A stable meniscus is formed by a circular nozzle dispensing water over a heated circular face of a rotating cylindrical copper block. The nozzle is offset from the axis of rotation of the copper block and thus a moving meniscus is formed on the surface. The water flow rate, heater surface temperature, and the speed of rotation are controlled to provide a stable meniscus with continuous evaporation of water without any meniscus breakup. The study provides an important insight into the role of the evaporating liquid-vapor interface and transient heat conduction around a nucleating bubble in pool boiling.
Experimental Study of Heat Transfer in an Evaporating Meniscus on a Moving Heated Surface
Manuscript received August 20, 2003; revision received December 15, 2004. Review conducted by: J. N. Chung.
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Kandlikar, S. G., Kuan , W. K., and Mukherjee, A. (March 24, 2005). "Experimental Study of Heat Transfer in an Evaporating Meniscus on a Moving Heated Surface ." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. March 2005; 127(3): 244–252. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1857948
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