Accession Number : ADA257881


Title :   Filmwise Condensation of Steam on Horizontal Wire-Wrapped Smooth and Roped Titanium Tubes


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : O'Keefe, Thomas J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257881.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 249


Abstract : Filmwise condensation heat-transfer measurements were performed on horizontal smooth and roped titanium tubes using steam. The roped tubes were a commercially available tube (KORODENSE) with a nominal pitch of 7 mm. To further enhance the outside heat-transfer coefficient of both the smooth and roped tubes a wire was tightly wrapped around the tubes. To see the effect that the wire diameter and wire pitch had on the enhancement, 3 different wire diameters were used (nominal diameters of 0.5.1.0,1.6 mm) giving a range of wire pitch to wire diameter ratio of between 2 and 9. Tests were conducted under vacuum and atmospheric pressure conditions. The data reduction technique used the modified Wilson plot. Results obtained for the wire-wrapped smooth titanium tubes showed a maximum enhancement of 30% as compared to a smooth titanium tube. This was for a tube using a 0.5 mm wire diameter (P/D = 7.92), corresponding to a fraction of the tube covered by the wire of 12%. The LPD KORODENSE titanium tube showed an enhancement of 20% compared to a smooth titanium tube for both atmospheric and vacuum pressures. The addition of wrapping a wire in the grooves of the LPD tube showed no further significant enhancement for the three wire diameters tested.


Descriptors :   *HEAT TRANSFER , *WIRE , *CONDENSATION , *ATMOSPHERICS , *HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS , TEST AND EVALUATION , DIAMETERS , THESES , DATA REDUCTION , TRANSFER , HEAT , TUBES , STEAM , BAROMETRIC PRESSURE , TITANIUM , REDUCTION , VACUUM , MEASUREMENT , RATIOS


Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Thermodynamics


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