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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer

Mechanism of Annular Two-Phase Flow Heat Transfer Enhancement and Pressure Drop Penalty in the Presence of a Radial Electric Field—Turbulence Analysis

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Y. Feng, J. Seyed-Yagoobi

Heat Transfer Enhancement and Two-Phase Flow Laboratory, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616

J. Heat Transfer 125(3), 478-486 (May 20, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1571089 History: Received October 01, 2001; Revised February 11, 2003; Online May 20, 2003
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Two-phase annular flow with the electric field
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Regression of pressure drop penalty experimental data in the presence of electric fields
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Regression of heat transfer enhancement experimental data in the presence of electric fields
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Regression of boiling pressure drop penalty experimental data in the presence of electric fields
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Regression of condensation pressure drop penalty experimental data in the presence of electric fields
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Regression of boiling heat transfer enhancement experimental data in the presence of electric fields
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Regression of condensation heat transfer enhancement experimental data in the presence of electric fields
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Comparison of the predictions and the experimental data for R-134a convective boiling at Tsat≅25°C and applied voltage=15 kV from Bryan and Seyed-Yagoobi 5
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Comparison of the predictions and the experimental data for R-134a convective boiling at Tsat≅5°C and applied voltage=15 kV from Bryan and Seyed-Yagoobi 5
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Comparison of the predictions and the experimental data for R-134a convective boiling at Tsat≅5°C and applied voltage=5 kV from Bryan and Seyed-Yagoobi 5
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Comparison of the predictions and the experimental data for R-134a convective condensation at Tsat≅35°C and G=100 kg/m2s from Feng 18
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Comparison of the predictions and the experimental data for R-134a convective condensation at Tsat≅35°C and applied voltage=15 kV from Singh 3
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Comparison of the predicted heat transfer enhancement and the experimental data for R-134a convective condensation at Tsat≅35°C,G=50 kg/m2s, and applied voltage=15 kV from Singh et al. 4

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