Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Turbulent Liquid Film Flowing down a Vertical Surface


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The purpose of the present study is to obtain a comprehension for the momentum and heat transfer developments in gravitational liquid film flow. Analytical study of stabilized heat transfer for turbulent film was performed. A calculation method of the local heat transfer coefficient for a turbulent film falling down a vertical convex surface was proposed. The dependence of heat flux variation upon the distance from the wetted surface has been established analytically. Experimental study of velocity profiles for turbulent liquid film flow in the entrance region is performed as well. Analysis of profiles allowed estimating the length of stabilization for turbulent film flow under different initial velocities.



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G. Urriolagoitia-Calderón, L. H. Hernández-Gómez and M. Toledo-Velázquez




S. Sinkunas et al., "Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Turbulent Liquid Film Flowing down a Vertical Surface", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 15, pp. 3-8, 2009

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August 2009




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