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Research Papers: Evaporation, Boiling, and Condensation

Laminar Filmwise Condensation on Horizontal Disk Embedded in Porous Medium With Suction at Wall

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Tong-Bou Chang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Taiwan University, Tainan County, Taiwan 710tbchang@mail.stut.edu.tw

J. Heat Transfer 130(7), 071502 (May 19, 2008) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2909075 History: Received March 29, 2007; Revised September 26, 2007; Published May 19, 2008

This study performs a theoretical investigation into the problem of two-dimensional steady filmwise condensation flow on a horizontal disk embedded in a porous medium layer with suction at the disk surface. The analysis considers the case of a water-vapor system and is based on typical values of the relevant dimensional and dimensionless parameters. Due to the effects of capillary forces, a two-phase zone is formed between the liquid film and the vapor zone. The minimum mechanical energy concept is employed to establish the boundary condition at the edge of the horizontal disk and the Runge–Kutta shooting method is used to solve the second-order nonlinear ordinary differential equation of the liquid film. It is found that the capillary force and wall suction effects have a significant influence on the heat transfer performance. Specifically, the results show that the dimensionless heat transfer coefficient depend on the Darcy number Da, the Jacob number Ja, the effective Rayleigh number Rae, the effective Prandtl number Pre, the suction parameter Sw, and the capillary parameter Boc.

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Condensate film flow on horizontal disk in porous medium with suction at wall

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Variation of dimensionless film thickness in radial direction

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Variation of local Nusselt number in radial direction as function of Sw

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Variation of Nu¯ with Ja as function of Sw and Da for constant Rae=2×1011, Pre=1.76, and Boc=6.1×105

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Variation of Nu¯ with Pre as function of Ja and Sw for constant Rae=2×1011, Da=6.4×10−10, and Boc=6.1×105

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Variation of Nu¯ with Da as function of Ja and Sw for constant Rae=2×1011, Pre=1.76, and Boc=6.1×105

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Variation of Nu¯ with Rae as function of Ja and Sw for constant Da=6.4×10−10, Pre=1.76, and Boc=6.1×105

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Variation of Nu¯ with Sw as function of Ja for Da=6.4×10−10, Pre=1.76, Rae=2×1011, and Boc=6.1×105

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Variation of Nu¯ with Boc as function of Ja and Sw for constant Da=6.4×10−10, Pre=1.76, and Rae=2×1011

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