Title

The flow of pure vapor undergoing film condensation between parallel plates

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2-1989

Abstract

The flow of pure saturated vapor between parallel plates, with film condensation on the bottom plate, is considered and a genuine approximate solution is obtained. The mixed differential-integral approach of this paper predicts film-thickness profile, condensation rate, wall hear transfer rate, and other quantities of interest. Most importantly, the non-linearities of the flow predict a new phenomenon of formation of recirculating zones beyond a certain distance downstream of the flow.

Publisher's Statement

© 1989 University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. Publisher’s version of record: https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/4970

Publication Title

IMA Prepring Series [2486] #552