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Title: Flow boiling of R245fa in a single circular microchannel
Authors: Bortolin, S
Del Col, D
Rossetto, L
2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009)
Keywords: Flow boiling;Microchannel;R245fa
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 01-02 September 2009
Abstract: The present paper describes an experimental setup for the investigation of two-phase heat transfer inside microchannels and reports local heat transfer coefficients measured during flow boiling of HFC-245fa in a 0.96 mm diameter single circular channel. The test runs have been performed during vapourization at around 1.85 bar, corresponding to 31 oC saturation temperature. As a peculiar characteristic of the present technique, the heat transfer coefficient is not measured by imposing the heat flux; instead, the boiling process is governedby controlling the inlet temperature of the heating secondary fluid. In the data, mass velocity ranges between 200 and 400 kg/m2s, with heat flux ranging between 5 and 85 kW/m2 and vapor quality from 0.05 up to 0.8. Since these data are not measured at uniform heat flux conditions, a proper analysis is performed to enlighten the influence of the different parameters and to compare the present data to those increasing the water-to-refrigerant temperature difference and by decreasing it. Finally, the experimental data are compared to models available in the literature for prediction of the heat transfer coefficients inside microchannels.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009), which was held at Brunel University, West London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IPEM, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics, the Process Intensification Network, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-72-7
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