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KSME International Journal

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 493–503 | Cite as

Forced convective boiling in vertical tube for binary refrigerant mixtures of R11 and R113

  • Jae-Ho Hong
  • Cheon-Ho Park
  • Ho-Young Kwak
Article

Abstract

An experimental study was carried out on convective boiling heat transfer for mixtures of R11 and R113 flowing in a uniformly heated vertical tube by measuring the wall and bulk temperatures, and the results were compared with an existing correlation. A reduction of the average heat transfer coefficient for mixtures was verified for flow boiling. It was observed that two kinds of boiling behavior existed depending on mass flux. It was also found that the Chen's correlation was particularly successful for the case of high mass rate flow in which convective boiling prevailed. However in the case of low mass rate flow where nucleate boiling was dominant, the Chen's correlation was found to be inappropriate. Mass transfer resistance in the liquid film played a vital role for determining the heat transfer coefficient of refrigerant mixtures. It has been also found that the equilibrium assumption was hardly applicable to the convective boiling phenomena.

Key Words

Convective Boiling Refrigerant Mixtures Mass Transfer Resistance 

Nomenclature

Cp

Specific heat (J/kgK)

D

Molecular diffusion coefficient (m 2/s)

d

Inside diameter of heating tube (m)

F

Two phase multiplier defined by Chen

G

Mass flux (kg/m 2 s)

htg

Latent heat of vaporization (J/kg)

hm

Mass transfer coefficient (m/s)

k

Thermal conductivity (W/mK)

P

Pressure (kPa)

Pr

Prandtl number

Ps

Saturation pressure (kPa)

ΔPs

Different in saturation pressure corresponding to ΔT s =T wT s

α

Heat flux (W/m 2)

Re

Reynolds number

S

Nucleate boiling suppression factor defined by Chen

Sc

Schmidt number

T

Temperature (K)

xm

Local liquid mass fraction of the less volatile component

ym

Local liquid vapor fraction of the less volatile component

z

Distance from the inlet of test section (m)

Greek Letters

αs

Nucleate boiling heat transfer coefficient (W/m 2 K)

αc

Total heat transfer coefficient (W/m 2 K)

αL,αLO

Forced convection heat transfer coefficient (W/m 2 K)

αm

Measured heat transfer coefficient (W/m 2 K)

αT

Thermal diffusivity (m 2/s)

μ

Viscosity (pa·s)

ϱ

Density (kg/m 3)

σ

Surface tension (N/m)

cripts

Binary

Binary liquid

l

Liquid component

m

Mixture

s

Saturated

TP

Two-phase

ρ

Vapor

w

Wall

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© The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae-Ho Hong
    • 1
  • Cheon-Ho Park
    • 2
  • Ho-Young Kwak
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentObsan Junior CollegeOhsanKorea
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentChung Ang UniversitySeoulKorea

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