Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in a Plate-Type Evaporator
Paper i proceeding, 2002

The purpose of the work reported here was to determine heat transfer and pressure drop in a plate-type evaporator both experimentally and theoretically. An experimental fa-cility was built to provide the means for detailed measure-ments at different conditions. Subsequently, a calculation method was developed to simultaneously calculate heat transfer and pressure drop in a variable number of steps along the evaporator. Results from measurements and calcu-lations are compared and discussed. In the investigated range the calculation method overestimates heat transfer by between 1-8% and underestimates pressure drop by between 7% and, at very high outlet vapour fractions, 30%.


Sven Wellsandt

Institutionen för värmeteknik och maskinlära

Lennart Vamling

Institutionen för värmeteknik och maskinlära

Proc. 1st Int. Conf. On Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics 8-10 April 2002, Kruger Park, South Africa.

1404-7098 (ISSN)