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High heat flux spray cooling
Author(s): Jidong Yang; Martin R. Pais; Louis C. Chow
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Paper Abstract

Studies have been performed in spray cooling with phase change using water as the coolant. A gas atomizing nozzle was used with both air and steam as the driving gases. The effect of gas atomizing pressure and liquid flow rate on the heat transfer, specifically, the critical heat flux is studied. Spray droplet size and velocity, liquid film thickness and flatness were measured using phase Doppler, Fresnel diffraction, and holographic techniques, respectively. The effect of spray characteristics on film thickness and heat transfer is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1739, High Heat Flux Engineering, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140508
Show Author Affiliations
Jidong Yang, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Martin R. Pais, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)
Louis C. Chow, Univ. of Kentucky (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1739:
High Heat Flux Engineering
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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