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Experimental Measurements of Condensation on Vertical Plates With Enhanced Fins



Mark A. Kedzierski


Fins were accurately machine on vertical plates with the electric discharge (EDM) process. Condensation heat transfer data for various fin shapes were used to experimentally demonstrate the importance of large curvature and curvature gradients for surface-tension drainage. A semi-experimental method was developed to verify the surface-tension condensation theories of Gregorig and Adamek. The semi-experimental method was the first used to isolate condensation regions of a finned surface. Experimental and theoretical analysis of combined surface-tension and gravity drainge condensation in channels are presented.
Proceedings Title
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Conference Dates
January 1, 1987
Conference Location
Boston, MA
Conference Title
Boiling and Condensation in Heat Transfer


vertical plates, enhanced fins, condensation, heat transfer, surface tension, gravity


Kedzierski, M. (1987), Experimental Measurements of Condensation on Vertical Plates With Enhanced Fins, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Boston, MA, [online], (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1987, Updated February 19, 2017