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Current work establishes a pool boiling critical heat flux prediction method based on percolation theory. For the first time, we observe the experimental bubble footprint’s power-law distributions with almost the same exponent in wire heaters’ water pool boiling crisis, which is borne out strongly that boiling crisis is a typical continuum percolative scale-free behavior, and its characteristics seems not to be influenced by the critical heat flux value. The proposed 1-D Monte-Carlo method successfully simulates the phase transition of interactive near-wall bubbles. This research enriches and extends applications of continuum percolation theory in boiling phenomena, and could be an instruction for the followed critical heat flux enhancement studies.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2021, VOLUME 25, ISSUE Issue 5, PAGES [3957 - 3967]
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