A Survey of P-V-T Data for Water in the Critical Region

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E. S. Nowak

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

R. J. Grosh, P. E. Liley

Purdue University

J. Heat Transfer 83(1), 1-13 (Feb 01, 1961) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3680457 History: Received May 19, 1960


A comprehensive review is given of P-V-T data available for water at pressures from 2700 to 4000 psia, specific volumes from 0.025 to 0.125 cu ft per lb, and temperatures from about 680 to 800 deg F. Experimental and computed values of various investigations are given. A description of the various methods and formulas used to interpolate the original data is also given. The results indicate there is a lack of smoothed or computed values for the specific volumes of the superheated vapor at sufficiently close intervals in the critical region. This makes it difficult to interpolate accurately and derive such properties as density and coefficients of volume expansion and compressibility. Furthermore, there are significant differences between the data for superheated steam given in the various tables which can be attributed to erroneous methods of interpolating the original experimental data.

Copyright © 1961 by ASME
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