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Transient Cooling of a Hot Surface by Droplets Evaporation. Final Report. July 1989-July 1990.


pdf icon Transient Cooling of a Hot Surface by Droplets Evaporation. Final Report. July 1989-July 1990. (4154 K)
Tartarini, P.; Liao, Y.; diMarzo, M.

NIST GCR 93-622; Report 90-6; 104 p. April 1993.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB93-189421

Keywords:

droplets; evaporation; solid fuels; thermal conductivity; water; vaporization

Abstract:

This report describes the research performed during the period July 1989-July 1990 under a joint research program between the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Maryland and the Center for Fire Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The research is conducted by Graduate Research Assistants of the ME Department under the joint supervision of Dr. di Marzo (UMCP) and of Dr. Evans (CFR - NIST). A new experimental set-up for the study of dropwise evaporation in a radiant heat transfer field has been designed, constructed and tested. The various issues of concern such as: steady state solid temperature distribution, radiant heater design and configuration, infrared background noise and post test data manipulation are outlined.