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Analytical Study of Flow Regimes for Direct Contact Condensation Based on Parametrical Investigation

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Anka Petrovic

Fluid Mechanics Research Group, AADE Department, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9AB United Kingdom

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 127(1), 20-25 (Mar 15, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1845471 History: Received September 10, 2004; Revised September 17, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
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Different regions in DCC of steam in water: steam plume (1), interface (2), hot water layer (3), and pool water (4)
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Schematic flow regime map of steam in water from the literature
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Change in volume of steam mass is equal to the mass of steam, which condensed through the surface of the volume
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Dimensionless plume length dependent on temperature difference in (°C) for conical plume shape compared with experimental data from Chun et al. 3
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Dimensionless plume length dependent on temperature difference in (°C) for parabolic plume shape
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Dimensionless plume length dependent on temperature difference in (°C) for spherical plume shape compared with experimental data from Chun et al. 3
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Dimensionless plume length dependent on temperature difference in (°C) for ellipsoidal plume shape compared with experimental data from Chun et al. 3
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Dimensionless plume length for spherical plume shape compared with results for conical plume for two different heat transfer coefficients for high normalized steam flow rate
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Dimensionless plume length for spherical plume shape compared with results for conical plume for two different heat transfer coefficients for low normalized steam flow rate

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