Multiscale Investigations of Boiling of Complex Fluids on Complex Surfaces


C02 investigates nucleate boiling. The interactions between the cyclic wetting and dewetting process at the bubble foot and heat transfer processes in the 2-phase boundary layer are of special interest. The aim is to increase the heat transfer coefficient and the critical heat flux with a purposefully and fluid-specific designed surface structure. A fundamental understanding of structural influences on bubble formation and dynamics is developed applying experimental and supplementary numerical methods. Global performance characteristics and local phenomena are investigated with complementary heaters. The complexity of surfaces and fluids is increased step by step.


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Peter Stephan
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Stephan
+49 6151 16-22260
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Matthias Zimmermann M.Sc.
Nucleate boiling
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Publications and conference contributions

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Number of items at this level (without sub-levels): 7.


Gründing, Dirk and Smuda, Martin and Antritter, Thomas and Fricke, Mathis and Rettenmaier, Daniel and Kummer, Florian and Stephan, Peter and Marschall, Holger and Bothe, Dieter (2020):
A comparative study of transient capillary rise using direct numerical simulations.
In: Applied Mathematical Modelling, 86, pp. 142 - 165. ISSN 0307-904X,
DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2020.04.020,

Nejati, Iman and Sielaff, Axel and Franz, Benjamin and Zimmermann, Matthias and Hänichen, Philipp and Schweikert, Kai and Krempel, Julian and Stephan, Peter and Martin, Anne and Scheerer, Herbert and Engler, Tom and Oechsner, Matthias (2020):
Experimental Investigation of Single Bubble Nucleate Boiling in Microgravity.
In: Microgravity Science and Technology, 32 (4), pp. 597-607. Springer, ISSN 0938-0108,
DOI: 10.1007/s12217-020-09813-z,

Khalil, Adnan and Zimmermann, Matthias and Bell, Alena K. and Kunz, Ulrike and Hardt, Steffen and Kleebe, Hans-Joachim and Stark, Robert W. and Stephan, Peter and Andrieu-Brunsen, Annette (2020):
Insights into the interplay of wetting and transport in mesoporous silica films.
In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 560, pp. 369-378. ISSN 00219797,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.09.093,


Zimmermann, Matthias and Sielaff, Axel and Stephan, Peter (2019):
Experimental Investigation of Boiling Phenomena on Microstructured Surfaces.
pp. 274-275, 14th International Conference on "Two-Phase Systems for Space and Ground Applications”, Granada, Spain, September 24-27, 2019, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Zimmermann, Matthias and Heinz, Michael and Sielaff, Axel and Gambaryan-Roisman, Tatiana and Stephan, Peter (2019):
Influence of System Pressure on Pool Boiling Regimes on a Microstructured Surface Compared to a Smooth Surface.
In: Experimental Heat Transfer, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 0891-6152,
DOI: 10.1080/08916152.2019.1635228,

Zimmermann, Matthias and Sielaff, Axel and Stephan, Peter (2019):
Experimentelle Untersuchung zum Siedeverhalten von mikrostrukturierten Oberflächen.
Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgruppen Mischvorgänge, Trocknungstechnik und Wärme- und Stoffübertragung, Essen, 18. – 20.03. 2019, [Conference or Workshop Item]


Zimmermann, Matthias and Sielaff, Axel and Stephan, Peter (2018):
Experimental investigation of nucleate boiling on enhanced surfaces.
10th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer, Nagasaki, 12. – 15.03. 2018, [Conference or Workshop Item]

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