Investigation of Heat Transfer in Mini Channels using Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence

M R Bøgild, J L Poulsen, E Z Rath, H Sørensen
2012 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
In this paper an experimental investigation of the heat transfer in mini channels with a hydraulic diameter of 889 µm is conducted. The method used is planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF), which uses the principle of laser excitation of rhodamine B in water. The goal of this study is to validate the applicability of PLIF to determine the convective heat transfer coefficient in mini channels against conventional correlations of the convective heat transfer coefficient. The applicability of
more » ... applicability of the conventional theory in micro and mini channels has been discussed by several researchers, but to the authors knowledge the applicability of PLIF to validate this has not yet been investigated thoroughly. The experiment shows good agreement to the conventional correlation, and the resolution of the temperature gradient at the wall is found sufficiently accurate in certain areas. However, PLIF is not found satisfactory over the whole domain, and the limitations and errors are analysed.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/395/1/012080 fatcat:i5vylwrnvrcg7duinube7ko5tq