Dynamics of explosive boiling of drops at the superheat limit

  • B. P. Avksentyuk
  • V. V. Ovchinnikov


A physical model for explosive boiling of drops is presented. Loss of stability of the liquid-vapor interface results in occurrence of evaporation fronts. Their propagation in a metastable liquid is determined by the vapor recoil momentum. Detachment of drops from the interface is due to thermocapillary forces. The validity of the model is supported by comparison of calculations with experimental data.


Bubble Growth Knudsen Layer Vapor Formation Superheated Liquid Evaporation Front 
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  • B. P. Avksentyuk
  • V. V. Ovchinnikov

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