Thermal Science Research

 Experiment on High Heat Flux Removal From A Single-Side
Heated Monoblock Using Flow Boiling

Lead Faculty:

Dr. Ronald Boyd       TEL: (936) 261-9951,       Email: Ronald_Boyd@pvamu.edu

Research Interest: Thermal Science, Heat Transfer for Subcooled Flow Boiling, and Conjugate Problems.

Current research: nucleate boiling; subcooled flow boiling; local heat transfer; natural convection in enclosures; mixed convection in internal and external geometries; optical interferometry; thermal transport problems; environmental flows; and microconvection.


Thermal Science Recent Publications:

    • High Heat Flux Removal Using Subcooled Flow Boiling in a Single-Side Heated Circular Channel, International J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, (accepted).
    • Conjugate Heat Transfer Measurements in Non-Uniformly Heated Circular Flow Channel Under Flow Boiling Conditions, International J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 45, pp. 1605-1613, 2002.
    • A New Facility for Measurements of Three-Dimensional, Local Subcooled Flow Boiling Heat Flux and Related Critical Heat Flux for PFCs, Fusion Science and Technology, Vol. 41, pp. 1-12, 2002.
    • Conjugate Heat Transfer Measurements in a Single-Side Heated Circular Flow Channel Under Turbulent, Subcooled Flow Boiling Conditions, 12th International Heat Transfer Conference, Elsevier Publishing, Grenoble (France), pp. 713-718, 2002.

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