Investigation on existing correlations for prediction of HFC-134A in-tube boiling heat transfer coefficients based on experiment

M. Chen, Peiwen Li, W. Q. Tao

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Abstract

The present work is concerned with the saturated flow boiling heat transfer coefficients of HFC-134a inside a horizontal, smooth tube. Local-average heat transfer coefficients were measured with pure HFC-134a using a water-heated, double-tube counterflow test section. The results were compared with ten existing correlations, among whom those of Kandlikar, Wattelet et al. and Bivens & Yokozeki were found to be superior to the others, with the correlation of Wattelet et al. having the minimum absolute mean deviation. In consideration of the wide range of applicability, the correlation of Kandilkar, though gave slightly poorer agreement against present data, is suggested for use of HFC-134a in thermal design of equipment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Heat Transfer
EditorsB. Wang
PublisherTsinghua Univ
Pages411-416
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 4th International Symposium on Heat Transfer, ISHT - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 7 1996Oct 11 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 4th International Symposium on Heat Transfer, ISHT
CityBeijing, China
Period10/7/9610/11/96

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Chen, M., Li, P., & Tao, W. Q. (1996). Investigation on existing correlations for prediction of HFC-134A in-tube boiling heat transfer coefficients based on experiment. In B. Wang (Ed.), International Symposium on Heat Transfer (pp. 411-416). Tsinghua Univ.