The Effect of an Electric Field on Behaviour of Thermally Induced Bubble in Liquid Nitrogen


Wang, P, Swaffield, D J, Lewin, P L and Chen, G (2008) The Effect of an Electric Field on Behaviour of Thermally Induced Bubble in Liquid Nitrogen. In, 16th IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids, ICDL 2008, Poitiers, France, 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2008. IEEE, 22-25.

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The effect of a dc uniform electric field on the behaviour of bubbles in liquid nitrogen such as their growth, deformation and departure frequency has been experimentally investigated. The experiment was performed using a stainless steel mesh-plate electrode. The experimental results show that (1) prolate spherical bubbles are formed in the direction of electric field and bubble deformation increases with increasing applied voltage, (2) the bubble departure frequency decreases and the departure volume increases with increasing electric field strength, (3) any effect of the electric field polarity is not obvious. For clarifying these phenomena, the electric field distribution around a bubble has been simulated using the finite element analysis (FEA) method and the electric force acting on bubble calculated numerically. In addition, the effect of changes to thermal bubble behaviour on boiling heat transfer is also discussed. Obtained results may lay a foundation for exploring the mechanism of electrohydrodynamic (EHD) enhancement of boiling heat transfer of liquid nitrogen.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 30 June - 3 July, 2008
ISBNs: 9781424415861
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
ePrint ID: 266065
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2008 12:38
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:11
Publisher: IEEE
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/266065

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