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Phase-Field Modeling Of Fracture In Liquid, Valery I. Levitas, Alexander V. Idesman, Ameeth K. Palakala Aug 2011

Phase-Field Modeling Of Fracture In Liquid, Valery I. Levitas, Alexander V. Idesman, Ameeth K. Palakala

Aerospace Engineering Publications

Phase-field theory for the description of the overdriven fracture in liquid (cavitation) in tensile pressure wave is developed. Various results from solid mechanics are transferred into mechanics of fluids. Thermodynamic potential is formulated that describes the desired tensile pressure–volumetric strain curve and for which the infinitesimal damage produces infinitesimal change in the equilibrium bulk modulus. It is shown that the gradient of the order parameter should not be included in the energy, in contrast to all known phase-field approaches for any material instability. Analytical analysis of the equations is performed. Problems relevant to the melt-dispersion mechanism of the reaction ...


Surface Geometry And Heat Flux Effect On Thin Wire Nucleate Pool Boiling Of Subcooled Water In Microgravity, Troy Munro, Andrew Fassman Mar 2011

Surface Geometry And Heat Flux Effect On Thin Wire Nucleate Pool Boiling Of Subcooled Water In Microgravity, Troy Munro, Andrew Fassman

Presentations

The motivation of this nucleate boiling research is to understand the effects of surface geometry and heat flux as applied to a thin wire heater. This will further the understanding of the fundamental behaviors of boiling onset, steady state heat transfer, and bubble dynamics with respect to nucleate boiling with the goal of creating efficient thermal management systems for future space applications. Using three different thin platinum wire geometries and five different power levels, subcooled water was boiled over a period of approximately 30 seconds for 15 parabolic arcs to simulate microgravity. To represent the trends in bubbles behavior across ...