Measurements of Transient Phenomena in Vapor-Liquid Systems

  • John C. Chen
Part of the Heat and Mass Transfer book series (HMT)


This article summarizes four methods that were specifically developed to measure transient phenomena in two-phase vapor/liquid systems. Such systems have long been of concern to Professor Franz Mayinger of the Technische Universität München. The four cases considered here are closely related to some of the phenomena that have benefited from Professor Mayinger’s pioneering research.


Heat Flux Critical Heat Flux Transient Phenomenon Liquid Film Thickness Liquid Contact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Chen
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  1. 1.Institute of Thermo-Fluid Engineering & ScienceLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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