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Effect of Heating Boundary Conditions on Pool Boiling Experiments



J Darabi, M M. Ohadi, M A. Fanni-Tabrizi, S V. Dessiatoun, Mark A. Kedzierski


The two widely used experimental methods for pool boiling experiments are evaluated. Boiling heat transfer data employing either the water or electric heating method obtained by various researchers are compared and discussed. The electric heating method is a constant heat flux process, while the water heating method represents a pseudo-exponential temperature pro-file for the heating water along the tube. It is concluded that the temperature profile along the tube is the major cause of the difference between results from the two methods. The parameters that shape the temperature profile and cause differences are discussed.
Hvac&R Research
No. 4


boiling heat, boundary condition, building technology, electric heating, fluid heating, heat transfer


Darabi, J. , Ohadi, M. , Fanni-Tabrizi, M. , Dessiatoun, S. and Kedzierski, M. (1999), Effect of Heating Boundary Conditions on Pool Boiling Experiments, Hvac&R Research, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created September 30, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021