Investigations on mixture preparation for two phase adiabatic pressure drop of R134a flowing in 5 mm diameter channel
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Original versionArchives of Thermodynamics. 2017, 38 (3), 101-118. 10.1515/aoter-2017-0018
The article presents detailed two-phase adiabatic pressure drops data for refrigerant R134a. Study cases have been set for a mass flux varying from 200 to 400 kg/m2 s, at the saturation temperature of 19.4 ◦C. Obtained experimental data was compared with the available correlations from the literature for the frictional pressure drop during adiabatic flow. Influence of mixture preparation on pressure drop was investigated, for varying inlet subcooling temperature in the heated section. The flow patterns have also been obtained by means of a high-speed camera placed in the visualization section and compared with literature observations.