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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Phase Change and Multiphase Heat Transfer

Surface Tension Effects on Post-Nucleation Growth of Water Microdroplets in Supersaturated Gas Mixtures

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V. P. Carey

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1740e-mail: vcarey@me.berkeley.edu

J. Heat Transfer 122(2), 294-302 (Jan 13, 2000) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.521467 History: Received June 07, 1999; Revised January 13, 2000
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Figures

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Transport domains near a droplet under transition regime conditions
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Variation of equilibrium vapor pressure with droplet radius
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Boundaries and cell grid for the simulation domain
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Variation of droplet temperature at 1000 step intervals during the simulation for a water droplet with a radius of 0.4 μm surrounded by an argon-water vapor mixture
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Comparison of simulation predictions of droplet growth rates with and without surface tension effects on vapor pressure for the droplet growth conditions in the experiment of Peters and Paikert 11. Continuum theory predictions and growth rates determined from the data of Peters and Paikert 11 are also shown.
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Comparison of simulation predictions of Td with and without surface tension effects on vapor pressure for the droplet growth conditions in the experiment of Peters and Paikert 11
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Simulation predictions of the variation of temperature slip at the droplet surface for growth conditions in the experiment of Peters and Paikert 11
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Simulation prediction of the concentration and temperature profiles near the droplet at a radius of 0.4 μm for the growth conditions in the experiment of Peters and Paikert 11
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Simulation prediction of the concentration and temperature profiles near the droplet at a radius of 20 nm for the growth conditions in the experiment of Peters and Paikert 11

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