This study performs a theoretical investigation into the problem of two-dimensional steady filmwise condensation flow on a horizontal disk embedded in a porous medium layer with suction at the disk surface. The analysis considers the case of a water-vapor system and is based on typical values of the relevant dimensional and dimensionless parameters. Due to the effects of capillary forces, a two-phase zone is formed between the liquid film and the vapor zone. The minimum mechanical energy concept is employed to establish the boundary condition at the edge of the horizontal disk and the Runge–Kutta shooting method is used to solve the second-order nonlinear ordinary differential equation of the liquid film. It is found that the capillary force and wall suction effects have a significant influence on the heat transfer performance. Specifically, the results show that the dimensionless heat transfer coefficient depend on the Darcy number Da, the Jacob number Ja, the effective Rayleigh number , the effective Prandtl number , the suction parameter , and the capillary parameter .
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Laminar Filmwise Condensation on Horizontal Disk Embedded in Porous Medium With Suction at Wall
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Southern Taiwan University, Tainan County, Taiwan 710
Chang, T. (May 19, 2008). "Laminar Filmwise Condensation on Horizontal Disk Embedded in Porous Medium With Suction at Wall." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. July 2008; 130(7): 071502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2909075
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