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Research Article

Pool boiling experiment characteristics on the pure copper surface

Xiaoli Huang1Zeliang Chen1( )Nan Gui1Xingtuan Yang1Jiyuan Tu1,2Shengyao Jiang1( )
Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Nuclear Energy Technology, Key Laboratory of Advanced Reactor Engineering and Safety, Ministry of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3083, Australia
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The pool boiling characteristics with different boiling surfaces and working fluids play an important part in multiphase flow research. The key parameters of pool boiling, such as heat transfer coefficient (HTC) and critical heat flux (CHF), can be only acquired by experiment. Thus, a pool boiling experimental device is designed and produces the HTC and CHF data on the pure copper heating surface, which are 72.25 kW/(m2·K) and 1093.28 kW/m2, respectively. Besides, a series of visualization experimental results of bubble behavior in the pool boiling are taken by the high-speed camera to provide references for the boiling mechanism research. The pool boiling experiment would be the benchmark data to validate the future experiments and computer simulations.


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Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow
Pages 192-198
Cite this article:
Huang X, Chen Z, Gui N, et al. Pool boiling experiment characteristics on the pure copper surface. Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow, 2023, 5(2): 192-198.






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Received: 10 February 2022
Revised: 13 March 2022
Accepted: 14 March 2022
Published: 02 April 2022
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