Zhiyi Duan, Tao Jia, Di Gao, Zhigang Cui
Abstract: The demand for energy-efficient technologies has increased dramatically in recent years. As a high efficient heat transfer mode, nucleate boiling has been widely used in a variety of engineering fields including electronic device cooling, thermal power plant, refrigeration, etc. The trend of the scientific research on nucleate boiling heat transfer is first reviewed. Then nonlinear dynamics based on chaos and fractal theories is introduced to investigate the underlying mechanism of nucleate boiling heat transfer. In the last part, the concept of Shannon entropy is introduced and its potential to qualitatively measure the randomness of the solid boiling surface is discussed.
Keywords: Energy-efficient technology, Nucleate boiling, Nonlinear dynamics, Shannon Entropy