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Old   October 9, 2007, 16:11
Default Free falling film
Bo Jensen
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Can anyone explain or give me a reference that explains why the thickness of a free falling film on a vertical wall does not changes as it runs down the wall?


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Old   October 10, 2007, 01:09
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A standard text on vapor condensation on a cold surface may help you. In this case, though, the falling film thickens on its way down the plate as material is condensed.

For a plain liquid flow, I wonder if a boundary layer will form? Could be interesting to develop the same theory as for the vapour condensation, but take the incoming condensation mass-flux to zero.


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