Modeling a General Equation for Pool Boiling Heat Transfer


It is recognized that the nucleate pool boiling data available in literature are mainly related to four known correlations, each differs from the other by a varying magnitude of constant coefficients, depending on restrictive experimental conditions. The present work is concerned in developing an empirically generalized correlation, which covers the entire range of nucleate boiling with a minimum possible deviation from experimental data. The least squares multiple regression technique is used to evaluate the best coefficient value used in the correlations. An empirical correlation that fits a broader scope of available data has been developed by a non-linear solution technique leading to the following equation: where the coefficients R1 and R3 both represent the effect of surface-liquid combination. They are assessed independently for the used surface material and liquid.

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M. Hameed, A. Khan and A. Mahdi, "Modeling a General Equation for Pool Boiling Heat Transfer," Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 294-303. doi: 10.4236/aces.2013.34037.

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