publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

The dynamics of Leidenfrost drops

van Limbeek, Michiel Antonius Jacobus;
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  • Published: 20 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: University Library/University of Twente
  • Country: Netherlands
Temperature control is omnipresent in today’s life: from keeping your fridge cold, maintaining a room at a pleasant temperature or preventing your computer from overheating. Efficient ways of heat transfer are often based on phase change, making use of the high latent heat of evaporation. In the context of spray cooling, liquid drops are impacting a hot plate to ensure a rapid cooling. At some temperature however, no contact occurs between the liquid and the plate, and the heat transfer rate is strongly reduced. The origins of this so-called Leidenfrost phenomenon are investigated in this thesis from an experimental point. By investigating the wetting behaviour ...
free text keywords: Temperature control, Wetting, Nucleate boiling, Leidenfrost effect, Evaporation, Chemistry, Boiling, Thermodynamics, Mechanics, Latent heat, Heat transfer, METIS-320093, IR-102780
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NWO| MESA+ School for Nanotechnology
  • Funder: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (NWO)
  • Project Code: 2300168605
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