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Title: One-dimensional semimechanistic model for flow boiling pressure drop in small to micro passages
Authors: Shiferaw, D
Mahmoud, M
Karayiannis, TG
Kenning, DBR
Keywords: Two phase
Pressure drop
Flow boiling
Small diameter tube
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Heat Transfer Engineering 32(13-14): 1150-1159, Mar 2011
Abstract: Accurate predictions of two-phase pressure drop in small to micro diameter passages are necessary for the design of compact and ultra-compact heat exchangers which find wide application in process and refrigeration industries and in cooling of electronics. A semi-mechanistic model of boiling two-phase pressure drop in the confined bubble regime is formulated, following the three-zone approach for heat transfer. The total pressure drop is calculated by time-averaging the pressure drops for single-phase liquid, elongated bubble with a thin liquid film and single-phase vapour. The model results were compared with experimental data collected for a wide range of diameter tubes (4.26, 2.88, 2.02, 1.1 and 0.52 mm) for R134a at pressures of 6 – 12 bar. In its present form, the predictions of the model are close to those of the homogeneous flow model but it provides a platform for further development.
Description: Copyright @ 2011 Taylor and Francis Group.
URI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01457632.2011.562726
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6368
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01457632.2011.562726
ISSN: 0145-7632
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