Flow boiling heat transfer and dryout characteristics of R152a in a vertical mini-channel
2014 (English)In: Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, ISSN 0894-1777, Vol. 53, 207-217 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article reports on flow boiling heat transfer and dryout characteristics of R152a in a vertical mini-channel. The experiments were carried out with a resistively heated stainless steel tube (1.60mm in diameter and 245mm heated length) at 27 and 32°C saturation temperature. Five mass fluxes in the range 100-500kg/m2s with heat fluxes from 5 to 245kW/m2 were tested. Under similar operating conditions experiments were repeated with R134a in the same setup to compare thermal performance of R152a. The results showed that the heat transfer was strongly influenced by the applied heat flux with insignificant convective contributions. The dryout heat flux increased with increasing mass flux but no effect of varying operating pressure was noticed. The experimental results for heat transfer and dryout heat flux were compared with well-known macro and micro-scale correlations from the literature.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 53, 207-217 p.
Dryout, Flow boiling, Heat flux, R152a, Vertical mini-channel
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-143005DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2013.12.009ISI: 000331422700023ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84892560102OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-143005DiVA: diva2:705137
QC 201403142014-03-142014-03-142014-11-24Bibliographically approved