Boiling Heat Transfer-Role of Numerical Simulations

MAE Distinguished Lecturer Series

Featuring Vijay K. Dhir, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

Location: California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Boiling is a very efficient heat removal process and as such is utilized in many energy conversion and electronic cooling processes. Because of the complexity of the process, we have mostly relied in the past on empirical correlations. In this presentation, progress that has been made recently in resolving the phenomenon through numerical simulations will be described. A special emphasis will be placed on delineation of the phenomenon under reduced gravity conditions.

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