partial nucleate boiling

partial nucleate boiling

[¦pär·shəl ¦nü·klē‚āt ′bȯil·iŋ]
(physical chemistry)
A stage in the boiling process in which isolated vapor bubbles are released from randomly located active sites on the heater surface.
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Presented investigation treats convective effects of ebullition cycle in a partial nucleate boiling regime.
To quantify convective effects caused by bubble activity a partial nucleate boiling has been investigated experimentally using PIV measurement technique.