MIME Seminar: Enhancement in Pool Poiling Heat Transfer

Friday, April 24, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Nitschke Hall 1027, SSOE Seminar Room
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College of Engineering
Kathryn Rose

 Friday, April 24, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM

SSOE Seminar Room, NI 1027

Enhancement in Pool Boiling Heat Transfer

Presented by: Satish G. Kandlikar, RIT 


Pool boiling heat transfer has been studied over last nine decades with the goal to gain a mechanistic understanding of the underlying heat transfer processes. It is desirable to enhance the performance of pool boiling systems to reduce equipment cost and to enable higher heat dissipation in some of the emerging applications such as computer CPU cooling. These enhancement techniques were developed based on the existing understanding of the mechanisms. In a paradigm shift, new mechanisms are identified that dramatically improve the enhancement possibilities. This talk describes the role of innovation in fundamentally altering the research path with highly successful outcome. This approach has resulted in improving the critical heat flux limit from 120 W/sq. cm. to 380 W/sq. cm, and a two-order improvement in heat transfer coefficient. The talk will provide a snapshot of our efforts in this field over last thirty years.


Dr. Satish Kandlikar is a Gleason Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is working in the area of pool and flow boiling for over forty-five years. He has published over 350 journal papers and presented plenary and keynote talks in national and international conferences. He is the recipient of several awards, including RIT’s Eisenhart award for outstanding teaching, RIT’s Trustees scholarship award for outstanding research, Rochester Engineer of the Year award, and ASME’s Heat Transfer Memorial award.

Participation is mandatory for all MIME graduate students

Light refreshments will be served at 12:40

Satish G. Kandlikar
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