E3S Web Conf.
Volume 128, 2019XII International Conference on Computational Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer (ICCHMT 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Heat and Mass Transfer in Energy Systems|
|Published online||08 November 2019|
Prediction of heat and fluid flow in microchannel condensation
Center of Flow Simulation (CFS), Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences,
2 Manisa Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 45140, Yunusemre, Manisa, Turkey
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The condensing flow inside the microchannel has gained importance as the microchannel heat exchangers are widely used in the industry. In this study, a number of numerical simulations on condensing flow inside the microchannel were conducted to investigate heat transfer characteristic. Circularmicrochannel geometries with the various diameters were considered. The Volume of Fluid model was used to model twophase flow. The phase change at the saturation temperature was modeled by the Lee model.In the considered geometries, different from the conventional channels, surface tension forces can be importantcomparedto other forces. Therefore, surface tension was considered in the simulations. Constant wall heatflux and constant saturation temperature were applied as simulation conditions, similar to actual operating conditions. The predictions were validated by comparisons with the experimental results that exist in the literature. A satisfactory agreement of the present predictions with the experimental data was observed.
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