Regular-irregular bubble departure patterns of film boiling on a horizontal heating wire

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

3 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations



Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1039-1048
Journal / PublicationInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes


The transition between regular and irregular bubble departure pattern of film boiling on a horizontal heating wire is investigated experimentally. A range of transition heat flux can be identified. The transition is gradual in nature and is proposed as caused by bubble coalescence mechanism. A simple estimate for the transition heat flux under saturated film boiling is proposed and compared with experiments. © 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Bibliographic Note

Publication details (e.g. title, author(s), publication statuses and dates) are captured on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis at the time of record harvesting from the data source. Suggestions for further amendments or supplementary information can be sent to