On the heat transfer mechanisms in microgravity nucleate boiling

H. Ohta, K. Kawasaki, S. Okada, H. Azuma, S. Yoda, T. Nakamura

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Since the existing data shows inconsistent trends of heat transfer characteristics, the methods of data acquisition and of analysis for the clarification of heat transfer mechanisms were developed to obtain the knowledge universally applied to microgravity nucleate boiling. Based on the information about the bubble structure, the possibility of steady-state heat transfer, the heat transfer enhancement and deterioration, and the behavior of microlayer underneath bubbles, a predictive method of heat transfer was introduced by using measured microlayer thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1325-1330
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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