Deep learning predicts boiling heat transfer

Youngjoon Suh, Ramin Bostanabad, Yoonjin Won
2021 Scientific Reports  
AbstractBoiling is arguably Nature's most effective thermal management mechanism that cools submersed matter through bubble-induced advective transport. Central to the boiling process is the development of bubbles. Connecting boiling physics with bubble dynamics is an important, yet daunting challenge because of the intrinsically complex and high dimensional of bubble dynamics. Here, we introduce a data-driven learning framework that correlates high-quality imaging on dynamic bubbles with
more » ... ated boiling curves. The framework leverages cutting-edge deep learning models including convolutional neural networks and object detection algorithms to automatically extract both hierarchical and physics-based features. By training on these features, our model learns physical boiling laws that statistically describe the manner in which bubbles nucleate, coalesce, and depart under boiling conditions, enabling in situ boiling curve prediction with a mean error of 6%. Our framework offers an automated, learning-based, alternative to conventional boiling heat transfer metrology.
doi:10.1038/s41598-021-85150-4 pmid:33692489 pmcid:PMC7970936 fatcat:4kza3lp2tjeyzjycwpkncdp5gm