Trefftz method in solving Fourier-Kirchhoff equation for two-phase flow boiling in a vertical rectangular minichannel
1 Faculty of Management and Computer Modelling
2 Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering
3 contractor of the project from the Polish National Science Centre (No. DEC-2013/09/B/ST8/02825) Kielce University of Technology, Al. 1000-lecia P.P. 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 12 May 2017
This paper presents the results of investigations into flow boiling heat transfer in an asymmetrically heated vertical minichannel of 1.7 mm depth. The heated element for FC-72 flowing in the minichannel was an alloy plate 0.45 mm thick, microstructured on one side, in direct contact with the flowing fluid. The computational part of the study contains approximate steady state solutions of the heat transfer problems described by Poisson.s equation and the energy equation for the heated plate and the fluid, respectively. For both equations, the boundary conditions were specified on the basis of experimental data. Temperature of the outer plate surface, measured by infrared thermography, and heat losses to ambient air were included in the calculations. For the energy equation we assumed parabolic profile of fluid velocity and the equality of temperatures and heat fluxes at the interface between the heated surface and the fluid. The void fraction was taken from a single-phase flow model. Two-dimensional temperature distributions were obtained by the Trefftz method and, due to the Robin condition at the interface between them, it was possible to calculate the heat transfer coefficient. Its values were compared to those obtained by other correlations known from literature.
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