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An Evaluation of Film Condensation on Horizontal Integral-Fin Tubes

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P. J. Marto

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943

J. Heat Transfer 110(4b), 1287-1305 (Nov 01, 1988) (19 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3250627 History: Received March 10, 1988; Online October 20, 2009

Abstract

This paper reviews nearly fifty years of progress that has been made in our understanding of film condensation on horizontal, integral-fin tubes. Both experimental and theoretical developments pertaining to single tubes and tube bundles are discussed. Special attention is given to the importance of surface tension, and appropriate research directions are provided.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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