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A model for air-to-refrigerant microchannel condensers with variable tube and fin geometries

Authors
  • Huang, Long
  • Aute, Vikrant
  • Radermacher, Reinhard1, 2, 3
  • 1 Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
  • 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 University of Maryland
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Refrigeration
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Jan 07, 2014
Volume
40
Pages
269–281
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2014.01.001
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
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Abstract

•A new model for the analysis of variable geometry microchannel condensers.•A port-by-port analysis approach is developed.•Three-stream UA-AMTD method achieved 10× speedup compared to NTU method.•The most comprehensive validation among literature including 227 data points.

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