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Title: Flow Boiling Heat Transfer of R134a in Multi Microchannels
Authors: Fayyadh, EM
Mahmoud, MM
Sefiane, K
Karayiannis, TG
Keywords: Microchannel;Flow boiling;Flow patterns;Heat transfer rates
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,(2017)
Abstract: Experiments were conducted to investigate flow boiling heat transfer of R134a in a multi microchannel heat sink. The heat sink consisted of 25 rectangular microchannels with nominal dimensions of 300 µm wide, 700 µm deep (Dh = 420 µm) and 200 µm separating wall thickness. The heat sink was made of oxygen free copper by CNC machining and was 20 mm long and 15 mm wide. The experiments were conducted at 6.5 bar system pressure and covered a footprint area-based heat flux range 11.46 – 403.1 kW/m2 and mass flux range 50 – 300 kg/m2s. A high speed camera was used to capture the flow patterns simultaneously with heat transfer measurements. Three flow patterns were observed namely bubbly, slug and wavy-annular flow when the heat flux increased gradually. The heat transfer coefficient increased with heat flux and there was no mass flux effect. Assessing existing correlations indicated that the correlations of Mahmoud and Karayiannis (2013) and Cooper (1984) predict the data very well with a mean absolute error less than 20 % compared to the other correlations.
ISSN: 0017-9310
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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