Mechanical Engineering

Enhanced Condensation Heat Transfer on Horizontal Tubes

by Hafiz Arshad (Mechanical Engineering)

Microsoft Teams Meeting

Microsoft Teams Meeting



Condensation heat transfer plays a vital role in various industrial applications. Surface condensers are one of the major components in thermal power systems where shell side condensation heat transfer on horizontal tubes is of key importance. Filmwise condensation is the dominating mode in most of the condensers. Extensive work has been performed on filmwise free and forced convection condensation heat transfer on horizontal tubes. This talk will present progress on condensation heat transfer on geometrically enhanced horizontal tubes. Adding integral-fins or pin-fins or wire wrapping around the tube, enhances available area for heat transfer, however, this also augments the condensate to retain on part of the tube. Therefore, for various condensing fluids, mechanism of condensation on enhanced tubes needs to be understood well for better and efficient heat transfer. Available models to predict condensate retention and heat transfer will be discussed as well. Finally, other enhanced heat transfer mechanics based upon the surface tension effects of fluids will be presented on horizontal single and bank of tubes.

Speaker Bio:

Short Biography: Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ali, currently working as a visiting associate professor of mechanical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom, in 2011. He was a postdoc at Water and Energy Laboratory of University of California at Merced, United States, during 2015. Before joining KUFPM, he was an associate professor of mechanical engineering at University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan. He was the recipient of the “Best Young Research Scholar Award” for 2017 in the Engineering category, conferred by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan at the 7th HEC Outstanding Research Award Ceremony. He also received Research Productivity Award by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology (2016-17). He is an associate editor and member of editorial and advisory board of several international journals, notably Heat Transfer Engineering (Taylor & Francis),  Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer), International Journal of Thermofluids (Elsevier), Journal Thermal Science, and Journal of Mechanical Engineering.

All faculty, researchers and graduate students are invited to attend