A study of the flow boiling heat transfer in an annular heat exchanger with a mini gap
1 Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Al. 1000-lecia PP 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
2 Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Management and Computer Modelling, Al. 1000-lecia PP 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 12 May 2017
In this paper the research on flow boiling heat transfer in an annular mini gap was discussed. A one- dimensional mathematical approach was proposed to describe stationary heat transfer in the gap. The mini gap 1 mm wide was created between a metal pipe with enhanced exterior surface and an external tempered glass pipe positioned along the same axis. The experimental test stand consists of several systems: the test loop in which distilled water circulates, the data and image acquisition system and the supply and control system. Known temperature distributions of the metal pipe with enhanced surface and of the working fluid helped to determine, from the Robin boundary condition, the local heat transfer coefficients at the fluid - heated surface contact. In the proposed mathematical model it is assumed that the cylindrical wall is a planar multilayer wall. The numerical results are presented on a chart as function of the heat transfer coefficient along the length of the mini gap.
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