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dynamics of discrete bubble in nucleate pool boiling on thin wires in microgravity
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Pages: 13-19
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Journal of Thermal Science

Keyword:  bubble dynamics pool boiling microgravity Marangoni effect;
Abstract: <正> A space experiment on bubble behavior and heat transfer in subcooled pool boiling phenomenon has been performedutilizing the temperature-controlled pool boiling (TCPB) device both in normal gravity in the laboratoryand in microgravity aboard the 22~(nd) Chinese recoverable satellite. The fluid is degassed R113 at 0.1 MPa andsubcooled by 26℃ nominally. A thin platinum wire of 60 μm in diameter and 30 mm in length is simultaneouslyused as heater and thermometer. Only the dynamics of the vapor bubbles, particularly the lateral motion and thedeparture of discrete vapor bubbles in nucleate pool boiling are reported and analyzed in the present paper. It\'sfound that these distinct behaviors can be explained by the Marangoni convection in the liquid surrounding vaporbubbles. The origin of the Marangoni effect is also discussed.
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