Convective condensation heat transfer in a horizontal condenser tube

P. K. Sarma, C. V.N. Sastry, V. D. Rao, Sadik Kakac, Hongton Liu

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The purpose of this article is to solve analytically the problem of convective condensation of vapors inside a horizontal condenser tube. Homogeneous model approach is employed in the estimation of shear velocity, which is subsequently, made use of in predicting local convective condensation heat transfer coefficients. The resulting analysis of the present study is compared with some of the available equations in the literature. It is observed that the agreement is reasonably satisfactory validating the assumptions and the theory presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-301
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Thermal Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 20 2002


  • Convective in
  • Friction multiplier
  • Heat transfer coefficient
  • Homogenous model
  • Tube condensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering


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