Peripheral variation of heat transfer under pool boiling on tubes

K. Cornwell, J. G. Einarsson

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Boiling heat transfer measurements on a tube designed to yield the peripheral variation of heat transfer coefficient without interfering with the nucleation site density are presented. A variation of up to 25% around the tube is found with a maximum at the base. High speed cine photography was used to estimate the variation of mean bubble layer thickness and mean velocities with angle. An iterative heat balance around the periphery indicated a voidage decrease from about unity at the base to 0.3-0.6 at 90°. © 1983.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1983


  • boiling
  • heat transfer
  • two-phase flow


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