droplet condensation

droplet condensation

[¦dräp·lət ‚kän·dən′sā·shən]
(thermodynamics)
The formation of numerous discrete droplets of liquid on a wall in contact with a vapor, when the wall is cooled below the local vapor saturation temperature and the liquid does not wet the wall.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Harges, E., and Cremaschi, L., 2018, A New Model for Frost Growth Incorporating Droplet Condensation and Crystal Growth Phases, ASHRAE Transactions, ASHRAE Conference Paper, ASHRAE Winter Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, Jan 20 - 24.
While there are a few unique issues with steam turbines such as droplet condensation in the last stage(s), materials, etc., there are many advanced technologies that were developed in gas turbines that could easily be incorporated in steam turbines, such as three-dimensional designs with compound dihedral stators, and contoured end walls.