Critical heat flux in a locally heated liquid film driven by gas flow in a minichannel

D. V. Zaitsev, D. A. Rodionov, O. A. Kabov

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Abstract

The rupture of a liquid film driven by friction with a gas flow in a horizontal minichannel and the heat-exchange crisis in this film locally heated by a 1 × 1 cm source in the channel wall has been experimentally studied. A heat flux of 250 W/cm2 is achieved, which is greater by an order of magnitude than the limiting heat flux for a vertically falling liquid film with the same Reynolds number (Rel = 21). These experiments confirmed good prospects for using gas-flow-driven liquid films in cooling systems of devices with intense local heat evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)680-682
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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