Comparison of heat transfer coefficient for different fabrics by vapor-compression system

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    The selection of a suitable fabric layer is an important aspect in the development of a cooling garment. One of the essential ingredients in selecting fabric for cooling garments is high heat transfer coefficient. In this study five different type of knitting fabrics with similar woven pattern were selected. The fabrics were attached to a vapor-compression system which is one of the most important systems in cooling garments. Heat transfer coefficient was calculated for each fabric for three different refrigerator flow rates. The most efficient fabric for applying in cooling garments was determined from the point of heat transfer coefficient.

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    Cooling Garment; Vapor-Compression System; Heat Transfer Coefficient; Knitting Fabric; Refrigerant Mass Flow Rate.

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Article ID: 4853
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v5i1.4853

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