Comparaison de la chute de pression par ébullition en écoulement et du transfert de chaleur du R134a avec le R1234ze(E) comme alternative à faible PRP dans une gaine plate nervurée

Translated title of the contribution: Comparison of flow boiling pressure drop and heat transfer of R134a with low GWP alternative R1234ze(E) in a dimpled flat duct

Yuping Gao, Ye Feng, Ke Tang, Pega Hrnjak

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Abstract

The low GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerant R1234ze(E) is a potential alternative of R134a. This study puts the emphasis on the comparison of the flow boiling pressure drop and heat transfer of R134a and R1234ze(E) in a dimpled flat duct. For the air-conditioning applications, the experiments are conducted at mass flux from 100 to 200 kg m−2 s−1, saturation temperature from 5 to 15 °C, heat flux from 2.5 to 10 kW m−2, and vapor quality from 0.1 to 0.95. The results show that the frictional pressure gradient of R1234ze(E) is 1.10 to 1.27 times that of R134a. The characteristics of the flow boiling heat transfer coefficient of R1234ze(E) are similar to R134a. The increasing flow boiling heat transfer coefficient with vapor quality in the tested range implies the convective evaporation dominates the heat transfer. It is also observed that the flow boiling heat transfer coefficient visibly increases with a rise in mass flux and decreases with the saturation temperature increment due to the increase in vapor to liquid density ratio. The enhancement effect of heat flux on the flow boiling heat transfer shows up at the highest value of 10 kW m−2 only. The heat transfer coefficient ratio of R1234ze(E) to R134a increases from 0.89 to 1.20 with an increase in vapor quality. The comparison of frictional pressure gradient and heat transfer characteristics between R1234ze(E) and R134a has been discussed from the viewpoint of fluid properties.

Translated title of the contributionComparison of flow boiling pressure drop and heat transfer of R134a with low GWP alternative R1234ze(E) in a dimpled flat duct
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume119
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Dimpled flat duct
  • Flow boiling
  • Heat transfer
  • Pressure drop
  • R1234ze(E)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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