Two-phase flow boiling in a microfluidic channel at high mass flux


Keepaiboon C., DALKILIÇ A. S. , Mahian O., Ahn H. S. , Wongwises S., Mondal P. K. , ...More

PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, vol.32, no.9, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/5.0023758
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICS OF FLUIDS

Abstract

We report the experimental investigations of two-phase flow boiling heat transfer characteristics of a refrigerant in a microfluidic channel at a high mass flux (more than 1000 kg/m(2) s). We investigate the heat transfer coefficients at a heat flux range of 7.63 kW/m(2)-49.46 kW/m(2), mass flux range of 600 kg/m(2) s-1400 kg/m(2) s (high mass flux), and saturation temperature range of 23 degrees C-31 degrees C. We propose the new two-phase flow boiling heat transfer correlation of a refrigerant, which is used as the working fluid for the present experiments, at the microfluidic scale. We experimentally establish the functional relationship of two-phase flow boiling heat transfer correlation of the refrigerant during flow boiling in a rectangular microchannel with the Reynolds number, the boiling number, and the Weber number. We believe that the inferences of this study may provide a design basis for the micro-heat exchanger, typically used for thermal management in electronic devices, micro-electro-mechanical systems, and electric vehicle battery cooling system.