Theoretical model for predicting adiabatic capillary tube performance with alternative refrigerants Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A theoretical model for predicting adiabatic capillary tube performance is presented and the model predictions of flow rate were compared to measured data. The comparison of the model predictions provided a comprehensive assessment of the model's accuracy. Various key modelling issues such as single phase friction factor equation, three two-phase viscosity models and metastable flow correlation were evaluated.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bittle, R. R., & Pate, M. B.

publication date

  • December 1996