Modeling of Heat Transfer and Steam Condensation Inside a Horizontal Flattened Tube

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Kamil, M. Gh. Mohammed, Kassim, M. S., Mahmood, R. A. and Mahdi, L. AZ. 2022. "Modeling of Heat Transfer and Steam Condensation Inside a Horizontal Flattened Tube." Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing. 18 (4), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2022.018938
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Modeling of Heat Transfer and Steam Condensation Inside a Horizontal Flattened Tube

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AuthorsKamil, M. Gh. Mohammed (Author), Kassim, M. S. (Author), Mahmood, R. A. (Author) and Mahdi, L. AZ (Author)
Journal TitleFluid Dynamics & Materials Processing
Journal Citation18 (4), pp. 1-14
Number of Pages14
Year2022
Place of PublicationUnited States
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2022.018938
Web Address (URL)https://www.techscience.com/fdmp/v18n4/47298
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This work investigates the steam condensation phenomena in an air-cooled condenser. The considered horizontal flattened tube has a 30 mm hydraulic diameter, and its length is a function of the steam quality with a limit value between 0.95 and 0.05. The mass flow rate ranges from 4 to 40 kg/m2.s with a saturated temperature spanning an interval from 40°C to 80°C. A special approach has been implemented using the Engineering Equation Solver (EES) to solve a series of equations for the two-phase flow pattern and the related heat transfer coefficients. A wavy-stratified structure of the two-phase flow has been found when the mass rate was between 4 and 24 kg/m2.s. In contrast, an initially annular flow is gradually converted into a wavy stratified flow (due to the condensation process taking place inside the flattened tube) when the considered range ranges from 32 to 40 kg/m2.s.

KeywordsCondensation; flow pattern structure; heat transfer rate; flow in horizontal pipe; flow behaviour; EES modelling
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401706. Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsMustansiriyah University, Iraq
School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
University of Technology, Iraq
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