The problem of steady filmwise condensation on a finite-size horizontal plate embedded in a porous medium is studied for the case in which a cold plate faces upwards with a dry saturation vapor. Due to the effects of surface tension forces, there is a two-phase zone lying between the liquid film and the vapor zone. As in classical filmwise condensation problems, it is assumed that; (a) the inertia within the liquid film is negligible, and (b) the properties of porous medium, dry vapor, and condensate are constant. A dimensionless parameter Boc is introduced to characterize liquid flow due to surface tension forces. The mean Nusselt number Nu can be enhanced by increasing the surface tension parameter Boc. Without considering the surface tension effects, a closed form correlation for the Nusselt number is also obtained in the present study
"LAMINAR FILM CONDENSATION ON A HORIZONTAL PLATE IN A POROUS MEDIUM WITH SURFACE TENSION EFFECTS,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 13
, Article 3.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol13/iss4/3