Experimental study of film condensation of FC-72 vapour on disk-shaped fin

Andrey Glushchuk, Igor V. Marchuk, Oleg A. Kabov

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The results of activity made in the framework of preparation of the experiment SAFIR (Single fin condensAtion: FIlm local measuRements) of European Space Agency are presented. First prototype of the test cell has been developed and tested. Confocal technique has been adopted for condensate film thickness measurements. Experiments on condensation of the liquid FC-72 have been carried out. Average heat transfer coefficient has been measured in the range of 880-1440 W/m2 K and compared to the Nusselt theory.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMicrogravity Science and Technology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011


  • Condensation
  • Curvilinear
  • Disk-shaped
  • Fin
  • Optimized

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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