Effects of variable fluid viscosity on film condensation along an inclined surface in saturated porous medium

F. C. Lai, F. A. Kulacki

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Abstract

An analytical study of the effects of variable fluid viscosity on film condensation along an inclined surface in a saturated porous medium is reported in this paper. Within the boundary layer approximations, similarity solutions have been obtained for the temperature and flow fields in the condensate. A new parameter is introduced to take into account the dependence of fluid viscosity on temperature. The results obtained have applications in geophysics and petroleum engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
Volume82
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventPorous Media, Mixture, and Multiphase Heat Transfer: Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Dec 10 1989Dec 15 1989

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OtherPorous Media, Mixture, and Multiphase Heat Transfer: Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period12/10/8912/15/89

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    Lai, F. C., & Kulacki, F. A. (1989). Effects of variable fluid viscosity on film condensation along an inclined surface in saturated porous medium. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED (Vol. 82, pp. 7-12). Publ by ASME.