# GATE2016-10

Steam at $100^{\circ}C$ is condensing on a vertical steel plate. The condensate flow is laminar. The average Nusselt numbers are $Nu_{1}$ and $Nu_{2}$, When the plate temperatures are $10^{\circ}C$ and $55^{\circ}C$, respectively. Assume the physical properties of the fluid and steel to remain constant within the temperature range of interest. Using Nusselt equations for film-type condensation, what is the value of the ratio $\frac{Nu_{2}}{Nu_{1}}$ ?

1. $0.5$
2. $0.84$
3. $1.19$
4. $1.41$
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