Inclined film boiling: Film stability and heat transfer

Eskil Aursand*, Stephen H. Davis

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An inertially modified long-wave model is used to analyze the stability of inclined saturated film boiling. By performing quasi-parallel linear stability analysis on this model and combining the result with a heat-transfer model, an explicit expression for the heat-transfer coefficient is obtained. The results appear to fit all relevant data for film-boiling heat-transfer coefficient within an error of 15%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-187
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow
StatePublished - Feb 2019


  • Film boiling
  • Heat transfer
  • Inclination angle
  • Inertial instabilities
  • Vapor thin-film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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