Accession Number:

ADA318765

Title:

The Effect of a Novel Coating Technique on Filmwise and Dropwise Condensation of Steam on Horizontal Tubes.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

255.0

Abstract:

Steam condensation heat transfer on smooth horizontal tubes and on a Korodense horizontal tube was experimentally studied at atmospheric pressure and at vacuum. The overall heat transfer coefficient was measured and the outside heat transfer coefficient was determined from the modified Wilson Plot Technique. A hydrophobic coating of a self-assembling monolayer SAM with a composition of HSCH215 CH3 promoted excellent dropwise condensation DWC on tubes. Coexisting strips with varying widths of filmwise condensation FWC and DWC, but at a constant area ratio of 50, were also investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE