spray quenching

spray quenching

[′sprā ‚kwench·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Rapid cooling in a spray of water or oil.
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Water spray quenching of metals got a lot of attention due to its very high cooling efficiency.
It is shown in Figures 11(a), 11(b), 11(c), and 11(d) that maximum surface heat flux during spray quenching of the samples decreases with increasing thickness of the sample.
Among the topics are a height function interface reconstruction algorithm for simulating boiling flows, transition length between water and air-water flows on stepped chutes, heat and mass transfer in evaporating turbulent drop-laden flow, the spray quenching of specimens for ring heat treatment, a numerical model for the partially-wetted flow of thin liquid films, hydrate formation in natural gas pipelines, and the capillary trapping of supercritical carbon dioxide in porous media at the pore scale.