Experimental Investigations On The Momentum Pressure Drop During Flow Boiling Of R134a
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The article presents experimental investigations of the pressure drop during two-phase flow. Experiments were performed for both adiabatic and heated flow of R134a. Obtained flow patterns were compared with the literature. Obtained data is used to validate momentum pressure drop predictions, a set of graphs showing comparisons, for a representative set of experimental conditions, of the two-phase frictional pressure gradients for the adiabatic and diabatic flow. The model proposed in the article allows to predict both values and peak pressure drop with very good accuracy. Verification of the momentum pressure drop predictions for two-phase adiabatic flow showed that all correlations have good agreement with experimental data.