Advisor

Chamra, Louay M.

Committee Member

Hodge, B. Keith

Committee Member

Parsons, Jim A.

Committee Member

Steele, W. Gleen

Date of Degree

1-1-2001

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Two existing evaporation two-phase heat transfer models are validated using 526 experimental data points for pure refrigerants and refrigerant mixtures. The Kido et al. (1995) model fails to predict pure refrigerant data sets except their R22 experimental data set. The Cavallini et al. (1999) model successfully predicts the available R22 data sets; however, the model over-predicts the R12 and the R134a data sets. In addition, the Cavallini et al. (1999) mixture model fails to predict the available 155 refrigerant mixture data points. The proposed modified model, based on the Cavallini et al. (1999) model, successfully predicts the experimental data for pure refrigerant and for refrigerant mixtures.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20582

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