Heat transfer phenomena involving boiling and condensation are an important aspect of engineering in the power and process industries. This book, aimed at final year undergraduates and graduate students in mechanical or chemical engineering, deals with these phenomena in detail. The first part of the book describes gas-liquid two-phase flow, as a necessary preliminary to the later discussion of heat transfer and changes of phase. A detailed section on calculation methods shows how theory can be put to practical use, and there are also descriptions of some of the equipment and plant used in the process and power industries.
'The 25 chapters cover a very wide variety of topics so that, together with its extensive bibliography, the book provides a useful introduction to these very real problems in industrial heat transfer.' Contemporary Physics
'The best text on two-phase flow for undergraduate use. It presents the basic facts of two-phase flow in a concise form,unencumbered with excessive detail. It is an excellent compilation of useful correlations which will prove invaluable for design purposes. The publication of this book will be welcomed by all those concerned with two-phase flow and in particular by those who teach the subject.' Journal of Fluid Mechanics
'it does a very good job of providing clear and concise explanations of the material and topics covered ... Undoubtedly a valuable text for undergraduates, providing easily digestible material on boiling and condensation.'
Martyn S. Ray, Developments in Chemical Engineering (Vol. 15, No. 1,) March 1992
Introduction; Two-phase flow patterns and flow pattern maps; Bubbly and plug flow; Annular flow; Homogeneous flow; Pressure drop in two-phase flow - overall methods for separated flow; Drift flux model; Critical two-phase flow; Detailed phenomena in annular flow: Wave behaviour, deposition and entrainment; Annular flow models; Flooding in two-phase flow; Instabilities in two-phase flow; Two-phase flow in pipe fittings; Boiling: Introduction and pool boiling;
Critical heat flux in pool boiling; Flow boiling: Onset of nucleation and heat transfer; Critical heat flux in flow boiling; Mixture effects in boiling; Calculation of boiling heat transfer coefficients
and critical heat flux using an annular flow model; Post-burnout heat transfer; Rewetting of hot surfaces; Condensation; Process industry reboilers; Condensers; Practical calculation methods; Questions; Appendices; Index.
Series: Oxford Engineering Science Series
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 2nd August 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.49