Analytical solution of nucleate pool boiling heat transfer model based on macrolayer

Mohd Danish, Mohammed Almesfer

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In the present work, a transient heat conduction model has been developed for heat transfer through macrolayer in nucleate regime of pool boiling. The developed heat transfer model was solved analytically (Laplace Transform) using appropriate initial and boundary conditions. The influence of macrolayer thickness, wall superheat, and time on conduction heat flux has been predicted. The average conduction heat flux as a function of wall superheat and macrolayer thickness has also been predicted. The findings of the study have been compared with experimental results, and they are in reasonable agreement. For higher values of wall superheat, which correspond to nucleate pool boiling, predicted results agree with experimental data. Findings also substantiate the assertion that heat conduction across the macrolayer constitutes the major mode of heat transfer from the heated wall to the boiling liquid in the macrolayer regime of pool boiling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-324
Number of pages12
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • Analytical
  • Conduction model
  • Heat flux
  • Macrolayer


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