The behavior of water droplets on the heated surface

V. E. Nakoryakov, S. Ya Misyura, S. L. Elistratov

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The effect of the volume of distillate droplets and temperature of the heated wall on evaporation process was investigated. The strong influence of thermal-physical and geometrical parameters of the wall on droplet evaporation is shown. A change in the ratio of droplet diameter to the wall thickness can lead to a change in evaporation regimes. Distribution of interface temperature along the droplet length is measured. At evaporation the wall temperature under the droplet changes significantly. A new method for measurement of the droplet mass on the heated wall is presented. The regimes of droplet boiling differ significantly from pool boiling. The droplet mass is directly changed in time; evaporation is separated into several stages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6609-6617
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Evaporation
  • Heat transfer crisis
  • Leidenfrost point
  • Nucleate boiling
  • Water droplets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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