The model of two phases of liquid and vapor flow and vapor condensation under the condition of exerted force was established in parallel nanochannel. Fluid was water molecular and the solid walls are composed of Pt atoms. The process of vapor condensation in nanochannel wall was simulated by molecular dynamic simulation. The different flow patterns of the condensation process of superheated water vapor, which mainly were annular flow, injection flow, slug flow, bubble flow and shrinking bubble flow, were observed under different conditions. For low pressure of water vapor, a new flow pattern which was named as fluctuation flow appeared during condensation process. The simulation results agreed very well with the experimental results provided by references.
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The Study on Flow Patterns of Condensation of Superheated Vapor in Nanochannels
Zhang, H, & Chao, L. "The Study on Flow Patterns of Condensation of Superheated Vapor in Nanochannels." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels collocated with 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting. ASME 2010 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels: Parts A and B. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 1–5, 2010. pp. 973-978. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30202
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