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Flow Boiling in Expanding Microchannels


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

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About this book


This Brief presents an up to date summary of details of the flow boiling heat transfer, pressure drop and instability characteristics; two phase flow patterns of expanding microchannels. Results obtained from the different expanding microscale geometries are presented for comparison and addition to that, comparison with literatures is also performed. Finally, parametric studies are performed and presented in the brief. The findings from this study could help in understanding the complex microscale flow boiling behavior and aid in the design and implementation of reliable compact heat sinks for practical applications.


Two-phase flow Microgap channel Expanding microchannel Instabilities Flow visualization Heat transfer Pressure drop

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Poh-Seng Lee is Associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Tamanna Alam is a Post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, SC, USA.

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