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Lee S.-H.,Korea University | Yoon W.J.,Korea University | Kim Y.,Korea University | Lee M.,Korea Automotive Technology Institute | Yun S.,Korea Bundy Corporation
Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B | Year: 2013

The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of replacing a conventional plate fin-tube evaporator with a spiral fin-tube evaporator by comparing the performance of domestic refrigerator-freezers adopting either the plate fin-tube evaporator or spiral fin-tube evaporator. Experiments were conducted for the domestic refrigerator-freezers using either a 2-column and 15-row plate fin-tube evaporator or three spiral fin-tube evaporators with 11, 13, and 15 tube rows (N). The optimum refrigerant charge decreased with a decrease in the number of tube rows. The power consumptions of the domestic refrigerator-freezers using the spiral fin-tube evaporators with N = 11 and 13 were 2.8% and 1.5% lower than those using the plate fin-tube evaporator, respectively. In addition, the cooling capacity of the spiral fin-tube evaporator with N = 13 was 3%-7% higher than that of the plate fin-tube evaporator under the frosting condition. In a cooling speed test, all of the evaporators showed similar performances. © 2013 The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers. Source


Lee M.,Korea University | Kang T.,Korea University | Kim Y.,Korea University | Park J.,Korea Bundy Corporation
Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B | Year: 2011

The objective of this study is to predict the heat-transfer performance of a spirally coiled circular fin-tube evaporator in which either R134a or R600a was used; this heat-transfer performance was predicted by varying the mass flow rate, inlet air temperature, air flow rate, and tube thickness. Mean deviation for the analytical model from the measured data was ±8.3%. Simulation results revealed that at a given mass flow rate, the heat-transfer rate of the evaporator using R600a was higher than that usingR134a because the enthalpy of the former is higher than that of the latter at the given conditions. The heat-transfer rate of both refrigerants increased with an increase in the air flow rate and inlet air temperature but decreased with an increase in the tube thickness. © 2011 The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers. Source


Lee M.,Korea University | Lee S.,Korea University | Jung H.,Korea University | Kim Y.,Korea University | Park J.,Korea Bundy Corporation
Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B | Year: 2010

The objective of this study is to investigate the heat transfer characteristics of evaporators that have various fin configurations and are used in household refrigerators. The frosting and defrosting characteristics of a spirally coiled circular fin-tube evaporator, a discrete-plate fin-tube evaporator, and a continuous-plate fin-tube evaporator were measured and compared. Under non-frosting conditions, the heat transfer coefficient of the spirally coiled circular fin-tube evaporator was 22.3% and 40.2% higher than the coefficients of the discrete- and continuous-plate fin-tube evaporators, respectively. Under frosting conditions, the heat transfer coefficient of the spirally coiled circular fin-tube evaporator was 27.0% and 46.3% higher than the coefficients of the discrete- and continuous-plate fin-tube evaporators, respectively. In addition, the defrosting water amount of the spirally coiled circular fin-tube evaporator was 3.2% and 9.4% lower than the amounts in the case of the discrete- and continuous-plate fin-tube evaporators, respectively. © 2010 The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers. Source


Kang T.,Korea University | Lee M.,Korea University | Kim Y.,Korea University | Yun S.,Korea Bundy Corporation
Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B | Year: 2010

The objective of this study is to investigate the air-side heat transfer characteristics of a spirally-coiled circular fintube heat exchanger for various geometric parameters under non-frosting conditions. The heat transfer characteristics of the heat exchanger were analyzed with respect to heat exchanger geometries, and then, the characteristics were compared with those of rectangular-plate fin-tube heat exchangers with discrete fins. The heat transfer coefficient increased with a decrease in the number of tube rows and an increase in the fin pitch. The optimum length of the L-foot was 2.7 mm. In addition, the heat transfer rate increased with a decrease in the tube pitch and the tube thickness. The heat transfer coefficient of the spirallycoiled circular fin-tube heat exchanger was 24.3% higher than that of the rectangular-plate fin-tube heat exchanger. Source


Provided is an L-type turn-fin tube including a turn-fin which may provide excellent adhesiveness even with a tube having a small diameter, and a turn-fin type heat exchanger using the L-type turn-fin tube. The L-type turn-fin tube includes the tube and the turn-fin. A refrigerant moves in the tube. The turn-fin includes a base portion that is formed on one side of a bent portion obtained when a part of a groove portion recessed in a longitudinal direction is bent in the longitudinal direction, and a fin portion that is formed on the other side of the bent portion, wherein the base portion is spirally wound around an outer surface of the tube.

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