Accession Number : AD0270754

Title :   THE BOILING CRISIS AND THE THERMODYNAMIC STABILITY OF A LIQUID

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : SKRIPOV,V.P.

Report Date : 19 JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Hydrodynamic factors play an important role in the appearance of phenomena during the boiling of a liquid near a hot wall. The thermodynamic approach to the boiling crisis utilizes the wall temperature as the basic determining parameter. The specific heat flux is, in this case, a derived value. The value arrived at in the experiment will depend on the properties of the system and on the direction of the process. Practically complete cessation of nucleate boiling is due to the attainment at the hot wall of the temperature of maximum superheating of the liquid, taking wetting conditions into account. The maximum superheating is determined irrespective of heat-transfer phenomena, and is similar in nature to the thermodynamic crisis of the stability of the liquid phase at a given external pressure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BOILING, *FILM BOILING, *LIQUIDS, *NUCLEATE BOILING, *THERMODYNAMICS, BUBBLES, PHASE STUDIES, PRESSURE, STABILITY, VAPORS, VOLUME

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE