Thermofluid Dynamics of Boiling in Microchannels

Sujoy Kumar Saha, Gian Piero Celata, Satish G. Kandlikar

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State of the art of the thermofluid dynamics of boiling in microchannels has been presented. Part I gives introduction with the scale differentiation of thermofluid mechanics in flow regime. This is followed by detailed discussion of flow pattern and bubble growth, heat transfer with models, pressure drop, and instability. Part II deals with onset of nucleate boiling, void fraction, liquid film thickness, critical heat flux, and this part also makes conclusion and gives direction for future research. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77 - 226
Number of pages150
JournalAdvances in Heat Transfer
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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