A Theoretical Assessment of Napier’s Law

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Y. Candau

Laboratoire de Thermique Industrielle, Université Paris XII, Creteil, France

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 109(4), 460-463 (Nov 01, 1987) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264931 History: Received May 14, 1987; Online November 05, 2009


Napier’s Law is advantageous for calculating critical mass flow rate of water-steam mixture. On the basis of numerical computations, it has been recently extended to a number of fluids. A theoretical approach using simple thermodynamic calculations can account for the existence of such a law when a few basic conditions are fulfilled.

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