The Effect of the London-Van Der Waals Dispersion Force on Interline Heat Transfer

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P. C. Wayner

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y.

J. Heat Transfer 100(1), 155-159 (Feb 01, 1978) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450490 History: Received September 22, 1977; Online August 11, 2010


A theoretical procedure to determine the heat transfer characteristics of the interline region (junction of liquid-solid-vapor) from the macroscopic optical and thermophysical properties of the system is outlined. The analysis is based on the premise that the interline transport processes are controlled by the London-van der Waals dispersion force between condensed phases (solid and liquid). Numerical values of the dispersion constant are presented. The procedure is used to compare the relative size of the interline heat sink of various systems using a constant heat flux mode. This solution demonstrates the importance of the interline heat flow number, Āh/fg ν−1 , which is evaluated for various systems.

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