Flow boiling heat transfer in microgravity: Recent results

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Flow boiling heat transfer (FBHT) allows high performance heat transfer due to latent heat transportation and its use is therefore important to reduce size and weight of space platforms and satellites. Its knowledge is also important for the safe operation of existing single-phase systems in case of accidental increase of heat generation rate. The number of existing researches on flow boiling in reduced gravity is very small due to both larger heat loads and available room in a 0-g apparatus for experiments. Consequently, coherence in existing data is somewhat missing. This lecture will summarize the results of the few research carried out on FBHT in microgravity, with special emphasis to the recent research carried out at ENEA, in the frame of an ESA (European Space Agency) project. © Z-Tec Publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13 - 17
Number of pages5
JournalMicrogravity Science and Technology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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