Evaluation of Heat Transfer Coefficient of Two-Phase Flow Boiling with R290 in Horizontal Mini Channel

Ronald Akbar, Jong Taek Oh, Agus Sunjarianto Pamitran

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Abstract

Various experiments have been conducted on the heat transfer coefficient of two-phase flow boiling in mini channel tubes. In addition to obtaining data on the heat transfer coefficients through experiments, many researchers have also compared their experimental data using existing correlations. This research aims to determine the characteristics of the heat transfer coefficient of refrigerant R290 from the data used by processing and knowing the best heat transfer coefficient correlation in predicting the experimental data so that the results are expected to be a reference for designing a heat exchanger or for further research. The experimental data predicted is the two-phase flow boiling in a horizontal tube 3 mm diameter, with the mass flux of 50-180 kg/m2s, heat flux of 5-20 kW/m2, saturation temperature of 0-11 °C, and vapor quality of 0-1. The correlation used in this research is based on the asymptotic flow model, where the model is a combination of the nucleate and convective flow boiling mechanisms. The results show an effect of mass flux and heat flux on the experimental heat transfer coefficient and the predicted R290 heat transfer coefficient with asymptotic correlations had a good and similar result to the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-95
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • asymptotic model
  • Heat transfer coefficient
  • mini channel
  • R290
  • two-phase flow boiling

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