Pool Boiling of Methane between Atmospheric Pressure and the Critical Pressure

  • C. T. Sciance
  • C. P. Colver
  • C. M. Sliepcevich
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 12)


An exhaustive analysis of the literature of pool boiling heat transfer to cryogenic liquids by Brentari, Giarratano, and Smith [4] led to the following conclusions:
  1. 1.

    Predictive correlations for nucleate boiling at high pressures are of marginal success.

  2. 2.

    Peak flux predictions are inaccurate at reduced pressures above 0.6.

  3. 3.

    Insufficient data are available to discuss the effect of pressure on film boiling.

  4. 4.

    More detailed and better controlled experiments are required.



Rayleigh Number Critical Pressure Boiling Heat Transfer Electrical Lead Minimum Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. T. Sciance
    • 1
  • C. P. Colver
    • 1
  • C. M. Sliepcevich
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OklahomaNormanUSA

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