Laminar Film Condensation on a Porous Horizontal Tube With Uniform Suction Velocity

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N. A. Frankel

Space and Information Systems Division, North American Aviation, Downey, Calif.

S. G. Bankoff

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

J. Heat Transfer 87(1), 95-102 (Feb 01, 1965) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3689064 History: Received May 20, 1964


The analysis of Bankoff and Jain [10] of film condensation on a vertical porous plate with uniform suction velocity is extended to the case of a horizontal porous tube. Integral momentum and energy balances are written for the system, including the effects of interface drag and condensate heat capacity, and the dimensionless equations are solved using a perturbation technique. All dependent variables are expressed in a double power series in the two perturbation parameters, ξ = kΔt/μλ (acceleration parameter) and α (dimensionless suction velocity), and the resulting equations are solved up to the second order perturbation. An asymptotic solution valid for high values of α is derived, and this solution together with the perturbation solution describes the system for a wide range of α. The case of heat transfer in a zero gravity field is treated, and the Nusselt number is found to be directly proportional to the suction velocity. Based on the results it is concluded that significant increases in heat transfer are possible with the use of suction.

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