Flow Patterns in Two Nanorefrigerants R600a/CuO and R410A/CuO During the Boiling Process





Ansys Fluent, Boiling, Nanoparticles, Nano refrigerants, Simulation


The present study aims to know the flow patterns in two nanorefrigerants R600a / CuO and R410A / CuO throughout the forced boiling process in horizontal square pipes. Those are obtained using the thermophysical properties of the refrigerants R600a and R410A in state liquid and vapor, as well as the properties of the CuO nanoparticles. The analysis was carried out using two methods: analytical and numerical. The analytical method was established by formulas and correlations through scientific articles and books to find an improvement in the two-phase heat transfer, under the conditions at an inlet temperature of 8 ° C and with a quality range of 0 to 1. This allowed to verify that by adding nanoparticles to the refrigerant, the transition between the flow regimes increases progressively, while the quality of the vapor decreases. For the numerical method, the different transition limits are specified in a simulation process in the Ansys Fluent CFD Software, under established design conditions, which consequently increases the general efficiency of any refrigeration system.



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How to Cite

Toapanta-Ramos, F., Suquillo, E. ., & Cornejo, C. (2024). Flow Patterns in Two Nanorefrigerants R600a/CuO and R410A/CuO During the Boiling Process. Enfoque UTE, 15(1), 21-27. https://doi.org/10.29019/enfoqueute.1006