Recurrence analysis of phase distribution changes during boiling flow in parallel minichannels
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45 C, 15-351, Białystok, Poland
2 Department of Applied Mechanics, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618, Lublin, Poland
Accepted: 29 November 2022
Published online: 15 December 2022
In the paper, flow boiling in three parallel minichannels with a common inlet and outlet area was examined. The synchronization between flow distributions in minichannels was analyzed in local area (image analysis) and as the process of the synchronization between inlet and outlet pressure fluctuations. These processes were studied using cross recurrence plot. The analysis of pixel brightness changes inside minichannels has been applied to identify the similarity of flow patterns changes inside minichannels. The results have revealed that the processes of synchronization have a negative impact on water inlet and outlet temperature and inlet and outlet pressure oscillations. During synchronization high amplitude of oscillations of temperature and pressure occur. The mentioned behaviors are caused mainly by reverse flow. In the paper it has been shown that recurrence analysis of inlet and outlet pressure oscillations can be used for assessment of boiling synchronization in minichannels.
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