In this paper an experimental study was investigated for two-phase distribution in compact heat exchanger header. A test section was consisted of the horizontal header (circular tube: φ 5 mm × 80 mm) and 10 upward circular channels (φ 1.5 mm × 850 mm) using acrylic tube. Three different types of tube insertion depth were tested for the mass flux and inlet quality ranges of 50–200 kg/m2s and 0.1–0.3, respectively. Air and water were used as the test fluids. The distribution of vapor and liquid is obtained by measurement of the total mass flow rate and the calculation of the quality. Two-phase flow pattern was observed, and pressure drop of each channel was measured. By adjusting the insertion depth of each channel a uniform liquid flow distribution through the each channel was able to solve the mal-distribution problem.
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Two-Phase Flow Distribution in a Compact Heat Exchanger Header
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Kim, J, Im, Y, Kim, J, & Lee, K. "Two-Phase Flow Distribution in a Compact Heat Exchanger Header." Proceedings of the ASME 2003 1st International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels. 1st International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels. Rochester, New York, USA. April 24–25, 2003. pp. 513-518. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICMM2003-1063
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