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2008

Wright State University

Bias Er

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The Effect Of Dissolved Air On The Cooling Performance Of A Partially-Confined Fc-72 Spray, Rebekah Lee Puterbaugh Jan 2008

The Effect Of Dissolved Air On The Cooling Performance Of A Partially-Confined Fc-72 Spray, Rebekah Lee Puterbaugh

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The objective of this thesis is to investigate the heat transfer performance of a partially-confined FC-72 spray with varying dissolved air concentrations. An experimental test rig consisting of a spray chamber coupled to a fluid delivery loop system was used to obtain temperature, pressure, and critical heat flux (CHF) data. A downward facing nozzle within the spray chamber allowed the FC-72 fluid to be sprayed onto an upward facing, thick-film, resistor heater. The heater was mounted onto a glass post, with a sump system to allow removal of excess fluid. Type-E thermocouples were imbedded in the post to obtain temperature ...