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An Improved Correlation for Two-Phase Pressure Drop of R-22 and R-410A in 180 Return Bends

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Author(s)

Piotr A. Domanski, Christian Hermes

Abstract

A new correlation for two-phase flow pressure drop in 180? return bends is proposed based on a total of 241 experimental data points for R-22 and R-410A from two independent studies. The data span smooth tubes with inner diameters (D) from 3.3 mm to 11.6 mm, bend radiuses (R) from 6.4 mm to 37.3 mm, and curvature ratios (2R/D) from 2.3 to 8.2. The correlation consists of a two-phase pressure drop for straight tubes and a multiplier that accounts for the bend curvature. The Buckinham-PI Theorem was used to formulate the curvature multiplier in terms of refrigerant properties, flow characteristics, and bend geometry. The correlation predicts all data with a mean deviation of 15.7 %., and 75 % of the data fall within 25 % error bands.
Proceedings Title
Brazilian Congress of Thermal Engineering and Sciences - ENCIT | 11th | | Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
Conference Dates
December 5-8, 2006
Conference Location
Paran, BR
Conference Title
Brazilian Congress of Thermal Engineering and Sciences Proceedings

Keywords

Buckinham-PI theorem, curvature multiplier, short return bends, two-phase pressure drop

Citation

Domanski, P. and Hermes, C. (2006), An Improved Correlation for Two-Phase Pressure Drop of R-22 and R-410A in 180 Return Bends, Brazilian Congress of Thermal Engineering and Sciences - ENCIT | 11th | | Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Paran, BR, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=861021 (Accessed July 17, 2024)

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Created December 5, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017