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Title: An experimental and numerical study of the dynamic behaviour of a counter-flow evaporator
Authors: Mithraratne, P.
Wijeysundera, N.E. 
Keywords: Counter-flow
Evaporation
Evaporator
Modelling
Superheating
Thermostatic expansion valve
Issue Date: Sep-2001
Source: Mithraratne, P., Wijeysundera, N.E. (2001-09). An experimental and numerical study of the dynamic behaviour of a counter-flow evaporator. International Journal of Refrigeration 24 (6) : 554-565. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-7007(00)00053-0
Abstract: The dynamic behaviour of a counter-flow, water-heated evaporator is studied experimentally and numerically. The frequency distribution of the random oscillations of the mixture-vapour transition point and the superheat temperature at the exit of the evaporator is obtained for steady operation of the system. These oscillations are well correlated. The transition point movement is found to cause fluctuations in the refrigerant temperature over 1 m downstream of its range of motion. Step changes in the refrigerant flow rate and the heating water flow rate demonstrate the non-linear characteristics of the evaporator where the time constants for step increases and step decreases of the same magnitude differ significantly. The distributed model predicts the variation of the superheat temperature and the evaporator pressure following step changes in the inputs with good accuracy. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. and IIR.
Source Title: International Journal of Refrigeration
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/59455
ISSN: 01407007
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-7007(00)00053-0
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