Transfer characteristics of convex and concave rivulet flow on inclined surfaces with straight-edged grooves

R. Semiat*, D. Moalem-Maron, S. Sideman

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Abstract

The flow and temperature fields are solved for convex rivulet flow on the crest of a straight-edged groove and for concave rivulet flow in the bottom of the groove. The effect of the plane inclination in the range of 0 < α < π is accounted for. The general solution converges to the case of flow on a vertical wall where α = π/2. Solutions for the heat transfer coefficients are presented for boundary conditions of constant flux, constant temperature or costant resistance at the wall. The results are presented for aluminium-water system at 70°C with a constant contact angle of 37.7°

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-287
Number of pages21
JournalDesalination
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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