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Basic and applied researches in microgravity/Recherches fondamentales et appliquées en microgravité
Nucleate pool boiling in microgravity: Recent progress and future prospects
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 345 (2017) no. 1, pp. 21-34.

Pool boiling on flat plates in microgravity has been studied for more than 50 years. The results of recent experiments performed in sounding rocket are presented and compared to previous results. At low heat flux, the vertical oscillatory motion of the primary bubble is responsible for the increase in the heat transfer coefficient in microgravity compared to ground experiments. The effect of a non-condensable gas on the stabilisation of the large primary bubble on the heater is pointed out. Experiments on isolated bubbles are also performed on ground and in parabolic flight. The effect of a shear flow on the bubble detachment is highlighted. A force balance model allows determining an expression of the capillary force and of the drag force acting on the bubble.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2016.10.004
Keywords: Pool boiling, Bubble dynamics, Heat transfer, Microgravity

Catherine Colin 1; Olivier Kannengieser 1; Wladimir Bergez 1; Michel Lebon 1; Julien Sebilleau 1; Michaël Sagan 1; Sébastien Tanguy 1

1 Institut de mécanique des fluides de Toulouse, Université de Toulouse (INP–UPS–CNRS), 2, allée du Professeur-Camille-Soula, 31400 Toulouse, France
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Catherine Colin; Olivier Kannengieser; Wladimir Bergez; Michel Lebon; Julien Sebilleau; Michaël Sagan; Sébastien Tanguy. Nucleate pool boiling in microgravity: Recent progress and future prospects. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 345 (2017) no. 1, pp. 21-34. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2016.10.004. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.1016/j.crme.2016.10.004/

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