A vapor condenses when it contacts a solid wall (cooling surface) with a temperature lower than the saturation temperature of the vapor or the dew point in the case of a multicomponent vapor mixture. The main objective of condensation heat transfer research in this situation is to quantitatively clarify various effects upon the condensation mass flux and the heat flux at the cooling surface, to which the heat is transferred through condensate. The condensate becomes film or dropwise depending on whether the cooling surface is wettable or not. Steady laminar film condensation is treated in this book.


Condensation Heat Transfer Vapor Mixture Film Theory Condensation Heat Transfer Coefficient Pure Vapor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsu Fujii
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  1. 1.Institute of Advanced Material StudyKyushu UniversityKasuga, FukuokaJapan

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