In the present paper, the characteristic atmospheric saturated pool boiling curve is qualitatively reproduced for water on a temperature-controlled long and thin copper strip using the coupled map lattice (CM L) method known in non-linear spatio-temporal chaos dynamics. The pool height is 0.7 mm, indicating that the boiling is of the thin-lm type. The work… (More)
The entropy calculation for radiation fluxes is reviewed and applied to simple radiation-surface interactions. A plate interacting with radiation from a hot object in the zenith of the hemisphere surrounded by a colder atmosphere is analyzed in detail. The entropy generation rate upon absorption and reflection of the incoming radiation is calculated and… (More)
The transient response of finned crossflow heat exchangers. A new look at the maximum conversion efficiency of black body radiation. A simple set of equations of state for process calculations and its application to R 134 a and R 152 a.