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International Heat Transfer Conference 4

ISSN: 2377-424X (online)
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A STUDY OF INCIPIENT VAPOR NUCLEATION WITHIN LIQUID FILLED CONICAL CAVITIES

William M. Robb
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Clarkson College of Technology Potsdam, New York, U.S.A.

Robert Cole
Dept. of Chem. Engr., Clarkson College, Potsdam, N.Y. 13676

DOI: 10.1615/IHTC4.240
pages 1-11

Abstract

The steady-state liquid temperature profile for a liquid filled conical cavity containing entrapped gas has been developed to show the existence of a region of uniform superheat within the cavity; a condition required for correct application of the classical nucleation equations. Experiments performed to obtain numerical values for the effective nucleus radius show that the nuclei must attain their critical size within the extreme lower recesses of the sites. Additionally it is shown that the nuclei do form well within the region where the liquid is uniformly heated to the temperature of the cavity wall.

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