Pool Boiling He I Heat Transfer

  • Steven W. Van Sciver
Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)

Abstract

Normal helium is a simple liquid with state properties that can be described reasonably well by statistical models of the type introduced in Chapter 3. However, the dynamics of heat transfer are of particular interest to engineering applications. Heat transfer, which is a nonequilibrium process, is probably the most important single characteristic of cryogenic fluids. The subject has considerable physical basis, and the models used to describe the phenomena are a combination of fundamental physics and engineering correlations. Pool boiling He I heat transfer is probably the most studied engineering problem related to liquid helium. Pool boiling is a common term used to describe an experimental configuration consisting of a heater, either a plate or wire, immersed in a large bath of the fluid. Normally, the bath has such an extent that it is possible to assume it to be infinite in size relative to the heater sample. This problem is a classic in heat transfer research; although more complex configurations are needed to model true engineering systems. Heat transfer to forced flow helium, which is a wholly different problem, is the subject of Chapter 7.

Keywords

Heat Transfer Heat Flux Rayleigh Number Liquid Helium Heat Transfer Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven W. Van Sciver
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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