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A General Heat Transfer Correlation for Annular Flow Condensation

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M. Soliman, J. R. Schuster, P. J. Berenson

Heat Transfer Group, Preliminary Design Department, AiResearch Manufacturing Co., a Division of the Garrett Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.

J. Heat Transfer 90(2), 267-274 (May 01, 1968) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3597497 History: Received March 13, 1967; Revised July 28, 1967; Online August 25, 2011

Abstract

The interaction between friction, momentum, and gravity, as they affect the heat transfer process during annular flow condensation inside tubes, is studied. Analytical forms for each of these forces are derived and incorporated in a correlation that predicts the local heat transfer coefficient. The predictions agree well with the available experimental data over a wide range of vapor velocities and over a range of Prandtl numbers from 1 to 10. The analysis also yields a means for predicting the onset of liquid run-back in the presence of an adverse gravitational field.

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