Record number :
1346015
Title of article :
A model for air-to-refrigerant microchannel condensers with variable tube and fin geometries
Author/Authors :
Huang، نويسنده , , Long and Aute، نويسنده , , Vikrant and Radermacher، نويسنده , , Reinhard، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2014
Pages :
13
From page :
269
To page :
281
Abstract :
A generalized finite volume-based model to simulate Microchannel Heat Exchangers (MCHXs) with variable tube and fin geometries using a three-stream UA-AMTD method is presented in this paper. MCHXs with variable geometry can have different port dimensions, tube sizes and fin surfaces within the heat exchanger core and can have single or multiple tube banks. These novel MCHX design can further enhance the heat exchanger performance and improve its material utilization. A comprehensive literature review reveals that there is no experimental or numerical investigation of such innovative designs nor is there a modeling approach that can handle such flexible geometries. The model is validated against 227 experimental data points for eight different fluids, and eighteen MCHX geometries, including four different variable geometry microchannel condensers. This validation effort is the most comprehensive MCHX model validation presented in open literature. The average absolute capacity deviation between predicted and measured values was 2.7%.
Keywords :
MODELING , Three-stream , SIMULATION , Echangeur de chaleur à microcanaux , Modélisation , Triple-flux , Simulation , Microchannel heat exchanger , Condenseurs , Condensers
Journal title :
International Journal of Refrigeration
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