Heat and mass transfer of a water film falling down a tilted plate with radiant heating and evaporation

B. Song, H. Inaba, Akihiko Horibe, K. Ozaki

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Abstract

This paper has concerned the heat and mass transfer of a water film falling down a tilted plate with radiant heating and water evaporation. A cluster of physical models was developed for evaluating the properties of heat and mass transfer. A fully implicit control-volume finite-difference procedure was used to solve the coupling equations. The effects of various parameters on heat and mass transfer were investigated. The results showed that the mass fraction of water vapor in ambient atmosphere and the flow turbulence played key roles in the heat and mass transfer. The ambient atmospheric temperature dramatically affected the sensible heat flux. However its effect on the latent heat flux is negligibly small. The magnitude of solar incident flux had an intense influence on the water film temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
JournalHeat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
Volume34
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering(all)

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