In this present work, bubble dynamics of subcooled flow boiling in water–ethanol mixture is investigated through visualization using a high-speed camera in horizontal rectangular channels. The heat transfer coefficient of water–ethanol mixture during subcooled flow boiling is determined for various parameters like heat flux, mass flux, and channel inlet temperature. The effect of bubble departure diameter on heat transfer coefficient is discussed. A correlation is developed for subcooled flow boiling Nusselt number of water–ethanol mixture. The parameters considered for correlation are grouped as dimensionless numbers by Buckingham -theorem. The present correlation is compared with the experimental data. The mean absolute error (MAE) of Nusselt number of water–ethanol mixture calculated from the experimental data and those predicted from the present correlation is 10.39%. The present correlation is also compared with the available literature correlations developed for water. The MAE of Nusselt number of water predicted from the present correlation and those predicted with Papel, Badiuzzaman, Moles–Shaw, and Baburajan correlations is 41%, 19.61%, 29.9%, and 43.1%, respectively.
Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer Coefficient and Correlation Development for Subcooled Flow Boiling of Water–Ethanol Mixture in Conventional Channel
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. Manuscript received April 9, 2016; final manuscript received January 21, 2017; published online April 19, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Wei Li.
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Suhas, B. G., and Sathyabhama, A. (April 19, 2017). "Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer Coefficient and Correlation Development for Subcooled Flow Boiling of Water–Ethanol Mixture in Conventional Channel." ASME. J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl. December 2017; 9(4): 041003. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4036202
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