Thermal interaction for molten tin dropped into water

Arakeri, V. H. ; Catton, I. ; Kastenberg, W. E. ; Plesset, M. S. (1978) Thermal interaction for molten tin dropped into water International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 21 (3). pp. 325-333. ISSN 0735-1933

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Multiflash photography with extremely short duration exposure times per flash have been used to observe the interaction of molten tin dropped into a water bath. Detailed photographic evidence is presented which demonstrates that transition, or nucleate boiling, is a possible triggering mechanism for vapour explosions. It was also found that the thermal constraints required to produce vapour explosions could be relaxed by introducing a stable thermal stratification within the coolant. In the present work, the threshold value of the initial tin temperature required for vapour explosion was reduced from about 500 to 343 C.

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