Diploma and Master Thesis

Experimental and numerical study on condensation of water vapor in the presence of air on various surfaces

Condensation of water vapor in the presence of air is completely altered in terms of wall heat flux and condensate mass flux. The fact is that the air molecules near the liquid – vapor interface act as an additional resistance towards condensation of water molecules in the air – water vapor mixture. The research in this domain has been accelerated in the 80’s and 90’s due to several dangerous events in the nuclear reactors cooling systems.

Tasks: Besides literature survey an extensive set of experimental work should be done. Those measurements would provide a means for validation numerical models. The student would determine the influence of air mass fraction, temperature of moist air as well as temperature difference (moist air, cold surface) on the intensity of condensation heat fluxes and rates of condensed water.

Contact person: Assist. PhD. Primož Poredoš

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