Effects of Vapor Superheat and Condensate Subcooling on Laminar Film Condensation

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J. Mitrovic

Institut für Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik, Thermische Verfahrenstechnik und Antagentechnik, Universität Paderborn, 33095 Paderborn, Germany mitrovic@vt.uni-paderborn.de

J. Heat Transfer 122(1), 192-196 (Aug 09, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.521450 History: Received October 09, 1998; Revised August 09, 1999
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Grahic Jump Location
Illustration of condensation of a superheated vapor on a vertical surface
Grahic Jump Location
Variation of dimensionless film thickness aδ along cooling surface at some values of B2/B1∼τla/(gΔρ)∼τlqlG. The curve B2/B1=0 correspond to the gravity region; when the roles of B1 and B2 are interchanged, this curve represents (approximately) also the shear stress region.
Grahic Jump Location
Heat transfer modulus αW/(λLa) corresponding to the film thickness in Fig. 2




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