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TECHNICAL NOTES

Turbulent Film Condensation on a Horizontal Elliptical Tube

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Cha’o-Kuang Chen, Hai-Ping Hu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan 701, Republic of China

J. Heat Transfer 125(6), 1194-1197 (Nov 19, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1603779 History: Received February 11, 2002; Revised May 19, 2003; Online November 19, 2003
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Physical model and coordinate system
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Effect of eccentricity on local film thickness
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Effect of sub cooling parameter on average heat transfer
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Comparison of present results with other data, F=2/(SFr)
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Comparison of present results with other data

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