Studies in Saturated Pool Boiling of Water
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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A photographic study of saturated nucleate pool boiling of water on horizontally mounted wires and tubes was carried out. The effects of the diameter of the heating surface, system pressure and heat flux upon the bubble diameter at departure from the heating surface were investigated. Five platinum wires and two platinum tubes were used at a range of pressures. Departure diameter of more than 1.800 discrete bubbles was measured at various heat fluxes. An empirical expression is proposed to correlate bubble diameters in saturated nucleate pool boiling of water at all pressures.
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