Experimental investigation and optimization of pool boiling heat transfer enhancement over graphene-coated copper surface

Sameer S. Gajghate, Sreeram Barathula, Sudev Das, Bidyut B. Saha, Swapan Bhaumik

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Abstract

The current study presents an artificial neural network model used to predict the boiling heat transfer coefficient of different coating thicknesses of a graphene-coated copper surface in the pool boiling experimental setup for deionized water. The surface characterization has been carried out to study the structure, morphology and surface behavior. The investigations are carried out to evaluate the boiling heat transfer coefficient, heat flux and wall superheat for various thicknesses of nano-coated surfaces experimentally, and the obtained results are compared with those of the reported studies and existing empirical correlations. After that, these results are compared with the outputs such as current, heat flux, wall superheat and boiling heat transfer coefficient obtained using a MATLAB-based artificial neural network model with coating thickness, surface roughness and voltage as input variables. The admirable accuracies are obtained with the predicted optimal model outputs with experimental observation in each test case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1393-1411
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Volume140
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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