Experimental two-phase heat transfer coefficient and frictional pressure drop inside mini-channels during condensation with R1234yf and R134a

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International Journal of Refrigeration
  • Volumen: 51
  • Fecha: 01 January 2015
  • Páginas: 12-23
  • ISSN: 01407007
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2014.11.014
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd and IIR. The present paper reports condensing two-phase flow pressure drop gradient and heat transfer coefficient (HTC) inside a mini-channel multiport tube with R1234yf and R134a. Several models available in the literature are used to compare predictions of these two fluids. Experimental data are analysed to get the influence of saturation temperature, mass flux, vapour quality and fluid properties. HTC values of R1234yf seem to be lower than R134a under similar conditions. Two-phase flow pressure drops are also lower in the case of the new refrigerant R1234yf.

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