Pool Boiling with R-113

An aluminum vessel was constructed to study pool boiling experiments with variation of system pressure and fluid temperature. 
A high-speed motion analyzer with a digital imager  (Model CR2000) and a hydrophone system (Bruel & Khar Model 8103) deployed to study the bubble dynamics in connection with sound emission during pool boiling.
A Spot Heater (1 mm x 1 mm) enables to produce and control a single vapor bubble.
Boiling Cavitation

A water vapor bubble reveals a water jet toward the surface during the collapse, which produces an intensive acoustic signal.

Pool Boiling Curve with R-113
A Copper Heater developed in our laboratory.



Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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