New predictive methodology for the onset of flow instability in single horizontal microtube with an inlet orifice

Yanfeng Fan, Ibrahim Hassan

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Abstract

A new methodology to predict the onset of flow instability (OFI) in single horizontal microtube with inlet orifice is proposed. The predictive methodology states that OFI occurs as the pumping power under no heating condition is equal to the pumping power under heating condition in the microtube at the same volume rate. Since the pumping power can be simply described as the product of volume rate and pressure drop cross the microtube, the heat flux at OFI is determined as the twophase pressure drop under heating condition is equal to the single-phase pressure drop under no heating condition at same flow rate. The addition of inlet orifice increases the pumping power under no heating condition. The increased pumping power by orifice delays the onset of flow instability. The predictive methodology is validated by comparing the predicted heat flux at OFI with our previous experimental data in the microtubes with three different inlet restriction ratios. The result shows that the proposed method is capable of prediction of heat flux at OFI with a deviation of 30% and mean absolute error of 13% at mass flux less than 2000 kg/m2s.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, HT 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2013 Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 14 Jul 201319 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, HT 2013
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2013 Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period14/7/1319/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Fan, Y., & Hassan, I. (2013). New predictive methodology for the onset of flow instability in single horizontal microtube with an inlet orifice. In ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, HT 2013 [V001T03A015] (ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2013 7th Int. Conf. on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th Int. Conf. on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, HT 2013; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2013-17283