About the Book
This book is aimed at graduate students as well as scholars intending to take up multiphase flow/heat transfer as a field of research. The field of phase change from vapour to liquid and vice versa is complex and still developing even after a century of research. This often makes a beginner in the area overwhelmed. The purpose of this book is to introduce the subject in a simple and scientific way. The physics of the processes in boiling, condensation and cavitation are stressed upon in the text. The book also introduces some unique aspects such as phase change equipment and newer developments such as numerical modelling as well as mini and microchannel phase change.
1. Introduction to Two Phase Flow—Flow Patterns and Maps 2. Two Phase Flow—Pressure Drop and Flow Friction 3. Thermodynamics of Phase Change 4. Nucleation and Bubble Dynamics 5. Cavitation 6 Types of Boiling—The Pool Boiling Curve 7. Heat Transfer Mechanisms and Correlations in Nucleate Pool Boiling 8. Pool Boiling Crisis, Critical Heat Flux and Film Boiling 9. Flow Boiling Heat Transfer 10. Flow Boiling Crisis and Post Dryout Heat Transfer 11. Condensation: Nusselt Theory and External Condensation 12. In-Tube and Dropwise Condensation 13. Boiling and Condensation of Mixtures 14. Numerical Modelling of Boiling 15. Equipment for Boiling, Evaporation and Condensation 16. Boiling in Mini and Micro Channels
About the Authors
Sarit K. Das is an Institute Professor of IIT Madras. He served as the Director of IIT Ropar from 2015 to 2021. He also served as the Dean of Academic Research of IIT Madras. He received his bachelor and master's degree from Jadavpur University and PhD from NIT Rourkela and worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany before joining IIT Madras. He received 'India Citation Awards 2012' conferred by Thomson Reuters. He was awarded the Peabody Visiting Chair Professorship of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is an elected fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) and Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer Engineering. His research interests include nanofluids, biomicrofluidics, multiphase flow in microsystems, fuel cells, heat exchangers etc. He has authored five books and a large number of journal and conference publications.
Dhiman Chatterjee is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras. He received in BE(Hons) from Jadavpur University and MSc(Engg) and PhD from IISc. His research interest includes fluid mechanics, cavitation and turbomachines. Currently he is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power. He has authored several journal and conference papers.