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Comparative investigations of the condensation of R134a and R404A refrigerants in pipe minichannels.

Études comparatives sur la condensation des frigorigènes R134a et R404A dans des mini-canaux.

Auteurs : BOHDAL T., CHARUN H., SIKORA M.

Type d'article : Article

Résumé

This paper describes the results of experimental investigations of heat transfer and pressure drop during the condensation of the R134a and R404A refrigerants in pipe minichannels with internal diameters d = 0.31–3.30 mm. The results concern investigations of the local heat transfer coefficient and a pressure drop in single mini-channels. The results were compared with calculations according to the correlations proposed by other authors. Within the range of the examined parameters of the condensation process in mini-channels produced from stainless steel, it was established that the values of the heat transfer coefficient may be described with Akers et al. and Shah correlations within a limited range of the mass flux density of the refrigerant and the mini-channel diameter. A pressure drop during the condensation of these refrigerants is described in a satisfactory manner with Friedel and Garimella correlations. On the basis of the experimental investigations, the authors proposed their own correlation for the calculation of local heat transfer coefficient. [Reprinted with permission from Elsevier. Copyright, 2011].

Détails

  • Titre original : Comparative investigations of the condensation of R134a and R404A refrigerants in pipe minichannels.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30001809
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer - vol. 54 - n. 9-10
  • Date d'édition : 04/2011
  • DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2011.01.005

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