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A MECHANISTIC SUBCOOLED BOILING MODEL

Richard T. Lahey, Jr.
Center for Multiphase Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA

Abstract

This paper presents a phenomenologically based model for subcooled nucleate boiling. It is shown that the current state of understanding is such that mechanistic models cannot be uniquely determined; however, comparisons of the mechanistic model presented herein with existing data indicates good agreement.

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