Theoretical models for boiling at microgravity

L.G. Badratinova, P. Colinet, M. Hennenberg, J.C. Legros

Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 464, Springer-Verlag, 1996, pp. 361-370.

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In this work initial results are presented on the theoretical modelling of the following aspects related to microgravity boiling: the rate of phase change at moving interfaces, the thermocapillary effect at the phase separating boundary, the influence of thermal effects on the Rayleigh - Taylor instability of a heated static vapor layer below its liquid and the formation of the liquid macrolayer beneath vapour bubbles.