Author

Wai Keat Kuan

Abstract

A stable meniscus is formed between a needle dispensing water over a heated circular face of a rotating copper block. The needle is offset from the axis of rotation and thus forms a moving meniscus. The water flow rate, heater surface temperature and the speed of rotation are controlled to provide a stable meniscus with complete evaporation of water without any meniscus break-up. The experimental heat transfer rate is compared with the transient heat conduction model. The results indicate that the transient heat conduction plays a major role in the heat transfer process from a moving meniscus. The study provides an important insight on the role of transient conduction around a nucleating bubble in pool boiling.

Publication Date

2003

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)

Advisor

Satish Kandlikar

Advisor/Committee Member

Jian Yu

Advisor/Committee Member

P. Venkataraman

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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