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Numerical study of heat transfer in laminar film boiling by the finite-difference method

Srinivasan, J and Rao, NS (1984) Numerical study of heat transfer in laminar film boiling by the finite-difference method. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 27 (1). pp. 77-84.

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The finite-difference form of the basic conservation equations in laminar film boiling have been solved by the false-transient method. By a judicious choice of the coordinate system the vapour-liquid interface is fitted to the grid system. Central differencing is used for diffusion terms, upwind differencing for convection terms, and explicit differencing for transient terms. Since an explicit method is used the time step used in the false-transient method is constrained by numerical instability. In the present problem the limits on the time step are imposed by conditions in the vapour region. On the other hand the rate of convergence of finite-difference equations is dependent on the conditions in the liquid region. The rate of convergence was accelerated by using the over-relaxation technique in the liquid region. The results obtained compare well with previous work and experimental data available in the literature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Khaleel Ahmed Haveri
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 09:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24346

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