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Dropwise Condensation on Inclined Textured Surfaces

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sameer Khandekar, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar
    Pages 1-16
  3. Sameer Khandekar, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar
    Pages 17-72
  4. Sameer Khandekar, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar
    Pages 73-93
  5. Sameer Khandekar, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar
    Pages 95-126
  6. Sameer Khandekar, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar
    Pages 127-131
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 133-141

About this book

Introduction

Dropwise Condensation on Textured Surfaces presents a holistic framework for understanding dropwise condensation through mathematical modeling and meaningful experiments. The book presents a review of the subject required to build up models as well as to design experiments. Emphasis is placed on the effect of physical and chemical texturing and their effect on the bulk transport phenomena. Application of the model to metal vapor condensation is of special interest. The unique behavior of liquid metals, with their low Prandtl number and high surface tension, is also discussed. The model predicts instantaneous drop size distribution for a given level of substrate subcooling and derives local as well as spatio-temporally averaged heat transfer rates and wall shear stress.

Keywords

Contact Angle Hysteresis Droplets Dropwise Condensation Heat Transfer Enhancement Hierarchical Modeling Local and Average Nusselt Number Low Prandtl Number Physical and Chemical Texturing Substrate Leaching Textured Surfaces

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

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