cycle. Vapor bubbles generate in microchannel spaces, from where they move towards the fin tips, then grow and depart.
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