Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Mauritius, 11-13 July, 2011.
Controlling temperature and cooling is, in many
industrial applications, a key parameter for production
quality and hardware lifetime. Although water spray
cooling is widely used for processes involving high
temperatures, it is still difficult to characterize the
magnitude and distribution of heat fluxes. Water spray
cooling of thick rotating plates is studied experimentally,
taking thickness into account. A semi-inverse method is
used to compute surface heat fluxes. Results obtained are
presented in the form of boiling curves, also called
Nukiyama curves, and validated by simulation.