Boiling heat transfer is frequently employed in cooling systems, such as high power-density microdevices. As part of the Enhanced Multiscale BOiling SurfaceS (EMBOSS) project, we are developing a 3D multiscale framework, including molecular dynamics (MD), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and Lattice-Boltzmann (LB) simulations, to understand the effect of surface features and fluid properties on boiling heat transfer. EMBOSS is in collaboration with Impertial College London and Brunel University London.

TPLS simulation of a departing vapour bubble from a superheated surface (T is non-dimensionalised temperature). Credits: Giada Minozzi (EMBOSS PhD student).


The EMBOSS project has been funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, EP/S019588/1).