Experimental and numerical study of the ’wire-and-tube’ and ’hotwall’ condensers for domestic refrigerators

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dc.contributor.author Chin, Tek Chuan en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-12T02:46:27Z en
dc.date.available 2008-09-12T02:46:27Z en
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn THESIS 2001-C53 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/2904 en
dc.description Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.description.abstract This study concerns with two of the most commonly used condensers in domestic refrigerators, namely the wire-and-tube and hotwall. Both of these are pre-dominantly natural convection type heat exchangers but with distinctly different geometries. The thesis investigates the performance of these heat exchangers experimentally as well as numerically. Two computer models were developed USIng the finite element and variable conductance approach to analyse, optimise and redesign the condensers. To validate these models, experiments were performed on both the condensers, installed on a domestic refrigerator that used refrigerant R134a as a working fluid. The experiments were carried out in an environmental chamber that maintained the ambient conditions at the desired temperatures of 200 C and 25 C and relative humidity of 60%. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA1010039 en
dc.rights Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Experimental and numerical study of the ’wire-and-tube’ and ’hotwall’ condensers for domestic refrigerators en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/ClosedAccess en


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