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Bubble growth analysis during subcooled boiling experiments on-board the international space station: Benchmark image analysis

Oikonomidou, Ourania ; Evgenidis, Sotiris ; Argyropoulos, Christos ; Zabulis, Xenophon ; Karamaoynas, Polykarpos ; Raza, Muhammad ; Sebilleau, Julien ; Ronshin, Fedor ; Chinaud, Maxime ; Garivalis, Alekos Ioannis ; Kostoglou, Margaritis ; Sielaff, Axel ; Schinnerl, Martin ; Stephan, Peter ; Colin, Catherine ; Tadrist, Lounès ; Kabov, Oleg A. ; Di Marco, Paolo ; Karapantsios, Thodoris (2022)
Bubble growth analysis during subcooled boiling experiments on-board the international space station: Benchmark image analysis.
In: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 308
doi: 10.1016/j.cis.2022.102751
Article, Bibliographie

Abstract

This work compares four different image processing algorithms for the analysis of image data obtained during the Multiscale Boiling Experiment of ESA, executed on-board the International Space Station. Two separate experimental campaigns have been performed in 2019 and 2020, aiming to investigate boiling phenomena in microgravity, with and without the presence of shear flow and electric field. A heated substrate, at the bottom of the test cell, creates a temperature profile across the liquid bulk above it. A laser beam hits a designated microcavity at the middle of the substrate, to initiate nucleation of a single, isolated bubble. In the presence of shear flow or electric field forces, the bubble slides or detaches respectively, leaving the cavity free for the nucleation and growth of a new bubble. The growth of such a bubble within the prescribed temperature profile is studied for varying experimental conditions (i.e. pressure, heat flux, subcooling temperature) by capturing high speed, black and white video images. The presence of light reflections at random locations around the bubble contour vary with bubble size and population. This, combined with the refraction induced optical distortion of vertical image dimension close to the heater, make the accurate detection of bubbles contour a real challenge. Four research teams, namely the University of Pisa (UNIPI), the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse (IMFT), the joint group of Aix Marseille University (AMU) and Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics (IT), and the joined group of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD) and Foundation of Research and Technology in Crete (FORTH), developed separate specialized algorithms to: a) detect bubble edges and b) use these edges to calculate basic bubble geometrical features, such as contact line diameter, bubble diameter and contact angles. These four different approaches diverge in complexity and concept. In the absence of reference measurements at microgravity conditions, measurements efficiency is evaluated based on the comparison of the estimated bubble geometrical features along with pertinent physical arguments. Results show that the efficiency of each approach varies with the nature of measurement. The studied benchmark dataset is published allowing other research groups to test further their own image processing algorithms.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2022
Creators: Oikonomidou, Ourania ; Evgenidis, Sotiris ; Argyropoulos, Christos ; Zabulis, Xenophon ; Karamaoynas, Polykarpos ; Raza, Muhammad ; Sebilleau, Julien ; Ronshin, Fedor ; Chinaud, Maxime ; Garivalis, Alekos Ioannis ; Kostoglou, Margaritis ; Sielaff, Axel ; Schinnerl, Martin ; Stephan, Peter ; Colin, Catherine ; Tadrist, Lounès ; Kabov, Oleg A. ; Di Marco, Paolo ; Karapantsios, Thodoris
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Bubble growth analysis during subcooled boiling experiments on-board the international space station: Benchmark image analysis
Language: English
Date: 23 August 2022
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Volume of the journal: 308
DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2022.102751
Abstract:

This work compares four different image processing algorithms for the analysis of image data obtained during the Multiscale Boiling Experiment of ESA, executed on-board the International Space Station. Two separate experimental campaigns have been performed in 2019 and 2020, aiming to investigate boiling phenomena in microgravity, with and without the presence of shear flow and electric field. A heated substrate, at the bottom of the test cell, creates a temperature profile across the liquid bulk above it. A laser beam hits a designated microcavity at the middle of the substrate, to initiate nucleation of a single, isolated bubble. In the presence of shear flow or electric field forces, the bubble slides or detaches respectively, leaving the cavity free for the nucleation and growth of a new bubble. The growth of such a bubble within the prescribed temperature profile is studied for varying experimental conditions (i.e. pressure, heat flux, subcooling temperature) by capturing high speed, black and white video images. The presence of light reflections at random locations around the bubble contour vary with bubble size and population. This, combined with the refraction induced optical distortion of vertical image dimension close to the heater, make the accurate detection of bubbles contour a real challenge. Four research teams, namely the University of Pisa (UNIPI), the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse (IMFT), the joint group of Aix Marseille University (AMU) and Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics (IT), and the joined group of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD) and Foundation of Research and Technology in Crete (FORTH), developed separate specialized algorithms to: a) detect bubble edges and b) use these edges to calculate basic bubble geometrical features, such as contact line diameter, bubble diameter and contact angles. These four different approaches diverge in complexity and concept. In the absence of reference measurements at microgravity conditions, measurements efficiency is evaluated based on the comparison of the estimated bubble geometrical features along with pertinent physical arguments. Results show that the efficiency of each approach varies with the nature of measurement. The studied benchmark dataset is published allowing other research groups to test further their own image processing algorithms.

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Artikel-ID: 102751

Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institute for Technical Thermodynamics (TTD)
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2023 06:24
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 09:20
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