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Condensação convectiva no interior de um perfil de alumínio tipo MPE contendo oito microcanais paralelos

  • Zanette, Guilherme Piazza
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Repositório Institucional da UFSC
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Abstract : The convective condensation inside eight microchannels, with hydraulic diameter equal to 1,24 mm, contained in a profile type MPE (Multi Port Extruded) of aluminum was studied in this work. The working fluid used is R134a, and its cooling was made by a heat sink constituted by a water ethylenglicol mixture forced flow at temperatures between -6 and -12ºC. An innovative aspect in this experimental apparatus was the measurement of the heat flux using heat flux transducers. Single-phase tests for pressure drop and heat transfer were made in order to validate the experimental apparatus comparimg the data to the results from the classic literature correlations for single-phase flow. Tests on condensation were made with mass flows ranging from 154 to 308 kg / m²s , quality ranging from 0,97 to 1, heat flows between 8,1 to 12,2 kW / m² and pressures between 6,8 to 9,6 bar. Acording to the flow pattern map of Coleman and Garimella, the data points tested show annular-mist and annular flow patterns. The experimental results comparing with the correlations of Cavallini (2006) provided the least average deviations: 16.7% for the pressure drop and 77.5% for the heat transfer coeficient.

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