Accession Number : ADA132245

Title :   Condensation Heat Transfer of Steam on a Single Horizontal Tube.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Graber,Kenneth A

PDF Url : ADA132245

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : An experimental apparatus was designed, constructed and instrumented in an effort to systematically and carefully study the condensation heat-transfer coefficient on a single, horizontal tube. A smooth, thick-walled copper tube of length 133.5 mm, with an outside diameter of 15.9 mm and an inside diameter of 12.7 mm was instrumented with six wall thermocouples. The temperature rise across the test section was measured accurately using quartz crystal thermometers. The inside heat-transfer coefficient was determined using the Sieder-Tate correlation with leading coefficient of 0.029. Initial steam side data were taken at atmospheric pressure to test the data acquisition/reduction computer programs.

Descriptors :   *Condenser tubes, *Heat transfer, Steam condensers, Tubular structures, Horizontal orientation, Condensation, Heat transfer coefficients, Data acquisition, Computer programs, Experimental design, Theses

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE