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Update on Condensation Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Inside Minichannels (Keynote)

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Alberto Cavallini, Luca Doretti, Marko Matkovic, Luisa Rossetto

Università di Padova, Padova, Italy

Paper No. ICMM2005-75081, pp. 19-31; 13 pages
doi:10.1115/ICMM2005-75081
From:
  • ASME 3rd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels
  • ASME 3rd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels, Parts A and B
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 13–15, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4185-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3758-0
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

The present paper reviews published experimental work focusing on condensation flow regimes, heat transfer and pressure drop in minichannels. New experimental data are available with high pressure (R410A), medium (R134a) and low pressure (R236ea) refrigerants in minichannels of different cross section geometry and with hydraulic diameters ranging from 0.4 to 3 mm. Because of the influence of flow regimes on heat transfer and pressure drop, a literature review is presented to discuss flow regimes transitions. The available experimental frictional pressure gradients and heat transfer coefficients are compared with semi empirical and theoretical models developed for conventional channels and with models specifically created for minichannels. Starting from the results of the comparison between experimental data and models, the paper will discuss and evaluate the opportunity for a new heat transfer model for condensation in minichannels; the new model attempts to take into account the effect of the entrainment rate of droplets from the liquid film.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME

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