Water vapor condensing process inside horizontal tube has been studied in the paper. A CFD simulation model has been developed with Fluent software. An experimental investigation has also been conducted with an 8-mm inside diameter horizontal tube. As well as the heat transfer correlations available in literatures, the CFD model has been validated against the experimental results. The discrepancy of the simulation model is within 15%. The effect of wall temperature, inlet vapor velocity and inlet superheating degree on local heat transfer coefficient has been analyzed. The simulation model can be employed in future work to develop a condensation heat transfer correlation in horizontal tube.
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Simulation and Experiment Study on Water Vapor Condensing Heat Transfer Characteristics in Horizontal Tubes
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Liu, S, & Zhang, J. "Simulation and Experiment Study on Water Vapor Condensing Heat Transfer Characteristics in Horizontal Tubes." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 5th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. Volume 2: Micro/Nano-Thermal Manufacturing and Materials Processing; Boiling, Quenching and Condensation Heat Transfer on Engineered Surfaces; Computational Methods in Micro/Nanoscale Transport; Heat and Mass Transfer in Small Scale; Micro/Miniature Multi-Phase Devices; Biomedical Applications of Micro/Nanoscale Transport; Measurement Techniques and Thermophysical Properties in Micro/Nanoscale; Posters. Biopolis, Singapore. January 4–6, 2016. V002T11A025. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MNHMT2016-6665
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