Flow boiling, R-410A, Macro/mini channel, Heat transfer coefficient, Correlation
This study demonstrated a general correlation to predict the saturated flow boiling heat transfer of R410A in horizontal macro and mini-channels. The experimental data were observed in various tube diameters of 1.5, 3.0, 6.61 and 7.49 mm, mass fluxes of 100 – 600 kW m-2s-1 heat fluxes of 10 – 40 kW m-2 , saturation temperature of 5 – 15 ºC and vapor quality from 0.2 to 1. The database was compared with numerous well-known correlations. The proposed correlation was based on the superposition model of nucleate boiling and force convective evaporation contribution. The new modified correlation showed a good prediction with using our database.