Diameter Effects on Nucleate Pool Boiling for a Vertical Tube

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Myeong-Gie Kang

Department of Mechanical Engineering Education, Andong National University, 388 Songchun-dong, Andong-city, Kyungbuk 760-749, Korea

J. Heat Transfer 123(2), 400-404 (Jul 20, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1351163 History: Received December 05, 1999; Revised July 20, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Calculated heat transfer coefficient versus measured heat transfer coefficient for vertical tubes
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Comparison of the present experimental data for vertical tubes with Cornwell and Houston’s empirical correlation
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The corrected heat transfer coefficient versus wall superheat for various vertical tubes with different surface roughness: (a) smooth surface (ε = 15.1 nm); (b) rough surface (ε = 60.9 nm)
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hbc/hb versus H to include tube length effect
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Schematic Diagram of the experimental apparatus (a) overall arrangement; (b) water storage tank and heated tube



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