An analytical and experimental study of falling-film evaporation on a horizontal tube

M. C. Chyu, A. E. Bergles

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Abstract

Heat transfer for saturated falling-film evaporation on a horizontal smooth tube has been studied through analysis and experimentation to investigate the effects of film flow rate, liquid feed height, and wall superheat. Two models have been proposed, both based upon three defined heat transfer regions: the jet impingement region, the thermal developing region, and the fully developed region. The model that uses an experimental correlation for heat transfer in the fully developed region compares favorably with experimental data and other predictions reported for the case where the liquid feed is in a sheet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-990
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1987

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