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Two-Phase Flows and Boiling Heat Transfer in Microchannels |

Oh, Jong-Taek
(Department of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering, Chonnam National University)
Ardiyansyah, Ardiyansyah (Graduate School, Chonnam National University) |

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Abstract

A study of literatures on flow boiling heat transfer and two-phase flows inside microchannels is summarized. The potential applications, fabrication method and efforts to determine certain dimensional threshold for microchannels classifications are discussed. For the last two decades, numerous two-phase flow and heat transfer models for microchannels have been developed; many of them were derived from empirical models originally applied for conventional channels. Those models are discussed here along with a brief review on recent development of theoretical and phenomenological-based models for microchannels. This study is devoted to provide a review of important issues on flow boiling heat transfer and two-phase flows inside microchannels, including two-phase flow patterns, boiling heat transfer mechanism and correlations developments, pressure drop and prediction methods, and critical heat flux.

Keywords

Microchannels; Boiling; Heat Transfer; Pressure drop; Two-phase flow;

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