Liquid-vapour phase change : nucleate boiling of pure fluid and nanofluid under different gravity levels

Diana, Antoine (2014) Liquid-vapour phase change : nucleate boiling of pure fluid and nanofluid under different gravity levels. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research was a step towards the comprehension of the nano-particles interaction with bubbles created during boiling. It was aimed at solving the controversies of whether the heat transfer is enhanced or deteriorated during the boiling of the nanofluid. Experiments were conducted in normal gravity and reduced gravity environments on-board the European Space Agency Parabolic Flight Program. The local modification of the thermo-physical properties of the fluid and moreover the modification experienced in the liquid microlayer under the growing vapour bubble were the dominant factors in explaining the mechanisms of the boiling behaviour of the nanofluid.

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ID Code: 65842
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Castillo, Martin & Steinberg, Ted
Keywords: Nucleate boiling, Heat transfer, Bubble growth, Liquid-vapour interface, Nanofluid, Normal gravity, Reduced gravity
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2014 06:42
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 00:58

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