The effect of circumferential tube wall heat conduction upon laminar filmwise condensation on the outside of condenser tubes.

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Authors
Holland, Howard Michael
Subjects
condenser
condensation
finite element method
heat conduction
Advisors
Nunn, R.H.
Date of Issue
1980-12
Date
December 1980
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis describes the results of a theoretical study to predict the thermal behavior of an internally-cooled tube in a condensing vapor. The analysis constitutes a unique application of the finite element method and provides new insights into the effects of circumferential conduction upon condenser tube performance. Comparisons are made between the present analysis and the theoretical and experimental works of others. The inclusion of circumferential conduction leads to an improvement in the predictive capabilities of the analytical model.
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Thesis
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Department
Mechanical Engineering
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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