1996-02-01

Gas-Liquid and Flow Rate Distributions in Single End Tank Evaporator Plates 960375

Adiabatic two-phase flow experiments have been carried out in an evaporator plate assembly which has entry and exit header vestibules on one side and a U pattern flow passage with round or cross ribbed protuberance in the channel.Over the practical flow range in common installation orientations, non-uniform distributions were found in both surface wetting on the internal walls of a single channel and the flow rates in a number of parallel channels.The poor performances of the plate surface wetting in single channel and the flow distribution in the multiple channels would severely limit the heat transfer capability of the current designs.

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