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Evaluation of the heat transfer enhancement and pressure drop penalty during flow boiling inside tubes containing twisted tape insert

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Kanizawa, Fabio Toshio [1] ; Mogaji, Taye Stephen [1, 2] ; Ribatski, Gherhardt [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Engn Sao Carlos, Dept Mech Engn, BR-13566590 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Technol Akure, Dept Mech Engn, Sch Engn & Engn Technol, Akure, Ondo State - Nigeria
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING; v. 70, n. 1, p. 328-340, SEP 5 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 9

This paper presents experimental data for pressure drop and heat transfer coefficient for two-phase flows in tubes containing twisted-tape inserts. Based on these data, an analysis of the heat transfer enhancement and pressure drop penalty due to the use of twisted-tapes is performed. Experimental results were obtained for horizontal 12.7 and 15.9 mm ID tubes without and with twisted-tape for twist ratios of 3, 4, 9 and 14. The experiments were performed for R134a as working fluid covering mass velocities from 75 to 200 kg/m(2) s, heat fluxes of 5 and 10 kW/m(2) and saturation temperatures of 5 and 15 C. The predictive methods available in the literature were compared against the experimental data obtained in the present study. In general, it was concluded that the use of reduced twist-ratios values provide higher overall heat transfer enhancement factors for intermediary vapor quality. Additionally, it was found that the pressure drop correlation proposed by Kanizawa and Ribatski (2012) is suitable to be used as a design tool because it predicted 99% of the present database within an error band of +/- 30%. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/20670-2 - Theoretical and experimental study of void fraction and flow pattern induced vibration on tubes bundle
Grantee:Fabio Toshio Kanizawa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate