The investigations of heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of non-boiling air-water flow in micro-channels are experimentally studied. The gas-liquid mixture from y-shape mixer is forced to flow in the 21 parallel rectangular microchannels with 40 mm long in the flow direction. Each channel has a width and a depth of 0.45 and 0.41 mm, respectively. Flow visualization is feasible by incorporating the stereozoom microscope into the camera system and different flow patterns are recorded. The experiments are performed under low superficial velocities. Two-phase heat transfer gives better results when compared with the single-phase flow. It is found from the experiment that heat transfer enhancement up to 53% is obtained over the single-phase flow. Also, the change in the configuration of the inlet plenum can result in the different two-phase flow mechanisms.
- Fluids Engineering Division
- Heat Transfer Division
An Experimental Investigation of Gas-Liquid Heat Transfer in Rectangular Micro-Channels
Saisorn, S, Wongwises, S, Kuaseng, P, Nuibutr, C, & Chanphan, W. "An Experimental Investigation of Gas-Liquid Heat Transfer in Rectangular Micro-Channels." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Sapporo, Japan. June 16–19, 2013. V001T03A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICNMM2013-73070
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