Pool Boiling Fundamentals

Early implementation of phase change cooling has seen a lot of work in understanding pool boiling. While being simple in comparison to two-phase flow systems, they are very useful when trying to develop a better understanding of the fundamental nucleate boiling behavior. This understanding can later be utilized for more understanding complex two-phase configurations in reduced gravity configurations.

In our lab, we have a pool boiling facility for investigating surface augmentation techniques. These include understanding effect of traditional surface engineering configurations like surface roughness and machined nucleation sites, as well as more advanced surface engineering including work with specially manufactured surfaces with copper inverse opals structures.  The goal is to identify the effect of these surface engineering augmentations on the two-phase heat transfer and CHF performance.

Related Publications

[2] Li, Jiayuan, Lucas E. O'Neill, Michael G. Izenson, and Chirag R. Kharangate. "Data consolidation, correlations assessment, and new correlation development for pool boiling critical heat flux specific to cryogenic fluids." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 213 (2023): 124315. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0017931023004611

[1]    G Mlakar, CN Huang, C Kharangate, Effects of surface modifications on pool boiling heat transfer with HFE-7100, International Journal of Thermofluids, 100286,https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666202723000083