Stochastic simulation of non-hydrodynamic burnout on conductively heated surface

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-841
Journal / PublicationInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes


This paper presents a stochastic simulation of boiling on a two-dimensional matrix, considering the interference of nearby bubbles and the lateral heat conduction within the heating element. Some salient dynamic features for boiling burnout have been properly reproduced. The effective critical heat flux (CHF) is shown to be at the minimum of the hydrodynamic instability induced CHF and the local dryout-propagation burnout. The stable and metastable regimes of nucleate boiling mode are identified as well.

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