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  1. Performance of tubes-and plate fins heat exchangers

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    By means of a two-dimensional analysis performance, and using local heat transfer coefficients, the plate fin temperature distribution, the air bulk temperature along the stream path and the fin efficiency can be obtained, for several Reynolds numbers and fin materials. Herein are also presented the average heat transfer coefficients for isothermal plate fins, referring to heat exchangers with central-tube and rear-tube row and to two-row tubes heat exchangers configurations. It is possible to obtain the real tax or the real area of heat transfer, using the average hea transfer coefficients for isothermal plate fins and the fin efficiency. (Author)

  2. Airside performances of finned eight-tube heat exchangers

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    Li, Cheng; Li, Junming

    2016-01-01

    For applications in the relatively low temperature refrigeration systems with large constant temperature bath, the present work performed the experimental studies on the airside performances of the staggered finned eight-tube heat exchangers with large fin pitches. The airside heat transfer coefficients and pressure drops for three fin types and two fin pitches are obtained and analyzed. The heat transfer enhancement with louver fins is 11-16 % higher than the flat fins and that with sinusoidal corrugated fins is 1.1-3.4 % higher than the flat fins. Higher Re brings larger enhancement for various fins. Fin pitches show weak influence on heat transfer for eight tube rows. However, effects of fin pitch on heat transfer for both the sinusoidal corrugation and the louvered fin are larger than the flat fins and they are different from those for N ≤ 6. Airside Colburn j factor are compared with previous and it could be concluded that the airside j factor is almost constant for finned tube heat exchangers with eight tubes and large fin pitches, when Re is from 250 to 2500. The results are different from previous studies for fewer tube rows.

  3. Performance Evaluation of Plate-Fin-And Tube Heat Exchanger with Wavy Fins- A Review

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    Sandip S. Kale

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The plate fin-and-tube heat exchangers are widely used in variety of industrial applications, particularly in the heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration, HVAC industries. In most cases the working fluid is liquid on the tube side exchanging heat with a gas, usually air. It is seen that the performance of heat exchangers can be greatly increased with the use of unconventionally shaped flow passages such as plain, perforated offset strip, louvered, wavy, vortex generator and pin. The current study is focused on wavy-fin. The wavy surface can lengthen the path of airflow and cause better airflow mixing. In order to design better heat exchangers and come up with efficient designs, a thorough understanding of the flow of air in these channels is required. Hence this study focuses on the heat transfer and friction characteristics of the air side for wavy fin and tube heat exchanger.

  4. Performance Evaluation of Plate-Fin-And Tube Heat Exchanger with Wavy Fins- A Review

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    Sandip S. Kale; V.W.Bhatkar

    2014-01-01

    The plate fin-and-tube heat exchangers are widely used in variety of industrial applications, particularly in the heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration, HVAC industries. In most cases the working fluid is liquid on the tube side exchanging heat with a gas, usually air. It is seen that the performance of heat exchangers can be greatly increased with the use of unconventionally shaped flow passages such as plain, perforated offset strip, louvered, wavy, vortex generator an...

  5. Parametric analysis of the performance of internally finned tubes for heat exchanger application

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    This paper presents a parametric analysis of the performance of internally finned tubes in turbulent forced convection for application to heat exchangers. The analysis compares the performance of an internally finned tube exchanger with that of an exchanger having internally smooth tubes. The calculations are performed for three important design cases

  6. Experimental and numerical investigation to evaluate the performance of triangular finned tube heat exchanger

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    Vinous M. Hameed, Bashar Muslem Essa

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Experimental and numerical investigation has been performed in this work to evaluate the performance for triangular finned tube heat exchanger. Experimental work included designing and manufacturing of shaped triangular fins from copper material of (10mm length, (10mm height, (1mm thickness, (22 mm distance between every two fins shaped and (15mm pitch between each two of fins which are install on the straight copper tube of (2m length having (20mm inner diameter and (22mm outer diameter. The inner tube is inserted inside the Perspex tube of (54mm inner diameter and (60mm outer diameter. Cold Air and hot water are used as working fluids in the shell side and tube side, respectively. Air at various mass flow rates (0.001875 to 0.003133 kg/sec flows through annuli and water at Reynold's numbers ranging from (10376.9 to 23348.03 flows through the inner tube. Performance of (smooth and finned tube heat exchanger was investigated experimentally. Experimental results showed that the enhancement of heat dissipation for triangular finned tube is (3.252 to4.502 times than that of smooth tube respectively. Numerical simulation has been carried out on present heat exchanger to analyze flow field and heat transfer using COMSOL computational fluid dynamic (CFD package model. The comparison between experimental work and numerical results showed good agreement.

  7. Performance of residential air-conditioning systems with flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Brix, Wiebke; Elmegaard, Brian; Larsen, Lars Finn Sloth

    2011-01-01

    Refrigerant and airflow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning was investigated with numerical modeling. Fin-and-tube heat exchangers usually have a pre-defined circuitry. However, the objective in this study was to perform a generic investigation of each...... this paper. The maldistribution sources of interest were: inlet liquid/vapor phase distribution, feeder tube bending and airflow distribution. The results show that maldistribution reduced the cooling capacity and the coefficient of performance of the system. In particular, different phase distribution...... and non-uniform airflow distribution reduced the performance significantly. Different feeder tube bendings only caused a minor decrease in performance....

  8. Indoor test for thermal performance evaluation of seven Elcam fin-tube solar collector configurations

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    1979-01-01

    The test procedure used and the results obtained from an evaluation test program conducted to obtain thermal performance data on seven Elcam fin-tube solar collector configurations under simulated conditions are described. These tests were made using the Marshall Space Flight Center solar facilities. The Elcam fin-tube (liquid) solar collectors each consist of an absorber plate 5.9 inches wide by 83 inches long and a type M copper tube of 0.569 inch nominal inside diameter. No cover plate was used with any of the specimens. The uniqueness of each of the seven configurations is described, and tests were performed on each separate configuration.

  9. Performance of residential air-conditioning systems with flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Brix, Wiebke

    2011-01-01

    Refrigerant and airflow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning was investigated with numerical modeling. Fin-and-tube heat exchangers usually have a pre-defined circuitry. However, the objective in this study was to perform a generic investigation of each individual maldistribution source in an independent manner. Therefore, the evaporator and the condenser were simplified to be straight tubes for the purposes of this study. The numerical model of the R410A system, its verification and an investigation of individual maldistribution sources are presented in this paper. The maldistribution sources of interest were: inlet liquid/vapor phase distribution, feeder tube bending and airflow distribution. The results show that maldistribution reduced the cooling capacity and the coefficient of performance of the system. In particular, different phase distribution and non-uniform airflow distribution reduced the performance significantly. Different feeder tube bendings only caused a minor decrease in performance.

  10. Study on performance of plate fin - oval tube heat exchanger with vortex generators

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    An experimental study was carried out to investigate the enhancement of heat transfer from the in-line and staggered arrays of oval tubes in the plate fin - tube heat exchanger with Delta - Wing type Vortex Generators(DWVG). Measurements of average heat(mass) - transfer coefficients on the tube surface were made using a naphthalene sublimation technique, and the flow losses were measured for Reynolds number ranging from 2000 to 3200. The influence of vortex generators parameters such as position and angle of attack was investigated. It was found that the heat transfer enhancement were increased by the existence of a vortex generators and flow losses were decreased by the oval tubes. The results indicate that performance of plate fin - tube heat exchanger can be improved simultanously by using vortex generators and oval tubes

  11. Study on performance of plate fin - oval tube heat exchanger with vortex generators

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    Chang, Hyeon Sik; Chun, Young Woo; Chung, In Kee [Yeungnam Univ., Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of)

    2005-07-01

    An experimental study was carried out to investigate the enhancement of heat transfer from the in-line and staggered arrays of oval tubes in the plate fin - tube heat exchanger with Delta - Wing type Vortex Generators(DWVG). Measurements of average heat(mass) - transfer coefficients on the tube surface were made using a naphthalene sublimation technique, and the flow losses were measured for Reynolds number ranging from 2000 to 3200. The influence of vortex generators parameters such as position and angle of attack was investigated. It was found that the heat transfer enhancement were increased by the existence of a vortex generators and flow losses were decreased by the oval tubes. The results indicate that performance of plate fin - tube heat exchanger can be improved simultanously by using vortex generators and oval tubes.

  12. Thermal performance of a spirally coiled finned tube heat exchanger under wet-surface conditions

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    This paper is a continuation of the author's previous work on spiral coil heat exchangers. In the present study, the heat transfer characteristics and the performance of a spirally coiled finned tube heat exchanger under wet-surface conditions are theoretically and experimentally investigated. The test section is a spiral-coil heat exchanger which consists of a steel shell and a spirally coiled tube unit. The spiral-coil unit consists of six layers of concentric spirally coiled finned tubes. Each tube is fabricated by bending a 9.6 mm diameter straight copper tube into a spiral-coil of four turns. The innermost and outermost diameters of each spiral-coil are 145.0 and 350.4 mm, respectively. Aluminium crimped spiral fins with thickness of 0.6 mm and outer diameter of 28.4 mm are placed around the tube. The edge of fin at the inner diameter is corrugated. Air and water are used as working fluids in shell side and tube side, respectively. The experiments are done under dehumidifying conditions. A mathematical model based on the conservation of mass and energy is developed to simulate the flow and heat transfer characteristics of working fluids flowing through the heat exchanger. The results obtained from the present model show reasonable agreement with the experimental data

  13. Experimental and numerical gas-side performance evaluation of finned-tube heat exchangers

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    Hofmann, Rene

    2009-07-01

    The objective of this work is to develop new heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop coefficient correlations for a heat exchanger with different numbers of consecutively arranged U-shaped finned-tubes in staggered layout, to characterize the global behavior at the gas-side (The overall heat transfer coefficients are averaged values across the entire fin surface of each tube (fin efficiency) as well as above all tubes within the bundle (average mean between inlet and outlet)). The experimental investigations at a semi-industrial scale test facility, at the Institute for Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion, were performed at different finned-tube bundle configurations. The tube bundles were arranged at equal transverse pitch, and in case of up to eight consecutively arranged tubes, with equal longitudinal pitch in staggered formation. Thus, a maximum total number of 88 tubes at different configurations was investigated. The Reynolds-Number was varied in the range between 4500 and 3500. The measurements were accomplished at the gas-side and at the water-side. The scope of a subsequently performed measurement validation should be addressed to fulfill the energy balance of the used system boundaries. The experimental setup, the measurement technique, and the measurement uncertainties are presented. As a result of measurements at different tube row configurations, a row correction factor for the heat transfer from the finned-tubes was derived. The average mean heat transfer seems to increase degressively from row to row. A comparison of the developed heat transfer and pressure drop correlations with available literature is presented. A three dimensional steady state numerical analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer across a tube row with a periodic array of solid and segmented fins was performed. For this reason, five different models of a single row finned-tube heat exchanger, with solid and segmented circular and helical I/U-shaped fins, were developed. The thermal field has been examined for convective transport phenomena. The effect of the parametrically varied Reynolds-number to the Nusselt-number was analyzed. Especially the difference between solid and serrated fins as well as the influence at the fin surface between two adjacent fins of I-shape and U-shape was analyzed. Apart from the application of a k-{epsilon} turbulence model, for modeling turbulence, a renormalization group theory (RNG) based on a k-{epsilon} turbulence model was applied to resolve near wall treatment between the adjacent fins. It is intended to verify the results of the CFC-calculations within the computational model boundaries with those calculated from the measurements at the test rig, to draw any conclusions from global to local effects of conjugated heat transfer and fluid flow. Therefore, at the gas-side of the test rig, a flow rectifier and an inflow channel should provide the same inlet conditions and the investigation of an array of finned-tubes represents the periodic boundaries as in the computational domain of the simulation. A comparison of the proposed equation for the Nusselt number with the simulation as well as most measurement results are found to be accurate with about {+-}15%; for the equation of the pressure drop coefficient an uncertainty of {+-}20% may be found. A performance evaluation criterion for single-phase flows was applied to characterize the effectivity of the various finned-tube bundles (solid/segmented I/U-shaped). The result of the comparison of heat transfer data from measurements, performed on a single U-segmented finned-tube row in cross-flow with a semi-tube installed at the channel wall, and the corresponding CFD calculations is found to be in excellent agreement, with only a small deviation. A qualitative and quantitative pressure drop coefficient comparison of the experiment at 8 tube rows (evaluated for a single tube row) with the CFD-calculation shows good agreement especially in the Re-range of about 6000 {<=} Re {<=} 20000. At higher Reynolds numbers than 20000 up to 50000, a diverging eff

  14. A numerical analysis on heat transfer performance from various gap size between finned tube module and side-wall in finned tube evaporator

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    Recently, Heat Recovery Steam Generator(HRSG) is widely used in various commercial places such as hospital, restaurant, and sauna for steam generation equipment due to increasing demand on steam usage for disinfection or fumigation. In HRSG, finned tube type evaporator is usually utilized to enhance heat transfer performance for higher steam generation. Most previous research so far has been focused on heat transfer enhancement aspect from geometry of each individual fin such as pitch distance, length, and thickness. In current study, we have tried to identify the effect from gap size between tube module and side wall on overall heat transfer. We found out that the gap size has considerable effect on total heat transfer rate. We also observed that both heat transfer performance and pressure drop is decreasing with increasing gas size.

  15. Fin-tube solar collectors

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    1980-01-01

    Report presents test procedures and results of thermal-performance evaluation of seven commercial fin tube (liquid) solar collector-absorber plates. Tests were conducted indoors at Marshall Space Flight Center Solar simulator. Results are graphically shown along with supporting test data and summary, indicating efficiency as function of collector inlet temperature.

  16. Numerical analysis on the frosting performance of a fin-tube evaporator for a refrigerator

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    The objective of this study is to provide numerical and experimental data that can be used to investigate the performance characteristics of a flat plate fin-tube evaporator in household and commercial refrigerators under frosting conditions. Computer simulations with variations of operating conditions such as air inlet temperature, relative humidity, and geometries were performed to find out optimal design parameters of a fin-tube evaporator for household and commercial refrigerators. The tube-by-tube method was used in the simulation and the frost growth model was considered under frosting conditions. The developed analytical model predicted the decreasing rates of heat transfer capacity and air flow rate ratio within ± 10% compared to the experimental results for a refrigerator under real operating conditions. As a result, the frost thickness at 3 .deg. C and 80% is increased 40% than that of -3 .deg. C and 80%, and the frost thickness at 3 .deg. C and 90% is increased 30% than that of 3 .deg. C and 60%. Accordingly, the operating time of the evaporator in the refrigerator was reduced with the increase of the decreasing rate of air flow rate ratio at each condition

  17. An experimental investigation on air-side performances of finned tube heat exchangers for indirect air-cooling tower

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    Du Xueping

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A tremendous quantity of water can be saved if the air cooling system is used, comparing with the ordinary water-cooling technology. In this study, two kinds of finned tube heat exchangers in an indirect air-cooling tower are experimentally studied, which are a plain finned oval-tube heat exchanger and a wavy-finned flat-tube heat exchanger in a cross flow of air. Four different air inlet angles (90°, 60 °, 45°, and 30° are tested separately to obtain the heat transfer and resistance performance. Then the air-side experimental correlations of the Nusselt number and friction factor are acquired. The comprehensive heat transfer performances for two finned tube heat exchangers under four air inlet angles are compared. For the plain finned oval-tube heat exchanger, the vertical angle (90° has the worst performance while 45° and 30° has the best performance at small ReDc and at large ReDc, respectively. For the wavy-finned flat-tube heat exchanger, the worst performance occurred at 60°, while the best performance occurred at 45° and 90° at small ReDc and at large ReDc, respectively. From the comparative results, it can be found that the air inlet angle has completely different effects on the comprehensive heat transfer performance for the heat exchangers with different structures.

  18. A new model for predicting performance of fin-and-tube heat exchanger under frost condition

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    Accurate prediction of frost characteristics has crucial influence on designing effective heat exchangers. In this paper, a new CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) model has been proposed to predict the frost behaviour. The initial period of frost formation can be predicted and the influence of surface structure can be considered. The numerical simulations have been carried out to investigate the performance of fin-and-tube heat exchanger under frost condition. The results have been validated by comparison of simulations with the data computed by empirical formulas. The transient local frost formation has been obtained. The average frost thickness, heat exchanger coefficient and pressure drop on air side has been analysed as well. In addition, the influence factors have also been discussed, such as fin pitch, relative humidity, air flow rate and evaporating temperature of refrigerant.

  19. Comparison of the thermal performance of serrated high-finned tubes used in heat-recovery systems

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    This paper presents the results of an investigation of the thermal performance of serrated, high-finned tubes in both the staggered and inline arrangements. Comparisons are made with published wind-tunnel data, published correlations, and new results of field tests for a commonly used heat-recovery finned tube configuration in the inline arrangement. For the staggered arrangement, it is shown that reasonable agreement exists between four wind-tunnel data sets and the staggered arrangement correlation of Weierman

  20. Effect of refrigerant mal-distribution in fin-and-tube evaporators on system performance

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Elmegaard, Brian; Larsen, Lars Finn Sloth

    Refrigerant mal-distribution in fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning (RAC) is investigated numerically in this paper. A model of the system is developed in the object-oriented modeling language Modelica. Themodels of the compressor and expansion valve are static, whereas the...... straight tubes. The refrigerant mal-distribution is then induced to the evaporator by varying the vapor quality at the inlet to each feeder tube, the pressure drop through each feeder tube and the air-flow across each tube. Finally it is shown that air-flow mal-distribution can be compensated by an...

  1. Effect of fin thickness on the air-side performance of wavy fin-and-tube heat exchangers under dehumidifying conditions

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    Kuvannarat, Thirapat; Wongwises, Somchai [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering and Multiphase Flow Research Lab (FUTURE), King Mongkut' s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangmod, Bangkok 10140 (Thailand); Wang, Chi-Chuan [Energy and Resources Laboratory, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu 310, Taiwan (China)

    2006-07-15

    This study investigated the effect of fin thickness on the air-side performance of wavy fin-and-tube heat exchangers under dehumidifying conditions. A total of 10 samples were tested with associated fin thickness ({delta}{sub f}) of 0.115mm and 0.25mm, respectively. For a heat exchanger with two rows (N=2) and fin pitch F{sub p} of 1.41mm, the effect of fin thickness on the heat transfer coefficient is more pronounced. The heat transfer coefficients for {delta}{sub f}=0.25mm is about 5-50% higher than those for {delta}{sub f}=0.115mm whereas the pressure drop for {delta}{sub f}=0.25mm is about 5-20% higher. The unexpected difference in heat transfer coefficient subject to fin thickness is attributable to better interactions between the directed main flow and the swirled flow caused by the condensate droplet for {delta}{sub f}=0.25mm. The maximum difference in heat transfer coefficients for N=2 and F{sub p}=2.54mm subject to the influence of fin thickness is reduced to about 20%, and there is no difference in heat transfer coefficient when the frontal velocity is above 3m/s. For N>=4 and F{sub p}=2.54mm, the influence of fin thickness on the heat transfer coefficients diminishes considerably. This is because of the presence of tube row, and the unsteady/vortex shedding feature at the down stream of wavy channel. Based on the present test results, a correlation is proposed to describe the air-side performance for wavy fin configurations, the mean deviations of the proposed heat transfer and friction correlations are 7.9% and 7.7%, respectively. (author)

  2. Experimental Performance of a Finned-tube Silica Gel Adsorption Chiller for Air-Conditioning Application

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    Mohammed A. Atiya

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This work presents the construction of a test apparatus for air-conditioning application that is flexible in changing a scaled down adsorbent bed modules. To improve the heat and mass transfer performance of the adsorbent bed, a finned-tube of the adsorbent bed heat exchanger was used. The results show that the specific cooling power (SCP and the coefficient of performance (COP are 163 W/kg and 0.16, respectively, when the cycle time is 40 min, the hot water temperature is 90oC, the cooling water temperature is 30oC and the evaporative water temperature is 11.4oC.

  3. Three-dimensional performance analysis of plain fin tube heat exchangers in transitional regime

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    Three-dimensional CFD simulations are carried out to investigate heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of a four-row plain fin-and-tube heat exchanger using the Commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics Code ANSYS CFX 12.0. Heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of the heat exchanger are investigated for Reynolds numbers ranging from 400 to 2000. Fluid flow and heat transfer are simulated and results compared using both laminar and turbulent flow models (k-?) with steady and incompressible fluid flow. Model validation is carried out by comparing the simulated case friction factor (f) and Colburn factor (j) with the experimental data of Wang et al.. Reasonable agreement is found between the simulations and experimental data. In this study the effect of geometrical parameters such as fin pitch, longitudinal pitch and transverse pitch of tube spacing are studied. Results are presented in the form of friction factor (f) and Colburn factor (j). For both laminar and transitional flow conditions heat transfer and friction factor decrease with the increase of longitudinal and transverse pitches of tube spacing whereas they increase with fin pitches for both in-line and staggered configurations. Efficiency index increases with the increase of longitudinal and transverse pitches of tube spacing but decreases with increase of fin pitches. For a particular Reynolds number, the efficiency index is higher in in-line arrangement than the staggered case. - Highlights: ? 3D CFD simulations for plain-fin-and-tube heat exchanger. ? Validated with experimental data. ? Parametric study for the effects of fluid flow and heat transfer.

  4. Experimental investigation on the airside performance of fin-and-tube heat exchangers having herringbone wave fins and proposal of a new heat transfer and pressure drop correlation

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    The heat transfer and friction characteristics of fin-and-tube heat exchangers having herringbone wave fins were experimentally investigated. Eighteen samples having different fin pitches (1.34 mm to 2.54 mm) and tube rows (one to four) were tested. For all the samples, the waffle depth and the corrugation angle of the fin was 1.14 mm and 11.7 .deg. respectively. Results showed that the j factors were insensitive to fin pitch, while f factors increased as the fin pitch increased. As the number of tube rows increased, both the j and f factors decreased. However, the effect of tube row diminished as the Reynolds number increased, at least for j factors. Existing correlations failed to adequately predict the present data. A new correlation was developed based on existing data, which significantly improved the predictions of the present data

  5. Comparison of heat pump performance using fin-and-tube and microchannel heat exchangers under frost conditions

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    Vapor compression heat pumps are drawing more attention in energy saving applications. Microchannel heat exchangers can provide higher performance via less core volume and reduce system refrigerant charge, but little is known about their performance in heat pump systems under frosting conditions. In this study, the system performance of a commercial heat pump using microchannel heat exchangers as evaporator is compared with that using conventional finned-tube heat exchangers numerically and experimentally. The microchannel and finned-tube heat pump system models used for comparison of the microchannel and finned-tube evaporator performance under frosting conditions were developed, considering the effect of maldistribution on both refrigerant and air sides. The quasi-steady-state modeling results are in reasonable agreement with the test data under frost conditions. The refrigerant-side maldistribution is found remarkable impact on the microchannel heat pump system performance under the frost conditions. Parametric study on the fan speed and the fin density under frost conditions are conducted as well to figure out the best trade-off in the design of frost tolerant evaporators. (author)

  6. Structure optimization and performance experiments of a solar-powered finned-tube adsorption refrigeration system

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    Highlights: • New-structure finned-tube adsorption bed for enhancing heat and mass transfer. • Temperatures on different parts of the adsorption tubes differ little. • Maximum COP of 0.122 and maximum daily ice-making of 6.5 kg are achieved by experiments. • Cooling efficiency of system with valve control higher than that without valve control. - Abstract: A large-diameter aluminum-alloy finned-tube absorbent bed collector was designed and optimized by enhancing the heat and mass transfer in the collector. The collection efficiency of the adsorbent bed collector was between 31.64% and 42.7%, and the temperature distribution in the absorbent bed was relatively uniform, beneficial to adsorption/desorption of the adsorbate in the absorbent bed. A solar-powered solid adsorption refrigeration system with the finned-tube absorbent bed collector was built. Some experiments corresponding to the adsorption/desorption process with and without a valve control were conducted in four typical weather conditions: sunny with clear sky, sunny with partly cloudy sky, cloudy sky and overcast sky. Activated carbon–methanol was utilized as the working pair for adsorption refrigeration in the experiments. The experiments achieved the maximum COP of 0.122 and the maximum daily ice-making of 6.5 kg. Under the weather conditions of sunny with clear sky, sunny with partly cloudy sky, and cloudy sky, ice-making phenomenon were observed. Even in the overcast-sky weather condition, the cooling efficiency of the system still reached 0.039 when the total solar radiation was 11.51 MJ. The cooling efficiency of the solar-powered adsorption refrigeration system with a valve control in the adsorption/desorption process was significantly higher than that without a valve control

  7. Numerical analysis of the influence of circuit arrangement on a fin-and-tube condenser performance

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    Cesare Maria Joppolo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper a model for the steady-state simulation of fin-and-tube condenser is developed. The model is based on a finite volume approach that divides each tube into small elemental volumes where mass, momentum and energy conservation equations are solved using the effectiveness-NTU method and with appropriate correlations for void fraction, friction factor and heat transfer coefficient calculation. The model is validated against experimental data on two small condensers finding that the calculated heat transfer rate and refrigerant-side pressure drop agree within ±5% and ±21% respectively to the experimental values. The model is then used to numerically analyse the impact of different circuit arrangements on the condenser heat transfer rate, refrigerant-side pressure drop and refrigerant charge.

  8. Experimental performance evaluation of multi-row, plate finned-tube, direct expansion air cooling and dehumidifying coils

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    Turaga, M.

    1989-03-01

    Experimental studies were conducted on plate finned-tube, direct expansion (DX) air cooling and dehumidifying heat exchangers to determine the effects of significant coil geometric parameters and the fluid flow parameters on the coil performance. Tests were conducted on 10 coils with varied fin densities (3.1-5.5 fins/cm) and tube rows (3-8) under both dry and wet surface conditions for the air-side. Correlations for the average heat transfer and pressure drop factors for the working fluids (air and refrigerant) are developed from the experimental data. Regression analysis is used to determine the influential coil geometric parameters on the heat exchanger performance. In the range of air flow Reynolds number considered (300-1500), the air-side average heat transfer and pressure drop factors were found to be independent of the number of tube rows and decrease when the fin density increases (for a given Reynolds number). The refrigerant-side average Nusselt number was found to be an increasing linear function of the two phase heat transfer parameter, and the corresponding pressure drop factor was found to be a decreasing linear function of the two phase pressure drop parameter. The presence of oil (ca 2 wt %) was found to increase the average Nusselt number by 30-40% and the average pressure drop factor by 25% compared to oil-free flow. A method for selection of DX coils is developed from the correlations which may be used to estimate the part-load performance of DX coils. 58 refs., 59 figs., 15 tabs.

  9. Numerical Study on Heat Transfer Performance of Crossflow Fin-tube Heat Exchanger Depending on Different Fan Positions

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    Kim, Won Hyung; Park, Tae Seon [Kyungpook National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-03-15

    The convective heat transfer of a crossflow fin-tube heat exchanger was studied numerically. In order to investigate the dependence of the heat transfer performance on the fan position, several cases with different blowing and suction types were selected for the fan position. A staggered tube arrangement was used for the heat exchanger, and the temperatures of the tube wall and air were 50 .deg. C and 30 .deg. C, respectively. The three-dimensional flow structures were examined based on the results. In addition, the convective heat transfer coefficient and mean temperature difference between the inlet and outlet of the heat exchanger were analyzed for the various fan positions, and the heat transfer performance was investigated.

  10. Numerical Study on Heat Transfer Performance of Crossflow Fin-tube Heat Exchanger Depending on Different Fan Positions

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    The convective heat transfer of a crossflow fin-tube heat exchanger was studied numerically. In order to investigate the dependence of the heat transfer performance on the fan position, several cases with different blowing and suction types were selected for the fan position. A staggered tube arrangement was used for the heat exchanger, and the temperatures of the tube wall and air were 50 .deg. C and 30 .deg. C, respectively. The three-dimensional flow structures were examined based on the results. In addition, the convective heat transfer coefficient and mean temperature difference between the inlet and outlet of the heat exchanger were analyzed for the various fan positions, and the heat transfer performance was investigated.

  11. Cycle performance of alternative refrigerants for domestic air-conditioning system based on a small finned tube heat exchanger

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    In order to find alternative refrigerants which exhibit both favorable cycle performance and environmental friendliness, R32 and R290 were utilized to contrast to R22 and R410A as substitutes in the present study. The experiments were conducted with a 5 mm finned tube heat exchanger based on the enthalpy method in a small split household air conditioner. The results showed that in nominal cooling conditions, the COPR of R32 and R290 were 26.8% and 20.4% higher than R22, 7.3% and 2.1% higher than R410A. And in nominal heating conditions, the COPHR of R32 and R290 were both 11.0% higher than R22, 5.3% higher than R410A. The systems with R290 and R32 have similar capacities to that with R22 and R410A in heating mode, but a relatively huge difference of capacities in cooling mode. In consideration of charge amount, R290 could be considered as the most superior alternative refrigerant in air conditioners with the small finned tube heat exchanger. - Highlights: •Comparisons are made in the air conditioner system based on 5 mm tube fin heat exchanger. •The R22 system has a similar performance to others in heating mode while a huge difference in cooling mode. •The optimal charge of R290 is reduced with nearly no decline in the capacity and COP. •SLHX is attached to the system of R290 and successfully promote safety and capacity. •Heat loads are taken into account to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of R290 and R32

  12. Experimental performance evaluation of multi-row, plate finned-tube, direct expansion air cooling and dehumidifying coils

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    Turaga, M.

    1989-01-01

    Experimental studies are conducted on Plate finned-tube, Direct expansion (DX), air cooling and dehumidifying heat exchangers to determine the effects of significant coil geometric parameters and the fluid flow parameters on the coil performance. Tests are conducted on ten (10) coils with varied fin densities (3.1 to 5.5 fins/cm) and tube rows (3 to 8) under both dry and wet surface conditions for the air-side. Such studies, on the performance of DX-coils for comfort air conditioning applications, are very limited in the open literature. Correlations for the average heat transfer and pressure drop factors for the working fluids (air and refrigerant) are developed from the experimental data; such correlations for refrigerant in DX-coils are very limited in the present literature. Regression analysis is used to determine the influential coil geometric parameters on the heat exchanger performance. In the range of the air flow Reynolds number considered (300 < Re{sub a} < 1,500), the air-side average heat transfer and pressure drop factors (for both dry and wet surface conditions) are found to be independent of the number of tube rows and decrease when the fin density increases (for a given Reynolds number). The refrigerant-side average Nusselt number (Nu{sub r}) is found to be an increasing linear function of the two-phase heat transfer parameter (Re{sub r,l}{sup 2} K{sub f}) and the corresponding pressure drop factor (f{sub r}) is found to be decreasing linear function of the two-phase pressure drop parameter (Re{sub r,l}/K{sub f}). The presence of oil (about 2% by weight), is found to increase both the average Nusselt number (by 30 to 40%) and the average pressure drop factor (by 25%), compared to the corresponding oil free flow. A method for selection of DX-coils is developed from the correlations for prediction of the average heat transfer and pressure drop factors.

  13. CFD Analysis of Plate Fin Tube Heat Exchanger for Various Fin Inclinations

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    Subodh Bahirat,; P. V. Joshi

    2014-01-01

    ANSYS Fluent software is used for three dimensional CFD simulations to investigate heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of six different fin angles with plain fin tube heat exchangers. The numerical simulation of the fin tube heat exchanger was performed by using a three dimensional numerical computation technique. Geometry of model is created and meshed by using ANSYS Workbench software. To solve the equation for the fluid flow and heat transfer analysis ANSYS FLUENT ...

  14. PHASE CHANGE AROUND A FINNED TUBE

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    Aytunç EREK

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This study presents the heat transfer enhancement in the thermal energy storage system by using radially finned tube. The solution of the system consists of the solving the equations of the heat transfer fluid (HTF, the pipe wall and fin, and the phase change material (PCM as one domain. The control volume finite difference approach and the semi implicit solver (SIS are used to solve the equations. Fully developed velocity distribution is taken in the HTF. Flow parameters (Re number and inlet temperature of coolant and fin parameters (the number of fins, fin length, fin thickness are found to influence solidification fronts and the total stored energy.

  15. Performance study of silica gel coated fin-tube heat exchanger cooling system based on a developed mathematical model

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    Research highlights: ? A dynamic mathematical model is built to predict the performance of DCHE system. ? Operation time in dehumidification is a crucial parameter to system performance. ? Under ARI summer condition, the largest cooling power can reach to 2.6 kW. ? Under ARI humid condition, the largest cooling power can reach to 3.4 kW. ? System performs better with smaller fin distance and tube diameter. -- Abstract: Desiccant coated heat exchanger (DCHE) system can handle latent and sensible load simultaneously by removing the released adsorption heat in dehumidification process. The system can also be driven by low grade thermal energy such as solar energy. In this paper, a dynamic one-dimensional mathematical model validated by experimental data is established to predict the performance of DCHE system, using conventional silica gel as desiccant material. Cooling performance of DCHE system is calculated under ARI (American Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Institute) summer and humid conditions. Simulated results show that the operation time in dehumidification process is a crucial factor for cooling capacity of DCHE system, which can be enhanced by eliminating the initial period with higher outlet air temperature, the largest cooling power of DCHE system increase from 2.6 kW to 3.5 kW by eliminating first 50 s of operation time under ARI summer condition. The results also prove that the system can provide cooling power to indoor condition with selective operation time when regeneration temperature varies from 50 oC to 80 oC. Besides, the model is adopted to analyze the effects of some structural parameters on system performance under simulated condition. The system performs well in smaller cobber tube external diameter condition, while both transient heat and mass transfer capacity can be enhanced under the condition of smaller distance between the fins.

  16. The effects of design and operating factors on the frost growth and thermal performance of a flat plate fin-tube heat exchanger under the frosting condition

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    An experimental study of the effects of various factors(fin pitch, fin arrangement, air temperature, air humidity, and air velocity) on the frost growth and thermal performance of a fin-tube heat exchanger has been conducted under the frosting condition. It is found that the thermal performance of a heat exchanger is closely related to the blockage ratio of the air flow passages due to the frost growth. The maximum allowable blockage ratio is used to determine the criteria for the optimal operating conditions of a fin-tube heat exchanger. It is also shown that heat transfer rate of heat exchanger with staggered fin arrangement increases about 17% and the time required for heat transfer rate to reach a maximum value becomes longer, compared with those of an inline fin-tube heat exchanger under the frosting condition. The energy transfer resistance between the air and coolant decreases with the increase of inlet air temperature and velocity and with decreasing inlet air humidity

  17. CFD Analysis of Plate Fin Tube Heat Exchanger for Various Fin Inclinations

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    Subodh Bahirat,

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available ANSYS Fluent software is used for three dimensional CFD simulations to investigate heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of six different fin angles with plain fin tube heat exchangers. The numerical simulation of the fin tube heat exchanger was performed by using a three dimensional numerical computation technique. Geometry of model is created and meshed by using ANSYS Workbench software. To solve the equation for the fluid flow and heat transfer analysis ANSYS FLUENT was used in the fin-tube heat exchanger. The fluid flow and heat transfer are simulated and result compared for both laminar and turbulent flow models k-epsilon and SST k-omega, with steady state solvers to calculate heat transfer, flow velocity and temperature fields of variable inclined fin angles (? = 00 ,100 , 200 , 300 , 400 ,500 . Model is validate by comparing the simulated value of velocity, temperature and colburn factor with experimental and numerical results investigated by WANG [1] and GHORI KIRAR [10]. Reasonable agreement is found between the simulations and other results, and the ANSYS Fluent software is sufficient for simulating the flow fields in tube fin heat exchanger.

  18. Enhance heat transfer for PCM melting in triplex tube with internal–external fins

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    Highlights: • Three heating methods were applied to melt the PCM in TTHX without fin. • Heat transfer enhanced by using fin to inner, middle tubes, and both tubes. • Performances of TTHX with fin were compared with finned, internally finned tube. - Abstract: Thermal energy storage is critical for eliminating the discrepancy between energy supply and demand as well as for improving the efficiency of solar energy systems. This study numerically investigates the melting process in a triplex-tube heat exchanger with phase-change material (PCM) RT82. A two-dimensional numerical model is developed using the Fluent 6.3.26 software program. Three heating methods were used to melt the PCM from the inside tube, outside tube, and both tubes. Internal, external, and internal–external fin enhancement techniques were studied to improve the heat transfer between the PCM and heat transfer fluid. Enhancement techniques were compared with the inside tube heating, outside tube heating, both tube heating as well as the finned and internally finned tube. The effects of fin length on the enhancement techniques were investigated. Using a triplex-tube heat exchanger with internal–external fins, predicted results indicated that melting time is reduced to 43.3% in the triplex tube without fins. Experiments were conducted to validate the proposed model. Simulated results correspond with the experimental results

  19. Air side flow analysis of fin-tube heat exchanger with vortex generator

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    Fin-tube heat exchangers are widely used in refrigeration systems. To improve the performance of fin-tube heat exchangers, the shape of plain fin was developed in slit fin and louver fin. These pins have higher heat transfer performance as well as larger pressure drop. Recent studies of a Delta Winglet Vortex Generator (DWVG) show less heat transfer capacity than louver fin. However, the DWVG has very small pressure drop. This paper compares the performance for the plain fin and DWVG fin in terms of flow characteristics and heat transfer based on CFD analyses. The DWVG generates vortex and delayed flow separation and leads to a reduction of a wake region behind a tube. The results show that the DWVG produces improved heat transfer and reduced pressure drop compared to a plain fin. This result is opposite to the Reynolds analogy.

  20. Shape optimization of a heat exchanger with internally finned tube

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    Optimization of a heat exchanger with internally finned circular tubes has been performed for three-dimensional periodically fully developed turbulent flow and heat transfer. The design variables of fin number N, fin width (d1,d2) and fin height(H) , are numerically optimized for the limiting conditions of N = 22?37, d1= 0.5?1.5 mm, d2 0.5?1.5 mm, H = 0.1?1.5. Due to the periodic boundary conditions along main flow direction, the three layers of meshes are considered. The CFD and the mathematical optimization are coupled to optimize the heat exchanger. The flow and thermal fields are predicted using the finite volume method and the optimization is carried out by using the Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) method which is widely used in the constrained nonlinear optimization problem

  1. Transfer coefficients for plate fin and elliptical tube heat exchangers

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    In order to determine transfer coefficients for plate fin and elliptical tube exchangers, mass transfer experiments have been performed using the naphthalene sublimation technique. By means of the heat-mass transfer analogy, the results can be converted to heat transfer results. The transfer coefficients were compared with those for circular tube exchangers and the comparison revealed no major differences. This is a positive outcome, since the use of elliptical tubes may reduce substantially the pressure drop, without affecting the transfer characteristics.(Author)

  2. Effect of the Moments of Probability Density Function for Non-uniform Air Flow Distribution on the Hydraulic Performance of a Fin-tube Heat Exchanger

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    Wai Meng Chin

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The work presented in this paper examines the effect of a non-uniform airflow velocity distribution on the air pressure drop through the fin passages of a single row fin-tube heat exchanger. Water flow rate through the tubes and its temperature are taken as constant. Maldistribution of the airflow increases the average pressure drop with respect to that of a uniform flow. As a result of this, the pumping power required by the fan or blower will also increase. The increase of the pumping power is calculated by means of a discretization technique and it is analyzed with respect to the non-uniform distribution statistical moments of probability density function, i.e., the mean, standard deviation, skew and kurtosis. The analysis reveals that the increase of pumping power is dependent on the exchanger NTU, standard deviation and skew of the velocity distribution. Kurtosis has no effect on the pressure drop. Correlations have been developed to predict this increase of pumping power from known statistical moments and resulting air temperatures. These can then be used as design tools to optimize the sizing of the heat exchanger within the air-conditioning unit, hence giving the best energy efficiency performance.

  3. Multiphysics Numerical Modeling of a Fin and Tube Heat Exchanger

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    Singh, Shobhana; Sørensen, Kim; Condra, Thomas Joseph

    2015-01-01

    In the present research work, a modeling effort to predict the performance of a liquid-gas type fin and tube heat exchanger design is made. Three dimensional (3D) steady state numerical model is developed using commercial software COMSOL Multiphysics based on finite element method (FEM). For the...... purposes here, only gas flowing over the fin side is simulated assuming constant inner tube wall temperature. The study couples conjugate heat transfer mechanism with turbulent flow in order to describe the temperature and velocity profile. In addition, performance characteristics of the heat exchanger...... design in terms of heat transfer and pressure loss are determined by parameters such as overall heat transfer coefficient, Colburn j-factor, flow resistance factor, and efficiency index. The model provides useful insights necessary for optimization of heat exchanger design....

  4. Heat transfer, erosion and acid condensation characteristics for novel H-type finned oval tube

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    Wang, Y.; Zhao, X.; Tang, G.

    2015-09-01

    Low efficiency of heat transfer, acid corrosion and erosion of economizers affect the economy and security in coal-fired power plants significantly. The H-type finned oval tube is proposed to alleviate these problems. Based on the H-type finned oval tube, we investigated three novel types of fins, including bleeding dimples, longitudinal vortex generators (LVGs), and compound dimple-LVG. We considered the three aspects together, and obtained the heat transfer, acid condensation rate and erosion loss. The results show that the tube bank with the new structured fins can improve the performance on the three aspects, and the compound dimple-LVG performs the highest comprehensive effect.

  5. Pressure loss and heat transfer studies performed on axial-flow finned-tube bundle heat exchangers

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    The experimental studies intend to determine the dependence on the parameters of influence state of flow, tube length, and bundle pitch of the heat transfer and pressure loss characteristic of two tube types in the bundle. By means of suitable parameters for heat flow and pressure loss a comparison will be made of the heat transfer and pressure loss power of the axial-flow furried-tube bundle systems investigated here and conventional heat exchangers. (orig.)

  6. Development of auto balancing fin tube ECT instrument

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    Eddy Current Testing (ECT) instrument for copper fin tube was developed in this research. The instrument was composed of signal generator, signal detector, phase detector, phase controller, digital signal processor and PC software. And this on-line instrument was installed at LG for fin copper tube inspection which enabled small defects to detect and reported for evaluation.

  7. Heat exchanger with several parallel tubes with fins attached

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    The tubes of the heat exchanger convey a first fluid. They are provided with ripple shaped sheet metal fins, which are distributed over the tubes length. A second fluid flows in the remaining spaces between the fins. The corrugations on each fin are only on the outer part of which immediately surrounds the corresponding tube and extend towards the neighbouring tube in the same row. The corrugations are free from perforations. The pressure loss of the second fluid is thereby significantly reduced and maintains good heat transfer properties. 7 figs

  8. HEAT EXCHANGE AND AERODYNAMICS OF THE COMBINED TUBING BUNDLES WITH CROSS INCLINED FINS

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    Knyazyuk V. I

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents results of experimental research and analyses air-side thermal performance of combined tube bundles with cross inclined fins. The empirical correlations for heat transfer and flow friction of tubes with inclined fins at different orientation finned tubes relatively of air flow are presented. The errors of thermal and aerodynamic tests are 3-5% and 9.2%, respectively. The proposed correlations describe an experimental data with a coefficient of determination about 0.979-0.998. The impact of tubes arrangement in a bundle on energy performance of heat exchanger were analyzed using complete and local heat modeling methods at a stationary heat flux. Experimental research indicates that efficiency of inclined fins can be calculated by using the equation for cross rectangular fins with average deviation of ±5 %.

  9. A characteristic correlation for heat transfer over serrated finned tubes

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    Highlights: • Numerical investigation og heat transfer over serrated finned tubes. • Fins used on the outside of the tubes of a sodium to air heat exchanger. • RANS approach with RNG k–? model to handle turbulence to handle closure. • Validation with in-house experiments. • Parametric studies culminating in a correlation for Nusselt number. - Abstract: Conjugate heat transfer from serrated fins on the outside of the tubes of a sodium to air tubular heat exchanger of sodium cooled fast breeder reactors, has been investigated by combined experimental and computational approaches. For the latter approach, the RNG k–? model, which is applicable for a wide range of Reynolds numbers, was used for turbulence closure. The numerical model employed was validated by conducting in-house heat transfer experiments on a single serrated finned tube. A detailed parametric study has been carried out to investigate the effect of serration depth, fin pitch, fin height and fin thickness. In addition to pure cross flow, the effect of angle of attack of the flow on the heat transfer also has been studied. A correlation for determining the Nusselt number over a serrated finned tube has been proposed taking into account the serration parameters. This is expected to be useful in the design of sodium to air heat exchangers of fast breeder reactors

  10. Numerical Analysis for Optimal Design of Fin and Tube Type Adsorber

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    Kariya, Keishi; Kuwahara, Ken; Shigeru, Koyama

    Adsorption cooling systems driven by low temperature waste heat (below 100°C) or renewable energy sources have gained considerable attention as one of the solutions for both energy and environment related problems. In this study, a two dimensional numerical analysis is carried out to evaluate the adsorption characteristics and to determine the performance of a fin and tube type adsorber/desorber heat exchanger; activated carbon fiber (ACF) of type A-20, which has relatively higher surface area, and ethanol are used as adsorbent/refrigerant pair. The effects of heat exchanger design configurations such as fin height, fin thickness, fin pitch, tube diameter and apparent density of ACF bed on the performance are examined numerically. The simulation results show that the cooling capacity can be optimized in the condition of fin height 15mm and fin pitch 5.5mm when other parameters are fixed.

  11. Performance analysis of a small regenerative gas turbine system adopting steam injection and side-wall in finned tube evaporator

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    Small gas turbines in power range of several MWs are quite suitable for application in distributed generation as well as Community Energy Systems (CES). Humidification is an effective way to improve gas turbine performance, and steam injection is the most general and practically feasible method. This study intended to examine the effect of steam injection on the performance of several MW class gas turbines. A primary concern is given to the regenerative cycle gas turbine. The steam injection effect on the performance of a system without the regenerator (i.e. a simple cycle) is also examined. In addition, the influence of bypass of some of the exhaust gas on the performance of the gas turbine, especially the regenerative cycle gas turbine, is evaluated.

  12. Numerical simulation of heat exchangers elliptical tubes and corrugated fins

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    The intensified heat exchangers fins are widely used in the automotive and domestic industry. The low heat transfer coefficients on the air side are the main reason why these fins of heat exchangers need to be intensified. In this paper, the numerical simulation of a wavy fin type is made with elliptical tubes. The dimensions of the fin is in the range of those used in air conditioning equipment. The friction factor and the mass transfer coefficient as a function of the Reynolds number for this type of fin, always within the laminar regime is determined. The numerical model against experimental results published in the literature is validated. In addition the mechanisms that produce intensified heat transfer fin in such occur. (full text)

  13. Effective Heat Transfer Enhancement in Finned Tube Heat Exchanger with Different Fin Profiles

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    J.A.Livingston1 , P. Selvakumar2

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available During cross flow in a heat exchanger, heat transfer in the front portion of the tube is more compared to back portion of the tube. This is due to less formation of vortices at the backside of the tube. For uniform heat transfer to take place throughout the tube, it is necessary to increase the vortex formation at the rear side of the tube. The aim of this study is to explore the possibilities of improving the flow structure and thereby increasing uniform heat transfer around the tubes by introducing special type of fin arrangement over the tubes. The effect of shape and orientation of the fin on vortex generation and respective heat transfers are studied numerically. It have been identified that by introducing special type of fin arrangement over the tube there is a possibility for increase the vortex formation at the rear portion of the tube, which significantly leads to creation of uniform heat transfer all around the tube.

  14. CFD analysis of tube-fin 'no-frost' evaporators

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    Jader R, Barbosa, Jr; Christian J. L, Hermes; Cláudio, Melo.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to assess some aspects of the design of evaporators for household refrigeration appliances using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The evaporators under study are tube-fin 'no-frost' heat exchangers with forced convection on the air-side and a staggered tube configurat [...] ion. The calculation methodology was verified against experimental data for the heat transfer rate, thermal conductance and pressure drop obtained for two evaporators with different geometries. The average errors of the heat transfer rate, thermal conductance and pressure drop were 10%, 3% and 11%, respectively. The CFD model was then used to assess the influence of geometric parameters such as the presence and position of the electrical heater coil relative to the tubes, the fin configuration and the width of the by-pass clearance between the outer edge of the fins and the tube bank for conditions typical of the design of household refrigeration appliances

  15. Effect of Fin Geometry on Condensation of Zeotropic Refrigerant Mixture R407C in a Staggered Bundle of Horizontal Finned Tubes

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    Honda, Hiroshi; Takata, Nobuo; Takamatsu, Hiroshi; Kim, Jeongsik; Usami, Keiichiro

    Row-by-row heat transfer data were obtained during condensation of downward-flowing refrigerant mixture R407C in a staggered bundle of horizontal finned tubes. Two kinds of conventional low-fin tubes with flat-sided annular fins and three kinds of three-dimensional fin tubes were tested. The refrigerant mass velocity ranged from 4 to 23 kg/m2s, and the condensation temperature difference from 1.5 to 12 K. At a low to medium film Reynolds number(2000), on the other hand, the highest performance was obtained by one of the low-fin tubes. For all tubes tested, the heat transfer coefficient decreased with decreasing mass velocity. On the basis of previous results for R134a, consideration was given to the characteristics of vapor phase mass transfer of R407C.

  16. Chemical milling of Zircaloy tubing to produce integral OD spiral finned tubes (AWBA development program)

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    A detailed process description is provided for producing integral spiral fins on the outside surface of Zircaloy nuclear fuel cladding tubes by masking with pressure sensitive tape strips and then chemical milling (pickling) the tube wall between the tape strips to leave the fins in relief. Fins up to 0.020 inch high by 0.05 to 0.12 inch wide were consistently produced on tubes having wall thickness of 0.008 inch or greater after fin pickling. Wall thickness uniformity was excellent. Information is provided on tube surface preparation to maximize tape mask adhesion time during pickling, acid chemistry control to prevent local tube wall thinning near the fin, and pickling techniques to promote uniform material removal. Simple fixture designs are described for quickly and conveniently applying the tape strips to the tube wall in an accurate spiral. 13 figures, 4 tables

  17. 3D analysis of thermal exchange in finned batteries. A comparison between round and elliptical tubes

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    In this paper a numerical 3D analysis of the thermal exchange in air-cooled finned batteries has been carried out. Speed and temperature values in each hub of the numerical simulation domain have been reckoned both at different air flows and with different shapes of the tubes. The thermal power exchanged between tubes and air is obtained by the simulation of a numerical model of a finned battery with round section tubes and is compared to the values obtained for three batteries with elliptical section tubes. The comparison has been performed for different values of the air input speed

  18. Experimental Research on heat transfer enhancement of lubricating-oil cooler with mixing integral pin-fin tubes and plain tubes

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    A lot of comparison experimental research has been done to the lubricating-oil cooler with mixing integral pin-fin tubes and plain tubes. It is discovered that the mixing integral pin-fin tubes heat transfer capacity in unit volume is higher, pressure drop is lower, and the very strong heat transfer ability than plain tubes when oil volume flow rate is at constant value. The results show the performance of lubricating-oil cooler with mixing integral pin-fin tubes and plain tubes is superiority. So this can made lubricating-oil cooler miniaturize in the same Heat changing condition. (authors)

  19. Experimental study of heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics on shell-side of pin-fin tube oil cooler

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    The comparative experimental study for one smooth tube oil cooler and three pin-fin tube oil coolers was performed by using lubricating oil as heat transfer medium. The experimental results indicate that in the range of experimental study, total heat transfer coefficient of pin-fin tube oil coolers is about 1.4-2 times higher than that of the smooth tube oil cooler. The heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics are greatly different for different structures of pin-fin tube oil coolers. The effects of the structure of pin-fin tube and shell-side flow path number are dominant to influence heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of oil coolers. In the range of experimental study, large pin-fin height is conducive to the oil flow disturbance, but not conducive to the heat transfer on the tube-base heat transfer surface of pin-fin tube; single-pass pin-fin tube oil cooler offers high total heat transfer coefficient and volumetric heat transfer capacity, the global heat transfer performance and the friction characteristics are better than that of two-pass pin-fin tube oil cooler. (authors)

  20. Experimental investigation of water sprayed finned heat exchanger tube bundles

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    Experimental investigations have been made to study the performance of two finned tube-bundle heat exchangers (FORGO type) when wetted by water sprays. The heat exchangers are designed to cool water in a dry cooling tower. The test-elements had a frontal area of 1 m2. The water sprays were created by 20 nozzles, 200 mm in front of the heat exchangers. Air velocities at the inlet of the coolers were in the range 0,8 m/s to 12 m/s and initial temperature differences ITD reached 45 degrees C. The test facility was designed to determine the combined latent and sensible heat fluxes in the wetted heat exchanger, the airside pressure drop and the air humidity and temperature at the exchanger inlet and outlet, and to measure the weight of the water wetting the cooler's surface. The sprayed test elements were investigated in different positions, but most of the experiments were carried out in the position with the fins horizontal

  1. Finned double-tube PCM system as a waste heat storage

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    Alhamdo, M. H.; Theeb, M. A.; Golam, A. S.

    2015-11-01

    In this work, focus is taken on developing a waste heat recovery system for capturing potential of exhaust heat from an air conditioner unit to be reused later. This system has the ability to store heat in phase change material (PCM) and then release it to a discharge water system when required. To achieve this goal, a system of Finned, Water-PCM, Double tube (FWD) has been developed and tested. Different profiles of fins attached to the (FWD) system have been investigated for increasing the thermal conductivity of the PCM. These include using Circular Finned, Water-PCM, Double tube (CFWD) system; Longitudinal Finned, Water-PCM, Double tube (LFWD) system; Spiral Finned, Water-PCM, Double tube (SFWD) system; as well as; Without Fins, Water-PCM, Double tube (WFWD) system. An experimental test rig that attached to an air-conditioner unit has been built to include 32- tubes of the FWD systems for both vertical and horizontal layouts during charging and water discharging processes. Results show a significant performance improvement when using spiral and circular fins during charging process at vertical position. However, longitudinal and without fins showed better performance in horizontal position. Overall, the developed SFWD system in vertical position has been found to exhibit the most effective type due to the fastest PCM melting and solidification. As compared to the WFWD system, the FWD systems have been found to increase the PCM temperature gain of about 15.3% for SFWD system; 8.2% for CFWD; and 4.3% for LFWD system.

  2. Compensation of airflow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Tiedemann, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Compensation of airflow maldistribution in fin-and tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning is investigated with regards to circuitry design and control of individual channel superheats. In particularly, the interlaced and the face split circuitry designs are compared numerically using a...

  3. Transfer coefficients in elliptical tubes and plate fin heat exchangers

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    Mean transfer coefficients in elliptical tubes and plate fin heat exchangers were determined by application of heat and mass transfer analogy in conjunction with the naphthalene sublimation technique. The transfer coefficients are presented in a dimensionless form as functions of the Reynolds number. By using the least squares method analytical expressions for the transfer coefficients were determined with low scattering. (E.G.)

  4. Fouling of HVAC fin and tube heat exchangers

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    Fin and tube heat exchangers are used widely in residential, commercial and industrial HVAC applications. Invariably, indoor and outdoor air contaminants foul these heat exchangers. This fouling can cause decreased capacity and efficiency of the HVAC equipment as well as indoor air quality problems related to microbiological growth. This paper describes laboratory studies to investigate the mechanisms that cause fouling. The laboratory experiments involve subjecting a 4.7 fins/cm (12 fins/inch) fin and tube heat exchanger to an air stream that contains monodisperse particles. Air velocities ranging from 1.5-5.2 m/s (295 ft/min-1024 ft/min) and particle sizes from 1-8.6(micro)m are used. The measured fraction of particles that deposit as well as information about the location of the deposited material indicate that particles greater than about 1(micro)m contribute to fouling. These experimental results are used to validate a scaling analysis that describes the relative importance of several deposition mechanisms including impaction, Brownian diffusion, turbophoresis, thermophoresis, diffusiophoresis, and gravitational settling. The analysis is extended to apply to different fin spacings and particle sizes typical of those found in indoor air

  5. CFD analysis of fin tube heat exchanger with a pair of delta winglet vortex generators

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    Among tubular heat exchangers, fin tube types are the most widely used in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. Efforts to enhance the performance of these heat exchangers included variations in the fin shape from a plain fin to a slit and louver type. In the context of heat transfer augmentation, the performance of vortex generators has also been investigated. Delta winglet vortex generators have recently attracted research interest, partly due to experimental data showing that their addition to fin-tube heat exchangers considerably reduces pressure loss at heat transfer capacity of nearly the same level. The efficiency of the delta winglet vortex generators widely varies depending on their size and shape, as well as the locations where they are implemented. In this paper, the flow field around delta winglet vortex generators in a common flow up arrangement was analyzed in terms of flow characteristics and heat transfer using computational fluid dynamics methods. Flow mixing due to vortices and delayed separation due to acceleration influence the overall fin performance. The fin with delta winglet vortex generators exhibited a pressure loss lower than that of a plain fin, and the heat transfer performance was enhanced at high air velocity or Reynolds number

  6. Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Characteristics of H-type Finned Tube Banks

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    Heng Chen; Yungang Wang; Qinxin Zhao; Haidong Ma; Yuxin Li; Zhongya Chen

    2014-01-01

    H-type finned tube heat exchanger elements maintain a high capacity for heat transfer, possess superior self-cleaning properties and retain the ability to effect flue gas waste heat recovery in boiler renovations. In this paper, the heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of H-type finned tube banks are studied via an experimental open high-temperature wind tunnel system. The effects of fin width, fin height, fin pitch and air velocity on fin efficiency, convective heat transfer coe...

  7. The optimization of fin-tube heat exchanger with longitudinal vortex generators using response surface approximation and genetic algorithm

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    Wu, Xuehong; Liu, DanDan; Zhao, Min; Lu, YanLi; Song, Xiaoyong

    2015-11-01

    Delta winglet works better than other vortex generators in improving the performance of fin-tube heat exchangers. In this paper, Response Surface Approximation is used to study the effects of the fin pitch, the ratio of the longitudinal tube pitch to transverse tube pitch, the ratio of both sides V 1 , V h of delta winglets and the attack angle of delta winglets on the performance of fin-tube heat exchanger. Firstly, Twenty-nine numerical group experiments including five times repeated experiments at the central point are conducted. Then, the analyses of variable (ANOVA) and regression are performed to verify the accuracy of the polynomial coefficients. Finally, the optimization of the fin-tube heat exchanger using the Genetic Algorithm is conducted and the best performance of j/f (1/3) is found to be 0.07945, which is consistent with the numerical result.

  8. Numerical Analysis of Tube-Fin Heat Exchanger using Fluent

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    M. V. Ghori

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Three-dimensional CFD simulations are carried out to investigate heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of two-row plain Tube and Fin heat exchanger using FLUENT software. Heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of the heat exchanger are investigated for Reynolds numbers ranging from 330 to 7000. Model geometry is created and meshed by using GAMBIT software. Fluid flow and heat transfer are simulated and results compared using both laminar and turbulent flow models k-, and SST k-omega, with steady-state solvers to calculate pressure drop, flow, and temperature fields. Model validation is carried out by comparing the simulated value friction factor f and Colburn factor j to experimental results investigate by Wang. Reasonable agreement is found between the simulations and experimental data, and the fluent software has been sufficient for simulating the flow fields in tube-fin heat exchangers.

  9. Numerical Analysis of Tube-Fin Heat Exchanger using Fluent

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    M. V. Ghori; R. K. Kirar

    2012-01-01

    Three-dimensional CFD simulations are carried out to investigate heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of two-row plain Tube and Fin heat exchanger using FLUENT software. Heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of the heat exchanger are investigated for Reynolds numbers ranging from 330 to 7000. Model geometry is created and meshed by using GAMBIT software. Fluid flow and heat transfer are simulated and results compared using both laminar and turbulent flow models k-, and SST k...

  10. Compensation of airflow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Tiedemann, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Compensation of airflow maldistribution in fin-and tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning is investigated with regards to circuitry design and control of individual channel superheats. In particularly, the interlaced and the face split circuitry designs are compared numerically using a linear velocity profile and a CFD predicted velocity profile obtained from Kærn (2011d) in dry and wet conditions. The circuitry models are validated experimentally in wet conditions, and for this purpose a test case interlaced evaporator (17.58 kW) was reconstructed in order to become a face split evaporator by modifying its U-bend connections. Furthermore, a 14% and 28% blockage of the face split evaporator is studied experimentally with control of individual channel superheats. It is shown that the face split circuitry with compensation gives the best performance in both dry and wet conditions, however with lower gains in wet conditions (around 3% in cooling capacity and 7-9% in UA-value). This performance gain incooling capacity is below the uncertainty in standard experiments, however the gain may be revealed and/or validated by the possible area savings experimentally, i.e. in terms of overall UA-value.

  11. Analysis of flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning systems

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Elmegaard, Brian

    2011-01-01

    This thesis is concerned with the effects of flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube A-coil evaporators for residential air-conditioning and compensation potentials with regards to system performance. The goal is to create a better understanding of flow maldistribution and the involved physical phenomenons. Moreover, the study investigates the individual and combined effects of non-uniform inlet liquid/vapor distribution, different feeder tube bending and non-uniform airflow. In addition, the po...

  12. Condensation heat transfer in horizontal elliptical tubes with internal fins

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    In this paper condensation heat transfer inside horizontal elliptical tubes is investigated for a stratified, concurrent two-phase flow of vapor and liquid. The analysis takes into account the effects of interfacial shear, axial pressure gradient, saturation temperature level and the development of the stratified angle associated with the accumulated condensate layer at the bottom of the tube. The governing equations are solved numerically with finite difference method. The results are presented for two cases; i.e. with and without fins. Also different values of ellipticity (b/a) are considered and discussed. At first, the results for special case of circle (b/a=1) are compared with available data in the literature that shows good agreement. Also, comparing of obtained results for different values of ellipticity shows that for ellipticity values of less than one, condensation heat transfer is greater than circular tubes; both above cases show greater transfer than those corresponding to ellipticity values bigger than one

  13. Analysis of internal helically finned tubes for parabolic trough design by CFD tools

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    Highlights: ? Parabolic trough collectors life improvement by internally finned tubes. ? Solar thermal oil degradation reduction by homogenization of temperature profile in parabolic trough collectors. ? Efficiency enhancement of parabolic trough collectors by finned tubes. ? CFD analysis of finned parabolic trough collector tubes. -- Abstract: This paper has analysed the effect of the utilization of internal finned tubes for the design of parabolic trough collectors with computational fluid dynamics tools. Our numerical approach has been qualified with the computational estimation of reported experimental data regarding phenomena involved in finned tube applications and solar irradiation of parabolic trough collector. The application of finned tubes to the design of parabolic trough collectors must take into account features as the pressure losses, thermal losses and thermo-mechanical stress and thermal fatigue. Our analysis shows an improvement potential in parabolic trough solar plants efficiency by the application of internal finned tubes.

  14. Compensation of flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Brix, Wiebke

    2011-01-01

    Compensation of flow maldistribution in multi-channel fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning is investigated by numerical modeling. The considered sources of maldistribution are distribution of the liquid and vapor phases in the distributor and non-uniform airflow distribution. Fin-and-tube heat exchangers usually have a predefined circuitry, however, the evaporator model is simplified to have straight tubes, in order to perform a generic investigation. The compensation of flow maldistribution is performed by control of the superheat in the individual channels. Furthermore, the effect of combinations of individual maldistribution sources is investigated for different evaporator sizes and outdoor temperatures. It is shown that a decrease in cooling capacity and coefficient of performance by flow maldistribution can be compensated by the control of individual channel superheat. Alternatively, a larger evaporator may be used.

  15. Inverse determination of the heat transfer characteristics on a circular plane fin in a finned-tube bundle

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    Benmachiche, Abdelmoumene Hakim [University of Biskra, Department of Mechanics, Biskra (Algeria); Bougriou, Cherif [University of Batna, LESEI FSI Department of Mechanics, Batna (Algeria); Abboudi, Said [UTBM, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SET Laboratory, Belfort (France)

    2010-12-15

    In this work, we present the numerical results of the average heat transfer coefficients, h{sub {phi}}, over a circular plane fin in a finned-tube bundle for both aligned and staggered arrangements as well as the fin efficiency and the heat flux dissipated from the whole fin. The study covers a wide range of Reynolds number (2 x 10{sup 3}-3 x 10{sup 4}), for three different positions of the finned tube inside the heat exchanger. The temperature distribution on the fins surfaces was obtained experimentally using infrared thermography technique. The predicted values of the heat transfer coefficient were obtained numerically using the finite element method in conjunction with the conjugate gradient algorithm and the measured temperatures. (orig.)

  16. Infrared thermography investigation of local heat transfer in a plate fin and two-tube rows assembly

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    An experimental study is performed using an infrared thermography system. The experimental method uses the temperature transient variation of a thin plate (tested fin) in order to obtain detailed quantitative heat transfer coefficients. The method developed is similar to the lumped capacitance method usually used to measure heat transfer coefficient on heat exchanger fin models. But the method presented here exploits the capabilities of infrared thermography to measure surface temperatures in a transient technique in order to take into account errors effects due to tangential conduction and radiation of the tested fin. The method is validated using a two-dimensional channel experiment and its advantages are highlighted using a plate fin and two-tube rows assembly experiment. Moreover, convection coefficient variations with fin pitch and frontal air velocity of an automotive plate fin and two-tube rows assembly are also examined

  17. Infrared thermography investigation of local heat transfer in a plate fin and two-tube rows assembly

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    Bougeard, D. [Ecole des Mines de Douai, Departement Energetique Industrielle, 941 rue Charles Bourseul, B.P. 10838, 59508 Douai Cedex (France)], E-mail: bougeard@ensm-douai.fr

    2007-10-15

    An experimental study is performed using an infrared thermography system. The experimental method uses the temperature transient variation of a thin plate (tested fin) in order to obtain detailed quantitative heat transfer coefficients. The method developed is similar to the lumped capacitance method usually used to measure heat transfer coefficient on heat exchanger fin models. But the method presented here exploits the capabilities of infrared thermography to measure surface temperatures in a transient technique in order to take into account errors effects due to tangential conduction and radiation of the tested fin. The method is validated using a two-dimensional channel experiment and its advantages are highlighted using a plate fin and two-tube rows assembly experiment. Moreover, convection coefficient variations with fin pitch and frontal air velocity of an automotive plate fin and two-tube rows assembly are also examined.

  18. Numerical modeling of fin and tube heat exchanger for waste heat recovery

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    Singh, Shobhana; Sørensen, Kim; Condra, Thomas Joseph

    In the present work, multiphysics numerical modeling is carried out to predict the performance of a liquid-gas fin and tube heat exchanger design. Three-dimensional (3D) steady-state numerical model using commercial software COMSOL based on finite element method (FEM) is developed. The study...... associates conjugate heat transfer phenomenon with the turbulent flow to describe the variable temperature and velocity profile. The performance of heat exchanger design is investigated in terms of overall heat transfer coefficient, Nusselt number, Colburn j-factor, flow resistance factor, and efficiency...... between fin and tube. The present numerical model predicts the performance of the heat exchanger design, therefore, can be applied to existing waste heat recovery systems to improve the overall performance with optimized design and process-dependent parameters....

  19. Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Characteristics of H-type Finned Tube Banks

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    Heng Chen

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available H-type finned tube heat exchanger elements maintain a high capacity for heat transfer, possess superior self-cleaning properties and retain the ability to effect flue gas waste heat recovery in boiler renovations. In this paper, the heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of H-type finned tube banks are studied via an experimental open high-temperature wind tunnel system. The effects of fin width, fin height, fin pitch and air velocity on fin efficiency, convective heat transfer coefficient, integrated heat transfer capacity and pressure drop are examined. The results indicate that as air velocity, fin height and fin width increase, fin efficiency decreases. Convective heat transfer coefficient is proportional to fin pitch, but inversely proportional to fin height and fin width. Integrated heat transfer capacity is related to fin efficiency, convective heat transfer coefficient and finned ratio. Pressure drop increases with the increase of fin height and fin width. Finally, predictive correlations of fin efficiency, Nusselt number and Euler Number are developed based on the experimental data.

  20. Experimental study on thermal performance of filled-type evacuated tube with U-tube

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    Liang, Ruobing; Ma, Liangdong; Zhang, Jili; Zhao, Dan

    2012-06-01

    The filled-type evacuated tube with U-tube, in which the filled layer is used to transfer energy absorbed by working fluid in the U-tube, is proposed to eliminate the effect of thermal resistance between the absorber tube and copper fin of the conventional solar collector. In this paper, the thermal performance of the filled-type evacuated tube was researched by means of experimental study. In order to avoid the effect of some uncertain factors, the single collector tube was considered as investigated objective. The test setup of the thermal performance of the filled-type evacuated tube with U-tube was established. The results show that the filled-type evacuated tube with U-tube has a favorable thermal performance compared with the evacuated tube with copper fin. The heat efficiency of filled-type evacuated tube is higher than that of copper fin evacuated tube by 12%. The useful energy gain of filled-type evacuated tube is 22% higher than that of copper fin evacuated tube at the practical irradiance received I T = 800 W/m2 and flow rate M f = 0.005 L/s. In addition, the exergy efficiency of the filled-type evacuated tube is higher than that of copper fin evacuated tube.

  1. Experimental investigation into effects of ultrasonic vibration on pool boiling heat transfer performance of horizontal low-finned U-tube in TiO2/R141b nanofluid

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    Chang, Tong-Bou; Wang, Zi-Long

    2016-01-01

    An experimental investigation was performed into the pool boiling heat transfer performance of a low-finned U-tube immersed in TiO2/R141b nanofluid with four different nanoparticle loadings (0, 0.0001, 0.001, and 0.01 vol%). The energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry results revealed that some of the TiO2 nanoparticles adhered to the heated surface during boiling, and therefore increased the thermal resistance. The heat transfer performance of the nanofluids with particle loadings of 0.0001, 0.001 and 0.01 vol% was thus found to be reduced by around 10, 20 and 50 %, respectively, compared to that of pure R141b refrigerant. Accordingly, an ultrasonic vibration crusher was used to inhibit the formation of the TiO2 nano-sorption layer on the U-tube surface. The ultrasonic vibration suppressed the deposition of TiO2 nanoparticles and improved the heat transfer performance of the nanofluids as a result. Of the four working fluids, the nanofluid with a particle loading of 0.0001 vol% yielded the optimal heat transfer performance (i.e., a heat transfer coefficient around 30 % higher than that of pure R141b refrigerant.)

  2. Flow/heat transfer analysis and shape optimization of a heat exchanger with internally finned tube

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    Analyses of flow and heat transfer characteristics and shape optimization of internally finned circular tubes have been performed for three-dimensional periodically fully developed turbulent flow and heat transfer. CFD and mathematical optimization are coupled in order to optimize the shape of heat exchanger. The design variables such as fin widths (d1, d2) and fin height (h) are numerically optimized by minimizing the pressure loss and maximizing the heat transfer rate for limiting conditions of d1=0.2?1.5 mm, d2=0.2?1.5 mm, and h=0.2?1.5 mm. Due to the periodic boundary conditions along main flow direction, the three layers of meshes are considered. The flow and thermal fields are predicted using the finite volume method and the optimization is carried out by means of the Sequential Quadratic Programming(SQP) method which is widely used in the constrained nonlinear optimization problem

  3. Heat transfer and pressure drop amidst frost layer presence for the full geometry of fin-tube heat exchanger

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    The present study numerically solves the flow and thermal fields in the full geometry of heat exchanger modeling with frost layer presence on the heat exchanger surface. The effects of air inlet velocity, air inlet temperature, frost layer thickness, fin pitch, fin thickness, and heat exchanger shape on the thermo-hydraulic performance of a fin-tube heat exchanger are investigated. Heat transfer rate rises with increasing air inlet velocity and temperature, and decreasing frost layer thickness and fin pitch. Pressure drop rises with increasing air inlet velocity and frost layer thickness, and decreasing fin pitch. The effect of fin thickness on heat transfer and pressure drop is negligible. Based on the present results, we derived the correlations, which express pressure drop and temperature difference between air inlet and outlet as a function of air inlet velocity and temperature, as well as frost layer thickness

  4. Optimization of a Finned Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Using a Multi-Objective Optimization Genetic Algorithm

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    Heidar Sadeghzadeh

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Heat transfer rate and cost significantly affect designs of shell and tube heat exchangers. From the viewpoint of engineering, an optimum design is obtained via maximum heat transfer rate and minimum cost. Here, an analysis of a radial, finned, shell and tube heat exchanger is carried out, considering nine design parameters: tube arrangement, tube diameter, tube pitch, tube length, number of tubes, fin height, fin thickness, baffle spacing ratio and number of fins per unit length of tube. The “Delaware modified” technique is used to determine heat transfer coefficients and the shell-side pressure drop. In this technique, the baffle cut is 20 percent and the baffle ratio limits range from 0.2 to 0.4. The optimization of the objective functions (maximum heat transfer rate and minimum total cost is performed using a non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II, and compared against a one-objective algorithm, to find the best solutions. The results are depicted as a set of solutions on a Pareto front, and show that the heat transfer rate ranges from 3517 to 7075 kW. Also, the minimum and maximum objective functions are specified, allowing the designer to select the best points among these solutions based on requirements. Additionally, variations of shell-side pressure drop with total cost are depicted, and indicate that the pressure drop ranges from 3.8 to 46.7 kPa.

  5. Experimental research of inclined-micro-fin flat tube on single phase convection heat transfer

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    The experimental research of heat transfer and flow resistance characteristics of single phase water in four inclined-micro-fin flat tubes with different physical dimensions was conducted. At the same time,suitable criteria were selected to evaluate the efficiency of inclined-micro-fin flat tubes within the experimental scope and the optimal working region was determined. The results indicate that inclined-micro-fin flat tubes can greatly enhance the single-phase heat transfer in turbulent flow and the maximum heat transfer coefficient attains to 5.9 times of that in smooth tube. The quantities of heat transfer for inclined-micro-fin flat tubes are three times higher than that of smooth tube with the same of heat exchange area and pump power. (authors)

  6. Flow structure of natural dehumidification over a horizontal finned-tube

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    Hirbodi, Kamran; Yaghoubi, Mahmood

    2015-08-01

    In the present study, structure of water drops formation, growth, coalescence and departure over a horizontal finned-tube during natural dehumidification is investigated experimentally. Starting time of repelling the drops as well as heat transfer rate and the rate of dripping condensates in quasi-steady-state conditions are presented. Furthermore, cold airflow pattern around the horizontal finned-tube is visualized by using smoke generation scheme during natural dehumidification process. The finned-tube has a length of 300 mm, and inner and outer fin diameters, fin thickness and fin spacing are 25.4, 56, 0.4 and 2 mm, respectively. The tests are conducted in an insulated control room with dimensions of 5.8 m × 3 m × 4 m. Ambient air temperature, relative humidity and fin base temperature are selected from 25 to 35 °C, from 40 to 70 % and from 4 to 8 °C, respectively. Observations show that natural condensation from humid air over the test case is completely dropwise. Droplets only form on the edge of the fin and lateral fin surfaces remain almost dry. Dehumidification process over the tested finned-tube is divided into four stages; nucleation, formation, growth and departure of drops. It is also observed that the condensate inundation leaves the tube bottom in the form of droplets. Smoke visualization depicts that humid airflows downward around the cold finned-tube surface without noticeable turbulence and separation in the initial stages of dehumidification process. But the airflow has some disturbances in the intermediate stage and especially during drop departure on the edge of the fins.

  7. 3-D NUMERICAL STUDY AND COMPARISON OF ECCENTRIC AND CONCENTRIC ANNULAR-FINNED TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS

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    FAROUK TAHROUR

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The use of 3-D computational fluid dynamics (CFD is proposed to simulate the conjugate conduction-convection of heat transfer problems in eccentric annularfinned tube heat exchangers. The numerical simulation results allow us to evaluate the heat transfer coefficient over fin surfaces, the fin efficiency and the pressure drop. The aim of the present paper is to determine the optimum tube position in the circular fin that maximizes heat dissipation and minimizes pressure drop. In addition, this study analyzes the effects of fin spacing and fin tube diameter on heat transfer and flow characteristics for a range of Reynolds numbers, 4500?Re?22500. A satisfactory qualitative and quantitative agreement was obtained between the numerical predictions and the results published in the literature. For small fin spacings, the eccentric annular finned tube is more efficient than the concentric one. Among the cases examined, the average heat transfer coefficient of the eccentric annular-finned tube, for a tube shift St =12 mm and a Reynolds number Re = 9923, was 7.61% greater than that of the concentric one. This gain is associated with a 43.09% reduction in pressure drop.

  8. Laminar fluid flow and heat transfer in a fin-tube heat exchanger with vortex generators

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    Yanagihara, J.I.; Rodriques, R. Jr. [Polytechnic School of Univ. of Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo (Brazil). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1996-12-31

    Development of heat transfer enhancement techniques for fin-tube heat exchangers has great importance in industry. In recent years, heat transfer augmentation by vortex generators has been considered for use in plate fin-tube heat exchangers. The present work describes a numerical investigation about the influence of delta winglet pairs of vortex generators on the flow structure and heat transfer of a plate fin-tube channel. The Navier-Stokes and Energy equations are solved by the finite volume method using a boundary-fitted coordinate system. The influence of vortex generators parameters such as position, angle of attack and aspect ratio were investigated. Local and global influences of vortex generators in heat transfer and flow losses were analyzed by comparison with a model using smooth fin. The results indicate great advantages of this type of geometry for application in plate fin-tube heat exchangers, in terms of large heat transfer enhancement and small pressure loss penalty. (author)

  9. Burnout in the boiling of water and freon-113 on tubes with annular fins

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    This paper presents the results of numerical calculations of burnout heat flux associated with the boiling of Freon-113 and water on an annular fin of constant thickness which have been approximated by simple analytical relations. These are used to calculate the critical burnout parameters of tubes with an annular fin assembly. The calculated data may be used for the analysis of tubes with an annular fin assembly over a wide range of variation of the thermophysical properties of the material and geometrical parameters of the fin assembly

  10. Steam generator tube performance

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    A review of the performance of steam generator tubes in 116 water-cooled nuclear power reactors showed that tubes were plugged at 54 (46 percent) of the reactors. The number of tubes removed from service decreased from 4 692 (0.30 percent) in 1981 to 3 222 (0.20 percent) in 1982. The leading causes of tube failures were stress corrosion cracking from the primary side, stress corrosion cracking (or intergranular attack) from the secondary side and pitting corrosion. The lowest incidence of corrosion-induced defects from the secondary side occurred in reactors that have used only volatile treatment, with or without condensate demineralization

  11. Steam generator tube performance

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    A review of the performance of steam generator tubes in 110 water-cooled nuclear power reactors showed that tubes were plugged at 46 (42 percent) of the reactors. The number of tubes removed from service increased from 1900 (0.14 percent) in 1980 to 4692 (0.30 percent) in 1981. The leading causes of tube failures were stress corrosion cracking from the primary side, stress corrosion cracking (or intergranular attack) from the secondary side and pitting corrosion. The lowest incidence of corrosion-induced defects from the secondary side occurred in reactors that used all-volatile treatment since start-up. At one reactor a large number of degraded tubes were repaired by sleeving which is expected to become an important method of tube repair in the future

  12. High temperature design of finned-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger in a sodium test loop

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    Lee, Hyeong-Yeon, E-mail: hylee@kaeri.re.kr; Eoh, Jae-Hyuk; Lee, Yong-Bum

    2013-12-15

    Highlights: • High temperature design of finned-tube heat exchanger (FHX) in SFR were conducted. • Full 3D FE analyses for the sodium-to-air heat exchanger unit were performed. • Stress levels of the FHX unit based on full 3D analyses were not severe. • Creep–fatigue damage as per design rules was evaluated to be within allowable limit. - Abstract: A sodium test loop called ‘SELFA’ (sodium thermal-hydraulic experiment loop for finned-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger) for simulating thermal hydraulic behavior of the FHX (finned-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger) unit in a Korean prototype sodium-cooled fast reactor is planned to be constructed at KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute). In this study, the elevated temperature design for a model FHX and creep–fatigue damage evaluation have been conducted for the model according to the design codes of ASME section III subsection NH and RCC-MRx based on full 3D finite element analyses. Design optimization for the finned-tubes and tube arrangements in the scaled-down FHX has been performed. The materials of the FHX and piping systems are austenitic stainless steel type 316. The design temperature of the SELFA test loop is 600 °C and the design pressure is 1 MPa. The damage evaluation results have shown that no creep–fatigue damage occurs in the present design of the FHX under the intended test conditions.

  13. High temperature design of finned-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger in a sodium test loop

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    Highlights: • High temperature design of finned-tube heat exchanger (FHX) in SFR were conducted. • Full 3D FE analyses for the sodium-to-air heat exchanger unit were performed. • Stress levels of the FHX unit based on full 3D analyses were not severe. • Creep–fatigue damage as per design rules was evaluated to be within allowable limit. - Abstract: A sodium test loop called ‘SELFA’ (sodium thermal-hydraulic experiment loop for finned-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger) for simulating thermal hydraulic behavior of the FHX (finned-tube sodium-to-air heat exchanger) unit in a Korean prototype sodium-cooled fast reactor is planned to be constructed at KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute). In this study, the elevated temperature design for a model FHX and creep–fatigue damage evaluation have been conducted for the model according to the design codes of ASME section III subsection NH and RCC-MRx based on full 3D finite element analyses. Design optimization for the finned-tubes and tube arrangements in the scaled-down FHX has been performed. The materials of the FHX and piping systems are austenitic stainless steel type 316. The design temperature of the SELFA test loop is 600 °C and the design pressure is 1 MPa. The damage evaluation results have shown that no creep–fatigue damage occurs in the present design of the FHX under the intended test conditions

  14. Investigation on flow and heat transfer for a staggered tube bank of low finned tubes at high Reynolds numbers

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    A ten rows deep tube bundle with 15 tubes in each row all of which were cooled has been tested (root diameter of the tubes D = 22,2 mm, fin height h = 1,46 mm, fin pitch t = 1,25 mm). The mean heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop has been determined in the range of 5 .(period on line) 103 5. The results were compared with semiempirical formulas given by Th.E. Schmidt, A. Skrinska and J. Stasiulewitschius and W. Kast. In the same test series the heat transfer of each row has been measured. Besides that the influence of half tubes which were fixed at the walls of the duct on heat transfer and flow resistance was investigated. Finally was made an attempt to judge about the advantes due to finning the tubes. (orig.)

  15. HEAT TRANSFER AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN PLATE-FIN AND TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS WITH DIFFERENT SHAPED VORTEX GENERATORS

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    K.Thirumalai kannan; B.Senthil Kumar

    2012-01-01

    Numerical analyses were carried out to study the heat transfer and flow in the plate-fin and tube heat exchangers with different shaped vortex generators mounted behind the tubes. The effects of different span angles a (? = 30°, 45° and 60°) are investigated in detail for the Reynolds number ranging from 500 to 2500. Numerical simulation was performed by computational fluid dynamics of the heat transfer and fluid flow. The results indicated that the triangle shaped winglet is able to generate...

  16. Design of Plate-Fin Tube Dehumidifiers for Humidification-Dehumidification Desalination Systems

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    Sievers, Martin; John H. Lienhard

    2014-01-01

    A two-dimensional numerical model of a plate-fin tube heat exchanger for use as a dehumidifier in a humidification-dehumidification (HDH) desalination systems is developed, because typical heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) dehumidifier models and plate-fin tube dehumidifier geometries are not intended for the considerably higher temperature and humidity ratio differences which drive heat and mass transfer in HDH desalination applications. The experimentally validated model is ...

  17. The numerical analysis of the flow fields near fin surface of a plate fin-oval tube heat exchanger with delta wing vortex generators

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    In present study, the flow field near the fin surface of plate fin - oval tube heat exchanger with delta wing vortex generator was numerically analyzed. As results, the well developed vortex behind delta wing was observed. These vortex can improve heat transfer fin surface behind delta wing vortex generators

  18. Experimental analysis of ammonia condensation on smooth and integral-fin titanium tubes

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    Fernandez-Seara, Jose; Uhia, Francisco J.; Diz, Ruben [Area de Maquinas y Motores Termicos, E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales, University of Vigo, Campus Lagoas-Marcosende No 9, 36310 Vigo (Spain)

    2009-09-15

    This paper reports on the experimental research conducted to study the condensation of ammonia on smooth and integral-fin (32 fpi) titanium tubes of 19.05 mm outer diameter. Experiments were carried out at saturation temperatures of 30, 35, 40 and 45 C and wall subcoolings from 1 to 8 C. The results show that the condensation coefficients on the smooth tubes are well predicted by the Nusselt theory with an average error of +0.66% and within a deviation between -6.6% and +8.3%. The enhancement factors provided by the integral-fin tubes range from 0.77 to 1.22. The low enhancement factors are due to the high condensate retention between fins, which brings about flooded fractions of the tube perimeter from 62.9% to 73.2%, and the low thermal conductivity of titanium. The Briggs and Rose [1994. Effect of fin efficiency on a model for condensation heat transfer on a horizontal, integral-fin tube. Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 37, 457-463.] model, which accounts for the conduction in the fins, predicts the experimental data with a mean overestimation of 20%. The analysis of the partial thermal resistances in the overall heat transfer process points out the convenience of enhancing the outside ammonia condensation when high water velocities are considered inside the tubes. (author)

  19. Comparative design evaluation of plate fin heat exchanger and coiled finned tube heat exchanger for helium liquefier in the temperature range of 300-80 K

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    Present indigenous helium liquefaction system at RRCAT uses the cross-counter flow coiled-finned tube heat exchangers developed completely from Indian resources. These coiled-finned tube heat exchangers are mainly suitable up to medium capacity helium liquefiers. For large capacity helium liquefier, plate fin heat exchangers are more suitable options. This paper presents the comparative evaluation of the design of both types of heat exchangers in the temperature range of 300-80 K for helium liquefier. (author)

  20. Steam generator tube performance

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    The performance of steam generator tubes in water-cooled nuclear power reactors has been reviewed for 1980. Tube defects occurred at 38% of the 97 reactors surveyed. This is a marginal improvement over 1979 when defects occurred at 41% of the reactors. The number of failed tubes was also lower, 0.14% of the tubes in service in 1980 compared with 0.20% of those in service in 1979. Analysis of the causes of these failures indicates that stress corrosion cracking was the leading failure mechanism. Reactors that used all-volatile treatment of secondary water, with or without full-flow condensate demineralization since start-up showed the lowest incidence of corrosion-related defects

  1. Analysis of flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning systems

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl

    This thesis is concerned with the effects of flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube A-coil evaporators for residential air-conditioning and compensation potentials with regards to system performance. The goal is to create a better understanding of flow maldistribution and the involved physical...... in the model were validated and showed that a slip flow model need be used. A test case 8.8 kW residential air-conditioning system with R410A as refrigerant is chosen as baseline for the numerical investigations, and the simulations are performed at standard rating conditions from ANSI/AHRI Standard......FlowTM valve by Danfoss A/S, and controls the individual channel superheat by distributing individual mass flow rate discontinuously (on/off injection). The results in this thesis show that flow maldistribution decreases system performance in terms of cooling capacity and COP, but may be compensated...

  2. Local Heat Transfer Characteristics on Fin Surface of Plate Fin-Oval Tube with Delta Wing Vortex Generators

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    In the present study, the effect of delta-wing vortex generators(DWVG) on the local heat transfer of the plate fin-oval tube was experimentally analyzed for Reynolds numbers for 2000, 2500 and 3200. The local heat transfer coefficient of the fin surface for four type DWVGs was measured by the naphthalene sublimation technique. As the results, the distribution of the heat transfer coefficient at rear of DWVGs showed longitudinal contours for common flow down DWVGs and wavy contours for common flow up DWVGs. The distribution showed many cell type contours at near wall and downstream for all DWVGs. Compared to case without DWVGs in present experimental tests, all DWVGs showed the best enhancement of heat transfer at Re=2000. Of 4 cases of DWVGs, D type showed the best enhancement of heat transfer

  3. Performance Analysis of FinFET Device at 60nm

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    I.Flavia Princess Nesamani#1 , Rijo.P.C

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A Double Gate (DG FinFET device with High K dielectric in 60nm is presented which provides high performance compared to normal MOSFET device in terms of reduction of leakage current. A less leakage current is reported with High-K FinFET device when HfO2 used as High-k material with a dielectric constant of 25. Sentaurus TCAD tool is used to find the performance of the FinFET device

  4. Numerical Investigation of Air-Side Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Circular Finned-Tube Heat Exchangers

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    Mon, Mi Sandar

    2009-01-01

    A three-dimensional numerical study is performed to investigate the heat transfer and pressure drop performance on the air-side of circular finned tube bundles in cross flow. New heat transfer and pressure drop correlations for the air-cooled heat exchangers have been developed with the Reynolds number ranging from 5000 to 70000. The heat transfer and pressure drop results agree well with several existing experimental correlations. In addition, the influence of the geometric parameters on the...

  5. Dry/wet performance of a plate-fin air-cooled heat exchanger with continuous corrugated fins

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    The performance and operating characteristics of a plate-fin heat exchanger in dry/wet or deluge operations was experimentally determined. Development of the deluge heat/mass transfer model continued. The experiments were conducted in a specially-designed wind tunnel at the PNL. Air that was first heated and humidified to specified conditions was circulated at a controlled rate through a 2 ft x 6 ft heat exchanger module. The heat exchanger used in the tests was a wavy surface, plate fin on tube configuration. Hot water was circulated through the tubes at high flow rates to maintain an essentially isothermal condition on the tube side. Deionized water sprayed on the top of the vertically oriented plate fins was collected at the bottom of the core and recirculated. Instrumentation was provided for measurement of flow rates and thermodynamic conditions in the air, in the core circulation water, and in the deluge water. Measurements of the air side pressure drop and heat rejection rate were made as a function of air flow rate, air inlet temperature and humidity, deluge water flow rate, and the core inclination from the vertical. An overall heat transfer coefficient and an effective deluge film convective coefficient was determined. The deluge model, for predicting heat transfer from a wet finned heat exchanger was further developed and refined, and a major extension of the model was formulated that permits simultaneous calculation of both the heat transfer and evaporation rates from the wetted surface. The experiments showed an increase in the heat rejection rate due to wetting, accompanied by a proportional increase in the air side pressure drop. For operation at the same air side pressure drop, the enhancement ratio Q/sub w//Q/sub d/ varied between 2 and 5 for the conditions tested. Thus, the potential enhancement of heat transfer due to wetting can be substantial

  6. Studi Eksperimen Analisa Performa Compact Heat Exchanger Louvered Fin Flat Tube untuk pemanfaatan Waste Energy

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    Taqwim Ismail

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Waste Heat Recovery merupakan instalasi yang digunakan untuk memanfaatkan kembali waste energy seperti exhaust gas. Penelitian dilakukan pada compact heat exchanger tipe louvered fin flat tube sebagai salah satu komponen penyusun waste heat recovery system. Eksperimen dilakukan dengan mendesain compact heat exchanger tipe louvered fin flat tube kemudian dilakukan pengujian pada compact heat exchanger yang telah didesain. Pengujian dilakukan dengan memberikan tiga variasi kecepatan putaran fan sisi exhaust gas, yaitu 0.2, 0.3, dan 0.4 m/s untuk mengetahui unjuk kerja yang berbeda dari compact heat exchanger yang telah didesain.  Hasil yang didapatkan dari studi eksperimen ini adalah dimensi dari compact heat exchanger tipe louvered fin flat tube dan beberapa parameter yang menunjukkan unjuk kerja dari compact heat exchanger seperti nilai heat transfer baik dari sisi air maupun sisi exhaust gas, effectiveness, number of transfer unit (NTU, overall heat transfer coefficient, dan  ?TLMTD dari compact heat exchanger.

  7. Comparison of fin-and-tube interlaced and face split evaporators with flow maldistribution and compensation

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Elmegaard, Brian

    2013-01-01

    Flow maldistribution in fin-and tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning is investigated by numerical simulation. In particular, the interlaced and the face split evaporator are compared in flow maldistribution conditions. The considered sources of maldistribution are the liquid/vapor distribution and the airflow distribution. Furthermore, compensation of flow maldistribution by control of individual channel superheat is studied for each evaporator type. It is shown that the interlaced evaporator is better at flow maldistribution than the face split evaporator. However, if individual channel superheats are controlled, the face split evaporator achieves the best performance, i.e. an increase of 7% in overall UA-value and 1.6–2.4% in COP compared to the interlaced evaporator without compensation.

  8. High Temperature of Finned-tube Sodium-to-Air Heat Exchanger in the SELFA Test Loop

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    A medium-scale sodium test loop named as the ‘SELFA’(Sodium Thermal?hydraulic Experiment Loop for Finned?tube Sodium?to?Air heat exchanger) for simulating thermal hydraulic behavior of the FHX (Finned-tube Sodium-to-Air heat Exchanger) in Korean prototype sodium-cooled fast reactor is planned to be constructed at KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute). In this study, elevated temperature design for the FHX and creep-fatigue damage evaluation have been conducted according to the design codes of ASME section III subsection NH and RCC-MRx based on full 3D finite element analyses. Design optimization for the finned-tubes and tube arrangements in the scaled-down FHX mock-up has been performed. The materials of the FHX and piping systems are austenitic stainless steel 316, the design temperature and of the SELFA test loop is 600°C and design pressure is 1MPa. The damage evaluation results have shown that no creep-fatigue damage occurrs in the present design of the FHX under the intended test conditions. (author)

  9. HEAT TRANSFER AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN PLATE-FIN AND TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS WITH DIFFERENT SHAPED VORTEX GENERATORS

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    K.Thirumalai kannan

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Numerical analyses were carried out to study the heat transfer and flow in the plate-fin and tube heat exchangers with different shaped vortex generators mounted behind the tubes. The effects of different span angles a (? = 30°, 45° and 60° are investigated in detail for the Reynolds number ranging from 500 to 2500. Numerical simulation was performed by computational fluid dynamics of the heat transfer and fluid flow. The results indicated that the triangle shaped winglet is able to generate longitudinal vortices and improve the heat transfer performance in the wake regions. The case of ? = 45° provides the best heat transfer augmentation than rectangle shape winglet generator in case of inline tubes. Common flow up configuration causes significant separation delay, reduces form drag, and removes the zone of poor heat transfer from the near wake of the tubes.

  10. Degradation of finned tubes heat exchangers in presence of non condensable gases and aerosols

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    Full text of publication follows: If a severe accident occurs in a nuclear power plant, then large amounts of steam and aerosols will enter to the containment, increasing the pressure and the temperature inside the containment building. To reduce these thermal and pressure loads, the next generation of European Passive Nuclear Power Plants, incorporates into the containment passive heat exchangers (HX) driven by natural circulation. These passive HX condense the steam inside the containment and transport by natural circulation the heat to a large pool with capability to act as a heat sink at least during 72 hours. These innovative passive systems consist of several units of horizontal or slightly inclined finned tubes bundles internally cooled by water. The cooling water is heated inside the tubes by the condensation heat removed from the containment and moves by natural circulation to a large pool located outside the containment. The main problem that arises in this kind of HX, is the degradation in the heat transfer produced by the non-condensable gases and the aerosols that are present in large amounts after a severe accident inside the containment. This degradation can increase the containment loads after a severe accident and we must be able to predict this effect as better as possible. This paper presents a mechanistic model to predict the steam condensation on containment finned tube heat exchangers in the presence of non-condensable gases (NC) and aerosols. The total thermal resistance from the bulk gas to the coolant is formulated as a parallel combination of the convective and condensation gas resistances coupled in series to those of condensate layer, the aerosol fouling layer, the wall, and the coolant. The condensate layer thermal resistance is calculated by means of an Adamek-based condensation model. The aerosol fouling layer is computed based on diffusiophoresis, settling and impaction mechanisms. The gas mixture (Steam plus NC) thermal resistance is formulated based on a diffusion layer modeling. Finally this paper presents a Monte Carlo method implemented in the Fortran code TAEROSOL that is able to compute the amount of aerosol mass that is deposited by impaction on the top of the finned tubes. The model results are compared with available experimental data of the CONGA European project. Finally we want to mention that Monte Carlo calculations and fluid flow calculations with the code TAEROSOL were performed to compute the amount of aerosols deposited on the top of the fins by impaction during the aerosol phase of Suckow et al. experiments. Also we compute the aerosol mass deposited by diffusiophoresis and settling. The calculations performed show that the mass deposited by settling is always smaller than 3 g in all the cases, and that impaction and diffusiophoresis mechanisms are the main deposition mechanisms for aerosols in CONGA experiments. (authors)

  11. The influence of the finned-tube assembly on the dimensions of natural-draft dry-type cooling towers

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    For various heat exchanger systems the required heights of the towers are evaluated by means of a simplifying mathematical model for dimensioning cooling towers. The characteristics of the cooling systems are for each case taken from literature. The number of tube banks of the heat exchanger systems in flow direction was optimized using the operational data of the Schnehausen dry-type cooling tower. It may be assumed that by changing the tube configuration the performance of very closely spaced, aligned finned systems can be considerably improved. (GL)

  12. Compensation of flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Brix, Wiebke; Elmegaard, Brian; Larsen, Lars Finn Sloth

    2011-01-01

    Compensation of flow maldistribution in multi-channel fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning is investigated by numerical modeling. The considered sources of maldistribution are distribution of the liquid and vapor phases in the distributor and non-uniform airflow distribution...

  13. Analysis of flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning systems

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl

    2011-01-01

    This thesis is concerned with the effects of flow maldistribution in fin-and-tube A-coil evaporators for residential air-conditioning and compensation potentials with regards to system performance. The goal is to create a better understanding of flow maldistribution and the involved physical phenomenons. Moreover, the study investigates the individual and combined effects of non-uniform inlet liquid/vapor distribution, different feeder tube bending and non-uniform airflow. In addition, the possible compensation of these maldistribution sources is investigated by control of individual channel superheat by distributing individual channel mass flow rate continuously (perfect control). The compensation method is compared to the use of a larger evaporator in order to study their trade-off in augmenting system performance (cooling capacity and COP). The studies are performed by numerical modeling in the object-oriented programming language Modelicar and by using the commercial modeling environment Dymola 7.4 (2010). The evaporator model needs to be capable of predicting the flow distribution and circuitry effects, and for these reasons the dynamic distributed one-dimensional mixture two-phase flow model is implemented. The model is verified in steady state with commercial software Coil-Designer (Jiang et al., 2006) and compared to steady state experiments with acceptable results considering the unknown degrees of flow maldistribution for these experiments. Furthermore, the system dynamics in the model were validated and showed that a slip flow model need be used. A test case 8.8 kW residential air-conditioning system with R410A as refrigerant is chosen as baseline for the numerical investigations, and the simulations are performed at standard rating conditions from ANSI/AHRI Standard 210/240 (2008). The investigations are performed on a simplified evaporator tube circuitry (two straight channels), a face split evaporator circuitry and an interlaced evaporator circuitry. The first case is a generic study and serves to provide general results independent of specific type of tube circuitry. The second and third cases are standard tube circuitry designs and these results are thus tube circuitry specific. In addition, a novel method of compensating flow maldistribution is analyzed, i.e. the discontinuous liquid injection principle. The method is based upon the recently developed EcoFlowTM valve by Danfoss A/S, and controls the individual channel superheat by distributing individual mass flow rate discontinuously (on/off injection). The results in this thesis show that flow maldistribution decreases system performance in terms of cooling capacity and COP, but may be compensated significantly by control of individual channel superheat. The generic study (two straight channels) shows that the airflow maldistribution has the largest effect, whereas the liquid/vapor maldistribution has smaller effect and the different feeder tube bending has a minor effect on system performance. The comparison between the face split and interlaced circuitry shows that the face split evaporator performs better at uniform flow conditions, whereas the interlaced evaporator performs better at flow maldistribution conditions. When compensating, the face split evaporator always performs best. A similar result is also obtained as the airflow profile across the A-coil evaporator was predicted by means of CFD simulation software STAR-CD 3.26 (2005) and applied in the numerical model. The main reason for the better face split evaporator performance at uniform conditions or when compensating, is that the superheated "weak" zones with low UA-value is located in the first tube row, where the heat transfer driving potential (temperature difference) is highest. The discontinuous liquid injection principle showed that the cycle time is an important parameter for the performance of this compensation method. The cycle time is essentially the time it takes for distributing mass flow to each evaporator channels. It should be kept as low as possible. Furthermore, it is bett

  14. Burnout experiments on the externally-finned swirl tube for steady-state and high-heat flux beam stops

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    An experimental study to develop beam stops for the next generation of neutral beam injectors was started, using an ion source developed for the JT-60 neutral beam injector. A swirl tube is one of the most promising candidates for a beam stop element which can handle steady-state and high-heat flux beams. In the present experiments, a modified swirl tube, namely an externally-finned swirl tube, was tested together with a simple smooth tube, an externally finned tube, and an internally finned tube. The major dimensions of the tubes are 10 mm in outer-diameter, 1.5 mm in wall thickness, 15 mm in external fin width, and 700 mm in length. The burnout heat flux (CHF) normal to the externally finned swirl tube was 4.1±0.1 kW/cm2, where the Gaussian e-folding half-width of the beam intensity distribution was about 90 mm, the flow rate of the cooling water was 30 l/min, inlet and outlet gauge pressures were about 1 MPa and 0.2 MPa, respectively, and the temperature of the inlet water was kept to 200C during a pulse. A burnout heat flux ratio, which is defined by the ratio of the CHF value of the externally-finned swirl tube to that of the externally-finned tube, turned out to be about 1.5. Burnout heat fluxes of the tubes with a swirl tape or internal fins increase linearly with an increase of the flow rate. It was found that the tube with external fins has effects that not only reduce the thermal stress but also improve the characteristics of boiling heat transfer. (orig.)

  15. Flexible nanoscale high-performance FinFETs

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    Sevilla, Galo T.

    2014-10-28

    With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), flexible high-performance nanoscale electronics are more desired. At the moment, FinFET is the most advanced transistor architecture used in the state-of-the-art microprocessors. Therefore, we show a soft-etch based substrate thinning process to transform silicon-on-insulator (SOI) based nanoscale FinFET into flexible FinFET and then conduct comprehensive electrical characterization under various bending conditions to understand its electrical performance. Our study shows that back-etch based substrate thinning process is gentler than traditional abrasive back-grinding process; it can attain ultraflexibility and the electrical characteristics of the flexible nanoscale FinFET show no performance degradation compared to its rigid bulk counterpart indicating its readiness to be used for flexible high-performance electronics.

  16. Flexible nanoscale high-performance FinFETs.

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    Torres Sevilla, Galo A; Ghoneim, Mohamed T; Fahad, Hossain; Rojas, Jhonathan P; Hussain, Aftab M; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa

    2014-10-28

    With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), flexible high-performance nanoscale electronics are more desired. At the moment, FinFET is the most advanced transistor architecture used in the state-of-the-art microprocessors. Therefore, we show a soft-etch based substrate thinning process to transform silicon-on-insulator (SOI) based nanoscale FinFET into flexible FinFET and then conduct comprehensive electrical characterization under various bending conditions to understand its electrical performance. Our study shows that back-etch based substrate thinning process is gentler than traditional abrasive back-grinding process; it can attain ultraflexibility and the electrical characteristics of the flexible nanoscale FinFET show no performance degradation compared to its rigid bulk counterpart indicating its readiness to be used for flexible high-performance electronics. PMID:25185112

  17. Steam generator tube performance

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    A survey of steam generator operating experience for 1986 has been carried out for 184 pressurized water and pressurized heavy-water reactors, and 1 water-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor. Tubes were plugged at 75 of the reactors (40.5%). In 1986, 3737 tubes were plugged (0.14% of those in service) and 3148 tubes were repaired by sleeving. A small number of reactors accounted for the bulk of the plugged tubes, a phenomenon consistent with previous years. For 1986, the available tubesheet sludge data for 38 reactors has been compiled into tabular form, and sludge/deposit data will be incorporated into all future surveys

  18. Numerical analysis of fin-tube plate heat exchanger by using CFD technique

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    Ahmed F. Khudheyer; Mahmoud Sh. Mahmoud

    2011-01-01

    Three-dimensional CFD simulations are carried out to investigate heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of a two-row plain fin-and-tube heat exchanger using Open FOAM, an open-source CFD code. Heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of the heat exchanger are investigated for Reynolds numbers ranging from 330 to 7000. Model geometry is created, meshed, calculated, and post-processed using open source software. Fluid flow and heat transfer are simulated and results compared using ...

  19. Numerical investigation of forced convection of nano fluid flow in horizontal U-longitudinal finned tube heat exchanger

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    Qasim, S. M.; Sahar, A. F. A.; Firas, A. A.

    2015-11-01

    A numerical study has been carried out to investigate the heat transfer by laminar forced convection of nanofluid taking Titania (TiO2) and Alumina (Al2O3) as nanoparticles and the water as based fluid in a three dimensional plain and U-longitudinal finned tube heat exchanger. A Solid WORKS PREMIUM 2012 is used to draw the geometries of plain tube heat exchanger or U-longitudinal copper finned tube heat exchanger. Four U-longitudinal copper fins have 100 cm long, 3.8cm height and 1mm thickness are attached to a straight copper tube of 100 cm length, 2.2 cm inner diameter and 2.39 cm outer diameter. The governing equations which used as continuity, momentum and energy equations under assumptions are utilized to predict the flow field, temperature distribution, and heat transfer of the heat exchanger. The finite volume approach is used to obtain all the computational results using commercial ANSYS Fluent copy package 14.0 with assist of solid works and Gambit software program. The effect of various parameters on the performance of heat exchanger are investigated numerically such as Reynolds' number (ranging from 270 to 1900), volume consternation of nanoparticles (0.2%, 0.4%, 0.6%, 0.8%), type of nanoparticles, and mass flow rate of nanofluid in the hot region of heat exchanger. For 0.8% consternation of nanoparticles, heat transfer has significant enhancement in both nanofluids. It can be found about 7.3% for TiO2 and about 7.5% for Al2O3 compared with the water only as a working fluid.

  20. Numerical analysis of heat and mass transfer in a compact finned tubes air heat exchanger under dehumidification conditions

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    Benelmir, Riad; Mokraoui, Salim

    2012-04-01

    A simulation model of a fin-and-tube heat exchanger is presented. The effect of the relative humidity, air speed, fin base temperature, and inlet air temperature on the estimation of the overall heat-transfer coefficient and fin efficiency under wet conditions is also investigated. This model considers a non-uniform airflow velocity as well as a variable sensible heat transfer coefficient.

  1. Comparison of fin-and-tube interlaced and face split evaporators with flow mal-distribution and compensation

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Elmegaard, Brian; Larsen, L.F.S.

    2011-01-01

    Flow mal-distribution in fin-and tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning is investigated by numerical simulation. In particularly, the interlaced and the face split evaporator are compared in flow maldistribution conditions. The considered sources of mal-distribution are: Liquid/vapor d...... channel superheats are controlled, the face split evaporator achieves the best performance, i.e. an increase of 7% in UA-value and 1.6% to 2.4% in COP compared to the interlaced evaporator without compensation....

  2. Numerical Simulation of Plain Fin-and-Round Tube Heat Exchanger under Frost Condition

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    Hussein, Amar Ali; Talib, A. R. Abu; Adam, N. M.

    2010-06-01

    Three-dimensional numerical simulations are carried out to investigate the amount of heat transfer of a plain fin-and-four staggered layout and round tube rows for different fin pitch namely 25.4, 12.7, 6.35 and 4.23 mm. The simulations were conducted for two different frost thermal conductivity of 0.1 and 0.3 W/m-1K-1 using FLUENT 6.3 CFD code. The amount of heat transfer of the plain fin-and-round tube heat exchanger under frost condition (0, 1, 2, and 3 mm frost thickness) was investigated. Fluid flow and heat transfer are simulated and results calculated using two turbulence models (k-epsilon, and Transitional SST k-omega), with steady-state solver. Model validation was carried out by comparing the pressure drop of simulated case to experimental results from the literature. Reasonable agreement was found between the present simulations compared to existing numerical study and experimental data.

  3. Experimental testing of the thermal performance of finned air coolers

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    Finned heat exchangers are often used as regenerators in heat recovery systems or as a heat source for heat pump installations. These exchangers are usually operating as air coolers. Heat is extracted from the air flowing through the heat exchanger. If the fin temperature lies below the dew point at the air inlet, water vapour may be condensed, increasing the thermal performance of the cooler. If the air/water heat exchanger is installed outdoors, the blower is usually mounted directly at the exchaner's case. In general this leads to non-ideal air flow conditions. For the sizing of such components the manufacturers dispose of design rules which are based either on theoretical models or on experiments using a uniform air stream. These rules which are mostly internal codes of the individual companies presumably do not take into account some non-ideal conditions such as an inhomogeneous air flow, a poorly sized blower or an increased pressure drop between the fins due to condensed water vapour. Moreover, these codes are possibly not sophisticated enough to enable a correct sizing of the products for any given condition of operation, especially in heat pumps operating under condensation conditions. Therfore, the Swiss Federal Institute for Reactor Research (EIR) carried out a research program dealing with the thermal performance of commercially available finned air coolers. The results give a strong evidence that the sizing of finned air coolers involving a phase change in one of the heat transfer fluids is not yet a procedure belonging to the common knowledge of most of the manufacturers. Moreover, the correct sizing of the blower is at least as important as the sizing of the finned exchanger itself. However, it is evident that there are companies on the Swiss market which use already reliable design tools. 25 refs., 81 figs., 12 tabs

  4. New CT tube performance specifications

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    Lounsberry, Brian D.; Unger, Christopher D.

    2004-05-01

    Since the inception of Computerized Tomography (CT), tube thermal performance has been characterized by tube heat storage and dissipation. As the number of CT detector rows has increased from one to sixteen and higher, these parameters have become less relevant to clinical performance. In addition, peak power is quite dependent on focal spot size, so quoting one parameter without the other gives an incomplete picture. We propose a new set of specifications that more completely characterize a tube's thermal performance: the Scan Performance Index (SPI) and the Focal Spot Loadability (FSL). The Scan Performance Index (SPI) is a measure of clinical tube performance over a range of application parameters. The Focal Spot Loadability (FSL) is a measure of peak power as a function of focal spot size. This paper describes these figures of merit and provides some proposed parameter definitions. Calculations of SPI were made based on the mA vs. time performance curves under different assumptions of the thermal cycle repeat frequency and clinically relevant scan time range. Comparison of the results of SPI calculations with the traditional heat storage and dissipation characteristics vs. actual clinical capability leads to the conclusion that SPI is the better indicator of total throughput, especially as tube power and CT fan beam coverage increases, and total scan time decreases. FSL is shown to elucidate the inherent ability of a CT tube to handle high power loads for a given focal spot size. We conclude that these two new CT tube characteristics should be considered by clinicians in place of the traditional tube characteristics in order to benchmark the thermal performance capability of a given CT tube.

  5. Heat and fluid flow characteristics of an oval fin-and-tube heat exchanger with large diameters for textile machine dryer

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    Bae, Kyung Jin; Cha, Dong An; Kwon, Oh Kyung

    2016-01-01

    The objectives of this paper are to develop correlations between heat transfer and pressure drop for oval finned-tube heat exchanger with large diameters (larger than 20 mm) used in a textile machine dryer. Numerical tests using ANSYS CFX are performed for four different parameters; tube size, fin pitch, transverse tube pitch and longitudinal tube pitch. The numerical results showed that the Nusselt number and the friction factor are in a range of -16.2 ~ +3.1 to -7.7 ~ +3.9 %, respectively, compared with experimental results. It was found that the Nusselt number linearly increased with increasing Reynolds number, but the friction factor slightly decreased with increasing Reynolds number. It was also found that the variation of longitudinal tube pitch has little effect on the Nusselt number and friction factor than other parameters (below 2.0 and 2.5 %, respectively). This study proposed a new Nusselt number and friction factor correlation of the oval finned-tube heat exchanger with large diameters for textile machine dryer.

  6. Numerical estimation of heat transfer characteristics for two-row plate-finned tube heat exchangers with experimental data

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    Chen, Han-Taw; Lu, Chih-Han; Huang, Yao-Sheng; Liu, Kuo-Chi

    2015-06-01

    This study applies a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics commercial software in conjunction with various flow models to estimate the heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of the two-row plate-finned tube heat exchanger in staggered arrangement. The effect of air speed and fin spacing on the results obtained is investigated. Temperature and velocity distributions of air between the two fins and heat transfer coefficient on the fins are determined using the laminar flow and RNG k-? turbulence models. More accurate results can be obtained, if the heat transfer coefficient obtained is close to the inverse results and matches existing correlations. Furthermore, the fin temperature measured at the selected locations also coincides with the experimental temperature data. The results obtained using the RNG k-? turbulence model are more accurate than those using the laminar flow model. An interesting finding is the number of grid points may also need to change with fin spacing and air speed.

  7. Experimental investigation of forced-convection in a finned rhombic tube of the flat-plate solar collectors

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    Taherian, Hessam; Yazdanshenas, Eshagh

    Due to scarcity of literature on forced-convection heat transfer in a solar collector with rhombic cross-section absorbing tubes, a series of experiments was arranged and conducted to determine heat transfer coefficient. In this study, a typical rhombic cross-section finned tube of flat...

  8. Experimental investigation of forced-convection in a finned rhombic tube of the flat-plate solar collectors

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    Taherian, Hessam; Yazdanshenas, Eshagh

    2006-01-01

    Due to scarcity of literature on forced-convection heat transfer in a solar collector with rhombic cross-section absorbing tubes, a series of experiments was arranged and conducted to determine heat transfer coefficient. In this study, a typical rhombic cross-section finned tube of flat-plate collectors used as the test section. Two correlations were proposed for the Nusselt number as a function of the Reynolds number and the Prandtl number based on hydraulic diameter for various heat fluxes. The temperature distribution along the finned tube for the fluid and the wall were also illustrated.

  9. Mathematical modeling and control of plate fin and tube heat exchangers

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    Highlights: • A method for numerical modeling of plate fin and tube heat exchangers was proposed. • A numerical model of an automobile radiator was developed. • Numerical models of the radiator were compared with an exact analytical model. • A model-based control system of water outlet temperature was built and tested. • A digital proportional–integral–derivative controller of heat exchanger was tested. - Abstract: The aim of the study is to develop a new method for numerical modeling of tubular cross-flow heat exchangers. Using the method proposed in the paper, a numerical model of a car radiator was developed and implemented in a digital control system of the radiator. To evaluate the accuracy of the numerical method proposed in the paper, the numerical model of the car radiator was compared with an analytic model. The proposed method based on a finite volume method and integral averaging of gas temperature across a tube row is appropriate for modeling of plate fin and tube heat exchangers, especially for exchangers in which substantial gas temperature differences in one tube row occur. The target of control is to regulate the number of fan revolutions per minute so that the water temperature at the heat exchanger outlet is equal to a set value. Two control techniques were developed. The first is based on the numerical model of the heat exchanger developed in the paper while the second is a digital proportional–integral–derivative control. The first control method is very stable. The digital proportional–integral–derivative controller becomes unstable when the water volume flow rate varies considerably. The developed techniques were implemented in digital control system of the water exit temperature in a plate fin and tube heat exchanger. The measured exit temperature of the water was very close to the set value of the temperature if the first method was used. The experiments show that the proportional–integral–derivative controller works also well but becomes frequently unstable if the water flow rate varies

  10. High performance flexible CMOS SOI FinFETs

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    Fahad, Hossain M.

    2014-06-01

    We demonstrate the first ever CMOS compatible soft etch back based high performance flexible CMOS SOI FinFETs. The move from planar to non-planar FinFETs has enabled continued scaling down to the 14 nm technology node. This has been possible due to the reduction in off-state leakage and reduced short channel effects on account of the superior electrostatic charge control of multiple gates. At the same time, flexible electronics is an exciting expansion opportunity for next generation electronics. However, a fully integrated low-cost system will need to maintain ultra-large-scale-integration density, high performance and reliability - same as today\\'s traditional electronics. Up until recently, this field has been mainly dominated by very weak performance organic electronics enabled by low temperature processes, conducive to low melting point plastics. Now however, we show the world\\'s highest performing flexible version of 3D FinFET CMOS using a state-of-the-art CMOS compatible fabrication technique for high performance ultra-mobile consumer applications with stylish design. © 2014 IEEE.

  11. In-service inspection method for low-finned ferritic stainless steel tubes for new heat exchanger

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    Conventional inner eddy current test cannot obtain sufficient evaluation for low finned ferritic stainless steel tube inspection. The authors tried various methods and developed special partial saturation eddy current method. This paper summarizes typical experimental results of fundamental studies and trials, and introduces developed ECT data acquisition and evaluation system. Moisture Separator Heater (MSH) used in ABWR (Advanced Boiling Water Reactor) plant is a new type heat exchanger to increase plant thermal efficiency. There are four single tubesheet heaters in a MSH vessel. Each heater has hundreds of low finned tubes made of ferritic stainless steel. In nuclear power plants, non-magnetic materials (austenitic stainless steel, titanium, aluminum brass, etc.,) are mainly used as heat exchanger tubes such as the tubes of feedwater heater, condenser, evaporator and so on. Conventional ECT (Eddy Current Test) method are easily applied for the inspection of these heat exchanger tubes. In recent years, the authors started using ferritic stainless steel tube for new heat exchangers such as MSH because of its superior heat transfer efficiency. However, high permeability of ferritic stainless steel prevents the inspection of these tubes using conventional ECT method. To inspect MSH tubes periodically is important to confirm and maintain reliability of MSH. They tried applying various inspection methods and have developed special ECT method for low finned ferritic stainless steel tubes

  12. Exergy destruction analysis of a vortices generator in a gas liquid finned tube heat exchanger: an experimental study

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    Ghazikhani, M.; Khazaee, I.; Monazzam, S. M. S.; Takdehghan, H.

    2016-01-01

    In the present work, the effect of using different shapes of vortices generator (VG) on a gas liquid finned heat exchanger is investigated experimentally with irreversibility analysis. In this project the ambient air with mass flow rates of 0.047-0.072 kg/s is forced across the finned tube heat exchanger. Hot water with constant flow rate of 240 L/h is circulated inside heat exchanger tubes with inlet temperature range of 45-73 °C. The tests are carried out on the flat finned heat exchanger and then repeated on the VG finned heat exchanger. The results show that using the vortex generator can decrease the ratio of air side irreversibility to heat transfer (ASIHR) of the heat exchanger. Also the results show that the IASIHR is >1.05 for all air mass flow rates, which means that ASIHR for the initial heat exchanger is higher than 5 % greater than that of improved heat exchanger.

  13. Comparison of Streak Tube Performance

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    Lerche, R A; Andrews, D S; Bell, P M; Griffiths, R L; Huey, A W; McDonald, J W; de Dios, G V

    2004-11-04

    The performance of four streak tubes in six streak camera configurations is reported. Evaluations were made as part of a search for a streak tube to replace the obsolete RCA C73435 used in the ICF Program's optical streak cameras. Characteristics measured include linearity, spatial and temporal resolution, line-spread function, contrast transfer ratio (CTR), and dynamic range. Tubes evaluated are the RCA C73435, Photonis P510, Photek ST-Y, and Hamamatsu N8059. The RCA C73435 was evaluated in three camera configurations: large format CCD coupled directly to the streak tube, CCD directly coupled to an image intensifier tube (IIT), and the original configuration with a smaller CCD lens coupled to the IIT output. The Photonis and Photek tubes were characterized in configurations where they were directly coupled to large format CCDs. Optimum spatial resolution is achieved when the IIT is removed. Maximum dynamic range requires a configuration where a single photoelectron from the photocathode produces a signal that is {approx}5 times the CCD read noise. The Photonis P510 tube with the E2V CCD forms a well-optimized streak camera system.

  14. Numerical Study on Hydrodynamic Performance of Bionic Caudal Fin

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    Kai Zhou

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, numerical simulations are conducted to reveal the hydrodynamic mechanism of caudal fin propulsion. In the modeling of a bionic caudal fin, a universal kinematics model with three degrees of freedom is adopted and the flexible deformation in the spanwise direction is considered. Navier-Stokes equations are used to solve the unsteady fluid flow and dynamic mesh method is applied to track the locomotion. The force coefficients, torque coefficient, and flow field characteristics are extracted and analyzed. Then the thrust efficiency is calculated. In order to verify validity and feasibility of the algorithm, hydrodynamic performance of flapping foil is analyzed. The present results of flapping foil compare well with those in experimental researches. After that, the influences of amplitude of angle of attack, amplitude of heave motion, Strouhal number, and spanwise flexibility are analyzed. The results show that, the performance can be improved by adjusting the motion and flexibility parameters. The spanwise flexibility of caudal fin can increase thrust force with high propulsive efficiency.

  15. Volume Averaging Theory (VAT) based modeling and closure evaluation for fin-and-tube heat exchangers

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    Zhou, Feng; Catton, Ivan

    2012-10-01

    A fin-and-tube heat exchanger was modeled based on Volume Averaging Theory (VAT) in such a way that the details of the original structure was replaced by their averaged counterparts, so that the VAT based governing equations can be efficiently solved for a wide range of parameters. To complete the VAT based model, proper closure is needed, which is related to a local friction factor and a heat transfer coefficient of a Representative Elementary Volume (REV). The terms in the closure expressions are complex and sometimes relating experimental data to the closure terms is difficult. In this work we use CFD to evaluate the rigorously derived closure terms over one of the selected REVs. The objective is to show how heat exchangers can be modeled as a porous media and how CFD can be used in place of a detailed, often formidable, experimental effort to obtain closure for the model.

  16. Experimental and numerical investigation of a louvered fin and elliptical tube compact heat exchanger

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    Pooranachandran Karthik

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, an experimental investigation is carried out to analyze the heat transfer characteristics of a louvered fin and elliptical tube compact heat exchanger used as a radiator in an internal combustion engine. Experiments are conducted by positioning the radiator in an open-loop wind tunnel. A total of 24 sets of air, water flow rate combinations are tested, and the temperature drops of air and water were acquired. A numerical analysis has been carried out using Fluent software (a general purpose computational fluid dynamics simulation tool for three chosen data from the experiments. The numerical air-side temperature drop is compared with those of the experimental values. A good agreement between the experimental and numerical results validates the present computational methodology.

  17. Numerical analysis of fin-tube plate heat exchanger by using CFD technique

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    Ahmed F. Khudheyer

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Three-dimensional CFD simulations are carried out to investigate heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of a two-row plain fin-and-tube heat exchanger using Open FOAM, an open-source CFD code. Heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of the heat exchanger are investigated for Reynolds numbers ranging from 330 to 7000. Model geometry is created, meshed, calculated, and post-processed using open source software. Fluid flow and heat transfer are simulated and results compared using both laminar and turbulent flow models (k-epsilon, and Menter SST k-omega, with steady-state solvers to calculate pressure drop, flow, and temperature fields. Model validation is carried out by comparing the simulated case friction factor f and Colburn factor j to experimental results from the literature. For friction factor determination, little difference is found between the flow models simulating laminar flow, while in transitional flow, the laminar flow model produced the most accurate results and the k-omega SST turbulence model was more accurate in turbulent flow regimes. The most accurate simulations for heat transfer in laminar flow are found using the laminar flow model, while heat transfer in transitional flow is best represented with the SST k-omega turbulence model, and heat transfer in turbulent flow is more accurately simulated with the k-epsilon turbulence model. Reasonable agreement is found between the simulations and experimental data, and the open-source software has been sufficient for simulating the flow fields in tube-fin heat exchangers.

  18. Comparison of fin-and-tube interlaced and face split evaporators with flow mal-distribution and compensation

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Elmegaard, Brian

    2011-01-01

    Flow mal-distribution in fin-and tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning is investigated by numerical simulation. In particularly, the interlaced and the face split evaporator are compared in flow maldistribution conditions. The considered sources of mal-distribution are: Liquid/vapor distribution and airflow distribution. Furthermore, compensation of flow mal-distribution by control of individual channel superheat is studied for each type of evaporator. It is shown that the interlaced evaporator is better at flow maldistribution than the face split evaporator. However, if individual channel superheats are controlled, the face split evaporator achieves the best performance, i.e. an increase of 7% in UA-value and 1.6% to 2.4% in COP compared to the interlaced evaporator without compensation.

  19. Numerical simulation and experimental verification on thermal performance of a novel fin-plate thermosyphon

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    Numerical investigation of a novel fin-plate thermosyphon (FPT), used to cool the high heat dissipation electronic devices, was performed. Three dimensional model of FPT is established using the Fluent software. The effects of fin pinch, fin thickness and fin type at the air side on thermal characteristics of FPT are presented with the air flow velocity various from 1.0 m/s to 4.0 m/s. The numerical results showed a good agreement with the corresponding experimental data. The heat transfer efficiency and pressure drops of FPT for plain fins were reduced by increasing the fin space. It also can be indicated that the cooling performance of FPT with serrated fins was better than plain fins for the same structural parameters. - Highlights: ? A novel diffusion welded fin-plate thermosyphon (FPT) was designed and performed. ? The plain fins heat transfer efficiency increases with the decrease of fin spaces. ? The fin thickness is less influential on FPT performance. ? Thermal performance of serrated fins is significantly much higher than that of plain fins.

  20. Numerical study of the pressure drop in a plain fin-and-circular tube heat exchanger under frost condition

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    Full text: Three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are carried out to study the pressure drop behavior in a plain fin-and-four staggered layout and circular tube rows for different fin pitches under frost conditions using FLUENT 6.3 CFD code. Models geometry is created and meshed using GAMBIT 2.3. Fluid flow and heat transfer are simulated and results calculated using (Transitional SST k-omega) turbulence model, with steady-state solver. Model validation is carried out by comparing the pressure drop of a simulated case with experimental results from the literature. It was found that Fluent 6.3 software has been sufficient for simulating the flow characteristics in tube-fin heat exchangers. (author)

  1. Thermal behavior of crimped spiral fin tube bank under dehumidifying process: A case study of inline arrangement

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    Atipoang Nuntaphan

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Cross flow heat exchangers having crimped spiral fin and inline arrangement configurations under dehumidification are studied. The effect of tube diameter, fin spacing, fin height, transverse tube pitch are examined. From the experiment, it is found that the heat transfer and the frictional characteristics of the heat exchanger under dehumidification is close to that of the non-dehumidifying process. However, the air stream pressure drop and the heat transfer coefficient of the wet surface heat exchanger are higher and lower than those of the dry surface respectively. Moreover, equations are developed for predicting the f and the j factors of a tested heat exchanger. Results from the developed equations agree well with the experimental data.

  2. Pyramidal Fin Arrays Performance Using Streamwise Anisotropic Materials by Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

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    Cormier, Yannick; Dupuis, Philippe; Jodoin, Bertrand; Corbeil, Antoine

    2016-01-01

    This work evaluates the thermal and hydrodynamic performance of pyramidal fin arrays produced using cold spray as an additive manufacturing process. Near-net-shaped pyramidal fin arrays of pure aluminum, pure nickel, and stainless steel 304 were manufactured. Fin array characterization such as fin porosity level and surface roughness evaluation was performed. The thermal conductivities of the three different coating materials were measured by laser flash analysis. The results obtained show a lower thermal efficiency for stainless steel 304, whereas the performances of the aluminum and nickel fin arrays are similar. This result is explained by looking closely at the fin and substrate roughness induced by the cold gas dynamic additive manufacturing process. The multi-material fin array sample has a better thermal efficiency than stainless steel 304. The work demonstrates the potential of the process to produce streamwise anisotropic fin arrays as well as the benefits of such arrays.

  3. Pyramidal Fin Arrays Performance Using Streamwise Anisotropic Materials by Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing

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    Cormier, Yannick; Dupuis, Philippe; Jodoin, Bertrand; Corbeil, Antoine

    2015-07-01

    This work evaluates the thermal and hydrodynamic performance of pyramidal fin arrays produced using cold spray as an additive manufacturing process. Near-net-shaped pyramidal fin arrays of pure aluminum, pure nickel, and stainless steel 304 were manufactured. Fin array characterization such as fin porosity level and surface roughness evaluation was performed. The thermal conductivities of the three different coating materials were measured by laser flash analysis. The results obtained show a lower thermal efficiency for stainless steel 304, whereas the performances of the aluminum and nickel fin arrays are similar. This result is explained by looking closely at the fin and substrate roughness induced by the cold gas dynamic additive manufacturing process. The multi-material fin array sample has a better thermal efficiency than stainless steel 304. The work demonstrates the potential of the process to produce streamwise anisotropic fin arrays as well as the benefits of such arrays.

  4. 3D-CFD simulation and neural network model for the j and f factors of the wavy fin-and-flat tube heat exchangers

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    M, Khoshvaght Aliabadi; M, Gholam Samani; F, Hormozi; A, Haghighi Asl.

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available A three dimensional (3D) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and a neural network model are presented to estimate the behaviors of the Colburn factor (j) and the Fanning friction factor (f) for wavy fin - and - flat tube (WFFT) heat exchangers. Effects of the five geometrical factors of fi [...] n pitch, fin height, fin length, fin thickness, and wavy amplitude are investigated over a wide range of Reynolds number (600

  5. How can the heat transfer correlations for finned-tubes influence the numerical simulation of the dynamic behavior of a heat recovery steam generator?

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    This paper presents the results of a theoretical investigation on the influence of different heat transfer correlations for finned-tubes to the dynamic behavior of a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). The investigation was done for a vertical type natural circulation HRSG with 3 pressure stages under hot start-up and shutdown conditions. For the calculation of the flue gas-side heat transfer coefficient the well known correlations for segmented finned-tubes according to Schmidt, VDI and ESCOATM (traditional and revised) as well as a new correlation, which was developed at the Institute for Energy Systems and Thermodynamics, are used. The simulation results show a good agreement in the overall behavior of the boiler between the different correlations. But there are still some important differences found in the detail analysis of the boiler behavior. - Research highlights: ? Numerical simulation is performed to explore the influence of different heat transfer correlations for finned-tubes to the dynamic behavior of a heat recovery steam generator. ? Differences in the steam generator behavior are found. ? In the worst case the boiler can lead to unfavorable operation conditions, e.g. reverse flow.

  6. Non-Destructive Testing Methods Applied to Multi-Finned SAP Tubing for Nuclear-Fuel Elements

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    The Danish Atomic Energy Commission has undertaken a design study oi an organic-cooled, heavy- water-moderated power reactor. The fuel element for the reactor is a 19-rod bundle; the fuel rods contain sintered uranium-dioxide pellets canned in 2-m long, helically-finned tubes of Sintered Aluminium Product (SAP). A very high quality of the canning tubes is necessary to obtain the optimum heat-transfer conditions and to maintain the integrity of the fuel element during reactor service. Two examples of tube design illustrate the narrow dimensional tolerances. In order to ensure an adequate quality of the canning tubes, a stringent quality control has been established, to a wide extent based upon non-destructive methods. An account is presented of the non-destructive techniques developed for measuring wall thickness and diameters and for detecting defects. The complex 24-finned cross-section prevents the application of ultrasonic or eddy-current methods for wall-thickness measurements. Therefore, a special recording beta-gauge has been developed, based upon the attenuation of beta radiation from a Sr90 source placed inside the tube. An ultrasonic immersion resonance method is used for the continuous recording of the wall thickness of the more simple 12-finned tube design. Inner and outer (across fin tips) diameters are continuously recorded by rapid air-gauge systems. Flaw detection is carried out by the ultrasonic pulse-echo immersion technique and by eddy-current inspection.. Transverse cracks can easily be detected by the ultrasonic method whereas inspection for longitudinal flaws has not appeared feasible with this method. Therefore, eddy-current inspection is applied in addition to the ultrasonic testing. (author)

  7. Performance Assessment of Sodium to Air Finned Heat Exchanger for FBR

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    In pool type Fast Breeder Reactors (FBR) a passive Safety Grade Decay Heat Removal (SGDHR) system removes decay heat produced in the core when normal heat removal path through steam water system is not available. This is essential to maintain the core temperatures within limits. A Decay Heat Exchanger (DHX) picks the heat from the pool and transfers the heat to atmosphere through sodium to Air Heat Exchanger (AHX) situated at high elevation. Due to the temperature differences existent in the system density differences are generated causing a buoyant convective heat transfer. The system is completely passive as primary sodium, secondary sodium and air flows under natural convection. DHX is a sodium to sodium counter flow heat exchanger with primary sodium on shell side and secondary sodium on tube side. AHX is a cross flow heat exchanger with sodium on tube side and air flows in cross flow across the finned tubes. Capacity of a single loop of SGDHR is 8 MW. Four such loops are available for the decay heat removal. It has been seen that the decay heat removal to a large extent depends on the AHX performance. AHX tested have shown reduced heat removal capacity much as 30 to 40%, essentially due to the bypassing of the finned tubes by the air. It was felt that a geometrically similar AHX be tested in sodium. Towards this a 2 MW Sodium to air heat exchanger (AHX) was tested in the Steam Generator Test Facility (SGTF) constructed at Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam. The casing arrangement of the AHX was designed to minimise bypassing of air. (authors)

  8. Geometrical optimization and mould wear effect on HPD type steel offset strip fin performance

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    Aiming at studying the influence and importance of the geometrical parameters on steel HPD type offset strip fin performance, this paper reports experimental and numerical studies at low Reynolds number. A novel test rig with electrically heated single layer fin assembly as test object was constructed. Only the effects of fin height and fin wavelength on the fin characteristics were considered because of the pressing mould limitation. Through comparisons of experimental, simulated and Muzychka's results, the tendencies agree well. The deviations between them are due to the difference of fin material and the influences of the pressing mould process technique on the fins. Based on the Taguchi method and uniform design, the importance of the geometrical factors on the fin thermal-hydraulic performance was investigated. The sequence of degrees of effect for each parameter is s, h, ?, s 0, b and t. The paper obtained the optimum model and numerically proved its validity among the considered ranges. Eleven sample fins were collected during different periods of the mould life time, and the influences of mould wear on fin friction performance were examined. The mould wear includes three stages, and the performance of fins pressed during 100 thousand times to 1,050 thousand times is more stable. The recommended life time for the mould type is about 1,050 thousand times

  9. Thermal-hydraulic performance of the finned surface of a compact heat exchanger

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    In this work the thermal-hydraulic behavior of the finned surface of a compact heat exchanger is obtained in tube-fin configuration corrugated (wavy). Through numerical simulation are determined average values ​​of intensification of heat transfer and pressure loss in the inter-channel finned. The objective is to characterize the surface to use as a reference, to make comparisons with other heat exchange surfaces enhanced using traditional techniques combined with more current, such as vortex generators. The study is conducted in laminar flow, with Reynolds numbers below 1000. In the working model compact exchanger tubes and corrugated fins (wavy) heat is described, and the results of the coefficient of overall heat transfer and the pressure drop are explained from the local characteristics of the velocity field and temperature inside the heat exchanger. (Full text)

  10. Heat transfer and pressure loss for smoke gas in finned tube heat exchangers. Varmeovergang og tryktab for roeggas i ribberoersvarmevekslere

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    Krighaar, M.; Wit, J. de; Ingerslev, I.; Paulsen, O. (Energiteknologi, Dansk Teknologisk Institut (DK))

    1990-01-01

    The aim was to investigate heat transfer and pressure loss in relation to transverse flow round bunches of pipes fitted into a finned tube heat exchanger. Conditions of both condensing and non-condensing operation were dealt with. Various pipe types were examined in order to discover potentials for utilization in gas-fired boilers. Measurements were taken on ribbed pipe heat exchangers, and computer calculations were made to determine convection conditions. (AB).

  11. A three-dimensional numerical study and comparison between the air side model and the air/water side model of a plain fin-and-tube heat exchanger

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    CFD is becoming an important heat exchanger research technique. It constitutes an inexpensive prediction method, avoiding the need of testing numerous prototypes. Current work in this field is mostly based on air flow models assuming constant temperature of fin-and-tube surface. The purpose of this paper is to present an enhanced model, whose innovation lies in considering additionally the water flow in the tubes and the conduction heat transfer through the fin and tubes, to demonstrate that the neglect of these two phenomena causes a simulation result accuracy reduction. 3-D Numerical simulations were accomplished to compare both an air side and an air/water side model. The influence of Reynolds number, fin pitch, tube diameter, fin length and fin thickness was studied. The exchanger performance was evaluated through two non-dimensional parameters: the air side Nusselt number and a friction factor. It was found that the influence of the five parameters over the mechanical and thermal efficiencies can be well reported using these non-dimensional coefficients. The results from the improved model showed more real temperature contours, with regard to those of the simplified model. Therefore, a higher accuracy of the heat transfer was achieved, yielding better predictions on the exchanger performance.

  12. Effects of hydrophilic coating on air side heat transfer and friction characteristics of wavy fin and tube heat exchangers under dehumidifying conditions

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    The air side heat transfer and friction characteristics of wavy fin and tube heat exchangers with and without hydrophilic coating are studied under dehumidifying conditions experimentally. The effects of a hydrophilic coating on air side performance are investigated. The results indicated that the influence of the hydrophilic coating on heat transfer performance is mainly related to the flow conditions of condensation water on the fin surface without hydrophilic coating. The hydrophilic coating can enhance the heat transfer performance when plenty of condensation water flows and weakens the heat transfer performance when little condensation water forms on the fin surface. The pressure drops for the hydrophilic coating surface are lower than those of the corresponding uncoated surface. A maximum 44% reduction is observed. The proposed heat transfer coefficient ratio correlation and pressure drop ratio have a mean deviation of 9.9% and 8.2% from experimental data and can predict 76.6% and 82.8% of the experimental data within the deviation limit of ±15%, respectively

  13. Effects of hydrophilic coating on air side heat transfer and friction characteristics of wavy fin and tube heat exchangers under dehumidifying conditions

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    Ma, Xiaokui; Ding, Guoliang; Zhang, Yuanming [Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Huashan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); Wang, Kaijian [Fujitsu General Institute of Air Conditioning Technology Limited, 1116 Suenaga, Takatsu-Ku, Kawasaki 213-8502 (Japan)

    2007-09-15

    The air side heat transfer and friction characteristics of wavy fin and tube heat exchangers with and without hydrophilic coating are studied under dehumidifying conditions experimentally. The effects of a hydrophilic coating on air side performance are investigated. The results indicated that the influence of the hydrophilic coating on heat transfer performance is mainly related to the flow conditions of condensation water on the fin surface without hydrophilic coating. The hydrophilic coating can enhance the heat transfer performance when plenty of condensation water flows and weakens the heat transfer performance when little condensation water forms on the fin surface. The pressure drops for the hydrophilic coating surface are lower than those of the corresponding uncoated surface. A maximum 44% reduction is observed. The proposed heat transfer coefficient ratio correlation and pressure drop ratio have a mean deviation of 9.9% and 8.2% from experimental data and can predict 76.6% and 82.8% of the experimental data within the deviation limit of {+-}15%, respectively. (author)

  14. The impact of fin profile and interface condition on performance characteristics of heat sinks

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    Thermal management of electronic products relies mainly on the effective dissipation of heat. Heat sinks (containing multiple extended surfaces or fin array) are commonly used for heat dissipation network. The performance of an individual fin depends on its geometry, material properties and operating environment (i.e. free or forced convection). In the first part of this paper, the four most commonly used fin profiles are studied for pin, longitudinal and annular fins using non-dimensional finite element formulation. In the second part, the performance of different thermal interfaces is studied for polymer and metallic fins. Polymer composite materials result in significant increase in the performance of a fin; however manufacturing can be a constraint to construct an effective heat sink due to interface conditions at the fin and base plate junction. It is found that the joint at fin base plate has considerable stress effect in the heat sink system. The press fit joint must have high contact pressure to maintain an appropriate thermal contact conductance (TCC) in order to have thermal performance comparable to an adhesive joint, but the two joints have different state of thermal and contact stresses. -- Highlights: ? The effect of fin profile on performance for pin, longitudinal and annular fins is studied. ? The significant effect is found only for pin fins under considered conditions. ? The effect of interface at orthotropic pin fin and metallic base plate is studied. ? Two interface conditions called epoxy-bonded and press-fitted are studied. ? The contact pressure and stresses decrease at high temperature for press-fitted interface

  15. Steam generator tubing NDE performance

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    Henry, G. [Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, NC (United States); Welty, C.S. Jr. [Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA (United States)

    1997-02-01

    Steam generator (SG) non-destructive examination (NDE) is a fundamental element in the broader SG in-service inspection (ISI) process, a cornerstone in the management of PWR steam generators. Based on objective performance measures (tube leak forced outages and SG-related capacity factor loss), ISI performance has shown a continually improving trend over the years. Performance of the NDE element is a function of the fundamental capability of the technique, and the ability of the analysis portion of the process in field implementation of the technique. The technology continues to improve in several areas, e.g. system sensitivity, data collection rates, probe/coil design, and data analysis software. With these improvements comes the attendant requirement for qualification of the technique on the damage form(s) to which it will be applied, and for training and qualification of the data analysis element of the ISI process on the field implementation of the technique. The introduction of data transfer via fiber optic line allows for remote data acquisition and analysis, thus improving the efficiency of analysis for a limited pool of data analysts. This paper provides an overview of the current status of SG NDE, and identifies several important issues to be addressed.

  16. Verification of the performance of impact limiting FINS-II

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    Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB) repeated drop test experiments, by Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) in 1971, to: a) investigate the influence of impact velocity in order to determine whether it was a cause of the difference between the two sets of curves, and b) extend the range of application of the design curves; specifically to higher deformation, to stainless steel material, and to non-square (oblique) impact conditions. Using the same drop test facility, instrumentation and experimental procedure as the previous study, data were collected from 272 specimens. These were primarily of the single fin type, similar to the ORNL design; only the oblique impact test specimens had a special double fin configuration. Results from the impact velocity tests showed that while this did influence the shape of the first part of the curves, it did not explain the difference in magnitude between the two sets of curves. Changing the fin material to type 304 stainless steel showed that for vertical fins essentially the same curves were obtained. However, for the 30 degree inclined specimens, the stainless steel fins showed lower energy absorption capabilities. Measurements from the high deformation tests indicated that there is no tendency for the curves to change slope at the higher deformations. The oblique impact tests attempted to extend the application of the design curves to a 'one end first' type of container impact condition. Results confirmed expected higher values of deformation per input (energy/fin width), but there was no correlation between the curves for normal impact conditions and those for oblique impact conditions

  17. How can the heat transfer correlations for finned-tubes influence the numerical simulation of the dynamic behavior of a heat recovery steam generator?

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    2010-01-01

    Abstract This paper presents the results of a theoretical investigation on the influ- ence of different heat transfer correlations for finned-tubes to the dynamic behavior of a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). The investigation was done for a vertical type natural circulation HRSG with 3 pressure stages under hot start-up and shutdown conditions. For the calculation of the flue gas side heat transfer coefficient the well known correlations for segmented finned-tubes according ...

  18. Thermal performance of a porus radial fin with natural convection and radiative heat losses

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    Darvishi M.T.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available An analytic (series solution is developed to describe the thermal performance of a porous radial fin with natural convection in the fluid saturating the fin and radiation heat loss from the top and bottom surfaces of the fin. The HAM results for the temperature distribution and base heat flux are compared with the direct numerical results and found to be very accurate.

  19. Algebraic modeling and thermodynamic design of fan-supplied tube-fin evaporators running under frosting conditions

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    In this study, the method of entropy generation minimization (i.e., design aimed at facilitating both heat, mass and fluid flows) is used to assess the evaporator design (aspect ratio and fin density) considering the thermodynamic losses due to heat and mass transfer, and viscous flow processes. A fully algebraic model was put forward to simulate the thermal-hydraulic behavior of tube-fin evaporator coils running under frosting conditions. The model predictions were validated against experimental data, showing a good agreement between calculated and measured counterparts. The optimization exercise has pointed out that high aspect ratio heat exchanger designs lead to lower entropy generation in cases of fixed cooling capacity and air flow rate constrained by the characteristic curve of the fan. - Highlights: • An algebraic model for frost accumulation on tube-fin heat exchangers was advanced. • Model predictions for cooling capacity and air flow rate were compared with experimental data, with errors within ±5% band. • Minimum entropy generation criterion was used to optimize the evaporator geometry. • Thermodynamic analysis led to slender designs for fixed cooling capacity and fan characteristics

  20. Pines Calyx Earth Tube Performance

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    Bothwell, Keith

    2015-01-01

    In temperate climates earth tubes achieve increased comfort in summer and the pre-heating of inlet air in winter, reducing the requirement for cooling and heating. This strategy was adopted to pre-temper air entering a small conference centre building in Kent, UK. The earth tube is about 16m long comprising a concrete pipe with an internal diameter of 0.6m. The pipe is located approximately 1.5m below ground level. A very low energy fan at the outlet end draws air through the tube and pushes ...

  1. Evaluación de Intercambiadores de Calor Compactos de Tubos Aletados / Evaluation of Compact Finned-Tube Heat Exchangers

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    M.T., Martínez; E., Torres; J.A., Soto.

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se presenta el análisis térmico teórico de un intercambiador de calor compacto, con y sin condensación de agua en el lado del aire. El fenómeno de la condensación del vapor de agua en la corriente de aire entrante produce una película de agua en la superficie cubriéndola en forma pa [...] rcial o completa. El análisis considera varias configuraciones geométricas con respecto a: la superficie de las aletas y a la forma de los tubos considerando la forma circular tradicional y también un caso para tubos planos. Los resultados obtenidos reflejan la eficiencia de la aleta en ambos casos: una aleta totalmente seca (sin condensación) y a una totalmente húmeda es decir, totalmente cubierta por la película de condensado. Se concluye que la metodología propuesta es una buena alternativa de análisis y caracterización de un intercambiador, ya que los resultados obtenidos coinciden con los reportados en la literatura Abstract in english This study presents a theoretical thermal analysis of a compact heat exchanger, with and without water condensation on the air side. The phenomenon of condensation of water vapor in the entering air current produces a film of water on the surface, partially or completely covering the surface. The an [...] alysis considers various geometric configurations with respect to the surfaces of the fins and the form of the tubes, including the traditional round form as well as flattened tubes. The results obtained reflect the efficiency of the fins in both cases , including a completely dry fin (no condensation) and a completely wet fin, that is completely covered with a film of condensate. It is concluded that the methodology proposed is a good alternative for the analysis and characterization of a heat exchanger since the results agree with those reported in the literature

  2. Steady-state and dynamic behaviour of plate-fin-tube direct expansion evaporators when using a zeotropic refrigerant mixture.

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    Chalidapongse, P.

    2008-01-01

    Both steady-state and dynamic simulations of the operation of plate-fin-tube air coolers, under dry and wet conditions, and also of themostatic expansion valve (TEV) controlled coils under dry condition, were carried out. The investigation aimed at improving our understanding as how the operation behaviour of the cooler coils, under various coil conditions, was influenced by the use of a ternary refrigerant mixture (R407C) when compared to a pure refrigerant (R134a). Based on practical coil c...

  3. Evaluación de Intercambiadores de Calor Compactos de Tubos Aletados Evaluation of Compact Finned-Tube Heat Exchangers

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    M.T. Martínez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se presenta el análisis térmico teórico de un intercambiador de calor compacto, con y sin condensación de agua en el lado del aire. El fenómeno de la condensación del vapor de agua en la corriente de aire entrante produce una película de agua en la superficie cubriéndola en forma parcial o completa. El análisis considera varias configuraciones geométricas con respecto a: la superficie de las aletas y a la forma de los tubos considerando la forma circular tradicional y también un caso para tubos planos. Los resultados obtenidos reflejan la eficiencia de la aleta en ambos casos: una aleta totalmente seca (sin condensación y a una totalmente húmeda es decir, totalmente cubierta por la película de condensado. Se concluye que la metodología propuesta es una buena alternativa de análisis y caracterización de un intercambiador, ya que los resultados obtenidos coinciden con los reportados en la literaturaThis study presents a theoretical thermal analysis of a compact heat exchanger, with and without water condensation on the air side. The phenomenon of condensation of water vapor in the entering air current produces a film of water on the surface, partially or completely covering the surface. The analysis considers various geometric configurations with respect to the surfaces of the fins and the form of the tubes, including the traditional round form as well as flattened tubes. The results obtained reflect the efficiency of the fins in both cases , including a completely dry fin (no condensation and a completely wet fin, that is completely covered with a film of condensate. It is concluded that the methodology proposed is a good alternative for the analysis and characterization of a heat exchanger since the results agree with those reported in the literature

  4. Experimental investigation of the effect vertical oscillation on the heat transfer coefficient of the finned tube

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    Kadhim S. K.; Nasif M. S.

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this work is to investigate experimentally the effect of the forced vibrations on the free convection heat transfer coefficient using heated longitudinally finned cylinder made of Aluminium. The effect of the vibration frequency ranged from 2 to16 Hz with various heat fluxes ranged from 500-1500 W/m2. It was found that, the relation between the heat transfer coefficient and amplitude of vibration increased for all inclination angles from (0°-45°), while the increment of inclination...

  5. Experimental study of heat transfer and thermal performance with longitudinal fins of solar air heater

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    Foued Chabane

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The thermal performance of a single pass solar air heater with five fins attached was investigated experimentally. Longitudinal fins were used inferior the absorber plate to increase the heat exchange and render the flow fluid in the channel uniform. The effect of mass flow rate of air on the outlet temperature, the heat transfer in the thickness of the solar collector, and the thermal efficiency were studied. Experiments were performed for two air mass flow rates of 0.012 and 0.016 kg s?1. Moreover, the maximum efficiency values obtained for the 0.012 and 0.016 kg s?1 with and without fins were 40.02%, 51.50% and 34.92%, 43.94%, respectively. A comparison of the results of the mass flow rates by solar collector with and without fins shows a substantial enhancement in the thermal efficiency.

  6. Alloy 800 steam generator tube performance

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    This paper reviews the reasoning behind the selection of Alloy 800 nuclear grade (800NG) for tubing of steam generators in pressurized water reactor (PWR) plants designed by Siemens/Kraftwerk Union (KWU) (now AREVA) and pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) plants designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). The PWR and PHWR plants where Alloy 800NG is used are identified. The very good operating performance of the steam generator tubes in these plants is described. The limited numbers of tubes removed from service due to indications of tube degradation in these plants are described, and the probable causes and possible future progression of the tube degradation modes involved are discussed. (author)

  7. Condensation heat transfer coefficients of R1234yf on plain, low fin, and Turbo-C tubes

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    Park, Ki-Jung; Kang, Dong Gyu; Jung, Dongsoo [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751 (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-01-15

    In this study, external condensation heat transfer coefficients (HTCs) of HFC134a and R1234yf are measured on a plain, low fin, and Turbo-C tubes at the saturated vapor temperature of 39 C with the wall subcooling of 3-8 C. R1234yf is a new alternative refrigerant of low greenhouse warming potential for replacing HFC134a, one of the greenhouse gases in Kyoto protocol, used extensively in automobile air conditioners and other refrigeration systems. Test results show that the condensation HTCs of R1234yf are very similar to those of HFC134a for all three surfaces tested. For the development of heat transfer correlations, thorough property measurements are needed for R1234yf in the near future. (author)

  8. Analysis of Steam Condensation in a Finned Tube of Air-Water Combined Cooling System

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    A Passive Auxiliary Feedwater System (PAFS) is one of the passive cooling systems of the existing power plant and the operating period is 8 hours because of the limited capacity of the cooling water tank. Therefore, to increase the operating period from 8 to 72 hours for an existing PAFS, the capacity of the cooling water tank should be increased up to 3-4 times. To resolve the excessive increase of the cooling tank volume in water cooling systems, an air-water combined passive cooling system is proposed. In this combined cooling system, the core cooling during the initial stage of an accident having high decay power depends on the water cooling systems such as PAFS. For the later phase of an accident, an air-cooling system is applied to the core cooling. In the operation of the air-cooling system, the steam from the cooling water tank of the PAFS is condensed and recirculated to the cooling water tank by an air-cooling heat exchanger. In this way, the increase of the cooling water tank volume can be minimized. To design an air-water combined cooling system, the steam condensation characteristics of an air-cooling heat exchanger tube was calculated using a CFX code. The results show that the air velocities around the tube at the steam inlet/outlet regions are quite different with each other. Therefore, dense installation of thermocouples at the tube bottom region is required to measure the steam condensation in the tube. Otherwise, the detection and measurement of steam condensation at the steam inlet region may be very difficult. The velocity distribution of air is not uniform and the distributions of air temperature and velocity around the heat exchanger tube are strongly asymmetric. In the design of the measurement system of the test facility, the problems mentioned above should be considered

  9. Condensation heat transfer coefficients of R22, R407C, and R410A on a horizontal plain, low fin, and turbo-C tubes

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    Dongsoo Jung; Chong-Bo Kim; Soo-Min Hwang; Kyung-Ki Kim [Inha University, Inchon (Korea). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2003-06-01

    In this study, condensation heat transfer coefficients (HTCs) were measured on a horizontal plain tube, low fin tube, and Turbo-C tube at the saturated vapor temperature of 39{sup o}C for R22, R407C, and R410A with the wall subcooling of 3-8{sup o}C. R407C, a non-azeotropic refrigerant mixture, exhibited a quite different condensation phenomenon from those of R22 and R410A and its condensation HTCs were up to 50% lower than those of R22. For R407C, as the wall subcooling increased, condensation HTCs decreased on a plain tube while they increased on both low fin and turbo-C tubes. This was due to the lessening effect of the vapor diffusion film with a rapid increase in condensation rate on enhanced tubes. On the other hand, condensation HTCs of R410A, almost an azeotrope, were similar to those of R22. For all refrigerants tested, condensation HTCs of turbo-C tube were the highest among the tubes tested showing a 3-8 times increase as compared to those of a plain tube. (author)

  10. Performance and cost benefits analysis of double-pass solar collector with and without fins

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    Highlights: • The thermal performances and cost analysis of the double-pass solar collector with and without fins absorber were discussed. • The theoretical and experimental study on the double-pass solar air collector with and without fins absorber was conducted. • The ratio of AC/AEG or the cost benefit ratio was presented. • The double-pass solar collector with fins absorber is more cost-effective compared to without fins absorber. - Abstract: The performance and cost benefit analysis of double-pass solar collector with and without fins have been conducted. The theoretical model using steady state analysis has been developed and compared with the experimental results. The performance curves of the double-pass solar collector with and without fins, which included the effects of mass flow rate and solar intensity on the thermal efficiency of the solar collector, were obtained. Results indicated that the thermal efficiency is proportional to the solar intensity at a specific mass flow rate. The thermal efficiency increased by 9% at a solar intensity of 425–790 W/m2 and mass flow rate of 0.09 kg/s. The theoretical and experimental analysis showed a similar trend as well as close agreement. Moreover, a cost-effectiveness model has been developed examine the cost benefit ratio of double-pass solar collector with and without fins. Evaluation of the annual cost (AC) and the annual energy gain (AEG) of the collector were also performed. The results show that the double-pass solar collector with fins is more cost-effective compared to the double-pass solar collector without fins for mass flow rate of 0.01–0.07 kg/s. Also, simulations were obtained for the double-pass solar collector with fins at Nusselt number of 5.42–36.21. The energy efficiency of collector increases with the increase of Nusselt number. The results show that by increasing the Nusselt number simultaneously would drop the outlet temperature at any solar intensity. Increase in Nusselt number causes an increase in energy efficiency. On the other hand, the exergy efficiency has been obtained, which the fluctuation of exergy efficiency was based on the Nusselt number, collector length and solar intensity level

  11. Fin Field Effect Transistors Performance in Analog and RF for High-k Dielectrics

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    D. Nirmal

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The high-k is needed to replace SiO2 as the gate dielectric to reduce the gate leakage current. The impact of a high-k gate dielectric on the device short channel performance and scalability of nanoscale double gate Fin Field Effect Transistors (FinFET CMOS is examined by 2-D device simulations. DG FinFETs are designed with high-k at the high performance node of the 2008 Semiconductor Industry Association International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS. DG FinFET CMOS can be optimally designed to yield outstanding performance with good trade-offs between speed and power consumption as the gate length is scaled to < 10 nm. Using technology computer aided design (TCAD tools a 2-D FinFET device is created and the simulations are performed on it. The optimum value of threshold voltage is identified as VT=0.653V with e=23(ZrO2 for the 2-D device structure. For the 2-D device structure, the leakage current has been reduced to 9.47´10-14 A. High-k improves the Ion/Ioff ratio of transistors for future high-speed logic applications and also improves the storage capability.Defence Science Journal, 2011, 61(3, pp.235-240, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.61.695

  12. Comparative Study for Improving the Thermal and Fluid Flow Performance of Micro Channel Fin Geometries Using Numerical Simulation

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available There is a continuous quest for improving the performance of micro channels for handling the increased dissipation of heat from electronics circuits. The Oblique fin micro channels are attractive as they perform better than plate fin & pin fin configurations. There are scopes for further improvements in oblique fin micro channels. Hence this work is about the investigation for the performance enhancement by modifying the oblique fin geometry. Seven variants of micro channel geometries have been explored using three dimensional numerical simulations. The variants are plate fin, in-line pin fin, staggered pin fin, oblique fin, oblique fin with two slit angles, oblique with nozzle type slit and improved oblique fin. The simulation results are validated using the published data. To ensure a common reference for comparison, hydraulic diameter, inlet flow conditions, heat loads and the boundary conditions are kept identical across all the geometries. The results of simulation are compared for the thermal & fluid flow performances. Heat transfer correlations have been developed using the simulation data. The proposed modification is found to enhance the performance significantly

  13. Evaluation of Thermal Performances of Various Fan-Shaped Pin-Fin Geometries

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    The heat transfer, pressure loss, and thermal performance in a cooling channel were evaluated for various new fan-shaped pin-fin geometries using three-dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. The turbulence was modeled using the low-Reynolds-number SST turbulence model in the Reynolds number range of 5,000-100,000. The numerical results for the area-averaged Nusselt numbers were validated by comparing them with the experimental data under the same conditions. A parametric study for three types of fan-shaped pin-fin geometries was performed with two parameters, namely, the leading and trailing reduction angles

  14. Hydrodynamic Performance of an Undulatory Robot: Functional Roles of the Body and Caudal Fin Locomotion

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Both body undulation and caudal fin flapping play essential locomotive roles while a fish is swimming, but how these two affect the swimming performance and hydrodynamics of fish individually is yet to be known. We implemented a biomimetic robotic fish that travel along a servo towing system, which can be regarded as “treadmill” of the model. Hydrodynamics was studied as a function of the principal kinetic parameters of the undulatory body and caudal fin of the model in a self‐propelled condition, under which the time‐averaged measured axial net force becomes zero. Thrust efficiency was estimated from two‐dimensional digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV measurements in the horizontal and mid‐caudal fin plane. The Single‐Row Reverse Karman wake (2S is commonly observed in many previous studies of live fish swimming. However, we show that a Double‐Row Two‐Paired vortices (2P wake was generated by the robotic model for most kinetic parameter combinations. Interestingly, the 2S wake emerged within the results of a narrow range of robotic caudal fin pitch angles (0≤θ≤10°, occurring concurrently with enhanced thrust efficiency. We also show that, compared with the effect of body wavelength (λ, the wake structure behind the robotic swimmer is more sensitive to the Strouhal number (St and caudal fin pitch angle (θ.

  15. Creatine supplementation improves the anaerobic performance of elite junior fin swimmers.

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    Juhász, Imre; Györe, I; Csende, Zs; Rácz, L; Tihanyi, J

    2009-09-01

    The objective of this study was to determine whether creatine supplementation (CrS) could improve mechanical power output, and swimming performance in highly trained junior competitive fin swimmers. Sixteen male fin swimmers (age:15.9+/-1.6 years) were randomly and evenly assigned to either a creatine (CR, 4x5 g/day creatine monohydrate for 5 days) or placebo group (P, same dose of a dextrose-ascorbic acid placebo) in a double-blind research. Before and after CrS the average power output was determined by a Bosco-test and the swimming time was measured in two maximal 100 m fin swims. After five days of CrS the average power of one minute continuous rebound jumps increased by 20.2%. The lactate concentration was significantly less after 5 minutes restitution at the second measurement in both groups. The swimming time was significantly reduced in both first (pre: 50.69+/-1.41 s; post: 48.86+/-1.34 s) and second (pre: 50.39+/-1.38 s; post: 48.53+/-1.35 s) sessions of swimming in CR group, but remained almost unchanged in the P group.The results of this study indicate that five day Cr supplementation enhances the dynamic strength and may increase anaerobic metabolism in the lower extremity muscles, and improves performance in consecutive maximal swims in highly trained adolescent fin swimmers. PMID:19706374

  16. Experimental analysis on thermal performance of a solar air collector with longitudinal fins in a region of Biskra, Algeria

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    Foued Chabane

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a thermal performance of a single pass solar air heater with fins attached was investigated experimentally. Longitudinal fins were used inferior the absorber plate for an increase the heat exchange and uniform the flow fluid in the channel. The effects of mass flow rate of air on the outlet temperature, the heat transfer in a thickness of solar collector and thermal efficiency were studied. Experiments were performed for two air mass flow rates of 0.012 kg/s., Moreover; the maximum efficiency was obtained by using five longitudinal fins and without fins. The maximum efficiency obtained for the 0.012 kg/s with and without fins were 40.02 % and 34.92 %, respectively. Comparison of the results as an effect the solar collector’s with and without fins shows a substantial enhancement in the thermal efficiency.

  17. MODERN MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES OF PRECISED MISSILE REAR FIN ASSEMBLY

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Missile rear fin is mainly used for direction control. The fin includes number of components likepanels, pins, tubes, lamina and caps. The performance of actuation system plays a decisive role indetermining the performance of the flight control system for a highly maneuverable missile. To controlthe missiles by aerodynamics, control surfaces, sometimes called fins, are used. The manufacturingprocess of missile fin components involves different operations like CNC turning, CNC milling,drilling, EDM, grinding, and surface treatments. The paper presents the study of manufacturingprocesses of missile rear fin assembly.

  18. The Study of Local Heat Transfer Characteristics of the Surface of a Plate Fin - Oval Tube with Delta Wing Vortex Generators

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    In the present paper, the effect of Delta-Wing Vortex Generators(DWVGs) on heat transfer of the plate fin-oval tube heat exchanger was experimentally studied. The local heat transfer coefficient of the tube surface of one kind of DWVGs arrangement were measured by naphthalene sublimation technique for Reynolds numbers of 2000 ? 3200 and angles of attack of DWVG of 30 .deg. ? 60 .deg.. As the results, compared to the case without DWVGs, the heat transfer of the plate fin surface with DWVGs was enhanced from upstream to downstream in the test region. The heat transfer were significantly affected by angles of attack of DWVGs as well as Reynolds number. It showed that the result of 45 .deg. was best within test angles

  19. Performance of an adjustable, threaded inertance tube

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    Zhou, W. J.; Pfotenhauer, J. M.; Nellis, G. F.; Liu, S. Y.

    2015-12-01

    The performance of the Stirling type pulse tube cryocooler depends strongly on the design of the inertance tube. The phase angle produced by the inertance tube is very sensitive to its diameter and length. Recent developments are reported here regarding an adjustable inertance device that can be adjusted in real time. The inertance passage is formed by the root of a concentric cylindrical threaded device. The depth of the threads installed on the outer screw varies. In this device, the outer screw can be rotated four and half turns. At the zero turn position the length of the passage is 1.74 m and the hydraulic diameter is 7 mm. By rotating the outer screw, the inner threaded rod engages with additional, larger depth threads. Therefore, at its upper limit of rotation, the inertance passage includes both the original 1.74 m length with 7mm hydraulic diameter plus an additional 1.86 m length with a 10 mm hydraulic diameter. A phase shift change of 24° has been experimentally measured by changing the position of outer screw while operating the device at a frequency of 60 Hz. This phase angle shift is less than the theoretically predicted value due to the presence of a relatively large leak through the thread clearance. Therefore, the distributed component model of the inertance tube was modified to account for the leak path causing the data to agree with the model. Further, the application of vacuum grease to the threads causes the performance of the device to improve substantially.

  20. Dynamic performances of plate-fin recuperator with infinite core heat capacitance

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    A lumped parameter model was proposed to research dynamic performances of plate-fin recuperator in high-temperature gas-cooled reactor with direct helium turbine cycle(HTGR-GT). The model with infinite core heat capacitance could be numerically solved by fourth-order Rounge-Kutta method. Based on this lumped parameter model, transient responses of outlet temperature of recuperator were analyzed when step and ramp changed of inlet temperatures and mass flow rate took place in hot side. Moreover, transient responses of outlet temperature and core temperature were analyzed while power of HTGR-GT was regulated in normal operation condition and total electric load was rejected from full power. The model can be applied to analyze dynamic performances of plate-fin recuperator. (authors)

  1. Parametric study of the swimming performance of a fish robot propelled by a flexible caudal fin

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    In this paper, we aim to study the swimming performance of fish robots by using a statistical approach. A fish robot employing a carangiform swimming mode had been used as an experimental platform for the performance study. The experiments conducted aim to investigate the effect of various design parameters on the thrust capability of the fish robot with a flexible caudal fin. The controllable parameters associated with the fin include frequency, amplitude of oscillation, aspect ratio and the rigidity of the caudal fin. The significance of these parameters was determined in the first set of experiments by using a statistical approach. A more detailed parametric experimental study was then conducted with only those significant parameters. As a result, the parametric study could be completed with a reduced number of experiments and time spent. With the obtained experimental result, we were able to understand the relationship between various parameters and a possible adjustment of parameters to obtain a higher thrust. The proposed statistical method for experimentation provides an objective and thorough analysis of the effects of individual or combinations of parameters on the swimming performance. Such an efficient experimental design helps to optimize the process and determine factors that influence variability.

  2. Modeling and optimization of a shell and louvered fin mini-tubes heat exchanger in an ORC powered by an internal combustion engine

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    Highlights: • New ORC HEX design. • Dedicated model. • On-road uses. • Simulations for real ICEs’ conditions. - Abstract: Waste heat recovery from exhaust gases of internal combustion engines (ICEs) is an interesting option to increase energy conversion efficiency, especially on on-road applications. Organic Rankine cycles (ORCs) fit well the temperature levels available. Current research interests are devoted to the definition of new design solutions to improve each part of the energy conversion process. Concerning the heat recovery, new concepts for heat exchangers are required to reduce their weight, the refrigerant charge and the related environmental concerns. At the same time, a high performance of the whole system must be kept. In this paper, a new design is introduced related to a shell and louvered fin mini-tubes heat exchanger. Modeling and simulation results are presented to define an optimal design in the whole map of working conditions for a heavy duty diesel engine and a light duty gasoline engine, in order to maximize the overall system efficiency (ORC+ICE). The length and weight of the heat exchanger are consistent with the use in automotive and truck applications, while an increase of the overall system efficiency up to 9% can be achieved

  3. Corrosion performance of tube support materials

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    The problem of denting in steam generators leads to change in the conception of the tube support plates. A new material is now used for this component, a 13% Cr steel, which composition has been adjusted for weldability and mechanical resistance criteria. The geometry of trefoil support plate (TSP) has also been improved, using a broached TSP (quadrifoiled holes) instead of a drilled TSP. Tests have been performed on 13% Cr and C-steel broached TSP, and drilled TSP, to confirm the better resistance to denting of this new configuration

  4. Effect of tube bank inclination on the thermal hydraulic performance of air-cooled heat exchangers

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    This paper compares the experimental thermal hydraulic performance of an inclined tube bundle of staggered high finned tubes with that of the same bank in cross flow. The data are shown on a relative basis with the conventional cross-flow arrangement used as the reference layout. The results, presented as plots of heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop per row versus face velocity, are compared with other published data for bare and extended-surface tube banks. Correction factors that account for the deviation from cross-flow performance are presented. Estimated savings in plot area are shown for typical cases. Some possible cost reduction opportunities in specific fields of application are also suggested

  5. Windsurfer Fin

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    1994-01-01

    A NASA report detailing a wind tunnel investigation of a variable camber and twist could effectively reduce drag, thus improving performance. The resulting VooDoo fin is made of composite materials, has a rigid internal spar and a flexible polymer exterior coating. It is computer-designed and exceptionally durable.

  6. Effect of the inertance tube on the performance of the Stirling type pulse tube refrigerator

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    The Pulse Tube Refrigerator(PTR), which has no moving parts at its cold section, is attractive for obtaining higher reliability, simpler construction and lower vibration than in any other small cryocoolers. Commonly used mean to achieve optimum performance of the PTR are orifice or inertance tube. The Stirling type Pulse Tube Refrigerator in the experiments consists of a compressor driven by linear motors, which make pressure waves, a regenerator, a pulse tube with inertance tube, and a buffer. The pressures and temperature are measured to explore the dependency of inertance tube on the performance of the PTR. The results show the dependency of cool-down characteristics, no-load temperature on frequency of operation and inertance tube

  7. Design and performance of a straw tube drift chamber

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    Oh, S. H.; Wesson, D. K.; Cooke, J.; Goshaw, A. T.; Robertson, W. J.; Walker, W. D.

    1991-06-01

    The design and performance of the straw drift chambers used in E735 is reported. The chambers are constructed from 2.5 cm radius aluminized mylar straw tubes with wall thickness less than 0.2 mm. Also, presented are the results of tests with 2 mm radius straw tubes. The small tube has a direct detector application at the Superconducting Super Collider.

  8. Numerical analysis for the air-side convective heat transfer characteristics in a compact heat exchanger with flat tubes and plate fins according to the aspect ratio

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    Moh, Jeong Hah [Wonkwang Univ., Iksan (Korea, Republic of)

    2008-09-15

    Numerical analysis has been carried out to investigate air-side convective heat transfer characteristics in a compact heat exchanger with flat tubes and continuous plate fins according to the aspect ratio. RNG k-{epsilon} model is applied for turbulence analysis. Simulation results such as air velocity and temperature distributions are presented, and heat transfer coefficients are compared with previous correlations for circular tubes. The numerical conditions are considered for the aspect ratios ranging from 3.06 to 5.44 and Reynolds number ranging from 1000 to 10,000. The results showed that heat transfer coefficients decreased with the increase of aspect ratio. From the calculated results a correlation of Colburn j factor for the considered aspect ratio in the compact heat exchanger system is suggested. The predicted results in this study can be applied to the optimal design of air conditioning system.

  9. Advanced microchannel heat exchanger with S-shaped fins

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    Fin shape effects on thermal-hydraulic characteristics were studied for a Microchannel Heat Exchanger (MCHE) with S-shaped fins using 3D-CFD and changing the fin parameters: fin angle, overlapping length, fin width, fin length, and edge roundness. The fin angle effect on the pressure drop is consistent with the equation obtained experimentally by Weisbach for a circular bent tube: the pressure drop in the S-shaped fin configuration results from bent flow. The overlap of fins with those located immediately downstream at the offset position provides a guide wing effect that reduces the pressure drop remarkably. The overlap was changed by changing the fin radial position and arc length. The pressure drop was minimized when the downstream fins are placed in the middle of the bent flow channels formed by the fins upstream, which differs from Ito's configuration obtained from experiments with a single bent duct. Regarding arc length, the pressure drop is minimized at the standard overlapping length, which was formed to have the longest arc without a change in channel width. Shorter arc lengths from the optimum value by 30 and 50%, respectively, give 2.4 and 4.6% decreases in the heat transfer rate and 17 and 13% increases in the pressure drop. Thinner fins show better thermal-hydraulic performance for fin widths of 0.2-0.8 mm. However, the pressure drop reduced by the longer fin and heat transfer rate was also reduced. Rounded fins with 0.1 mm radius increased the pressure drop by about 30% compared with that of the fin designed with no roundness. (author)

  10. Performance of a tapered pulse tube

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    In a well instrumented pulse tube refrigerator having 1,500 W of cooling power at 125 K, the authors have measured the figure of merit of a tapered pulse tube at several operating points. At operating points near the operating point for which the taper was designed, the figure of merit is 0.96. This is close to the theoretical optimum figure of merit 0.97 calculated for this pulse tube considering only two loss mechanisms: heat conduction in the metal pulse tube wall and ordinary thermoacoustic heat transport in the gas within a few thermal penetration depths of the wall. At operating points farther from the design operating point, the measured figure of merit is much lower, as streaming driven convection adds a third loss mechanism

  11. Numeric Simulation on the Performance of an Undulating Fin in the Wake of a Periodic Oscillating Plate

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    Zhang Yong-Hua

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A two-dimensional unsteady computational fluid dynamics (CFD method using an unstructured, grid-based and unsteady Navier-Stokes solver with automatic adaptive re-meshing to compute the unsteady flow was adopted to study the hydrodynamic interaction between a periodic oscillating plate and a rigid undulating fin in tandem arrangement. The user-defined function (UDF program was compiled to define the undulating and oscillating motion. First, the influence of the distance between the anterior oscillating plate and the posterior undulating fin on the non-dimensional drag coefficient of the fin was investigated. Ten different distances, D=0.2L, 0.4L, 0.6L, 0.8L, 1.0L, 1.2L, 1.4L, 1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L, were considered. The performance of the fin for different distances (D is different. Second, the plate oscillating angle (5.7o, 10 o, 20 o, 30 o, 40 o, 45 o, 50 o and frequency (0.5 Hz, 1.0 Hz, 1.5 Hz, 2.0 Hz, 2.5 Hz, 3.0 Hz, 3.5 Hz, 4.0 Hz effects on the non-dimensional drag coefficient of the fin were also implemented. The pressure distribution on the fin was computed and integrated to provide fin forces, which were decomposed into lift and thrust. Meanwhile, the flow field was demonstrated and analysed. Based on the flow structures, the reasons for different undulating performances were discussed. It shows that the results largely depend on the distance between the two objects. The plate oscillating angle and frequency also make a certain contribution to the performance of the posterior undulating fin. The results are similar to the interaction between two undulating objects in tandem arrangement and they may provide a physical insight into the understanding of fin interaction in fishes or bio-robotic underwater propulsors that are propelled by multi fins.

  12. Design and performance of a straw tube drift chamber

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    The design and performance of the straw drift chambers used in E735 is reported. The chambers are constructed from 2.5 cm radius aluminized mylar straw tubes with wall thickness less than 0.2 mm. Also, presented are the results of tests with 2 mm radius straw tubes. The small tube has a direct detector application at the Superconducting Super Collider. (orig.)

  13. Numerical Analysis for the Air-Side Convective Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Compact Heat Exchanger with Circular Tubes and Continuous Plate Fins

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    Numerical analysis has been carried out to investigate air-side convective heat transfer characteristics in a compact heat exchanger with circular tubes and continuous plate fins. Simulation results such as air velocity and temperature distributions are presented, and heat transfer coefficients are compared with previous experimental correlations. Three models of standard and RNG k-?, and Reynolds stress are applied for turbulence model applicability. Predicted heat transfer coefficient from the models of standard and RNG k-? are very close to those of the heat transfer correlations while there are relatively large difference, more than 17 percentage in the result from the Reynolds stress model. From the calculated results a correlation for Colburn j factor in the compact heat exchanger system is suggested

  14. Numerical Analysis for the Air-Side Convective Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Compact Heat Exchanger with Circular Tubes and Continuous Plate Fins

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    Moh, Jeong Hah; Lee, Sang Ho [Wonkwang Univ., Iksan (Korea, Republic of)

    2007-12-15

    Numerical analysis has been carried out to investigate air-side convective heat transfer characteristics in a compact heat exchanger with circular tubes and continuous plate fins. Simulation results such as air velocity and temperature distributions are presented, and heat transfer coefficients are compared with previous experimental correlations. Three models of standard and RNG k-{epsilon}, and Reynolds stress are applied for turbulence model applicability. Predicted heat transfer coefficient from the models of standard and RNG k-{epsilon} are very close to those of the heat transfer correlations while there are relatively large difference, more than 17 percentage in the result from the Reynolds stress model. From the calculated results a correlation for Colburn j factor in the compact heat exchanger system is suggested.

  15. Experimental measurement and numerical computation of the air side convective heat transfer coefficients in a plate fin-tube heat exchanger

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    The air-side forced convective heat transfer of a plate fin-tube heat exchanger is investigated by experimental measurement and numerical computation. The heat exchanger consists of a staggered arrangement of refrigerant pipes with a diameter of 10.2 mm and a fin pitch of 3.5 mm. In the experimental study, the forced convective heat transfer was measured at Reynolds numbers of 1082, 1397, 1486, 1591 and 1649 based on the diameter of the refrigerant piping and on the maximum velocity. The average Nusselt number for the convective heat transfer coefficient was also computed for the same Reynolds number by using the commercial software STAR-CD with the standard k .ε turbulent model. It was found that the relative errors of the average Nusselt numbers between the experimental and numerical data were less than 6 percent in a Reynolds number range of 1082∼1649. The errors between the experiment and other correlations from literature ranged from 7% to 32.4%. However, the literature correlation of Kim et al. is closest to the experimental data within a relative error of 7%

  16. Evacuated-tube solar collector--performance evaluation

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    Report gives thermal performance test procedures and results for commercially produced, water-filled, 8-tube collectors. Tests include efficiency, time constant for temperature drop after solar flux is cut, change in efficiency as function of sun angle, and test to see if tubes break when filled with hot water.

  17. Forced convective boiling of R22 and R407C inside horizontal smooth and micro-fin tubes; Ebullition en convection forcee du R22 et du R407C a l'interieur de tubes horizontaux, lisse et micro-ailetes

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    Branescu, C.N.

    2000-05-31

    The purpose of this study is to experimentally obtain the boiling heat transfer coefficients and pressure drops of pure refrigerant R22 and non azeotropic refrigerant mixture R407C inside smooth and micro-fin tubes. To investigate the in-tube flow-boiling, an experimental apparatus was set up. The tests have been carried at constant heat flux uniformly distributed all along the tube length. The effects of the tube geometry, the heat flux and the mass flow rate on the local heat transfer coefficient and the local pressure drops have been studied. The contribution of each boiling mechanism to heat transfer is also investigated. When compared to smooth tube, the micro-fin tubes exhibit a significant heat transfer enhancement, up to 180 %, with less important pressure drop increase (75 %). In comparison to R22, the R407C heat transfer coefficients and pressure drops of smooth and micro-fin tubes are 15 at 35 % and 5 at 20 % lower. The best heat transfer enhancement is obtained at low heat flux and mass flow rate. A water-evaporator model has been developed taking into account the experimental laws. Using a micro-fin tube allows to reduce from 21 at 40 % the evaporator surface, compared to a smooth tube, respectively. (author)

  18. Finned heat exchanger. Ib. General and basic aspects

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    This paper is a review of the main literature studies about the finned heat exchanger modelling and simulation. Finned heat exchangers are used in cryogenic industry, nuclear industry, food industry, medicine, etc.. The aspects concerning the air circulation through the heat exchanger component tubes are studied, as well as those involved in the thermal transfer from technological fluid to wall or from fin to air. A particular attention is devoted to the physical and mathematical complete models of finned heat exchangers, as well as to the criterial relationship for the calculation of the partial heat transfer to air (?2), fin efficiency (?a) and friction coefficient (f). Details are also given about the influence of the thermal contact resistance on the finned heat exchanger performance. This study is a useful tool for a correct technological sizing of this type of heat exchangers. (authors)

  19. Finned heat exchangers. Ia. General and basic aspects

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    This paper is a review of the main literature studies about the finned heat exchanger modelling and simulation. Finned heat exchangers are used in cryogenic industry, nuclear industry, food industry, medicine, etc. The aspects concerning the air circulation through the heat exchanger component tubes are studied, as well as those involved in the thermal transfer from technological fluid to wall or from fin to air. A particular attention is devoted to the physical and mathematical complete models of finned heat exchangers, as well as to the criterial relationship for the calculation of the partial thermal transfer to air, ?2, fin efficiency, ?a and friction coefficient, f. Details are also given about the influence of the thermal contact resistance on the finned heat exchanger performance. This study is a useful tool for a correct technological sizing of this heat exchanger type. (authors)

  20. Leak and burst tests performed on pulled tubes

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    The plugging criteria for tubes used in France for PWR plant steam generator tubes allow the presence of through wall cracks during operation. Calculations and tests show the cracks remain stable under accidental conditions and feedback shows that they do not generally result in large leaks. Tests performed on pulled tubes confirm the safety margins provided by the plugging criteria selected with respect to the risks of leakage and sudden propagation of corrosion cracks under accidental conditions. This paper proposes a method for roughly estimating the leakage rate under accidental conditions for a steam generator with corrosion at the top of the tubesheet or at the tube support plate elevation, which is based on tests performed exclusively on pulled tubes and the results of on-site inspections. (authors). 3 figs., 2 tabs., 7 refs

  1. Process for welding fins on metal parts and metal parts provided with fins by this process

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    Process for welding components such as fins on to parts like tubes which avoids the formation of a copper deposit on the tube that would encourage corrosion. Cuts are made through part of the width of a strip. This strip is folded along its length and then wrapped around the part to be fitted with fins. The uncut part of the strip is made to bear on the periphery of the part to form the foot of the fin so that the cut part fans open forming segmented fins. A wheel is pressed on to the foot of a fin and another wheel is likewise pressed on to the foot of another fin in contact with the tube to close the electric circuit to the generator, the wheels and the tube being actuated rotationally in relation to each other so that the heat, generated in each successive contact between the fin to be welded and tube, welds the fin to the tube

  2. Thermal and friction drop characteristic of heat exchangers with elliptical tubes and smooth fins / Caracterización térmica e hidráulica de intercambiadores de calor con tubos elípticos y aletas lisas

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    Rubén, Borrajo-Pérez; Jurandir, Ititzo Yanagihara; Juan José, González-Bayón.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Caída de presión y transferencia de calor son importantes parámetros en intercambiadores de calor. Existe falta de información cuando de intercambiadores de calor y tubos elípticos se trata. El objetivo del trabajo fue caracterizar experimentalmente modelos de intercambiadores de calor con tubos elí [...] pticos y aletas lisas. El numero de Reynolds y los espaciamientos fueron variados, dentro del régimen laminar. Los experimentos fueron desarrollados en un túnel de viento de circuito abierto usando la sublimación de naftaleno y la analogía calor y masa. Los números de Nusselt medio, locales y el factor de fricción fueron obtenidos en forma de correlaciones de Factores de Fricción y Colburn. Las correlaciones, validas para 200 Abstract in english Pressure drop and heat transfer are the most important parameters in compact heat exchanger. There is a lack of information in the literature about heat exchanger with elliptical tube. The objective of this work was the experimental characterization of compact heat exchangers models using elliptical [...] tube with eccentricity of 0,5 and smooth fins. The Reynolds numbers and the spacing were varied and always inside laminar regime. The experiments were conducted in an open wind tunnel using sublimation of naphthalene and the heat and mass transfer analogy. As results, the average and local Nusselt number and friction factor for 36 models were obtained. Correlations for Colburn and friction factors were presented. This correlations were obtained for 200

  3. Lumped Parameter Model for Dynamic Performances of Plate-Fin Recuperator

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    A lumped parameter model was developed to study dynamic performances of plate-fin recuperator in high temperature gas-cooled reactor with direct helium turbine cycle (HTGR-GT). For the core heat capacitance of recuperator was far larger than heat capacitance and thermal flow rate of helium, it was reasonable to ignore the influence of heat capacitance of fluid on dynamic characteristics of recuperator and develop the lumped parameter model with infinite core heat capacitance. The model was solved by four-order Runge-Kutta method, considering the influence of temperature on helium thermal properties. Based on the lump parameter model, transient response of outlet temperatures of recuperator was analyzed when step and ramp changes of inlet temperatures of recuperator took place in hot side, as well as mass flow rate of recuperator. Transient responses of the core temperature and outlet temperatures of helium were also analyzed while power was regulated in course of normal operation and total electric load was rejected from full power. (authors)

  4. Performance of double –pass solar collector with CPC and fins for heat transfer enhancement

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    The temperature of photovoltaic modules increases when it absorbs solar radiation, causing a decrease in efficiency. This undesirable effect can be partially avoided by applying a heat recovery unit with fluid circulation (air or water) with the photovoltaic module. Such unit is called photovoltaic / thermal collector (pv/t) or hybrid (pv/t). In this unit, photovoltaic cells were pasted directly on the flat plate absorber. An experimental study of a solar air heater with photovoltaic cell located at the absorber with fins and compound parabolic collector for heat transfer enhancement and increasing the number of reflection on the cells have been conducted. The performance of the photovoltaic, thermal, and combined pv/t collector over range of operating conditions and the results was discussed. Results at solar irradiance of 500 W/m2 show that the combined pv/t efficiency is increasing from 37.28 % to 81.41 % at mass flow rates various from 0.029 to 0.436 kg/s.

  5. WWER Steam Generators Tubing Performance and Aging Management

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    At WWER NPPs the horizontal steam generators (SGs), are used that differ in design concept from vertical SGs mostly used at western NPPs. Reliable operation of SG heat-exchanging tubes is the crucial worldwide problem for NPP of various types. According to the operation feedback the water chemistry is the governing factor affecting operability of SG tubing. The secondary side corrosion is considered to be the main mechanism of SG heat-exchanging tubes damage at WWER plants. To make the assessment of the tubing integrity the combination of pressure tests and eddy-current tests is used. Assessment of the tubing performance is an important part of SG life extension practice. The given paper deals with the description of the tube testing strategy and the approach to tube integrity assessment based on deterministic and probabilistic methods of fracture mechanics. Requirements for eddy-current test are given as well. Practice of condition monitoring and implementing the database on steam generators operation are presented. The approach to tubes plugging criteria is described. The research activities on corrosion mechanism studies and residual lifetime evaluation are mentioned. (authors)

  6. Numerical investigation for finding the appropriate design parameters of a fin-and-tube heat exchanger with delta-winglet vortex generators

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    Behfard, M.; Sohankar, A.

    2016-01-01

    A numerical simulation is performed to investigate the heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of three-row inline tube bundles as a part of a heat exchanger (Re = 1000, Pr = 4.29). To enhance heat transfer, two pairs of delta winglet-type vortex generators (VGs) installed beside the first row and between the first and second rows of the tube bundles. The diameter of the second row of the tubes is chosen smaller than those of the first and third. A comprehensive study on the effects of various geometrical parameters such as transverse and longitudinal positions of VGs, length and height of VGs and angle of attack of the delta winglets is performed to augment heat transfer. Based on this study the best values of these design parameters are determined. The results showed that the best model increases the convective heat transfer ratio and thermal performance factor about 59 and 43 %, respectively, in compare with the geometry without VG.

  7. An approximate analytical prediction about thermal performance and optimum design of pin fins subject to condensation of saturated steam flowing under forced convection

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    Kundu, B.; Ghosh, G.K. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032, West Bengal (India)

    2009-08-15

    An approximate analytical method has been suggested for solving the governing equation for horizontal pin fins subject to condensation while saturated steam flowing over its under laminar forced convection. Adomian decomposition method is used for determination of the temperature distribution, performance and optimum dimensions of pin fins with temperature dependent thermal conductivity under the condensation of steam on the fin surface. From the results, a significant effect on the temperature distribution in the fin and its performances are noticed with the variation in fin-geometric parameters and thermo-physical properties of saturated vapor. Next, a generalized scheme for optimization has been demonstrated in such a way that either heat-transfer duty or fin volume can be taken as a constraint. Finally, the curves for the optimum design have been generated for the variation of different thermo-physical and geometric parameters, which may be helpful to a designer for selecting an appropriate design condition. (author)

  8. A Comparative Study of Conventional and Tip-Fin Propeller Performance

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    Andersen, Poul

    tip is softly curved towards the suction side.Whereas the developments previously have been concentrated mainly on increasing the efficiency of the propeller, the emphasis of current efforts has been on both high efficiency as well as good cavitation properties. This has resulted in a design with a...... combination of skew and tip fin. To evaluate the design, open-water, self-propulsion and cavitation model tests have been carried out. The tests are done for the conventional propeller originally designed for the ship and for a tip-fin propeller designed for the same ship under the same operation conditions...... wake field behind the ship. The tip-fin propeller suffered a little more from cavitation than the conventional propeller which gave rise to maximum, measured, first-order pressure pulses of 1.3 to 1.4 times those of the conventional propeller....

  9. Complicações em lipoaspiração clássica para fins estéticos Complications of classical liposuction performed for cosmetic purposes

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    Fernando Fabrício Franco

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A lipoaspiração realizada para procedimentos estéticos tem como objetivo a retirada de gordura em pacientes saudáveis e redução do acúmulo de gordura localizada, a chamada lipodistrofia, levando à melhora no contorno corporal. Nas últimas três décadas, a lipoaspiração vem sendo aperfeiçoada; porém, como qualquer outro procedimento cirúrgico, não é isenta de complicações. O objetivo deste estudo é realizar revisão da bibliografia, por meio do PubMed, identificando as complicações após lipoaspiração clássica, incluindo apenas aquelas realizadas com finalidade estética. Foram encontrados 210 artigos empregando a expressão "complication in liposuction", 86 artigos com "complication after liposuction", 27 artigos com "fat embolism after liposuction", 7 artigos com "fat embolism following liposuction" e 16 artigos com "deaths related to liposuction". Dentre esses artigos, apenas 84 foram considerados relacionados ao assunto, sendo encontrados casos de embolia gordurosa após lipoaspiração, perfuração visceral, lesão vascular, cegueira e infecção por herpes zoster, entre outros relatos. Com base nos artigos analisados foi possível concluir que a lipoaspiração é um procedimento altamente eficaz quando bem indicado e bem realizado, porém existem riscos inerentes ao ato cirúrgico. Este levantamento constatou que existem muitos artigos abordando complicações após lipoaspiração para fins estéticos, e a embolia gordurosa pulmonar apresenta alta incidência.Liposuction for esthetic purposes aims to remove fat in healthy patients and reduce localized fat accumulation, called lipodystrophy, in order to improve body contour. In the last 3 decades, the liposuction technique has improved dramatically. However, like any other surgical procedure, it is not without complications. Here, we reviewed the literature on PubMed to identify complications after classic liposuction performed solely for esthetic purposes. In total, 210 articles were found using the term "complication in liposuction," 86 with "complication after liposuction," 27 with "fat embolism after liposuction," 7 with "fat embolism following liposuction," and 16 with "deaths related to liposuction." Among these articles, only 84 including cases of fat embolism after liposuction, visceral perforation, vascular injury, blindness, and herpes zoster infection among others were considered to be related to the subject. Based on the analyzed articles, we can conclude that liposuction is a highly effective procedure when well indicated and performed accurately. Despite this, there are inherent risks. This review found many articles addressing complications, predominantly pulmonary fat embolism, after liposuction for esthetic purposes.

  10. Complicações em lipoaspiração clássica para fins estéticos / Complications of classical liposuction performed for cosmetic purposes

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    Fernando Fabrício, Franco; Rafael de Campos Ferreira, Basso; Alfio José, Tincani; Paulo, Kharmandayan.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A lipoaspiração realizada para procedimentos estéticos tem como objetivo a retirada de gordura em pacientes saudáveis e redução do acúmulo de gordura localizada, a chamada lipodistrofia, levando à melhora no contorno corporal. Nas últimas três décadas, a lipoaspiração vem sendo aperfeiçoada; porém, [...] como qualquer outro procedimento cirúrgico, não é isenta de complicações. O objetivo deste estudo é realizar revisão da bibliografia, por meio do PubMed, identificando as complicações após lipoaspiração clássica, incluindo apenas aquelas realizadas com finalidade estética. Foram encontrados 210 artigos empregando a expressão "complication in liposuction", 86 artigos com "complication after liposuction", 27 artigos com "fat embolism after liposuction", 7 artigos com "fat embolism following liposuction" e 16 artigos com "deaths related to liposuction". Dentre esses artigos, apenas 84 foram considerados relacionados ao assunto, sendo encontrados casos de embolia gordurosa após lipoaspiração, perfuração visceral, lesão vascular, cegueira e infecção por herpes zoster, entre outros relatos. Com base nos artigos analisados foi possível concluir que a lipoaspiração é um procedimento altamente eficaz quando bem indicado e bem realizado, porém existem riscos inerentes ao ato cirúrgico. Este levantamento constatou que existem muitos artigos abordando complicações após lipoaspiração para fins estéticos, e a embolia gordurosa pulmonar apresenta alta incidência. Abstract in english Liposuction for esthetic purposes aims to remove fat in healthy patients and reduce localized fat accumulation, called lipodystrophy, in order to improve body contour. In the last 3 decades, the liposuction technique has improved dramatically. However, like any other surgical procedure, it is not wi [...] thout complications. Here, we reviewed the literature on PubMed to identify complications after classic liposuction performed solely for esthetic purposes. In total, 210 articles were found using the term "complication in liposuction," 86 with "complication after liposuction," 27 with "fat embolism after liposuction," 7 with "fat embolism following liposuction," and 16 with "deaths related to liposuction." Among these articles, only 84 including cases of fat embolism after liposuction, visceral perforation, vascular injury, blindness, and herpes zoster infection among others were considered to be related to the subject. Based on the analyzed articles, we can conclude that liposuction is a highly effective procedure when well indicated and performed accurately. Despite this, there are inherent risks. This review found many articles addressing complications, predominantly pulmonary fat embolism, after liposuction for esthetic purposes.

  11. Effect of tube plugging in the thermalhydraulic performance of 'U' tube steam generators

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    The thermalhydraulic performance of Angra II steam generator has been simulated using the model developed by Braga, C.V.M., 'Thermohydraulic model for steam generator of PWR power plants', in steady state, with plugging up to 40% of total number of tubes. (E.G.)

  12. Experimental study and numerical simulation of flow and heat transfer performance on an offset plate-fin heat exchanger

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    Du, Juan; Qian, Zuo-Qin; Dai, Zhong-yuan

    2015-10-01

    An experimental investigation of heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of an offset plate-fin heat exchanger for cooling of lubricant oil is conducted. The empirical correlations for j-factor and f-factor are obtained by evaluating the experimental data with a modified Wilson plot method. A numerical simulation is performed and the comparison between numerical results and experimental data are presented and discussed. The results show that the simulation results are consistent with experimental data.

  13. Modeling the discontinuous individual channel injection into fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Elmegaard, Brian

    secondary flow increases performance. Moreover, the paper reports on the applicability of Modelica developed models to analyze and optimize the working principle and design of expansion devices such that Modelica may be used in future development of novel discontinuous expansion devices....

  14. Performance tests of Mn-added aluminum heat pipe with micro-sized inner fins and thermal fluid for cooling electronic device

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    Kim, M. R.; Choi, Y.

    2014-12-01

    Aluminum-5 wt % manganese alloy heat pipe with a nano-fluid of n-butanol and 0.2 wt % carbon nano-tubes was prepared by deep-drawing, and its mechanical and corrosion properties were determined to improve thermal conductivity performance. The heat pipe was designed to have micro-sized inner fins working at temperature higher than 200°C and simultaneously retaining a similar thermal conductivity to that of pure aluminum. The heat pipe formed by aluminum-5 wt % manganese alloys had improved mechanical properties such as 38% micro-hardness, 45.8% yield strength, and 53.5 wt % ultimate tensile strength due to grain size refinement and work hardening effects. The corrosion rate of the aluminum alloy in artificial sea water at room temperature decreased from 0.110 mpy to 0.102 mpy. The nano-fluid of n-butanol and 0.2 wt % carbon nano-tubes improved the thermal conductivity of the heat-pipe by about 250%.

  15. Performance evaluation of a natural-convection solar air-heater with a rectangular-finned absorber plate

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    Fakoor Pakdaman, M.; Lashkari, A.; Basirat Tabrizi, H.; Hosseini, R. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-02-15

    This paper deals with an experimental investigation to evaluate different thermal characteristics of a natural-convection flat-plate solar air-heater with longitudinal rectangular fins array. Having determined the thermal performance of the system a Nusselt number correlation is presented for such finned duct devices. In the presented empirical model which may have industrial applications, solar radiation and ambient temperature have been considered as independent parameters. Other characteristics of the system such as different dimensionless variables, plates and outflow temperatures, efficiency, and mass flow rate have been empirically modeled based on these variables. The particular difference in this study in comparison with the other similar studies is the presentation of an empirical model for rectangular-finned solar air-heaters. This model proposes design concepts and rules of thumb, and demonstrates the calculations of the design parameters. Based on the order of magnitude analysis, solar radiation has been found to be the main parameter which characterizes the thermal behavior of the system. Besides, exergy analysis has been carried out, and optimum conditions in which the system has the highest performance have been determined. (author)

  16. Performance evaluation of a natural-convection solar air-heater with a rectangular-finned absorber plate

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    This paper deals with an experimental investigation to evaluate different thermal characteristics of a natural-convection flat-plate solar air-heater with longitudinal rectangular fins array. Having determined the thermal performance of the system a Nusselt number correlation is presented for such finned duct devices. In the presented empirical model which may have industrial applications, solar radiation and ambient temperature have been considered as independent parameters. Other characteristics of the system such as different dimensionless variables, plates and outflow temperatures, efficiency, and mass flow rate have been empirically modeled based on these variables. The particular difference in this study in comparison with the other similar studies is the presentation of an empirical model for rectangular-finned solar air-heaters. This model proposes design concepts and rules of thumb, and demonstrates the calculations of the design parameters. Based on the order of magnitude analysis, solar radiation has been found to be the main parameter which characterizes the thermal behavior of the system. Besides, exergy analysis has been carried out, and optimum conditions in which the system has the highest performance have been determined.

  17. Changes in Respiratory Parameters and Fin-Swimming Performance Following a 16-Week Training Period with Intermittent Breath Holding

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    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of training with intermittent breath holding (IBH) on respiratory parameters, arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and performance. Twenty-eight fin-swimming athletes were randomly divided into two groups and followed the same training for 16 weeks. About 40% of the distance of each session was performed with self-selected breathing frequency (SBF group) or IBH (IBH group). Performance time of 50 and 400 m at maximum intensity was recorded and...

  18. COMPARISON OF TEMPORAL PARAMETERS OF SWIMMING RESCUE ELEMENTS WHEN PERFORMED USING DOLPHIN AND FLUTTER KICK WITH FINS - DIDACTICAL APPROACH

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was an analysis of the time required to swim to a victim and tow them back to shore, while perfoming the flutter-kick and the dolphin-kick using fins. It has been hypothesized that using fins while using the dolphin-kick when swimming leads to reduced rescue time. Sixteen lifeguards took part in the study. The main tasks performed by them, were to approach and tow (double armpit a dummy a distance of 50m while applying either the flutter-kick, or the dolphin-kick with fins. The analysis of the temporal parameters of both techniques of kicking demonstrates that, during the approach to the victim, neither the dolphin (tmean = 32.9s or the flutter kick (tmean = 33.0s were significantly faster than the other. However, when used for towing a victim the flutter kick (tmean = 47.1s was significantly faster when compared to the dolphin-kick (tmean = 52.8s. An assessment of the level of technical skills in competitive swimming, and in approaching and towing the victim, were also conducted. Towing time was significantly correlated with the parameter that linked the temporal and technical dimensions of towing and swimming (difference between flutter kick towing time and dolphin-kick towing time, 100m medley time and the four swimming strokes evaluation. No similar interdependency has been discovered in flutter kick towing time. These findings suggest that the dolphin-kick is a more difficult skill to perform when towing the victim than the flutter-kick. Since the hypothesis stated was not confirmed, postulates were formulated on how to improve dolphin-kick technique with fins, in order to reduce swimming rescue time

  19. Modeling the discontinuous individual channel injection into fin-and-tube evaporators for residential air-conditioning

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    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Elmegaard, Brian

    2012-01-01

    In this paper a working principle based upon the novel expansion and distributor device EcoFlowTM is analyzed. The device enables compensation of flow maldistribution by control of individual channel superheat. The working principle is discontinuous liquid injection (pulsating flow) into each individual channels during a specified cycle time. Moreover, the influence of the injection cycle time is investigated together with an optional secondary flow into the other channels with regards to cooling capacity, overall UA-value and COP. The results showed spurious fluctuations in pressure when simulating the pulsating flow, thus the dynamic behavior in the mixture two-phase flow model is insufficient to model the discontinuous liquid injection principle. Despite, the fluctuations and imperfections of the model we found that the cycle time should be kept as low as possible and that the optional secondary flow increases performance. Moreover, the paper reports on the applicability of Modelica developed models to analyze and optimize the working principle and design of expansion devices such that Modelica may be used in future development of novel discontinuous expansion devices.

  20. In-reactor performance of pressure tubes in CANDU reactors

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    Rodgers, D. K.; Coleman, C. E.; Griffiths, M.; Bickel, G. A.; Theaker, J. R.; Muir, I.; Bahurmuz, A. A.; Lawrence, S. St.; Resta Levi, M.

    2008-12-01

    The pressure tubes in CANDU reactors have been operating for times up to about 25 years. The in-reactor performance of Zr-2.5Nb pressure tubes has been evaluated by sampling and periodic inspection. This paper describes the behaviour and discusses the factors controlling the behaviour of these components in currently operating CANDU reactors. The mechanical properties (such as ultimate tensile strength, UTS, and fracture toughness), and delayed-hydride-cracking properties (crack growth rate Vc, and threshold stress intensity factor, KIH) change with irradiation; the former reach a limiting value at a fluence of <1 × 10 25 n m -2, while Vc and KIH reach a steady-state condition after a fluence of about 3 × 10 25 n m -2 and 3 × 10 24 n m -2, respectively. At saturation the UTS is raised by about 200 MPa, toughness is reduced to about 40% of its initial value, Vc increases by about a factor of ten while KIH is only slightly reduced. The role of microstructure and trace elements in these behaviours is described. Pressure tubes exhibit elongation and diametral expansion. The deformation behaviour is a function of operating conditions and material properties that vary from tube-to-tube and as a function of axial location. Semi-empirical predictive models have been developed to describe the deformation response of average tubes as a function of operating conditions. For corrosion and, more importantly deuterium pickup, semi-empirical predictive models have also been developed to represent the behaviour of an average tube. The effect of material variability on corrosion behaviour is less well defined compared with other properties. Improvements in manufacturing have increased fracture resistance by minimising trace elements, especially H and Cl, and reduced variability by tightening controls on forming parameters, especially hot-working temperatures.

  1. Thermal Performance of Convective-Radiative Heat Transfer in Porous Fins

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Forced and natural convection in porous fins with convective coefficient at the tips under radiation and convection effects are investigated in this paper. Aluminum and copper as fin materials are investigated. In forced and natural convection, air and water are applied as working fluids, respectively. In order to solve this nonlinear equation, Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM and Variational Iteration Method (VIM are used. To verify the accuracy of the methods, a comparison is made to the exact solution (BVP. In this work, the effects of porosity parameter (, Radiation parameter (? and Temperature-Ratio parameter (µ on non-dimensional temperature distribution for both of the flows are shown. The results show that the effects of (? and (µ on temperature distribution in natural convection are based on porosity and in forced convection are uniform, approximately. Also, it is shown that both VIM and HPM are capable of being used to solve this nonlinear heat transfer equation.doi:10.14456/WJST.2014.64

  2. Thermal performance in circular tube fitted with coiled square wires

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    Promvonge, Pongjet [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut' s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520 (Thailand)], E-mail: kppongje@kmitl.ac.th

    2008-05-15

    The effects of wires with square cross section forming a coil used as a turbulator on the heat transfer and turbulent flow friction characteristics in a uniform heat flux, circular tube are experimentally investigated in the present work. The experiments are performed for flows with Reynolds numbers ranging from 5000 to 25,000. Two different spring coiled wire pitches are introduced. The results are also compared with those obtained from using a typical coiled circular wire, apart from the smooth tube. The experimental results reveal that the use of coiled square wire turbulators leads to a considerable increase in heat transfer and friction loss over those of a smooth wall tube. The Nusselt number increases with the rise of Reynolds number and the reduction of pitch for both circular and square wire coils. The coiled square wire provides higher heat transfer than the circular one under the same conditions. Also, performance evaluation criteria to assess the real benefits in using both coil wires of the enhanced tube are determined.

  3. Thermal performance in circular tube fitted with coiled square wires

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    The effects of wires with square cross section forming a coil used as a turbulator on the heat transfer and turbulent flow friction characteristics in a uniform heat flux, circular tube are experimentally investigated in the present work. The experiments are performed for flows with Reynolds numbers ranging from 5000 to 25,000. Two different spring coiled wire pitches are introduced. The results are also compared with those obtained from using a typical coiled circular wire, apart from the smooth tube. The experimental results reveal that the use of coiled square wire turbulators leads to a considerable increase in heat transfer and friction loss over those of a smooth wall tube. The Nusselt number increases with the rise of Reynolds number and the reduction of pitch for both circular and square wire coils. The coiled square wire provides higher heat transfer than the circular one under the same conditions. Also, performance evaluation criteria to assess the real benefits in using both coil wires of the enhanced tube are determined

  4. Predicting optimum vortex tube performance using a simplified CFD model

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    The Ranque-Hilsch tube is a particular type of vortex tube device. The flow enters the device tangentially near one end and exits from the open ends of the tube. The inlet air is of a uniform temperature throughout while the outputs are of different temperatures. One outlet is hotter and the other is colder than the inlet air. This device has no moving parts and does not require any additional power for its operation other than that supplied to the device to compress the inlet air. It has, however, not been widely used, mainly because of its low efficiency. In this paper, a simplified 2-dimensional computational fluid dynamics model for the flow in the vortex tube is developed using FLUENT. This model makes use of the assumption of axial symmetry throughout the entire flow domain. Compared to a three-dimensional computational solution, the simplified model requires significantly less computational time. This is important because the model is to be used for an optimization study. A user-defined function is generated to implement a modified version of the k-epsilon model to account for turbulence. This model is validated by comparing a particular solution with available experimental data. The variation of cold temperature drop and efficiency of the device with orifice diameter, inlet pressure and cold mass flow ratio qualitatively agree with experimental results. Variation of these performance indices with tube length did not agree with the experiments for small values of tube length. However, it did agree qualitatively for large values. (author)

  5. Changes in Respiratory Parameters and Fin-Swimming Performance Following a 16-Week Training Period with Intermittent Breath Holding

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    Stavrou, Vasileios; Toubekis, Argyris G.; Karetsi, Eleni

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of training with intermittent breath holding (IBH) on respiratory parameters, arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and performance. Twenty-eight fin-swimming athletes were randomly divided into two groups and followed the same training for 16 weeks. About 40% of the distance of each session was performed with self-selected breathing frequency (SBF group) or IBH (IBH group). Performance time of 50 and 400 m at maximum intensity was recorded and forced expired volume in 1 s (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), peak expiratory flow (PEF) and SpO2 were measured before and after the 50 m test at baseline and post-training. Post-training, the respiratory parameters were increased in the IBH but remained unchanged in the SBF group (FEV1: 17 ±15% vs. ?1 ±11%; FVC: 22 ±13% vs. 1 ±10%; PEF: 9 ±14% vs. ?4 ±15%; pSpO2 was unchanged at baseline and decreased post-training following the 50 m test in both groups (pSpO2 after IBH is likely due to adaptation to hypoventilation. IBH favours performance improvement at 50 and 400 m fin-swimming. PMID:26839609

  6. Thermal/hydraulic design and performance of an LMFBR double wall tube seven tube steam generator model

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    This paper describes the thermal/hydraulic design and performance of a full-length LMFBR steam generator. This seven-tube model (the few tube model-FTM), uses straight, prestressed double wall tubes with third fluid leak detection capabilities. This paper describes the FTM design and instrumentation, the test facility including digital data acquisition system, and a comparison between pretest predictions and actual experimental thermal/hydraulic performance results for 100 percent load. 7 refs

  7. Experimental study of thermal–hydraulic performance of cam-shaped tube bundle with staggered arrangement

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    Highlights: • Thermal–hydraulic performance of a non-circular tube bundle has been investigated experimentally. • Tubes were mounted in staggered arrangement with two longitudinal pitch ratios 1.5 and 2. • Drag coefficient and Nusselt number of tubes in second row was measured. • Friction factor of this tube bundle is lower than circular tube bundle. • Thermal–hydraulic performance of this tube bundle is greater than circular tube bundle. - Abstract: Flow and heat transfer from cam-shaped tube bank in staggered arrangement is studied experimentally. Tubes were located in test section of an open loop wind tunnel with two longitudinal pitch ratios 1.5 and 2. Reynolds number varies in range of 27,000 ⩽ ReD ⩽ 42,500 and tubes surface temperature is between 78 and 85 °C. Results show that both drag coefficient and Nusselt number depends on position of tube in tube bank and Reynolds number. Tubes in the first column have maximum value of drag coefficient, while its Nusselt number is minimum compared to other tubes in tube bank. Moreover, pressure drop from this tube bank is about 92–93% lower than circular tube bank and as a result thermal–hydraulic performance of this tube bank is about 6 times greater than circular tube bank

  8. Performance analysis of double basin solar still with evacuated tubes

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    Solar still is a very simple device, which is used for solar distillation process. In this research work, double basin solar still is made from locally available materials. Double basin solar still is made in such a way that, outer basin is exposed to sun and lower side of inner basin is directly connected with evacuated tubes to increase distillate output and reducing heat losses of a solar still. The overall size of the lower basin is about 1006 mm x 325 mm x 380 mm, the outer basin is about 1006 mm x 536 mm x 100 mm Black granite gravel is used to increase distillate output by reducing quantity of brackish or saline water in the both basins. Several experiments have conducted to determine the performance of a solar still in climate conditions of Mehsana (latitude of 23 degree 59' and longitude of 72 degree 38'), Gujarat, like a double basin solar still alone, double basin solar still with different size black granite gravel, double basin solar still with evacuated tubes and double basin solar still with evacuated tubes and different size black granite gravel. Experimental results show that, connecting evacuated tubes with the lower side of the inner basin increases daily distillate output of 56% and is increased by 60%, 63% and 67% with average 10 mm, 20 mm and 30 mm size black granite gravel. Economic analysis of present double basin solar still is 195 days. (authors)

  9. Performance of the CMS Drift Tube Chambers with Cosmic Rays

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    Studies of the performance of the CMS drift tube barrel muon system are described, with results based on data collected during the CMS Cosmic Run at Four Tesla. For most of these data, the solenoidal magnet was operated with a central field of 3.8 T. The analysis of data from 246 out of a total of 250 chambers indicates a very good muon reconstruction capability, with a coordinate resolution for a single hit of about 260 microns, and a nearly 100% efficiency for the drift tube cells. The resolution of the track direction measured in the bending plane is about 1.8 mrad, and the efficiency to reconstruct a segment in a single chamber is higher than 99%. The CMS simulation of cosmic rays reproduces well the performance of the barrel muon detector.

  10. Influence of gate-source/drain misalignment on the performance of bulk FinFETs by a 3D full band Monte Carlo simulation

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    We investigate the influence of gate-source/drain (G—S/D) misalignment on the performance of bulk fin field effect transistors (FinFETs) through the three-dimensional (3D) full band Monte Carlo simulator. Several scattering mechanisms, such as acoustic and optical phonon scattering, ionized impurity scattering, impact ionization scattering and surface roughness scattering are considered in our simulator. The influence of G—S/D overlap and underlap on the on-states performance and carrier transport of bulk FinFETs are mainly discussed in our work. Our results show that the on-states currents increase with the increment of G—D/S overlap length and the positions of a potential barrier and average electron energy maximum vary with the G—D/S overlap length. The carrier transport phenomena in bulk FinFETs are due to the effect of scattering and the electric field in the overlap/underlap regime. (semiconductor devices)

  11. Fluid-structure interaction numerical simulation of thermal performance and mechanical property on plate-fins heat exchanger

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    Zhang, Lingjie; Qian, Zuoqin; Deng, Jun; Yin, Yuting

    2015-09-01

    A numerical simulation and experimental study of heat transfer, fluid flow and fins mechanical property on plate-fin heat exchanger has been presented in this paper. The methods used in this study are experiment, CFD analysis, fluid-structure interaction and finite element method. An air-oil wind tunnel is established for this experiment. The temperature difference, pressure drop, streamlines are obtained in overall model, and the heat transfer coefficient, j/ f factor, temperature and stress distribution of plate-fin body are obtained in different fin thickness and fin offset. The prediction from the CFD simulation shows reasonably good agreement with the experimental results.

  12. Effects of intraspecific variation in reproductive traits, pectoral fin use and burst swimming on metabolic rates and swimming performance in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

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    Svendsen, Jon Christian; Banet, Amanda I.

    2013-01-01

    There is considerable intraspecific variation in metabolic rates and locomotor performance in aquatic ectothermic vertebrates; however, the mechanistic basis remains poorly understood. Using pregnant Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata), a livebearing teleost, we examined the effects of reproductive traits, pectoral fin use and burse-assisted swimming on swimming metabolic rate, standard metabolic rate (MO2std) and prolonged swimming performance (Ucrit). Reproductive traits included reproductive allocation and pregnancy stage, the former defined as the mass of the reproductive tissues divided by the total body mass. Results showed that the metabolic rate increased curvilinearly with swimming speed. The slope of the relationship was used as an index of swimming cost. There was no evidence that reproductive traits correlated with swimming cost, MO2std or Ucrit. In contrast, data revealed strong effects of pectoral fin use on swimming cost and Ucrit. Poecilia reticulata employed body-caudal fin (BCF) swimming at all tested swimming speeds; however, fish with a high simultaneous use of the pectoral fins exhibited increased swimming cost and decreased Ucrit. These data indicated that combining BCF swimming and pectoral fin movement over a wide speed range, presumably to support swimming stability and control, is an inefficient swimming behaviour. Finally, transition to burst-assisted swimming was associated with an increase in aerobic metabolic rate. Our study highlights factors other than swimming speed that affect swimming cost and suggests that intraspecific diversity in biomechanical performance, such as pectoral fin use, is an important source of variation in both locomotor cost and maximal performance.

  13. Performance of a lead radiator, gas tube calorimeter

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    Design and performance of a 4.2 radiation length lead-sandwich, gas tube hodoscope are discussed. The device, measuring 1 /times/ 2 m2 in area and 12 cm in depth, was employed in Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory experiment 705. Multiple samplings of anode wires situated within three-walled aluminum tubes were used to generate an X coordinate; similarly, capacitively coupled copper-clad strips were ganged together to yield a Y coordinate. The results reviewed are based on an analysis of electron calibration data taken during a recent six-month running period. In particular, position resolution (in millimeters) is seen to be 0.8 + 3.3/?E + 31/E for the 9.92 mm spaced wires and 0.6 + 3.2/?E + 32/E for the 12.5 mm strips, where E represents the electron beam energy in GeV. 5 refs., 6 figs

  14. Development and performance of a double diaphragm shock tube

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    After recalling the techniques used to produce intense shocks in gases, the double diaphragm shock tube (T.C.D.2), studied and developed at the Vaujours Research Center, is presented. The theoretical and experimental performances were compared, argon being used as the test gas. In this way, it was shown that shock waves having velocities as high as 15 km/s could be produced. Various diagnostic techniques were employed to measure the velocity of the wave front and its attenuation, as well as the thickness of the gas heated by the shock (expressed generally by the test time, ?, at a given point). An estimation of the temperature and electron number density of the plasma behind the shock was effected spectroscopically. The experimental results obtained confirm theoretical predictions. It is shown that the velocity gain of T.C.D.2 over a simple shock tube may be as high as 60 per cent. (author)

  15. Performance of 2mm radius straw tube drift cells

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    The performance of a 128 channel test module made with straw tubes of 2mm radius has been studied in a test beam and with cosmic rays. Different gases were used and for each one the time-to-distance relation and the hit efficiency was measured. Comparison are made between results when two different electronics readouts were used. The information was recorded with 106 MHz FADC units and also with TDCs (50ps resolution). The best resolution, of 135 ?m, was obtained using 50% ethane, 50% argon and reading out the information with the TDCs, at an operating HV of 1,750V

  16. Experimental analysis on frosting characteristic of SK-type finned refrigerating heat exchanger with large-diameter circular holes

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    This paper presents the construction of both a plane fin-and-tube heat exchanger and a SK-type fin-and-tube heat exchanger. Based on plane fin-and-tube heat exchanger, comparative industrial prototype experiments of SK-type fin-and-tube heat exchanger energy efficiency performance were carried out in the artificial climate chamber. Test results confirmed several findings: when the amount of the refrigerant charged is the same and face velocity u = 3.75 m s−1, SK-type fin-and-tube heat exchanger refrigeration capacity increases by an average of 9.13%; energy consumption reduces by an average of 11.25%, coefficient of performance (COP) of heat exchanger increases by an average of 22.65% with continuous operation during the first 2 h. Also, when the operation time exceeds 2 h, the COP of both types of heat exchangers are both less than 0.6, illustrating that under frost conditions, the defrost interval should not be too long, otherwise energy consumption may sharply spike. - Highlights: •The large holes of SK-type induced the generation of turbulence flow. •The refrigeration capacity and COP of SK-type exceeds that of plane one. •The SK-type fin-and-tube heat exchanger is a new kind of heat transfer equipment. •The defrost interval should not exceed 2 h under frost conditions

  17. Dorsal fin anatomy (Cetacean dorsal fin Anatomy)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Cetacean dorsal fin Anatomy for ONR. Comparison within populations to ascertain phenotypic differences. Findings corroborate field observation. dorsal fin description

  18. Felipe Neto em performance no YouTube: uma responsabilidade mútua entre performer e audiências

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    Tiago Barcelos Pereira Salgado

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at understanding to what extent Felipe Netos performance on his video Desabafo e coisas da madrugada published on YouTube explicits a responsibility between performer and audiences. We understand performance as a relacional practice that is performed for different audiences that are called together to participate therein. We also emphasize the espetacular and entertained dimension of Netos performance on web.

  19. Subcooled boiling heat transfer on a finned surface

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    Experimental and numerical studies have been performed to determine the heat transfer coefficients from a finned cylindrical surface to subcooled boiling water. The heat transfer rates were measured in an annular test section consisting of an electrically heated fuel element simulator (FES) with eight longitudinal, rectangular fins enclosed in a glass tube. A two-dimensional finite-element heat transfer model using the Galerkin method was employed to determine the heat transfer coefficients along the periphery of the FES surface. An empirical correlation was developed to predict the heat transfer coefficients during subcooled boiling. The correlation agrees well with the measured data. (6 figures) (Author)

  20. High-Rate Performance of Muon Drift Tube Detectors

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    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Centre for Particle Physics, CERN, collides protons with an unprecedentedly high centre-of-mass energy and luminosity. The collision products are recorded and analysed by four big experiments, one of which is the ATLAS detector. In parallel with the first LHC run from 2009 to 2012, which culminated in the discovery of the last missing particle of the Standard Model of particle physics, the Higgs boson, planning of upgrades of the LHC for higher instantaneous luminosities (HL-LHC) is already progressing. The high instantaneous luminosity of the LHC puts high demands on the detectors with respect to radiation hardness and rate capability which are further increased with the luminosity upgrade. In this thesis, the limitations of the Muon Drift Tube (MDT) chambers of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer at the high background counting rates at the LHC and performance of new small diameter muon drift tube (sMDT) detectors at the even higher background rates at HL-LHC are stud...

  1. Changes in Respiratory Parameters and Fin-Swimming Performance Following a 16-Week Training Period with Intermittent Breath Holding.

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    Stavrou, Vasileios; Toubekis, Argyris G; Karetsi, Eleni

    2015-12-22

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of training with intermittent breath holding (IBH) on respiratory parameters, arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and performance. Twenty-eight fin-swimming athletes were randomly divided into two groups and followed the same training for 16 weeks. About 40% of the distance of each session was performed with self-selected breathing frequency (SBF group) or IBH (IBH group). Performance time of 50 and 400 m at maximum intensity was recorded and forced expired volume in 1 s (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), peak expiratory flow (PEF) and SpO2 were measured before and after the 50 m test at baseline and post-training. Post-training, the respiratory parameters were increased in the IBH but remained unchanged in the SBF group (FEV1: 17 ±15% vs. -1 ±11%; FVC: 22 ±13% vs. 1 ±10%; PEF: 9 ±14% vs. -4 ±15%; ptraining SpO2 was unchanged at baseline and decreased post-training following the 50 m test in both groups (pswimming. PMID:26839609

  2. Effects of intraspecific variation in reproductive traits, pectoral fin use and burst swimming on metabolic rates and swimming performance in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata).

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    Svendsen, Jon C; Banet, Amanda I; Christensen, Rune H B; Steffensen, John F; Aarestrup, Kim

    2013-09-15

    There is considerable intraspecific variation in metabolic rates and locomotor performance in aquatic ectothermic vertebrates; however, the mechanistic basis remains poorly understood. Using pregnant Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata), a live-bearing teleost, we examined the effects of reproductive traits, pectoral fin use and burst-assisted swimming on swimming metabolic rate, standard metabolic rate (O2std) and prolonged swimming performance (Ucrit). Reproductive traits included reproductive allocation and pregnancy stage, the former defined as the mass of the reproductive tissues divided by the total body mass. Results showed that the metabolic rate increased curvilinearly with swimming speed. The slope of the relationship was used as an index of swimming cost. There was no evidence that reproductive traits correlated with swimming cost, O2std or Ucrit. In contrast, data revealed strong effects of pectoral fin use on swimming cost and Ucrit. Poecilia reticulata employed body-caudal fin (BCF) swimming at all tested swimming speeds; however, fish with a high simultaneous use of the pectoral fins exhibited increased swimming cost and decreased Ucrit. These data indicated that combining BCF swimming and pectoral fin movement over a wide speed range, presumably to support swimming stability and control, is an inefficient swimming behaviour. Finally, transition to burst-assisted swimming was associated with an increase in aerobic metabolic rate. Our study highlights factors other than swimming speed that affect swimming cost and suggests that intraspecific diversity in biomechanical performance, such as pectoral fin use, is an important source of variation in both locomotor cost and maximal performance. PMID:23737561

  3. Forced convection heat transfer and pressure drop for a horizontal cylinder with vertically attached imperforate and perforated circular fins

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    Karabacak, Rasim [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pamukkale University, 20070 Kinikli, Denizli (Turkey); Yakar, Guelay, E-mail: gyakar@pau.edu.tr [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pamukkale University, 20070 Kinikli, Denizli (Turkey)

    2011-08-15

    Highlights: {yields} The effect of holes placed on perforated finned heat exchangers on convective heat transfer experimentally investigated. {yields} Six millimeter-diameter holes were opened on each circular fin on a heating tube in order to increase convective heat transfer. {yields} These holes were placed on the circular fins in such a way as to follow each other at the same chosen angle. {yields} The holes created turbulence in a region near the heating tube surface on the bottom of the fin. - Abstract: In this study, the effect of holes placed on perforated finned heat exchangers on convective heat transfer experimentally investigated. Six millimeter-diameter holes were opened on each circular fin on a heating tube in order to increase convective heat transfer. These holes were placed on the circular fins in such a way as to follow each other at the same chosen angle. The holes created turbulence in a region near the heating tube surface on the bottom of the fin. Some experiments were then performed to analyze the effect of this turbulence on heat transfer and pressure drop. These experiments were carried out at six different angular locations in order to determine the best angular location. In addition, a perforated finned heater was compared with an imperforate finned heater to observe the differences. In the cases of the Re above the critical value, Nusselt numbers for the perforated finned positions are 12% higher than the Nusselt numbers for the imperforate state. Moreover, a correlation has been obtained between the Re and Nu in the Re number above the critical value and the Re below the critical value. Meanwhile, correlations regarding pressure drops in the flow areas have been obtained.

  4. Machining capability of hobbing SNAP cladding fins

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    Three helical fins were machined on fifty-one Incoloy 800 cladding tubes by hobbing. This machining technique was to meet SNAP 8 dimensional requirements. The inspection data are presented along with a summary dimensional analysis. (U.S.)

  5. Steam generator tube performance. Experience with water-cooled nuclear power reactors during 1985

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    The performance of steam generator tubes at water-cooled reactors during 1985 has been reviewed. Seventy-three of 168 reactors in the survey experienced tube degradation sufficient for the tubes to be plugged. The number of tubes plugged was 6837 or 0.28% of those in service. The leading cause of tube failure was stress corrosion cracking from the primary side. Stress corrosion cracking or intergranular attack from the secondary side and pitting were also major causes of tube failure. Unlike most previous years, fretting was a substantial problem at some reactors. Overall, corrosion continued to account for more than 80% of the defects. 20 refs

  6. Study of the thermal performance of external and internal finned plate-heat exchangers for nuclear steam generator application

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    The present study points out two main categories of steam generators for nuclear plants with PWR reactor, on one side of the Babcok and Wilcox type, and on the other side of the Westinghouse type. The present study examines, from a recent patent, the possibility to add internal and external fins in the steam generator exchangers of PWR reactors. The finned-plate heat exchanger is first described. The thermal characteristics of a finned-plate and of an exchanger including these plates are tested. The theoretical study and the experiment are both presented. The study deals more particularly with the evaluation of the global heat exchange coefficient that the internal fins allow to improve. The experiment has been carried out for different flow rates and at different temperatures

  7. Critical heat flux test on saw-toothed fin duct under one-sided heating conditions

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    Critical heat flux (CHF) tests on a new type of rectangular cooling tube, 'saw-toothed fin duct, SFD' for high heat flux components were performed under one-sided heating conditions. The tube has internal triangle fins at the heating side to enhance the CHF characteristics. Hydraulic conditions were as follows: axial flow velocity ranged from 2 to 12 m/s. Local pressure at the center of the test sample was 1 MPa and inlet water temperature was 21-25 deg. C. In the present work, SFD, which has a fin height of 3.46 mm and an installation angle of the fin of 70 deg., results in the highest CHF of 43 MW/m2 at the axial flow velocity of 10 m/s. This value is 1.3 times higher than that obtained with a Hypervapotron

  8. High-rate performance of muon drift tube detectors

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    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Centre for Particle Physics, CERN, collides protons with an unprecedentedly high centre-of-mass energy and luminosity. The collision products are recorded and analysed by four big experiments, one of which is the ATLAS detector. In parallel with the first LHC run from 2009 to 2012, which culminated in the discovery of the last missing particle of the Standard Model of particle physics, the Higgs boson, planning of upgrades of the LHC for higher instantaneous luminosities (HL-LHC) is already progressing. The high instantaneous luminosity of the LHC puts high demands on the detectors with respect to radiation hardness and rate capability which are further increased with the luminosity upgrade. In this thesis, the limitations of the Muon Drift Tube (MDT) chambers of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer at the high background counting rates at the LHC and performance of new small diameter muon drift tube (sMDT) detectors at the even higher background rates at HL-LHC are studied. The resolution and efficiency of sMDT chambers at high γ-ray and proton irradiation rates well beyond the ones expected at HL-LHC have been measured and the irradiation effects understood using detailed simulations. The sMDT chambers offer an about an order of magnitude better rate capability and are an ideal replacement for the MDT chambers because of compatibility of services and read-out. The limitations of the sMDT chambers are now in the read-out electronics, taken from the MDT chambers, to which improvements for even higher rate capability are proposed.

  9. Experimental performance of single and double pass solar air heater with fins and steel wire mesh as absorber

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    Omojaro, A.P.; Aldabbagh, L.B.Y. [Mechanical Engineering Dept., Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, Mersin 10 (Turkey)

    2010-12-15

    Thermal performance of a single and double pass solar air heater with fins attached and using a steel wire mesh as absorber plate was investigated experimentally. The effects of air mass flow rate range between 0.012 kg/s and 0.038 kg/s on the outlet temperature and thermal efficiency was studied. The bed heights were 7 cm and 3 cm for the lower and upper channels respectively. Result shows that, the efficiency increase with increasing air mass flow rate. For the same flow rate, the efficiency of the double pass is found to be higher than the single pass by 7-19.4%. Maximum efficiency obtained for the single and double pass air heater was 59.62% and 63.74% respectively for air mass flow rate of 0.038 kg/s. Moreover, the thermal efficiency further decreases by increasing the height of the first pass of the double pass solar air heater. The temperature difference between the outlet flow and the ambient, {delta}T, reduces as the air mass flow rate increase The result of a single or double solar air heater using steel wire mesh arrange in layers as an absorber plate and packing material when compared with a conventional solar air heater shows a much more substantial enhancement in the thermal efficiency. (author)

  10. Equipment for performance testing of steam generator tube-to-tube plate joints

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    The demands are discussed placed on tests of operating resistance of tube-to-tube plate joints for steam generators of nuclear power plants with WWER-440 and WWER-1000 reactors. The heat exchange tubes are made of austenitic stainless steel 08Ch18N10T, the tube plates of the WWER-440 reactor of the same steel and for the WWER-1000 reactor of low-alloyed 10GN2MFA steel. The demands are presented which are placed on testing equipment which allows to expose test joints in conditions approaching the actual operation of a nuclear plant. The equipment consists of three water circuits which correspond to the primary and secondary parts of the steam generator, the third circuit is a cooling one. The system includes a water treatment unit, auxiliary technological circuits, inspection and control circuits. Operating parameters of the testing equipment are: primary water temperature 290 degC, secondary water temperature 259 degC pressure of secondary water or 4.8 Mpa, and power input of the heater 85 kW. During the first implemented experiment corrosion occurred of the test module after 1840 hours. The results of the experiments will serve to optimize the technology of the tube-to-tube plate joints in steam generators and to increase the corrosion resistance of certain steam generator parts of major importance. (Z.M.). 7 figs., 8 refs

  11. Effect of gravity opientation on the thermal performance of Stirling-type pulse tube cryocoolers

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    Ronald, Ross G., Jr.; Johnson, D. L.

    2003-01-01

    This paper extends the investigation of angular orientation effects to the refrigeration performance of high frequency (-40 Hz) Stirling-type pulse tube cryocoolers typical of those used in long-life space applications. Strong orientation effects on the performance of such cryocoolers have recently been observed during system-level testing of both linear and U-tube type pulse tubes. To quantify the angular dependency effects, data have been gathered on both U-tube and linear type pulse tubes of two different manufacturers as a function of orientation angle, cold-tip temperature, and compressor stroke.

  12. A Study on Thermal Performance of a Novel All-Glass Evacuated Tube Solar Collector Manifold Header with an Inserted Tube

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    Jichun Yang; Qingyang Jiang; Jingxin Hou; Chenglong Luo

    2015-01-01

    A novel all-glass evacuated tube collector manifold header with an inserted tube is proposed in this paper which makes water in all-glass evacuated solar collector tube be forced circulated to improve the performance of solar collector. And a dynamic numerical model was presented for the novel all-glass evacuated tube collector manifold header water heater system. Also, a test rig was built for model validation and comparison with traditional all-glass evacuated tube collector. The experiment...

  13. Modified mathematical model for evaluating the performance of water-in-glass evacuated tube solar collector considering tube shading effect

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    The aim of this paper is to introduce a procedure for simulating the absorbed solar radiation and heat transfer process in water-in-glass evacuated tube solar collectors. The procedure is developed to calculate the daily utilized solar energy and outlet collector temperature for different tilt angles, collector azimuth angles and geometric parameters without requirement for any experimental factor determination. Total absorbed solar radiation is evaluated by integrating the flat-plate solar collector performance equations over the tube circumference taking into account the shading of the adjacent tubes and variance of transmissivity–absorptivity product with the incidence angle of radiation. The heat transfer into the collector fluid is evaluated by subtracting the heat loss from the total absorbed solar radiation. Comparison between calculated and measured tank temperature shows a good agreement between them under different heating loads. Performance of solar collector at different tilt angles, collector Azimuth angles, tubes spacing and collector mass flow rate is investigated theoretically. In Egypt (30° Latitude angle), the results show that 10°, 30° and 45° are the optimum solar collector tilt angles during the summer, vernal and autumnal equinox and winter operation respectively. Also, the utilized solar energy increases about 2.8% when the mass flow rate increases 100%, and the solar collector with south-facing has the best performance except for vertical tube solar collector. The simulation results also show that solar collector with wide tube spacing reduce the shading effect and hence increase the absorbed radiation. The final tank temperature as a function of collector's mass flow rate for three different days; 21 March, 21 June and 21 December is also investigated. The total incidence radiation, absorbed solar radiation and utilized heat per tube are presented for the three optimum tilt angles 10°, 30° and 45°. Efficiency curve of water-in-glass evacuated tube collector is also set into comparison with flat plate solar collector and salt gradient solar pond. - Highlights: • The effect of the three optimum tilt angles 10o, 30oand 45o on the total incidence radiation and absorbed solar radiation are presented. • The vertical tube solar collector has the worst performance throughout the annual operating. • The study shows that the maximum absorbed solar radiation is limited to 80 Watt per tube

  14. The Impact of Uncertainties Associated with Regenerator Hydrodynamic Closure Parameters on the Performance of Inertance Tube Pulse Tube Cryocoolers

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    Cha, J. S.; Ghiaasiaan, S. M.; Kirkconnell, C. S.; Clearman, W. M.

    2008-03-01

    Recent investigations have shown that CFD techniques can be applied for modeling the entire pulse tube (PTC) cryocooler systems. However, the results of CFD simulations can be trusted only if they are based on correct closure relations. The hydrodynamic and heat transfer parameters associated with regenerators are among the most important closure relations for these cryocooler systems. In this investigation the impact of uncertainties associated with oscillatory and steady flow resistance parameters on the performance of Inertance Tube Pulse Tube Cryocoolers (ITPTC) is examined using CFD simulations. This objective is achieved by simulations where reference or baseline ITPTCs systems operating in near steady-periodic conditions are modeled in their entirety. Ten transient simulations is performed using oscillatory and steady flow hydrodynamic closure relations corresponding to some of the most widely used regenerator fillers. The effects of uncertainties in the regenerator closure parameters on the cryocoolers performance parameters, as well as their key local hydrodynamic transport processes, are thus quantified.

  15. Implementation status of performance demonstration program for steam generator tubing analysts in Korea

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    Some essential components in nuclear power plants are periodically inspected using non destructive examinations, for example ultrasonic, eddy current and radiographic examinations, in order to determine their integrity. These components include nuclear power plant items such as vessels, containments, piping systems, pumps, valves, tubes and core support structure. Steam generator tubes have an important safety role because they constitute one of the primary barriers between the radioactive and non radioactive sides of the nuclear power plant. There is potential that if a tube bursts while a plant is operating, radioactivity from the primary coolant system could escape directly to the atmosphere. Therefore, in service inspections are critical in maintaining steam generator tube integrity. In general, the eddy current testing is widely used for the inspection of steam generator tubes due tube integrity. In general, the eddy current testing is widely used for the inspection of steam generator tubes due to its high inspection speed and flaw detectability on non magnetic tubes. However, it is not easy to analyze correctly eddy current signals because they are influenced by many factors. Therefore, the performance of eddy current data analysts for steam generator tubing should be demonstrated comprehensively. In Korea, the performance of steam generator tubing analysts has been demonstrated using the Qualified Data Analyst program. This paper describes the performance demonstration program for steam generator tubing analysts and its implementation results in Korea. The pass rate of domestic analysts for this program was 71.4%

  16. Thermal-hydraulic performance of heavy liquid metal in straight-tube and U-tube heat exchangers

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    Motivated by an increased interest in heavy liquid metal (lead or lead alloy) cooled fast reactors (LFR) and accelerator-driven system (ADS), the present paper presents a study on resistance characteristics and heat transfer performance of liquid lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) flow through a straight-tube heat exchanger and a U-tube heat exchanger. The investigation is performed on the TALL test facility at KTH. The heat exchangers have counter-current flow arrangement, and are made from a pair of 1-m-long concentric ducts, with the LBE flowing in the inner tube of 10 mm I.D. and the secondary coolant flowing in the annulus. The inlet temperature of LBE into the heat exchangers is from 200 deg. C to 450 deg. C with temperature drops from 0 deg. C to 100 deg. C within the LBE flow range of Re = 104-105. Analysis of the experimental results obtained provides a basic understanding and quantification of the regimes of lead-bismuth flow and heat transfer through a straight tube and a U-shaped tube. The unique data base also serves as benchmark and improvement for system thermal-hydraulic codes (e.g. RELAP, TRAC/AAA) whose development and testing were dominantly driven by applications in water-cooled systems. Lessons and insights learnt from the study and recommendations for the heat exchanger selection are discussed.

  17. Steam generator tube performance: experience with water-cooled nuclear power reactors during 1979

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    The performance of steam generator tubes in water-cooled nuclear power reactors has been reviewed for 1979. Tube failures occurred at 38 of the 93 reactors surveyed. Causes of these failures and procedures designed to deal with them are described. The defect rate was twice that in 1978 but still lower than the two previous years. Methods being employed to detect defects include increasing use of multifrequency eddy-current testing and a trend to full-length inspection of all tubes. To reduce the incidence of tube failures by corrosion, plant operators are turning to full-flow condensate demineralization and more leak-resistant condenser tubes. (author)

  18. Heat transfer and pressure drop correlations for the multi-louvered fin compact heat exchangers

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    Experimental studies on the air side heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics for 20 types of multi-louvered fin and flat tube heat exchangers were performed. A series of tests were conducted for air Reynolds numbers of 200-2500 based on the louver pitch with different fin pitch, fin height, fin thickness, fin louver angle and flow length at a constant tube side flow rate of 2.8m3/h.The air side thermal performance data were analyzed using the effectiveness-NTU method. Characteristics of the heat transfer and pressure drop for the different geometry parameters were reported in terms of Colburn j-factor and Fanning friction f-factor as a function of ReLp. The general correlations for the j and f factors were derived by regression analysis and F test of significance. The correlations of the j and f factors predict the test data within a rms error of +/-10% and +/-12%, and the mean deviations are 4.1% and 5.6%, respectively. In addition, two comparison methods were adopted to evaluate the air side thermal hydraulic performance of the multi-louvered fins

  19. Single endoscopist-performed percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To investigate whether single endoscopist-performed percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG is safe and to compare the complications of PEG with those reported in the literature. METHODS: Patients who underwent PEG placement between June 2001 and August 2011 at the Baskent University Alanya Teaching and Research Center were evaluated retrospectively. Patients whose PEG was placed for the first time by a single endoscopist were enrolled in the study. PEG was performed using the pull method. All of the patients were evaluated for their indications for PEG, major and minor complications resulting from PEG, nutritional status, C-reactive protein (CRP levels and the use of antibiotic treatment or antibiotic prophylaxis prior to PEG. Comorbidities, rates, time and reasons for mortality were also evaluated. The reasons for PEG removal and PEG duration were also investigated. RESULTS: Sixty-two patients underwent the PEG procedure for the first time during this study. Eight patients who underwent PEG placement by 2 endoscopists were not enrolled in the study. A total of 54 patients were investigated. The patients’ mean age was 69.9 years. The most common indication for PEG was cerebral infarct, which occurred in approximately two-thirds of the patients. The mean albumin level was 3.04 ± 0.7 g/dL, and 76.2% of the patients’ albumin levels were below the normal values. The mean CRP level was high in 90.6% of patients prior to the procedure. Approximately two-thirds of the patients received antibiotics for either prophylaxis or treatment for infections prior to the PEG procedure. Mortality was not related to the procedure in any of the patients. Buried bumper syndrome was the only major complication, and it occurred in the third year. In such case, the PEG was removed and a new PEG tube was placed via surgery. Eight patients (15.1% experienced minor complications, 6 (11.1% of which were wound infections. All wound infections except one recovered with antibiotic treatment. Two patients had bleeding from the PEG site, one was resolved with primary suturing and the other with fresh frozen plasma transfusion. CONCLUSION: The incidence of major and minor complications is in keeping with literature. This finding may be noteworthy, especially in developing countries.

  20. Assessment of beam tube performance for the maple research reactor

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    The MAPLE research reactor is a versatile new research facility that can be adapted to meet the requirements of a variety of reactor applications. A particular group of reactor applications involves the use of beams of radiation extracted from the reactor core via tubes that penetrate through the biological shield and terminate in the reflector surrounding the fuelled core. An assessment is given of the neutron and gamma radiation fields entering beam tubes that are located radially or tangentially with respect to the core

  1. AIRS PFM Pulse Tube Cooler System-level Performance

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    Ross, R.; Johnson, D.; Collins, S.; Green, K.; Wickman, H.

    1998-01-01

    JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument is being built to make precision measurements of air temperature over the surface of the Earth as a function of elevation; the flight instrument is in the final stages of assembly and checkout at this time, and uses a pair of TRW pulse tube cryocoolers operating at 55K to cool its sensitive IR focal plane.

  2. Experimental investigation on carbon nano tubes coated brass rectangular extended surfaces

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    Finned surface has been extensively used for free convection cooling of internal combustion engines and several electronic kits etc. Here rectangular brass fin was preferred for analysis. Thermocouples were attached all over the surface of the fin in equal distances. The measurement of surface temperature and calculated convective heat transfer rate were reported for several heat input values. The overall system performance can be improved by enhancing heat transfer rate of extended surfaces. Based on the above requirement, brass surface was coated by carbon nano tubes. The temperature and heat transfer characteristics were investigated using Taguchi method for experimental design. Finally the performances of coated and non-coated rectangular brass fins were compared. The average percentage of increase in heat transfer rate was proved around 12% for carbon nanocoated rectangular brass fins. - Graphical abstract: The designed Natural and Forced convection Heat Transfer Test Rig measures the enhanced rate of heat transfer for nano coated rectangular fins than in non-coated fins. Highlights: ? Rectangular brass fins were preferred for convective heat transfer process. ? The rectangular brass fins are coated with multi wall carbon nano tubes in EBPVD process with nanometer thickness. ? Temperature and heat transfer rate were investigated for nanocoated and non-coated fins by using Taguchi method. ? Multi wall carbon nanotubes act as a pin fin to enhance surface area for effective convective heat transfer rate.

  3. High-performance III-V MOSFET with nano-stacked high-k gate dielectric and 3D fin-shaped structure.

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    Chen, Szu-Hung; Liao, Wen-Shiang; Yang, Hsin-Chia; Wang, Shea-Jue; Liaw, Yue-Gie; Wang, Hao; Gu, Haoshuang; Wang, Mu-Chun

    2012-01-01

    A three-dimensional (3D) fin-shaped field-effect transistor structure based on III-V metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) fabrication has been demonstrated using a submicron GaAs fin as the high-mobility channel. The fin-shaped channel has a thickness-to-width ratio (TFin/WFin) equal to 1. The nano-stacked high-k Al2O3 dielectric was adopted as a gate insulator in forming a metal-oxide-semiconductor structure to suppress gate leakage. The 3D III-V MOSFET exhibits outstanding gate controllability and shows a high Ion/Ioff ratio?>?105 and a low subthreshold swing of 80 mV/decade. Compared to a conventional Schottky gate metal-semiconductor field-effect transistor or planar III-V MOSFETs, the III-V MOSFET in this work exhibits a significant performance improvement and is promising for future development of high-performance n-channel devices based on III-V materials. PMID:22853458

  4. Steam generator tube performance: experience with water-cooled nuclear power reactors during 1983 and 1984

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    A review of the performance of steam generator tubes in water-cooled nuclear power reactors showed that tubes were plugged at 47 (35.6%) of the reactors in 1983 and at 63 (42.6%) of the reactors during 1984. In 1983 and 1984 3291 and 3335 tubes, respectively, were removed from service, about the same as in 1982. The leading causes assigned to tube failure were stress corrosion cracking from the primary side and stress corrosion cracking or intergranular attack from the secondary side. In addition 5668 tubes were repaired for further service by installation of internal sleeves. Most of these were believed to have deteriorated by one of the above mechanisms or by pitting. There is a continuing trend towards high-integrity condenser tube materials at sites cooled by brackish or sea water. 31 refs

  5. Performance and behaviour of photomultiplier tubes at cryogenic temperature

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    Prata, M.; Prata, M. C.; Raselli, G. L.; Rossella, M.; Vignoli, C.

    2006-11-01

    Noble-gas liquids, such as xenon and argon, have been recently proposed as scintillators in some experiments dedicated to neutrino physics and dark matter research. These experiments need to use large-area high-sensitivity light detectors directly immersed in the liquid phase and operating at cryogenic temperature. We carried out a detailed investigation on the use of conventional and dedicated photomultiplier tubes in collaboration with two manufacturers: Electron Tubes Ltd. and Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. Once verified the capability to withstand thermal shocks from room to cryogenic temperature, we studied the device characteristics in different temperature conditions. Good quantum efficiencies can be achieved with multialkali photocathodes or bialkali photocathodes on platinum under-coatings. Gain losses and an increase of the dark count rate at low temperature are also observed.

  6. A biorobotic model of the sunfish pectoral fin for investigations of fin sensorimotor control

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    A comprehensive understanding of the control of flexible fins is fundamental to engineering underwater vehicles that perform like fish, since it is the fins that produce forces which control the fish's motion. However, little is known about the fin's sensory system or about how fish use sensory information to modulate the fin and to control propulsive forces. As part of a research program that involves neuromechanical and behavioral studies of the sunfish pectoral fin, a biorobotic model of the pectoral fin and of the fin's sensorimotor system was developed and used to investigate relationships between sensory information, fin ray motions and propulsive forces. This robotic fin is able to generate the motions and forces of the biological fin during steady swimming and turn maneuvers, and is instrumented with a relatively small set of sensors that represent the biological lateral line and receptors hypothesized to exist intrinsic to the pectoral fin. Results support the idea that fin ray curvature, and the pressure in the flow along the wall that represents the fish body, capture time-varying characteristics of the magnitude and direction of the force created throughout a fin beat. However, none of the sensor modalities alone are sufficient to predict the propulsive force. Knowledge of the time-varying force vector with sufficient detail for the closed-loop control of fin ray motion will result from the integration of characteristics of many sensor modalities.

  7. Performance of Multianode Photo Multiplier Tubes at Low Gain

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    Eisenhardt, S

    2004-01-01

    A study of the signal response of Multianode Photo Multiplier Tubes (MaPMT) is presented for gains spanning the range of at least $3cdot10^{4}

  8. Performance comparison of high speed microchannel plate photomultiplier tubes

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    Varghese, Thomas; Selden, Michael; Oldham, Thomas

    1993-01-01

    The transit time spread characteristics of high speed microchannel photomultipliers has improved since the upgrade of the NASA CDSLR network to MCP-PMT's in the mid-1980's. The improvement comes from the incorporation of 6 micron (pore size) microchannels and offers significant improvement to the satellite ranging precision. To examine the impact on ranging precision, two microchannel plate photomultiplier tubes (MCP-PMT) were evaluated for output pulse characteristics and temporal jitter. These were a Hamamatsu R 2566 U-7 MCP-PMT (6 micron) and an ITT 4129f MCP-PMT (12 micron).

  9. Performance of long straw tubes using dimethyl ether

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    A cylindrical tracking detector with an inner radius of one meter employing straw tubes is being envisaged for the FINUDA experiment aimed at hyper-nuclear physics at DA?NE, the Frascati ?-factory. A prototype using several 10 mm and 20 mm diameter, two meter long aluminized mylar straws has been assembled and tested with a one GeV/c pion beam. While operating with dimethyl ether, gas gain, space resolution, and device systematics have been studied. A simple method of correction for systematics due to straw eccentricity has been developed and, once applied, a space resolution better than 40 ?m can be reached. (orig.)

  10. Performance of long straw tubes using dimethyl ether

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    Benussi, L.; Bertani, M.; Bianco, S.; Fabbri, F. L.; Gianotti, P.; Giardoni, M.; Guaraldo, C.; Lanaro, A.; Lucherini, V.; Mecozzi, A.; Passamonti, L.; Russo, V.; Sarwar, S.

    1995-02-01

    A cylindrical tracking detector with an inner radius of one meter employing straw tubes is being envisaged for the FINUDA experiment aimed at hyper-nuclear physics at DA?NE, the Frascati ?-factory. A prototype using several 10 mm and 20 mm diameter, two meter long aluminized mylar straws has been assembled and tested with a one GeV/ c pion beam. While operating with dimethyl ether, gas gain, space resolution, and device systematics have been studied. A simple method of correction for systematics due to straw eccentricity has been developed and, once applied, a space resolution better than 40 ?m can be reached.

  11. Steady-state and transient heat transfer through fins of complex geometry

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    Taler Dawid

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Various methods for steady-state and transient analysis of temperature distribution and efficiency of continuous-plate fins are presented. For a constant heat transfer coefficient over the fin surface, the plate fin can be divided into imaginary rectangular or hexangular fins. At first approximate methods for determining the steady-state fin efficiency like the method of equivalent circular fin and the sector method are discussed. When the fin geometry is complex, thus transient temperature distribution and fin efficiency can be determined using numerical methods. A numerical method for transient analysis of fins with complex geometry is developed. Transient temperature distributions in continuous fins attached to oval tubes is computed using the finite volume - finite element methods. The developed method can be used in the transient analysis of compact heat exchangers to calculate correctly the heat flow rate transferred from the finned tubes to the fluid.

  12. Procedimiento para el cálculo de circuitos en el modelado del flujo en intercambiadores de calor de aletas y tubos / Procedure for Calculating Circuits in the Modeling of Flow in fin-and-tube Heat Exchangers

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    Edwin, Córdoba-Tuta; David, Fuentes-Díaz.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un procedimiento general para la simulación del comportamiento del flujo en los intercambiadores de tubos y aletas con una gran flexibilidad en el manejo de la información. Este procedimiento está basado en el uso de Programación Orientada a Objetos y específicamente al u [...] so de C++, esto debido a todas las ventajas de este tipo de programación. La entrada de datos se lleva a cabo por medio de archivos, de forma que programas de terceros puedan generar la configuración del intercambiador y permitir calcular el intercambiador en forma paramétrica. Los resultados para el análisis se presentan en tres formatos diferentes: valores separados por comas (CSV), texto plano estructurado y autodocumentado (XML) y un formato para la visualización gráfica de resultados (VTK). Abstract in english This paper presents a general method for simulating the flow behavior in the fin-and-tube heat exchangers with high flexibility in handling the information. This procedure is based on the use of Object-Oriented Programming and specifically using C++, this because of all the advantages of this type o [...] f programming. Data entry is carried out by files, so that third-party programs can generate configuration and permit calculation in parametric form. The results for the analysis are presented in three different formats: comma separated value (CSV), structured plain text and self-documenting (XML) and a graphical display of results (VTK).

  13. Enhancement of Performance of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Using Pertinent Leakage Flow Between Baffle and Tube Bundles

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    In this study, the effects of the leakage flow between the baffle and tube bundles on the performance of a shell and tube heat exchanger (STHE) were examined using the commercial software ANSYS FLUENT v.14. A computational fluid dynamics model was developed for a small STHE with five different cases for the ratio of the leakage cross-sectional area to the baffle cross-sectional area, ranging from 0 to 40%, in order to determine the optimum leakage flow corresponding to the maximum outlet temperature. Using fixed tube wall and inlet temperatures for the shell side of the STHE, the flow and temperature fields were calculated by increasing the Reynolds number from 4952 to 14858. The present results showed that the outlet temperature, pressure drop, and heat transfer coefficient were strongly affected by the leakage flow, as well as the Reynolds number. In contrast with a previous researchers finding that the leakage flow led to simultaneous decreases in the pressure drop and heat transfer rate, the present study found that the pertinent leakage flow provided momentum in the recirculation zone near the baffle plate and thus led to the maximum outlet temperature, a small pressure drop, and the highest heat transfer rate. The optimum leakage flow was shown in the case with a ratio of 20% among the five different cases.

  14. Enhancement of Performance of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Using Pertinent Leakage Flow Between Baffle and Tube Bundles

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    Hap, Nguyen Van; Lee, Geun Sik [Ulsan University, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-03-15

    In this study, the effects of the leakage flow between the baffle and tube bundles on the performance of a shell and tube heat exchanger (STHE) were examined using the commercial software ANSYS FLUENT v.14. A computational fluid dynamics model was developed for a small STHE with five different cases for the ratio of the leakage cross-sectional area to the baffle cross-sectional area, ranging from 0 to 40%, in order to determine the optimum leakage flow corresponding to the maximum outlet temperature. Using fixed tube wall and inlet temperatures for the shell side of the STHE, the flow and temperature fields were calculated by increasing the Reynolds number from 4952 to 14858. The present results showed that the outlet temperature, pressure drop, and heat transfer coefficient were strongly affected by the leakage flow, as well as the Reynolds number. In contrast with a previous researchers finding that the leakage flow led to simultaneous decreases in the pressure drop and heat transfer rate, the present study found that the pertinent leakage flow provided momentum in the recirculation zone near the baffle plate and thus led to the maximum outlet temperature, a small pressure drop, and the highest heat transfer rate. The optimum leakage flow was shown in the case with a ratio of 20% among the five different cases.

  15. Eddy current testing performed on steam generator tubes

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    In the Beznau nuclear power plants the eddy current method for early detection of defective steam generator tubing. Thanks to extensive measurement campaigns, we are able to return to what is likely to be the largest data base for measured values in a single plant. Through the comparison of such measured values carried out in 1982, we have come to doubt the information value of the testing method. Concerning in particular the qualification of the method for certain types of defects as well as exactitude of measurement and reproducibility, reservations were made. We have agreed with the Swiss Security Authorities to outline and carry out a measurement programme on test pipes in order to define the problems under consideration. Our main objective will be to examine to what extent precisely defined defect geometries and test values can influence test results. Phase 1 of the series of tests is due to be concluded by the end of 1983. (orig./RW)

  16. High Fin Width Mosfet Using Gaa Structure

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the design and optimization of gate-all-around (GAA MOSFETs structures. The optimum value of Fin width and Fin height are investigated for superior sub threshold behavior. Also the performance of Fin shaped GAA with gate oxide HfO2 are simulated and compared with conventional gate oxide SiO2 for the same structure. As a result, it was observed that the GAA with high K dielectric gate oxide has more possibility to optimize the Fin width with improved performance. All the simulations are performed on 3-D TCAD device simulator.

  17. High Fin Width Mosfet Using Gaa Structure

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the design and optimization of gate-all-around (GAA MOSFETs structures. The optimum value of Fin width and Fin height are investigated for superior subthreshold behavior. Also the performance of Fin shaped GAA with gate oxide HfO2 are simulated and compared with conventional gate oxide SiO2 for the same structure. As a result, it was observed that the GAA with high K dielectric gate oxide has more possibility to optimize the Fin width with improved performance. All the simulations are performed on 3-D TCAD device simulator.

  18. Experimental investigation of self heating effect (SHE) in multiple-fin SOI FinFETs

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    In this work, the self-heating effect (SHE) on metal gate multiple-fin SOI FinFETs is studied by adopting the ac conductance technique to extract the thermal resistance and temperature rise in both n-channel and p-channel SOI FinFETs with various geometry parameters. It is shown that the SHE degrades by over 10% of the saturation output current in the n-channel and by over 7% in the p-channel. The extracted thermal resistances Rth increase with the scaled down gate length, reducing the number of fin and shrinking the fin width. The temperature rise caused by the SHE increases with the scaled down gate length, increasing the number of fin and shrinking the fin width under the saturated operation condition. Additionally, due to a larger power density in the n-channel SOI FinFETs under the same bias condition, the temperature in the n-channel FinFETs is higher than that in the p-channel FinFETs. Because the Si thermal conductivity decreases as the temperature increases, Rth is larger in the n-channel FinFETs than in the p-channel FinFETs. Therefore, tradeoffs have to be made between the thermal properties and the device’s electrical performance by careful design optimizations of SOI FinFETs. (paper)

  19. Experimental investigation of self heating effect (SHE) in multiple-fin SOI FinFETs

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    Jiang, Hai; Xu, Nuo; Chen, Bing; Zeng, Lang; He, Yandong; Du, Gang; Liu, Xiaoyan; Zhang, Xing

    2014-11-01

    In this work, the self-heating effect (SHE) on metal gate multiple-fin SOI FinFETs is studied by adopting the ac conductance technique to extract the thermal resistance and temperature rise in both n-channel and p-channel SOI FinFETs with various geometry parameters. It is shown that the SHE degrades by over 10% of the saturation output current in the n-channel and by over 7% in the p-channel. The extracted thermal resistances Rth increase with the scaled down gate length, reducing the number of fin and shrinking the fin width. The temperature rise caused by the SHE increases with the scaled down gate length, increasing the number of fin and shrinking the fin width under the saturated operation condition. Additionally, due to a larger power density in the n-channel SOI FinFETs under the same bias condition, the temperature in the n-channel FinFETs is higher than that in the p-channel FinFETs. Because the Si thermal conductivity decreases as the temperature increases, Rth is larger in the n-channel FinFETs than in the p-channel FinFETs. Therefore, tradeoffs have to be made between the thermal properties and the device’s electrical performance by careful design optimizations of SOI FinFETs.

  20. Numerical analysis of air-foil shaped fin performance in printed circuit heat exchanger in a supercritical carbon dioxide power cycle

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    Kim, Tae Ho [Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Kwon, Jin Gyu [Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Sung Ho [Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Hyun Sun, E-mail: hejsunny@postech.ac.kr [Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Moo Hwan [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, Daejeon 305-338 (Korea, Republic of); Cha, Jae Eun [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-07-15

    Highlights: • Staggered arrangement affects the pressure drop but does not significantly affect to the heat transfer. • The total pressure drop is reduced, but the amount of acceleration pressure drop increases while that of frictional pressure drop decreases as the horizontal number increases. • For the vertical number, the total pressure drop decreases more largely than the horizontal number. • The objective function shows that the fully staggered arrangement shows best performance. - Abstract: One of the key issues of the PCHE technology in the supercritical CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle is to achieve an efficient and compact designs to be able to enhance heat transfer and reduce pressure drop. The issue is challenging due to the complex configuration of micro-channels in the PCHE. In this study, an innovative micro-channel equipped with an array of airfoil fins is analyzed to evaluate its performance. In so doing, sensitivity analysis with various design parameters is performed to configure the optimal arrangement of airfoil fins by using CFD analysis for Supercritical Carbon dioxide Integral Experimental Loop (SCIEL) in Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). Dominant geometric parameters of the fin arrangement that affects to the thermal and hydraulic performances are the horizontal, vertical and staggered pitches. ANSYS ICEM CFD and ANSYS CFX are used for the grid generation and the computational calculation. CO{sub 2} properties are used by using REFPROF software database. The inlet temperature of the hot side is 618 K and that of the cold side is 585 K. The reference mass flow rate is set as 1.2 g/s for the vertical number of 2.0, which is the Reynolds number of about 30,000. The mass flow rate changes from 0.4 to 4.8 g/s in order to investigate the Reynolds number effect. The k-ε model is selected as the turbulence model. In conclusions, the results show that the optimal arrangement of airfoil fins can be examined in terms of an objective function and it is obtained as the arrangement has the staggered number of 1.0.

  1. Numerical analysis of air-foil shaped fin performance in printed circuit heat exchanger in a supercritical carbon dioxide power cycle

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    Highlights: • Staggered arrangement affects the pressure drop but does not significantly affect to the heat transfer. • The total pressure drop is reduced, but the amount of acceleration pressure drop increases while that of frictional pressure drop decreases as the horizontal number increases. • For the vertical number, the total pressure drop decreases more largely than the horizontal number. • The objective function shows that the fully staggered arrangement shows best performance. - Abstract: One of the key issues of the PCHE technology in the supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle is to achieve an efficient and compact designs to be able to enhance heat transfer and reduce pressure drop. The issue is challenging due to the complex configuration of micro-channels in the PCHE. In this study, an innovative micro-channel equipped with an array of airfoil fins is analyzed to evaluate its performance. In so doing, sensitivity analysis with various design parameters is performed to configure the optimal arrangement of airfoil fins by using CFD analysis for Supercritical Carbon dioxide Integral Experimental Loop (SCIEL) in Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). Dominant geometric parameters of the fin arrangement that affects to the thermal and hydraulic performances are the horizontal, vertical and staggered pitches. ANSYS ICEM CFD and ANSYS CFX are used for the grid generation and the computational calculation. CO2 properties are used by using REFPROF software database. The inlet temperature of the hot side is 618 K and that of the cold side is 585 K. The reference mass flow rate is set as 1.2 g/s for the vertical number of 2.0, which is the Reynolds number of about 30,000. The mass flow rate changes from 0.4 to 4.8 g/s in order to investigate the Reynolds number effect. The k-ε model is selected as the turbulence model. In conclusions, the results show that the optimal arrangement of airfoil fins can be examined in terms of an objective function and it is obtained as the arrangement has the staggered number of 1.0

  2. Effects of intraspecific variation in reproductive traits, pectoral fin use and burst swimming on metabolic rates and swimming performance in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

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    Svendsen, Jon Christian; Banet, Amanda I.; Christensen, Rune Haubo Bojesen; Steffensen, John F.; Aarestrup, Kim

    2013-01-01

    reproductive traits, pectoral fin use and burse-assisted swimming on swimming metabolic rate, standard metabolic rate (MO2std) and prolonged swimming performance (Ucrit). Reproductive traits included reproductive allocation and pregnancy stage, the former defined as the mass of the reproductive tissues divided...... by the total body mass. Results showed that the metabolic rate increased curvilinearly with swimming speed. The slope of the relationship was used as an index of swimming cost. There was no evidence that reproductive traits correlated with swimming cost, MO2std or Ucrit. In contrast, data revealed...

  3. Modeling of the thermal performances of an evaporator with graphite spiral-shaped fins; Modelisation des performances thermiques d'un evaporateur a ailettes spiralees en graphite

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    Bessenet, S.; Renaudin, V.; Daroux, M.; Hornut, J.M. [Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques, Lab. des Sciences du Genie Chimique, ENSIC CNRS INPL, 54 - Nancy (France); Hornut, J.M. [Nancy-1 Univ., 54 (France)

    2001-07-01

    This work concerns the study and modeling of a graphite-made evaporator with internal spiral-shaped fins. The parameters under study are: the Reynolds number of the hot working fluid, the mass flow rate of the falling film and the average inclination of the internal fin which characterize the heating surface. The analysis of the covariance of the experimental data allows to deduce two polynomial models which describe the evolution of the voluminal thermal power and of the specific vaporization ratio with respect to the different parameters under study. (J.S.)

  4. Flow and heat transfer enhancement in tube heat exchangers

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    Sayed Ahmed, Sayed Ahmed E.; Mesalhy, Osama M.; Abdelatief, Mohamed A.

    2015-11-01

    The performance of heat exchangers can be improved to perform a certain heat-transfer duty by heat transfer enhancement techniques. Enhancement techniques can be divided into two categories: passive and active. Active methods require external power, such as electric or acoustic field, mechanical devices, or surface vibration, whereas passive methods do not require external power but make use of a special surface geometry or fluid additive which cause heat transfer enhancement. The majority of commercially interesting enhancement techniques are passive ones. This paper presents a review of published works on the characteristics of heat transfer and flow in finned tube heat exchangers of the existing patterns. The review considers plain, louvered, slit, wavy, annular, longitudinal, and serrated fins. This review can be indicated by the status of the research in this area which is important. The comparison of finned tubes heat exchangers shows that those with slit, plain, and wavy finned tubes have the highest values of area goodness factor while the heat exchanger with annular fin shows the lowest. A better heat transfer coefficient ha is found for a heat exchanger with louvered finned and thus should be regarded as the most efficient one, at fixed pumping power per heat transfer area. This study points out that although numerous studies have been conducted on the characteristics of flow and heat transfer in round, elliptical, and flat tubes, studies on some types of streamlined-tubes shapes are limited, especially on wing-shaped tubes (Sayed Ahmed et al. in Heat Mass Transf 50: 1091-1102, 2014; in Heat Mass Transf 51: 1001-1016, 2015). It is recommended that further detailed studies via numerical simulations and/or experimental investigations should be carried out, in the future, to put further insight to these fin designs.

  5. Flow and heat transfer enhancement in tube heat exchangers

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    Sayed Ahmed, Sayed Ahmed E.; Mesalhy, Osama M.; Abdelatief, Mohamed A.

    2015-08-01

    The performance of heat exchangers can be improved to perform a certain heat-transfer duty by heat transfer enhancement techniques. Enhancement techniques can be divided into two categories: passive and active. Active methods require external power, such as electric or acoustic field, mechanical devices, or surface vibration, whereas passive methods do not require external power but make use of a special surface geometry or fluid additive which cause heat transfer enhancement. The majority of commercially interesting enhancement techniques are passive ones. This paper presents a review of published works on the characteristics of heat transfer and flow in finned tube heat exchangers of the existing patterns. The review considers plain, louvered, slit, wavy, annular, longitudinal, and serrated fins. This review can be indicated by the status of the research in this area which is important. The comparison of finned tubes heat exchangers shows that those with slit, plain, and wavy finned tubes have the highest values of area goodness factor while the heat exchanger with annular fin shows the lowest. A better heat transfer coefficient ha is found for a heat exchanger with louvered finned and thus should be regarded as the most efficient one, at fixed pumping power per heat transfer area. This study points out that although numerous studies have been conducted on the characteristics of flow and heat transfer in round, elliptical, and flat tubes, studies on some types of streamlined-tubes shapes are limited, especially on wing-shaped tubes (Sayed Ahmed et al. in Heat Mass Transf 50: 1091-1102, 2014; in Heat Mass Transf 51: 1001-1016, 2015). It is recommended that further detailed studies via numerical simulations and/or experimental investigations should be carried out, in the future, to put further insight to these fin designs.

  6. The pulse tube engine: A numerical and experimental approach on its design, performance, and operating conditions

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    The pulse tube engine is a simple heat engine based on the pulse tube process. Due to its simplicity it has a high potential to be applicable in waste heat usage and energy harvesting purposes. In this work, mathematical and experimental design tools are developed to study a pressurized laboratory scale pulse tube engine. The mathematical model is based on the transient numerical solution of the governing differential equations for mass, momentum and energy. The Modelica environment of SimulationX is used to solve the equations numerically and the model is employed to design the experimental test engine with helium as working fluid. The transient behavior of the pulse tube engine's underlying thermodynamic properties is studied numerically and experimentally under different design parameters as well as for different heat input temperatures, filling pressures and operating frequencies. The measured engine characteristics are compared with the calculated predictions. Internal and external power losses are quantified. Design studies for a further development of the pulse tube engine are performed experimentally. The developed numerical tool provides a rational framework for up-scaling the current laboratory model to industrial scale. - Highlights: • We developed a mathematical model and an experimental test engine to study the pulse tube engine. • The experimental test engine is able to operate with pressurized helium of up to 12 bar filling pressure. • We characterized and compared the engine's behavior under different design features and operating conditions. • Design studies for a further development of the pulse tube engine are performed experimentally

  7. Steam generator tube performance: experience with water-cooled nuclear power reactors during 1978

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    The performance of steam generator tubes in water-cooled nuclear power reactors has been reviewed for 1978. Tube failures occurred at 31 of the 86 reactors surveyed. Causes of these failures and procedures designed to deal with them are described. A dramatic decrease in the number of tubes plugged was evident in 1978 compared to the previous year. This is attributed to diligent application of techniques developed from in-plant experience and research and development programs over the past several years. (auth)

  8. Performance studies of tubular flat plate collectors

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    Computations have been performed for flat plate efficiency factor, heat removal factor, heat gained by fluid for different materials used for the tubes and fins of flat plate tubular solar collectors. 3 refs, 17 figs, 4 tabs

  9. Functional and Biomechanical Performance of Stentless Extracellular Matrix Tricuspid Tube Graft

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    Ropcke, Diana M; Ilkjær, Christine; Skov, Søren N; Tjørnild, Marcell J; Sørensen, Anders Vibæk; Jensen, Henrik; Jensen, Morten O J; Hjortdal, Vibeke E; Nielsen, Sten L

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Stentless porcine extracellular matrix tricuspid tubular valves have been developed for tricuspid valve reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to compare biomechanical and functional performance of native and tube graft valves in an acute porcine model. METHODS: Twenty-two 65-kg pigs were randomized to tube graft or control with native valve preservation. Anterior papillary muscle force was measured with a dedicated force transducer. Microtip pressure catheters were placed in ...

  10. Coupled heat and mass transfer in absorption of water vapor into LiBr-H2O solution flowing on finned inclined surfaces

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    The absorption characteristics of water vapor into a LiBr-H2O solution flowing down on finned inclined surfaces are numerically investigated in order to study the absorbing performances of different surface shapes of finned tubes as an absorber element. A three-dimensional numerical model is developed. The momentum, energy, and diffusion equations are solved simultaneously using a finite difference method. In order to obtain the temperature and concentration distributions, the Runge-Kutta and the successive over relaxation methods are used. The flat, circular, elliptic, and parabolic shapes of the tube surfaces are considered in order to find the optimal surface shapes for absorption. In addition, the effects of the fin intervals and Rynolds numbers are studied. The results show that the absorption mainly happens near the fin tip due to the temperature and concentration gradient, and the absorbing performance of the parabolic surface is better than those of the other surfaces

  11. Thermal and Sensitivity Analysis of Multi-Fin Devices

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    Swahn, B; Hassoun, S.

    2006-01-01

    As device dimensions shrink into the nanometer range, power and performance constraints prohibit the longevity of traditional MOS devices in circuit design. A finFET, a quasi-planar double-gated device, has emerged as a replacement. FinFETs are formed by creating a silicon em fin which protrudes out of the wafer, wrapping a gate around the fin, and then doping the ends of the fin to form the source and drain. Wider finFETs are formed using multiple fins between the source and drain regions. W...

  12. Simulation of Grid-Fin Control Surfaces

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    Aftosmis, Michael J.

    2011-01-01

    Conference poster using previously disclosed techniques and methods (see ARC 16210 & 16212). We present simulations of grid-fin control surfaces to demonstrate geometric complexity and numerical robustness. These results have relevance to high-performance computing and performance of grid-fin-based control systems.

  13. Comparative feeding kinematics and performance of odontocetes: belugas, Pacific white-sided dolphins and long-finned pilot whales.

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    Kane, E A; Marshall, C D

    2009-12-01

    Cetaceans are thought to display a diversity of feeding modes that are often described as convergent with other more basal aquatic vertebrates (i.e. actinopterygians). However, the biomechanics of feeding in cetaceans has been relatively ignored by functional biologists. This study investigated the feeding behavior, kinematics and pressure generation of three odontocetes with varying feeding modes (belugas, Delphinapterus leucas; Pacific white-sided dolphins, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens; and long-finned pilot whales, Globicephala melas). Four feeding phases were recognized in all odontocetes: (I) preparatory, (II) jaw opening, (III) gular depression, and (IV) jaw closing. Belugas relied on a feeding mode that was composed of discrete ram and suction components. Pacific white-sided dolphins fed using ram, with some suction for compensation or manipulation of prey. Pilot whales were kinematically similar to belugas but relied on a combination of ram and suction that was less discrete than belugas. Belugas were able to purse the anterior lips to occlude lateral gape and form a small, circular anterior aperture that is convergent with feeding behaviors observed in more basal vertebrates. Suction generation in odontocetes is a function of hyolingual displacement and rapid jaw opening, and is likely to be significantly enhanced by lip pursing behaviors. Some degree of subambient pressure was measured in all species, with belugas reaching 126 kPa. Functional variations of suction generation during feeding demonstrate a wider diversity of feeding behaviors in odontocetes than previously thought. However, odontocete suction generation is convergent with that of more basal aquatic vertebrates. PMID:19946072

  14. Small-bore chest tubes seem to perform better than larger tubes in treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax

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    Iepsen, Ulrik Winning; Ringbæk, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and complications of surgical (large-bore) chest tube drainage with smaller and less invasive chest tubes in the treatment of non-traumatic pneumothorax (PT). ......The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and complications of surgical (large-bore) chest tube drainage with smaller and less invasive chest tubes in the treatment of non-traumatic pneumothorax (PT). ...

  15. Does size matter? An assessment of quota market evolution and performance in the Great Barrier Reef fin-fish fishery

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    James Innes

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available In fisheries managed using individual transferable quotas (ITQs it is generally assumed that quota markets are well-functioning, allowing quota to flow on either a temporary or permanent basis to those able to make best use of it. However, despite an increasing number of fisheries being managed under ITQs, empirical assessments of the quota markets that have actually evolved in these fisheries remain scarce. The Queensland Coral Reef Fin-Fish Fishery (CRFFF on the Great Barrier Reef has been managed under a system of ITQs since 2004. Data on individual quota holdings and trades for the period 2004-2012 were used to assess the CRFFF quota market and its evolution through time. Network analysis was applied to assess market structure and the nature of lease-trading relationships. An assessment of market participants’ abilities to balance their quota accounts, i.e., gap analysis, provided insights into market functionality and how this may have changed in the period observed. Trends in ownership and trade were determined, and market participants were identified as belonging to one out of a set of seven generalized types. The emergence of groups such as investors and lease-dependent fishers is clear. In 2011-2012, 41% of coral trout quota was owned by participants that did not fish it, and 64% of total coral trout landings were made by fishers that owned only 10% of the quota. Quota brokers emerged whose influence on the market varied with the bioeconomic conditions of the fishery. Throughout the study period some quota was found to remain inactive, implying potential market inefficiencies. Contribution to this inactivity appeared asymmetrical, with most residing in the hands of smaller quota holders. The importance of transaction costs in the operation of the quota market and the inequalities that may result are discussed in light of these findings.

  16. Functional and Biomechanical Performance of Stentless Extracellular Matrix Tricuspid Tube Graft : An Acute Experimental Porcine Evaluation

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    Ropcke, Diana M; Ilkjær, Christine

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Stentless porcine extracellular matrix tricuspid tubular valves have been developed for tricuspid valve reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to compare biomechanical and functional performance of native and tube graft valves in an acute porcine model. METHODS: Twenty-two 65-kg pigs were randomized to tube graft or control with native valve preservation. Anterior papillary muscle force was measured with a dedicated force transducer. Microtip pressure catheters were placed in the right atrium and ventricle. Leaflet motion and three-dimensional valve geometry were evaluated using 13 sonomicrometry crystals: six in the tricuspid annulus, one on each leaflet free edge, one on each papillary muscle tip, and one in the right ventricular apex. RESULTS: No regurgitation and no significant differences in intracavitary pressures, annular motion, or leaflet excursion angles were observed after tube graft implantation (p > 0.05). Compared with the native valve, the tricuspid annulus, leaflet orificearea, annular diameters, and the septal segment of the annulus were significantly smaller in the tube graft group (p < 0.05). Maximum anterior papillary muscle force was significantly lower in the tube graft group (p < 0.005). The implantation technique led to an annular circumferential downsizing of 20% ± 17%. CONCLUSIONS: An extracellular matrix tube graft implanted in the tricuspid position produces a competent valve with physiologic performance that, despite downsizing, makes the tube graft an attractive alternative to valve replacement. The downsizing of the implantation should be considered when planning tube graft size and may be potentially beneficial by relieving tension on the repaired tissue, thereby increasing durability.

  17. Experimental characterization of thermal hydraulic performance of louvered brazed plate fin heat exchangers / Caracterización térmico-hidraulica experimental del rendimiento de intercambiadores de placa y barras con aletas ventaneadas

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    John, Turizo-Santos; Oscar, Barros-Ballesteros; Armando, Fontalvo-Lascano; Ricardo, Vasquez-Padilla; Antonio, Bula-Silvera.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Las aletas tipo persianas se utilizan comúnmente en los intercambiadores de calor compactos para aumentar el área de superficie, la turbulencia, y producir una regeneración de la capa límite requerido para mejorar el rendimiento de transferencia de calor sin un aumento significativo en la caída de p [...] resión en comparación con otro tipo aletas. Un estudio experimental sobre la transferencia de calor y la caída de presión del lado del aire en aletas tipo persiana con patrón simétrico usada en intercambiadores de calor de placas soldadas, ha sido llevado a cabo. El números de Reynolds osciló entre 350 - 1270, basado en el pitch de la aleta, mientras se mantuvo un caudal de agua constante de 1,82 m³/h. La transferencia de calor y caída de presión para la geometría probada se presenta en términos del factor de Colburn (j) y el factor de fricción de Fanning (f) como función del número de Reynolds. Los resultados experimentales para j y f presentan un comportamiento acorde comparados con los modelos de regresión sugeridos para intercambiadores de calor compactos con aletas tipo persiana y tubos planos, presentando una desviación de 5,48 % y 5,39 % respectivamente. Por otra parte, cuando se compara con el análisis de CFD para la misma geometría, se obtiene una desviación media de 6,3%. Por último, un modelo de regresión para los factores j y f se logró con base en el número de Reynolds, presentando una desviación de 1,51 % y 2,19 % respectivamente. Abstract in english Louvered fins are commonly used in compact heat exchangers to increase the surface area, turbulence, and initiate new boundary layer growth required to improve the heat transfer performance without a significant increase in pressure drop compared with other fins. An experimental study on the air sid [...] e heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics for a louvered fin with symmetrical patterns in brazed plate heat exchangers had been performed. Reynolds numbers ranged from 350 - 1270, based on the louver pitch while a constant 1.82 m3/h water flow was held. The heat transfer and pressure drop for the geometry tested was reported in terms of Colburn factor (j) and Fanning friction factor (f) as a function of the Reynolds number. The experimental results for j and f are in good agreement compared to regression models suggested for compact heat exchanger with louvered fin and flat tubes, obtaining a deviation of 5.48% and 5.39% respectively. Moreover, when compared to CFD analysis for the same geometry, an average deviation of 6.3% is obtained. Finally a regression model for j and f factors was attained based on the Reynolds number, presenting a deviation of 1.51% and 2.19% respectively.

  18. HEAT TRANSFER EVALUATION OF HFC-236EA WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE ENHANCED TUBES IN CONDENSATION AND EVAPORATION

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    The report gives results of an evaluation of the heat transfer performance of pure hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-236ea for high performance enhanced tubes which had not been previously used in Navy shipboard chillers. Shell-side heat transfer coefficient data are presented for condensa...

  19. The Effect of the Capillary Tube Coil Number on the Refrigeration System Performance

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The capillary tube performance for (R134a is experimentally investigated. The experimental setup is a real vapor compression refrigeration system. All properties of the refrigeration system are measured for various mass flow rate from (13 – 23 kg/hr and capillary tube coil number (0-4 with fixed length (150 cm and capillary diameter(2.5mm.The results showed that the theoretical compression power increases by (65.8 % as the condenser temperature increases by (2.71%, also the theoretical compression power decreases by (10.3 % as the capillary tube coil number increases.The study shows also that the cooling capacity increases by (65.3% as the evaporator temperature increases by (8.4 %, and the cooling capacity increases by (1.6%as the capillary tube coil number increases in the range (0-4.The coefficient of performance decreases by (43.4 %, as the mass flow rateincreases by (76.9%, also the coefficient of performance increases by (13.51 % as thecapillary tube coil number increases in the range (0-4.Through this study, it was found that the best coil number in refrigeration cycle at the lowest mass flow rate (31 Kg/hr and at high mass flow rate (23 Kg/hr is (coil number = 4, this will give the highest performance, cooling capacity and lowest theoretical compression power.

  20. Performance improvement of double-tube gas cooler in CO2 refrigeration system using nanofluids

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    Sarkar Jahar

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    The theoretical analyses of the double-tube gas cooler in transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration cycle have been performed to study the performance improvement of gas cooler as well as CO2 cycle using Al2O3, TiO2, CuO and Cu nanofluids as coolants. Effects of various operating parameters (nanofluid inlet temperature and mass flow rate, CO2 pressure and particle volume fraction) are studied as well. Use of nanofluid as coolant in double-tube gas cooler o...

  1. A modular straw drift tube tracking system for the solenoidal detector collaboration experiment. Pt. II. Performance

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    For pt.I see ibid., p.355-71, 1996. Several investigations were conducted to demonstrate the capabilities of a straw drift tube outer tracking system for the SDC detector as described in the previous article. These include electrical properties and aging properties of the tubes as well as measurements of electron drift times in a 2 T magnetic field. Measurements characterizing the radiation hardness of the processes used to fabricate the front-end electronics are also included. We present the performance characteristics of prototype straw modules read out through this front-end electronics as well as some data on the performance of the track trigger system. (orig.)

  2. Effects of draft tube on the hydraulic performance of a Francis turbine

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    Jeon, J. H.; Byeon, S. S.; Kim, Y. J.

    2013-12-01

    The draft tube is an important component of a Francis turbine which influences the hydraulic performance. It is located just under the runner and allowed to decelerate the flow velocity exiting the runner, thereby converting the excess of kinetic energy into static pressure. In this study, we have numerically investigated the hydraulic performance of a Francis turbine on the 15MW hydropower generation with various design parameters (three types of draft tube, thickness of guide vane) through a three-dimensional numerical method with the SST turbulent model. The vortex rope characteristics of the draft tube were confirmed. The results of the vortex flow fields and flow characteristics were graphically depicted with different design parameters and operating conditions.

  3. Performance demonstration tests for eddy current inspection of steam generator tubing

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    This report describes the methodology and results for development of performance demonstration tests for eddy current (ET) inspection of steam generator tubes. Statistical test design principles were used to develop the performance demonstration tests. Thresholds on ET system inspection performance were selected to ensure that field inspection systems would have a high probability of detecting and and correctly sizing tube degradation. The technical basis for the ET system performance thresholds is presented in detail. Statistical test design calculations for probability of detection and flaw sizing tests are described. A recommended performance demonstration test based on the design calculations is presented. A computer program for grading the probability of detection portion of the performance demonstration test is given

  4. Improving heat exchanger performance by using on-line automatic tube cleaning system

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    Someah, Kaveh; Beauchesne, Guy [OVIVO Water (United States)], email: kaveh.someah@ovivowater.com, email: guy.beauchesne@ovivowater.com

    2011-07-01

    In this presentation, OVIVO demonstrates an innovative solution for enhancing the performance and output of heat exchangers used in oil recovery plants. The solution proposed for reducing tube failure due to deposit buildup, corrosion, micro fouling, and scaling caused by the high mineral content of the water used, is to use an on-line automatic tube cleaning system (ATCS). The first ATCS type is the ball type, which injects rubber balls into the water entering the heat exchanger. The scrubbing and wiping action of the balls keeps the tubes clean, and the balls are subsequently collected by means of a strainer and can be re-circulated as needed. A second system aligns a brush and basket to each tube and, by periodically reversing water flow using a diverter valve, cleans each tube several times daily without process interruption or the need for unit shut down. The use of ATCS has been proven to improve plant performance and increase output while reducing operating and maintenance costs.

  5. Study of performance of a detonation-driven shock tube; Detonation kudogata shogekihakan no sado tokusei

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    Yamanaka, A.; Ariga, Y. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan); Obara, T.; Cai, P.; Oyagi, S. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    2000-11-25

    A detonation-driven shock tube firstly designed by H.-R. Yu, is considered as a useful facilities capable of producing high-enthalpy flow. In this apparatus, a strong shock wave is generated by detonating oxygen-hydrogen (oxyhydrogen) mixture and has characteristics that temperature as well as pressure of driver gas is extremely high compared with conventional shock tubes. However, a structure of detonation wave is not uniform e. g., detonation wave has three-dimensional cellular structures and multiple transverse waves. Furthermore, the detonation wave is followed by a Taylor expansion fan and performance of detonation-driven shock tube is not well understood. In this preliminary study, a detonation-driven shock tube is constructed and its performance is experimentally investigated by measuring pressure histories and a profile of ionization current behind detonation wave. As a result, (1) the pressure histories of detonation wave is clarified and it shows reasonable agreement with a result obtained by KASIMIR shock tube simulation code. (2) A propagation velocity of detonation wave is coincided well with theoretical predictions assuming Chapman-Jouguet detonation wave. (3) An equivalence ratio of oxyhydrogen mixture to produce a highest Mach number of the shock wave is evaluated as {phi} (approx equal) 1.7. (author)

  6. Effect of inundation for condensation of steam on smooth and enhanced condenser tubes

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    Murase, T.; Wang, H.S.; Rose, J.W. [Department of Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)

    2006-08-15

    The paper presents new measurements on the effect of inundation during condensation of steam in tubes banks. Most of the data relate to wire-wrapped enhanced tubes but measurements are also reported for low-finned and smooth tubes. The technique of artificial inundation has been used where liquid is supplied above a single horizontal test condenser tube to simulate condensate draining from higher tubes. Inundation rates have been used to simulate a column of up to almost 30 tubes. The surface temperature of the condenser tube was measured at four locations around the tube using buried thermocouples. The heat transfer and hence condensation rate was determined from the mass flow rate and temperature rise from coolant. The temperature and flow rate of the simulated inundation was carefully controlled. All tests were carried out at atmospheric pressure with constant vapour downflow approach velocity and constant coolant flow rate. For the given coolant and vapour flow rates and temperatures (same for all tests), and in the absence of inundation, the vapour-side heat-transfer coefficient for the finned tube was around four times that of the smooth tube while the heat-transfer coefficient for the wire-wrapped tubes was independent of winding pitch and around 30% higher than for the smooth tube. For inundation conditions the smooth tube data are in line with the widely used Kern equation relating the heat-transfer coefficient to the depth of a tube in the bank. The heat-transfer coefficient for the finned tube was virtually unaffected by inundation up to the maximum used which was equivalent to a depth of about 20 finned tubes in a bank. At this depth level the heat-transfer coefficient for the finned tube was around six times that of the smooth tube. For the wire-wrapped tubes the deterioration in performance with increasing inundation was least for the smallest winding pitch used for which the heat-transfer coefficient fell by around 9% at an equivalent depth in a bank of 25 tubes. At this depth level the heat-transfer coefficient for the wire-wrapped tube was almost twice that of the smooth tube. (author)

  7. The ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) proportional drift tube: design and performance

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    A straw proportional counter is the basic element of the ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT). Its detailed properties as well as the main properties of a few TRT operating gas mixtures are described. Particular attention is paid to straw tube performance in high radiation conditions and to its operational stability

  8. Muscle activity during knee-extension strengthening exercise performed with elastic tubing and isotonic resistance

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    Jakobsen, Markus Due; Sundstrup, Emil; Andersen, Christoffer H; Bandholm, Thomas; Thorborg, Kristian; Zebis, Mette Kreutzfeldt; Andersen, Lars L

    2012-01-01

    While elastic resistance training, targeting the upper body is effective for strength training, the effect of elastic resistance training on lower body muscle activity remains questionable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the EMG-angle relationship of the quadriceps muscle during 10-RM knee-extensions performed with elastic tubing and an isotonic strength training machine.

  9. Performance improvement of double-tube gas cooler in CO2 refrigeration system using nanofluids

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    Sarkar Jahar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The theoretical analyses of the double-tube gas cooler in transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration cycle have been performed to study the performance improvement of gas cooler as well as CO2 cycle using Al2O3, TiO2, CuO and Cu nanofluids as coolants. Effects of various operating parameters (nanofluid inlet temperature and mass flow rate, CO2 pressure and particle volume fraction are studied as well. Use of nanofluid as coolant in double-tube gas cooler of CO2 cycle improves the gas cooler effectiveness, cooling capacity and COP without penalty of pumping power. The CO2 cycle yields best performance using Al2O3-H2O as a coolant in double-tube gas cooler followed by TiO2-H2O, CuO-H2O and Cu-H2O. The maximum cooling COP improvement of transcritical CO2 cycle for Al2O3-H2O is 25.4%, whereas that for TiO2-H2O is 23.8%, for CuO-H2O is 20.2% and for Cu-H2O is 16.2% for the given ranges of study. Study shows that the nanofluid may effectively use as coolant in double-tube gas cooler to improve the performance of transcritical CO2 refrigeration cycle.

  10. Quench gas and preamplifier selection influence on 3He tube performance for spent fuel applications

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    Current 3He tubes utilized in neutron coincidence counting use different quench gas admixtures to shorten the avalanche process. In addition amplifier modules with different shaping characteristics are used to process detector signals. Both of these aspects affect the detector response. In the current paper, 3He tubes with several quench gas admixtures (CO2, N2, Ar+CH4 and CF4) and amplifier modules (PDT, AMPTEK, BOT) are compared. The plateau characteristics, gamma-sensitivity and deadtime of individual counters in combination with the listed amplifier modules are compared to determine optimum amplifier module/counter performance for the spent fuel applications.

  11. Performance demonstrations for steam generator tubing analysts in the nuclear power plants

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    This paper describes personnel training and qualification for nondestructive examination personnel who analyze data for steam generator tubing. The purpose of these qualification requirements is to ensure a continuing uniform knowledge base and skill level for data analysts and contribute to safely operate nuclear power plants. According to the Notice 2004-13 of Ministry of Science and Technology, the qualification for QDA(Qualified Data Analyst) and SSPD(Site-Specific Performance Demonstration) is required to the analysts for steam generator tubing data. The qualification procedures and requirements for QDA and SSPD in Korea are described in detail.

  12. Study on heat transfer performance of an aluminum flat plate heat pipe with fins in vapor chamber

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    Highlights: • A novel flat plate heat pipe (FPHP) was designed and performed. • Maximum HS temperature is lower than 60 °C when the heat load reaches 100 W. • The FPHP will spend less time to start up with the increase of heat flux. • Liquid FR and VD have a significant influence on thermal performance of FPHP. - Abstract: The heat transfer performance of a novel flat plate heat pipe (FPHP) for electronic cooling was investigated experimentally. A variety of performance tests of FPHP were carried out with different air flow velocities (1.5 m/s < u < 6 m/s), working fluid filling ratios (10% < FR < 50%), and the vacuum degrees (0.002 Pa < VD < 0.25 Pa). Using distilled water and acetone as working fluids, the influence of the above parameters on steady-state heat transfer characteristics of the FPHP was also examined. The experimental results indicated that the filling ratio and vacuum degree had a significant influence on thermal performance of FPHP. Compared with cooling performance using distilled water and acetone, the FPHP cooling component using acetone had a stronger heat dissipation capacity for the same filling ratio

  13. An empirical correlation and rating charts for the performance of adiabatic capillary tubes with alternative refrigerants

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    Jongmin Choi; Yongchan Kim; Jintaek Chung [Korea Univ., Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul (Korea)

    2004-01-01

    With the phaseout of conventional refrigerants, refrigeration and air conditioning systems must be redesigned to improve system performance and reliability with alternative refrigerants. In this study, a generalized correlation for the prediction of refrigerant flow rate through adiabatic capillary tubes is developed by generating dimensionless parameters for operating conditions, capillary tube geometry, and refrigerant properties using the Buckingham Pi theorem. The database for the present correlation includes extensive experimental data for R12, R22, R134a, R152a, R407C, and R410A obtained from the open literature. The present correlation, which has a relatively simpler form to employ, yields a mean deviation of 5.4% and a standard deviation of 6.5% from the database. In addition, rating charts for predicting refrigerant flow rate through adiabatic capillary tubes are generated for R12, R22, R134a, R152a, R407C, and R410A (Author)

  14. Analysis of critical heat flux during subcooled boiling for finned fuel elements

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    Experimental and analytical studies were performed to determine the critical heat flux (CHF) during subcooled boiling on finned fuel elements. Tests were conducted in a vertical, concentric-annulus test section consisting of a glass tube containing a finned heater element with either six, eight, or ten longitudinal fins. The phenomena leading to CHF are described and the parametric trends are discussed.A two-dimensional finite-element heat transfer model using the Galerkin method was used to analyse the experimental data to obtain CHF values. A dimensionless correlation was derived to predict the CHF values during subcooled boiling. Over 90% of the predicted CHF values agreed with those obtained from the two-dimensional analysis within ±30%. ((orig.))

  15. Performance of drift-tube detectors at high counting rates for high-luminosity LHC upgrades

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    Bittner, Bernhard; Dubbert, Jörg; Kortner, Oliver; Kroha, Hubert; Manfredini, Alessandro; Nowak, Sebastian; Ott, Sebastian; Richter, Robert; Schwegler, Philipp; Zanzi, Daniele; Biebel, Otmar; Hertenberger, Ralf; Ruschke, Alexander; Zibell, Andre

    2013-12-01

    The performance of pressurized drift-tube detectors at very high background rates has been studied at the Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF) at CERN and in an intense 20 MeV proton beam at the Munich Van-der-Graaf tandem accelerator for applications in large-area precision muon tracking at high-luminosity upgrades of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The ATLAS muon drift-tube (MDT) chambers with 30 mm tube diameter have been designed to cope with ? and neutron background hit rates of up to 500 Hz/cm2. Background rates of up to 14 kHz/cm2 are expected at LHC upgrades. The test results with standard MDT readout electronics show that the reduction of the drift-tube diameter to 15 mm, while leaving the operating parameters unchanged, vastly increases the rate capability well beyond the requirements. The development of new small-diameter muon drift-tube (sMDT) chambers for LHC upgrades is completed. Further improvements of tracking efficiency and spatial resolution at high counting rates will be achieved with upgraded readout electronics employing improved signal shaping for high counting rates.

  16. Performance of the Hamamatsu R11410 photomultiplier tube in cryogenic xenon environments

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    The Hamamatsu R11410 photomultiplier, a tube of 3'' diameter and with a very low intrinsic radioactivity, is an interesting light sensor candidate for future experiments using liquid xenon (LXe) as target for direct dark matter searches. We have performed several experiments with the R11410 with the goal of testing its performance in environments similar to a dark matter detector setup. In particular, we examined its long-term behavior and stability in LXe and its response in various electric field configurations.

  17. Experimental Study of Convective Heat Transfer and Thermal Performance in the Heat-Sink Channel with Various Geometrical Configurations Fins

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    Mohit Taneja, 2 Sandeep Nandal, 3Arpan Manchanda, 4Ajay Kumar Agarwal

    2013-01-01

    An experimental study was conducted to investigate the heat transfer & friction loss characteristics in a heat sink channel with various geometrical configurations under constant heat flux conditions. The experiments are performed for the Reynolds number and heat flux in the ranges of 300 to 900 and 1.50-5.50kw/m2, respectively. The heat sink with two different channel heights and two different channel widths are accomplished. Different geometrical configurations parameters effect of the micr...

  18. Plastic Guidance Fins for Long Rod Projectiles .

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    Mark L. Bundy

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available Projectile tail fins on long rod kinetic energy (KE penetrators serve the same purpose as fletchings (feathers on an arrow, namely, they help align the projectile axis with its velocity vector. This reduces the projectile's yaw and hence reduces its aerodynamic drag. In addition, a low yaw angle at target impact helps to maximise the projectile's target penetration. It is typical for projectiles to exit the gun muzzle and enter free flight at some ndn-zero yaw angle. Aerodynamic forces acting on yawed tail fins create a stabilising torque about the projectile's centre of gravity (CG. This torque can be increased by making the fin material lighter. Most conventional long rod penetrators fired from high performance guns have tail fins made from aluminium. However, aluminium can undergo catastrophic oxidation (rapid burning in-bore. Coating aluminium with Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ {hardcoat prevents ignition of the substrate, provided solid propellant grain impacts do not chip the brittle hardcoat off the surface. Plastic is lighter than aluminium and less exothermic when oxidized. Therefore, other factors aside, it is conceivable that plastic fins could increase projectile stability while incurring less thermal erosion than aluminium. However, thermal loads are not the only concern when considering plastic as an alternative tail fin material. The mechanical strength of plastic is also a critical factor. This paper discusses some of the successes and failures of plastic fins, at least relatively thin fins, for use as KE stabilisers.

  19. Performance and lifetime of micro-channel plate tubes for the TORCH detector

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    Timing Of internally Reflected CHerenkov photons (TORCH) is a time-of-flight detector proposed for particle identification at low momentum. Charged particles passing through a plane of quartz produce Cherenkov light, some of which is trapped within the plane by total internal reflection and then emerges at the edges. There the photons are focused onto micro-channel plate photon detectors that register their position and arrival time. This allows reconstructing the photon trajectories in quartz and determining the particle crossing time. Commercial micro-channel plate tubes can achieve the required timing resolution, but their anode spatial segmentation is too coarse, at least in one dimension. In addition, these devices must survive a number of years in a high occupancy environment. Micro-channel plate tubes specifically dedicated to the TORCH are currently being designed, constructed and prototyped in collaboration with industry. In the present paper, results from commercial and dedicated devices are reported. - Highlights: • The TORCH time-of-flight system is introduced. • The stringent requirements for TORCH micro-channel plate tubes are detailed. • The performance of commercial micro-channel plate tubes is summarized. • The performance of newly developed micro-channel plate devices is reported. • Timing resolution and ageing aspects of these new devices are emphasized

  20. Performance and lifetime of micro-channel plate tubes for the TORCH detector

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    Gys, T., E-mail: Thierry.Gys@cern.ch [CERN, PH Department, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); García, L. Castillo [CERN, PH Department, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Laboratory for High Energy Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Fopma, J. [University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Forty, R.; Frei, C. [CERN, PH Department, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Gao, R.; Harnew, N.; Keri, T. [University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Piedigrossi, D. [CERN, PH Department, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)

    2014-12-01

    Timing Of internally Reflected CHerenkov photons (TORCH) is a time-of-flight detector proposed for particle identification at low momentum. Charged particles passing through a plane of quartz produce Cherenkov light, some of which is trapped within the plane by total internal reflection and then emerges at the edges. There the photons are focused onto micro-channel plate photon detectors that register their position and arrival time. This allows reconstructing the photon trajectories in quartz and determining the particle crossing time. Commercial micro-channel plate tubes can achieve the required timing resolution, but their anode spatial segmentation is too coarse, at least in one dimension. In addition, these devices must survive a number of years in a high occupancy environment. Micro-channel plate tubes specifically dedicated to the TORCH are currently being designed, constructed and prototyped in collaboration with industry. In the present paper, results from commercial and dedicated devices are reported. - Highlights: • The TORCH time-of-flight system is introduced. • The stringent requirements for TORCH micro-channel plate tubes are detailed. • The performance of commercial micro-channel plate tubes is summarized. • The performance of newly developed micro-channel plate devices is reported. • Timing resolution and ageing aspects of these new devices are emphasized.

  1. Improving the Performance of Two-Stage Gas Guns By Adding a Diaphragm in the Pump Tube

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    Bogdanoff, D. W.; Miller, Robert J.

    1995-01-01

    Herein, we study the technique of improving the gun performance by installing a diaphragm in the pump tube of the gun. A CFD study is carried out for the 0.28 in. gun in the Hypervelocity Free Flight Radiation (HFF RAD) range at the NASA Ames Research Center. The normal, full-length pump tube is studied as well as two pump tubes of reduced length (approximately 75% and approximately 33% of the normal length). Significant improvements in performance are calculated to be gained for the reduced length pump tubes upon the addition of the diaphragm. These improvements are identified as reductions in maximum pressures in the pump tube and at the projectile base of approximately 20%, while maintaining the projectile muzzle velocity or as increases in muzzle velocity of approximately 0.5 km/sec while not increasing the maximum pressures in the gun. Also, it is found that both guns with reduced pump tube length (with diaphragms) could maintain the performance of gun with the full length pump tube without diaphragms, whereas the guns with reduced pump tube lengths without diaphragms could not. A five-shot experimental investigation of the pump tube diaphragm technique is carried out for the gun with a pump tube length of 75% normal. The CFD predictions of increased muzzle velocity are borne out by the experimental data. Modest, but useful muzzle velocity increases (2.5 - 6%) are obtained upon the installation of a diaphragm, compared to a benchmark shot without a diaphragm.

  2. High-performance III-V MOSFET with nano-stacked high-k gate dielectric and 3D fin-shaped structure

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    Chen, Szu-Hung; Liao, Wen-Shiang; Yang, Hsin-Chia; Wang, Shea-Jue; Liaw, Yue-Gie; Wang, Hao; Gu, Haoshuang; Wang, Mu-Chun

    2012-01-01

    A three-dimensional (3D) fin-shaped field-effect transistor structure based on III-V metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) fabrication has been demonstrated using a submicron GaAs fin as the high-mobility channel. The fin-shaped channel has a thickness-to-width ratio (TFin/WFin) equal to 1. The nano-stacked high-k Al2O3 dielectric was adopted as a gate insulator in forming a metal-oxide-semiconductor structure to suppress gate leakage. The 3D III-V MOSFET exhibits outstan...

  3. Wave-shaping of pulse tube cryocooler components for improved performance

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    Antao, Dion Savio; Farouk, Bakhtier

    2014-11-01

    The method of wave-shaping acoustic resonators is applied to an inertance type cryogenic pulse tube refrigerator (IPTR) to improve its performance. A detailed time-dependent axisymmetric experimentally validated computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model of the PTR is used to predict its performance. The continuity, momentum and energy equations are solved for both the refrigerant gas (helium) and the porous media regions (the regenerator and the three heat-exchangers) in the PTR. An improved representation of heat transfer in the porous media is achieved by employing a thermal non-equilibrium model to couple the gas and solid (porous media) energy equations. The wave-shaped regenerator and pulse tube studied have cone geometries and the effects of different cone angles and the orientation (nozzle v/s diffuser mode) on the system performance are investigated. The resultant spatio-temporal pressure, temperature and velocity fields in the regenerator and pulse tube components are evaluated. The performance of these wave-shaped PTRs is compared to the performance of a non wave-shaped system with cylindrical components. Better cooling is predicted for the cryocooler using wave-shaped components oriented in the diffuser mode.

  4. QuantiFERON–TB Gold In-Tube test performance in Denmark

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    Hermansen, Thomas; Lillebaek, Troels; Hansen, Ann-Brit E; Andersen, Peter H; Ravn, Pernille

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Little is known about the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test (QFT) in extreme age groups. The test performance has been reported to be impaired in children and elderly, but reports are diverging. The aim of this study was to evaluate QFT performance in patients with and without Tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: A retrospective study analysing the results of 18,850 QFT performed in Denmark 2005-2010. The effect of age, sex, localisation of TB, and result of culture on QFT performance (positiv...

  5. Enhancement of Natural Convection Heat Transfer from Perforated Fin

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    Mr. Saurabh ,D. Bahadure , Mr. G. D. Gosavi

    2014-01-01

    A comprehensive theoretical and experimental study was carried out on the thermal performance of a pin fin heat sink. An experimental model was shows that have the capability of predicting influence of effective surface area of pin fin on thermal heat transfer coefficient. Pin fin array are used in many applications to enhance heat transfer and also shows enhancement of heat transfer coefficient for different material of fin. Several different type of experiment te...

  6. Research on the Pin Fin Efficiency and Structure

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    Fan Bailin; Huang Ganghan; Xu Long; Wang Yanjun; Zhang Pei

    2013-01-01

    The performance of pin fin heat sink can be to measure through the temperature field. The temperature field and efficiency of the Pin Fin were analyzed, Pin fin efficiency curve was drowned also the distribution of the temperature field along the length of the pin fin curve was drawn. Thermal resistance was composed by thermal resistance of Aluminum substrate? thermal resistance of convective heat transfer and the thermal resistance of the cooling liquid. The change rule was studied through t...

  7. Performance of a 260 Hz pulse tube cooler with metal fiber as the regenerator material

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    Wang, Xiaotao; Zhang, Shuang; Yu, Guoyao; Dai, Wei; Luo, Ercang

    2014-01-01

    Pulse tube coolers operating at higher frequency lead to a high energy density and result in a more compact system. This paper describes the performance of a 300 Hz pulse tube cooler driven by a linear compressor. Such high frequency operation leads to decreased thermal penetration, which requires a smaller hydraulic diameter and smaller wire diameter in the regenerator. In our previous experiments, the stainless steel mesh with a mesh number of 635 was used as the regenerator material, and a no-load temperature of 63 K was obtained. Both the numerical and experimental results indicate this material causes a large loss in the regenerator. A stainless steel fiber regenerator is introduced and studied in this article. Because this fiber has a wide range of wire diameter and porosity, such material might be more suitable for higher frequency pulse tube coolers. With the fiber as the regenerator material and after a series of optimizations, a no-load temperature of 45 K is acquired in the experiment. Influences of various parameters such as frequency and inertance tube length have been investigated experimentally.

  8. A minichannel aluminium tube heat exchanger - Pt. 3: Condenser performance with propane

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    Fernando, Primal; Palm, Bjoern; Ameel, Tim; Lundqvist, Per; Granryd, Eric [Department of Energy Technology, Division of Applied Thermodynamics and Refrigeration, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm (Sweden)

    2008-06-15

    This paper reports heat transfer results obtained during condensation of refrigerant propane inside a minichannel aluminium heat exchanger vertically mounted in an experimental setup simulating a water-to-water heat pump. The condenser was constructed of multiport minichannel aluminium tubes assembled as a shell-and-tube heat exchanger. Propane vapour entered the condenser tubes via the top end and exited sub-cooled from the bottom. Coolant water flowed upward on the shell-side. The heat transfer areas of the tube-side and the shell-side of the condenser were 0.941 m{sup 2} and 0.985 m{sup 2}, respectively. The heat transfer rate between the two fluids was controlled by varying the evaporation temperature while the condensation temperature was fixed. The applied heat transfer rate was within 3900-9500 W for all tests. Experiments were performed at constant condensing temperatures of 30{sup o}C, 40{sup o}C and 50{sup o}C, respectively. The cooling water flow rate was maintained at 11.90 l min{sup -1} for all tests. De-superheating length, two-phase length, sub-cooling length, local heat transfer coefficients and average heat transfer coefficients of the condenser were calculated. The experimental heat transfer coefficients were compared with predictions from correlations found in the literature. The experimental heat transfer coefficients in the different regions were higher than those predicted by the available correlations. (author)

  9. Thermal performance testing of two Thales 9310 pulse-tube cryocoolers for PHyTIR

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    PHyTIR is a NASA-funded technology demonstration for a near-term earth-observing instrument in the thermal infrared spectrum, intended for use in the HyspIRI mission. PHyTIR will use two Thales 9310 single-stage pulse tube cryocoolers, one to directly cool the FPA, the other to simulate a passive radiator. We report performance measurements for the two Thales 9310 cryocoolers intended for inclusion in the PHyTIR demonstrator

  10. Thermal performance testing of two Thales 9310 pulse-tube cryocoolers for PHyTIR

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    Paine, Christopher G. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena CA 91109 (United States)

    2014-01-29

    PHyTIR is a NASA-funded technology demonstration for a near-term earth-observing instrument in the thermal infrared spectrum, intended for use in the HyspIRI mission. PHyTIR will use two Thales 9310 single-stage pulse tube cryocoolers, one to directly cool the FPA, the other to simulate a passive radiator. We report performance measurements for the two Thales 9310 cryocoolers intended for inclusion in the PHyTIR demonstrator.

  11. Thermal performance testing of two Thales 9310 pulse-tube cryocoolers for PHyTIR

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    Paine, Christopher G.

    2014-01-01

    PHyTIR is a NASA-funded technology demonstration for a near-term earth-observing instrument in the thermal infrared spectrum, intended for use in the HyspIRI mission. PHyTIR will use two Thales 9310 single-stage pulse tube cryocoolers, one to directly cool the FPA, the other to simulate a passive radiator. We report performance measurements for the two Thales 9310 cryocoolers intended for inclusion in the PHyTIR demonstrator.

  12. Muscle activity during knee-extension strengthening exercise performed with elastic tubing and isotonic resistance

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    Jakobsen, Markus Due; Sundstrup, Emil; Andersen, Christoffer H; Bandholm, Thomas; Thorborg, Kristian; Zebis, Mette K; Andersen, Lars L

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: While elastic resistance training, targeting the upper body is effective for strength training, the effect of elastic resistance training on lower body muscle activity remains questionable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the EMG-angle relationship of the quadriceps muscle during 10-RM knee-extensions performed with elastic tubing and an isotonic strength training machine. METHODS: 7 women and 9 men aged 28-67 years (mean age 44 and 41 years, respectively) participa...

  13. Dependence of Initial Plasma Size on Laser-driven In-Tube Accelerator (LITA) Performance

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    At Tohoku University, experiments of Laser-driven In-Tube Accelerator (LITA) have been carried out. In order to observe the initial state of plasma and blast wave, the visualization experiment was carried out using the shadowgraph method. In this paper, dependency of initial plasma size on LITA performance is investigated numerically. The plasma size is estimated using shadowgraph images and the numerical results are compared with the experimental data of pressure measurement and results of previous modeling

  14. A model for the performance of a vertical tube condenser in the presence of noncondensable gases

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    Some proposed vertical tube condensers are designed to operate at high noncondensable fractions, which warrants a simple model to predict their performance. Models developed thus far are usually non self-contained as they require the specification of the wall temperature to predict the local condensation rate. The present model attempts to fill this gap by addressing the secondary side heat transfer as well. Starting with momentum balance which includes the effect of interfacial shear stress, a Nusselt-type algebraic equation is derived for the film thickness as a function of flow and geometry parameters. The heat and mass transfer analogy relations are then invoked to deduce the condensation rate of steam onto the tube wall. Lastly, the heat transfer to the secondary side is modelled to include cooling by forced, free or mixed convection flows. The model is used for parametric simulations to determine the impact on the condenser performance of important factors such as the inlet gas fraction, the mixture inlet flowrate, the total pressure, and the molecular weight of the noncondensable gas. The model performed simulations of some experiments with pure steam and air-steam mixtures flowing down a vertical tube. The model predicts the data quite well

  15. Improved Performance of an Indigenous Stirling Type Pulse Tube Cooler and Pressure Wave Generator

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    Kumar, J. Kranthi; Jacob, S.; Karunanithi, R.; Narasimham, G. S. V. L.; Damu, C.; Praveen, T.; Samir, M.

    Sustained efforts have been made in our laboratory to improve the performance of an indigenously developed pressure wave gen- erator by reducing the mechanical losses and the required input power. An acoustically matching pulse tube cooler, with a design target of 0.5 W at 80 K, was designed using Sage and experience gained from previous studies. The pulse tube cooler was fabri- cated and tested. The effect of regenerator stacking pattern on the cooler performance was studied by filling the regenerator with mesh of the same size #400 and with multi meshes #250, 325, 400. In present experiments, regenerator with #400 mesh at 30 bar filling pressure performed better with more energy efficiency. A no load temperature of 74 K was achieved with input power of 59 W corresponding to a cooling power of 0.22 W at 80 K. Parasitic heat load to the cooler was measured be 0.68 W. This heat load is primarily by heat conduction through the regenerator and pulse tube wall. By reducing the wall thickness from 0.30 mm to 0.15 mm, the parasitic loads can be reduced by 50%.

  16. A model for the performance of a vertical tube condenser in the presence of noncondensable gases

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    Guentay, A.D.S.

    1995-09-01

    Some proposed vertical tube condensers are designed to operate at high noncondensable fractions, which warrants a simple model to predict their performance. Models developed thus far are usually non self-contained as they require the specification of the wall temperature to predict the local condensation rate. The present model attempts to fill this gap by addressing the secondary side heat transfer as well. Starting with momentum balance which includes the effect of interfacial shear stress, a Nusselt-type algebraic equation is derived for the film thickness as a function of flow and geometry parameters. The heat and mass transfer analogy relations are then invoked to deduce the condensation rate of steam onto the tube wall. Lastly, the heat transfer to the secondary side is modelled to include cooling by forced, free or mixed convection flows. The model is used for parametric simulations to determine the impact on the condenser performance of important factors such as the inlet gas fraction, the mixture inlet flowrate, the total pressure, and the molecular weight of the noncondensable gas. The model performed simulations of some experiments with pure steam and air-steam mixtures flowing down a vertical tube. The model predicts the data quite well.

  17. Heat transfer performance during condensation of R-134a inside helicoidal tubes

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    Al-Hajeri, M.H.; Koluib, A.M.; Mosaad, M.; Al-Kulaib, S. [Department of Mechanical Power and Refrigeration Engineering, College of Technological Studies, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (Kuwait)

    2007-08-15

    This paper reports an experimental investigation of condensation heat transfer and pressure drop of an ozone friendly refrigerant, R-134a, inside a helical tube for climatic conditioning of hot regions. This study concerns the condensation of R-134a flowing through annular helical tubes with different operating refrigerant saturated temperatures. The average pressure drop is measured and compared with data from relevant literature. The measurements of R-134a were performed on mass flow flux ranges from 50 to 680 kg/m{sup 2} s. The study provides experimental data that could be used for the design and development of more efficient condensers for refrigeration and air conditioning (A/C) systems working with the same refrigerant. (author)

  18. Heat transfer performance during condensation of R-134a inside helicoidal tubes

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    This paper reports an experimental investigation of condensation heat transfer and pressure drop of an ozone friendly refrigerant, R-134a, inside a helical tube for climatic conditioning of hot regions. This study concerns the condensation of R-134a flowing through annular helical tubes with different operating refrigerant saturated temperatures. The average pressure drop is measured and compared with data from relevant literature. The measurements of R-134a were performed on mass flow flux ranges from 50 to 680 kg/m2 s. The study provides experimental data that could be used for the design and development of more efficient condensers for refrigeration and air conditioning (A/C) systems working with the same refrigerant

  19. Performance of the CMS drift-tube chamber local trigger with cosmic rays

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    Chatrchyan, S; Sirunyan, A M; Adam, W; Arnold, B; Bergauer, H; Bergauer, T; Dragicevic, M; Eichberger, M; Erö, J; Friedl, M; Frühwirth, R; Ghete, V M; Hammer, J; Hänsel, S; Hoch, M; Hörmann, N; Hrubec, J; Jeitler, M; Kasieczka, G; Kastner, K; Krammer, M; Liko, D; Magrans de Abril, I; Mikulec, I; Mittermayr, F; Neuherz, B; Oberegger, M; Padrta, M; Pernicka, M; Rohringer, H; Schmid, S; Schöfbeck, R; Schreiner, T; Stark, R; Steininger, H; Strauss, J; Taurok, A; Teischinger, F; Themel, T; Uhl, D; Wagner, P; Waltenberger, W; Walzel, G; Widl, E; Wulz, C E; Chekhovsky, V; Dvornikov, O; Emeliantchik, I; Litomin, A; Makarenko, V; Marfin, I; Mossolov, V; Shumeiko, N; Solin, A; Stefanovitch, R; Suarez Gonzalez, J; Tikhonov, A; Fedorov, A; Karneyeu, A; Korzhik, M; Panov, V; Zuyeuski, R; Kuchinsky, P; Beaumont, W; Benucci, L; Cardaci, M; De Wolf, E A; Delmeire, E; Druzhkin, D; Hashemi, M; Janssen, X; Maes, T; Mucibello, L; Ochesanu, S; Rougny, R; Selvaggi, M; Van Haevermaet, H; Van Mechelen, P; Van Remortel, N; Adler, V; Beauceron, S; Blyweert, S; D'Hondt, J; De Weirdt, S; Devroede, O; Heyninck, J; Kalogeropoulos, A; Maes, J; Maes, M; Mozer, M U; Tavernier, S; Van Doninck, W; Van Mulders, P; Villella, I; Bouhali, O; Chabert, E C; Charaf, O; Clerbaux, B; De Lentdecker, G; Dero, V; Elgammal, S; Gay, A P R; Hammad, G H; Marage, P E; Rugovac, S; Vander Velde, C; Vanlaer, P; Wickens, J; Grunewald, M; Klein, B; Marinov, A; Ryckbosch, D; Thyssen, F; Tytgat, M; Vanelderen, L; Verwilligen, P; Basegmez, S; Bruno, G; Caudron, J; Delaere, C; Demin, P; Favart, D; Giammanco, A; Grégoire, G; Lemaitre, V; Militaru, O; Ovyn, S; Piotrzkowski, K; Quertenmont, L; Schul, N; Beliy, N; Daubie, E; Alves, G A; Pol, M E; Souza, M H G; Carvalho, W; De Jesus Damiao, D; De Oliveira Martins, C; Fonseca De Souza, S; Mundim, L; Oguri, V; Santoro, A; Silva Do Amaral, S M; Sznajder, A; Fernandez Perez Tomei, T R; Ferreira Dias, M A; Gregores, E M; Novaes, S F; Abadjiev, K; Anguelov, T; Damgov, J; Darmenov, N; Dimitrov, L; Genchev, V; Iaydjiev, P; Piperov, S; Stoykova, S; Sultanov, G; Trayanov, R; Vankov, I; Dimitrov, A; Dyulendarova, M; Kozhuharov, V; Litov, L; Marinova, E; Mateev, M; Pavlov, B; Petkov, P; Toteva, Z; Chen, G M; Chen, H S; Guan, W; Jiang, C H; Liang, D; Liu, B; Meng, X; Tao, J; Wang, J; Wang, Z; Xue, Z; Zhang, Z; Ban, Y; Cai, J; Ge, Y; Guo, S; Hu, Z; Mao, Y; Qian, S J; Teng, H; Zhu, B; Avila, C; Baquero Ruiz, M; Carrillo Montoya, C A; Gomez, A; Gomez Moreno, B; Ocampo Rios, A A; Osorio Oliveros, A F; Reyes Romero, D; Sanabria, J C; Godinovic, N; Lelas, K; Plestina, R; Polic, D; Puljak, I; Antunovic, Z; Dzelalija, M; Brigljevic, V; Duric, S; Kadija, K; Morovic, S; Fereos, R; Galanti, M; Mousa, J; Papadakis, A; Ptochos, F; Razis, P A; Tsiakkouri, D; Zinonos, Z; Hektor, A; Kadastik, M; Kannike, K; Müntel, M; Raidal, M; Rebane, L; Anttila, E; Czellar, S; Härkönen, J; Heikkinen, A; Karimäki, V; Kinnunen, R; Klem, J; Kortelainen, M J; Lampén, T; Lassila-Perini, K; Lehti, S; Lindén, T; Luukka, P; Mäenpää, T; Nysten, J; Tuominen, E; Tuominiemi, J; Ungaro, D; Wendland, L; Banzuzi, K; Korpela, A; Tuuva, T; Nedelec, P; Sillou, D; Besancon, M; Chipaux, R; Dejardin, M; Denegri, D; Descamps, J; Fabbro, B; Faure, J L; Ferri, F; Ganjour, S; Gentit, F X; Givernaud, A; Gras, P; Hamel de Monchenault, G; Jarry, P; Lemaire, M C; Locci, E; Malcles, J; Marionneau, M; Millischer, L; Rander, J; Rosowsky, A; Rousseau, D; Titov, M; Verrecchia, P; Baffioni, S; Bianchini, L; Bluj, M; Busson, P; Charlot, C; Dobrzynski, L; Granier de Cassagnac, R; Haguenauer, M; Miné, P; Paganini, P; Sirois, Y; Thiebaux, C; Zabi, A; Agram, J L; Besson, A; Bloch, D; Bodin, D; Brom, J M; Conte, E; Drouhin, F; Fontaine, J C; Gelé, D; Goerlach, U; Gross, L; Juillot, P; Le Bihan, A C; Patois, Y; Speck, J; Van Hove, P; Baty, C; Bedjidian, M; Blaha, J; Boudoul, G; Brun, H; Chanon, N; Chierici, R; Contardo, D; Depasse, P; Dupasquier, T; El Mamouni, H; Fassi, F; Fay, J; Gascon, S; Ille, B; Kurca, T; Le Grand, T; Lethuillier, M; Lumb, N; Mirabito, L; Perries, S; Vander Donckt, M; Verdier, P; Djaoshvili, N; Roinishvili, N; Roinishvili, V; Amaglobeli, N; Adolphi, R; Anagnostou, G; Brauer, R; Braunschweig, W; Edelhoff, M; Esser, H; Feld, L; Karpinski, W; Khomich, A; Klein, K; Mohr, N; Ostaptchouk, A; Pandoulas, D; Pierschel, G; Raupach, F; Schael, S; Schultz von Dratzig, A; Schwering, G; Sprenger, D; Thomas, M; Weber, M; Wittmer, B; Wlochal, M; Actis, O; Altenhöfer, G; Bender, W; Biallass, P; Erdmann, M; Fetchenhauer, G; Frangenheim, J; Hebbeker, T; Hilgers, G; Hinzmann, A; Hoepfner, K; Hof, C; Kirsch, M; Klimkovich, T; Kreuzer, P; Lanske, D; Merschmeyer, M; Meyer, A; Philipps, B; Pieta, H; Reithler, H; Schmitz, S A; Sonnenschein, L; Sowa, M; Steggemann, J; Szczesny, H; Teyssier, D; Zeidler, C; Bontenackels, M; Davids, M; Duda, M; Flügge, G

    2010-01-01

    The performance of the Local Trigger based on the drift-tube system of the CMS experiment has been studied using muons from cosmic ray events collected during the commissioning of the detector in 2008. The properties of the system are extensively tested and compared with the simulation. The effect of the random arrival time of the cosmic rays on the trigger performance is reported, and the results are compared with the design expectations for proton-proton collisions and with previous measurements obtained with muon beams.

  20. Encapsulating MWNTs into hollow porous carbon nanotubes: a tube-in-tube carbon nanostructure for high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries.

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    Zhao, Yi; Wu, Wangliang; Li, Jiaxin; Xu, Zhichuan; Guan, Lunhui

    2014-08-13

    A tube-in-tube carbon nanostructure (TTCN) with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) confined within hollow porous carbon nanotubes is synthesized for Li-S batteries. The structure is designed to enhance the electrical conductivity, hamper the dissolution of lithium polysulfide, and provide large pore volume for sulfur impregnation. As a cathode material for Li-S batteries, the S-TTCN composite with 71 wt% sulfur content delivers high reversible capacity, good cycling performance as well as excellent rate capabilities. PMID:24897930

  1. The shark's fin

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    Initial plain film studies of seven patients with facet fracture-dislocations of the cervical spine were examined retrospectively. Rotation of the cross-table lateral film from a standard vetical viewing orientation to a simulated brow-down position allowed easier appreciation of the dislocated pillar in six of the seven patients. The displaced pillar had an appearance similar to that of the dorsal fin of a shark. We conclude that the finding of a shark's fin appearance of an articular pillar in a traumatized patient warrants further radiographic studies. (author). 8 refs.; 3 figs

  2. Estimation and optimization of thermal performance of evacuated tube solar collector system

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    Dikmen, Erkan; Ayaz, Mahir; Ezen, H. Hüseyin; Küçüksille, Ecir U.; ?ahin, Arzu ?encan

    2014-05-01

    In this study, artificial neural networks (ANNs) and adaptive neuro-fuzzy (ANFIS) in order to predict the thermal performance of evacuated tube solar collector system have been used. The experimental data for the training and testing of the networks were used. The results of ANN are compared with ANFIS in which the same data sets are used. The R2-value for the thermal performance values of collector is 0.811914 which can be considered as satisfactory. The results obtained when unknown data were presented to the networks are satisfactory and indicate that the proposed method can successfully be used for the prediction of the thermal performance of evacuated tube solar collectors. In addition, new formulations obtained from ANN are presented for the calculation of the thermal performance. The advantages of this approaches compared to the conventional methods are speed, simplicity, and the capacity of the network to learn from examples. In addition, genetic algorithm (GA) was used to maximize the thermal performance of the system. The optimum working conditions of the system were determined by the GA.

  3. Development of colburn ` j' factor and fanning friction factor ` f' correlations for compact heat exchanger plain fins by using CFD

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    Bala Sundar Rao, R.; Ranganath, G.; Ranganayakulu, C.

    2013-07-01

    A numerical model has been developed for plain fin of plate fin heat exchanger. Plain fin performance has been analyzed with the help of CFD by changing the various parameters of the fin, Colburn ` j' and fanning friction ` f' factors are calculated. These values compared with the standard values. The correlations have been developed between Reynolds number Re, fin height h, fin thickness t, fin spacing s, Colburn factor ` j' and friction factor ` f'.

  4. THERMAL ANALYSIS OF CPU WITH COMPOSITE PIN FIN HEAT SINKS

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes about pin fin and slot parallel plate heat sinks with copper and carbon carbon composite(CCC base plate material mounted on CPU’s. The parameters such as fin geometry, base plate material, base plate thickness, number of fins, fin thickness are considered and primarily in this paper fin geometry, base platethicknesses, base plate materials are optimized for improving the thermal performance of a heat sink in the next generation. In this research work, the thermal model of the computer system with various fin geometry heat sink design has been selected and the fluid flow, thermal flow characteristics of heat sinks have been studied. The plate, pin and Elliptical fin geometry heat sinks have been used with base plate to enhance the heat dissipation. In this study a complete computer chassis with different heat sinks are investigated and the performances of the heat sinks are compared.

  5. QuantiFERON–TB Gold In-Tube test performance in Denmark

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    Hermansen, Thomas; Lillebaek, Troels; Hansen, Ann-Brit E; Andersen, Peter H; Ravn, Pernille

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Little is known about the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test (QFT) in extreme age groups. The test performance has been reported to be impaired in children and elderly, but reports are diverging. The aim of this study was to evaluate QFT performance in patients with and without Tubercul......BACKGROUND: Little is known about the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test (QFT) in extreme age groups. The test performance has been reported to be impaired in children and elderly, but reports are diverging. The aim of this study was to evaluate QFT performance in patients with and without......, indeterminate rate was low (3.9%, 15/383). Sensitivity was high (86.1%, 317/368) and not affected by sex or localization of TB disease, but declined with increasing age (p < 0.0001). In children 1-4 years old, sensitivity was high (100%, 9/9). Among 15,709 persons without TB, the indeterminate rate was 5...

  6. Comparative study of photocatalytic performance on different TiO{sub 2} nano-tubes arrays

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    Cheng, Xiuwen [State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment (SKLUWRE), Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Huanghe Road 73, Nangang District, Harbin 150090 (China); Liu, Huiling, E-mail: hlliu2002@163.com [State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment (SKLUWRE), Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Huanghe Road 73, Nangang District, Harbin 150090 (China); Chen, Qinghua; Li, Junjing [State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment (SKLUWRE), Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Huanghe Road 73, Nangang District, Harbin 150090 (China); Yu, Xiujuan [Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Heilongjiang University, Xuefu Road 74, Nangang District, Harbin 150080 (China)

    2013-07-25

    Highlights: • Two different TiO{sub 2} nano-tubes arrays were fabricated through anodic oxidization. • Different electrolytes could result in different nano-tubes with morphology. • The relationship between morphology and activity of TNTAs was investigated. • TNTAs-NH{sub 4}F exhibited higher OCP, photovoltage and photo-convention efficiency. • Highly ordered structure favors the separation of photoinduced charge carriers. -- Abstract: Two different TiO{sub 2} nano-tubes arrays (TNTAs) have been successfully fabricated through constant potential anodic oxidization method, followed with post-annealing treatment. Morphologies and crystal structures of the as-fabricated TNTAs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). It was found that both TNTAs were comprised of anatase and rutile phase, while TNTAs-NH{sub 4}F exhibited highly ordered nano-tubular structure. In addition, their photoelectrochemical (PECH) properties were investigated through open circuit potential (OCP) and photocurrent response. As a result, TNTAs-NH{sub 4}F performed higher OCP (0.16 mA cm{sup ?2}), photovoltage (0.1897 V cm{sup ?2}) and photo-convention efficiency (0.18%) than that of TNTAs-NaF which could result in the more effective separation and transfer of photoinduced electrons and holes. Furthermore, the analysis of photocatalytic (PC) performance and output of hydroxyl radicals ({sup ·}OH) demonstrated that TNTAs-NH{sub 4}F photoanode possessed higher PC activity than that of TNTAs-NaF for photodegradation of methyl blue (MB). The higher PECH and PC performance could be ascribed to the highly ordered nano-tubular structure and higher separation and transfer efficiency of photoinduced charge carriers.

  7. Comparative study of photocatalytic performance on different TiO2 nano-tubes arrays

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    Highlights: • Two different TiO2 nano-tubes arrays were fabricated through anodic oxidization. • Different electrolytes could result in different nano-tubes with morphology. • The relationship between morphology and activity of TNTAs was investigated. • TNTAs-NH4F exhibited higher OCP, photovoltage and photo-convention efficiency. • Highly ordered structure favors the separation of photoinduced charge carriers. -- Abstract: Two different TiO2 nano-tubes arrays (TNTAs) have been successfully fabricated through constant potential anodic oxidization method, followed with post-annealing treatment. Morphologies and crystal structures of the as-fabricated TNTAs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). It was found that both TNTAs were comprised of anatase and rutile phase, while TNTAs-NH4F exhibited highly ordered nano-tubular structure. In addition, their photoelectrochemical (PECH) properties were investigated through open circuit potential (OCP) and photocurrent response. As a result, TNTAs-NH4F performed higher OCP (0.16 mA cm?2), photovoltage (0.1897 V cm?2) and photo-convention efficiency (0.18%) than that of TNTAs-NaF which could result in the more effective separation and transfer of photoinduced electrons and holes. Furthermore, the analysis of photocatalytic (PC) performance and output of hydroxyl radicals (·OH) demonstrated that TNTAs-NH4F photoanode possessed higher PC activity than that of TNTAs-NaF for photodegradation of methyl blue (MB). The higher PECH and PC performance could be ascribed to the highly ordered nano-tubular structure and higher separation and transfer efficiency of photoinduced charge carriers

  8. Study on the manufacturing process, causes of the pressure tube failure and methods for improving its performance

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    Manufacturing processes of Zr-2.5Nb pressure tube used in CANDU reactor, effects of impurities on the properties of the pressure tube, experiences and causes of the pressure tube cracking accident and the development programs on the fuel channel at AECL have been described. Fabrication processes on the pressure tube have been explained in detail from the sponge production step to the final product. Test methods that are performed to verify the integrity of the final product have also been described. Most of the pressure tube rupture accidents were caused by DHC (Delayed Hydride Cracking). In cases of Pickering units 3 and 4 and Bruce unit 2, excessive residual stresses induced by improper rolled joint process had played a role to cause DHC. In Pickering unit 2, cracks formed by contact between pressure and calandria tubes due to the movement of garter spring were direct cause of failure. After the accidents, a lot of R and D programs on each component of the fuel channel have been carried out. The study on the improvement of manufacturing processes such as increasing cold working rate, performing the intermediate and final annealing and adding the third element like Fe, V, Cr for enhancing the pressure tube performance are on progress. To suppress hydrogen uptake into the pressure tube, the methods such as zirconia coating on the pressure tube, Cr-plating on the end fitting and placing the yttrium getter on the pressure tube are considered. Experiments on each test specimen are currently under way. Owing to such an effort, more advanced fuel channel can be installed in the next CANDU reactor. 6 tabs., 20 figs., 20 refs. (Author)

  9. Development and application of an efficient method for performing modal analysis of steam generator tubes in nuclear power plants

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    A typical pressurized water reactor (PWR) steam generator has approximately 10,000 tubes. These tubes have different geometries, supporting conditions, and different material properties due to the non-uniform temperature distribution throughout the steam generator. Even though some tubes may have the same geometry and boundary conditions, the non-uniform distribution of coolant densities adjacent to the tubes causes them to have different added mass effects and dynamic characteristics. Therefore, for a reliable design of the steam generator, a separate modal analysis for each tube is necessary to perform the FIV (flow-induced vibration) analysis. However, the modal analysis of a tube including the finite element modeling is cumbersome and takes lots of time. And when a commercial finite element code is used, interfacing the modal analysis result, such as natural frequencies and mode shapes, with the FIV analysis procedure requires an additional significant amount of time and can possibly incur inadvertent error due to the complexity of data processing. It is therefore impossible to perform the complete FIV analysis for ten thousands of tubes when designing or maintaining a steam generator although it is necessary. Rather, to verify the safe design against the FIV, only a couple of tubes are chosen based on engineering judgment or past experience. In this paper, a computer program, PIAT-MODE, was developed which is able to perform modal analysis of all tubes of a PWR steam generator in a very efficient way. The geometries and boundary conditions of every tube were incorporated into PIAT-MODE using appropriate mathematical formulae. Material property data including the added mass effect was also included in the program. Once a specific tube is selected, the program automatically constructs the finite element model and generates the modal data very quickly. Therefore, modal analysis can be performed for every single tube in a straight way. When PIAT-MODE is coupled with the FIV analysis program, it gives an amazing benefit, which makes the FIV analysis of all tubes possible within a limited time during the design or maintenance period. Using the developed program, the stability ratio regarding the fluid-elastic instability and the amplitude of vibration resulting from the turbulence flow excitation can be calculated for all tubes according the standard ASME Code, therefore, much more reliable design of the steam generator against the FIV related failures can be achieved. For an operating plant, there is a requirement that every single tube must be quantitatively checked whether wear would be more than 40% in thickness during the next operation period. If yes, the tube must be plugged to prevent severe failure including the tube wall penetration. In order to decide the tube plugging, which leads the plant performance degradation, the wear prediction is required. The wear prediction analysis needs wear data by ultrasonic testing and modal property data of tubes. PIAT-MODE will be a power tool enabling the wear prediction in a limited maintenance period by supplying modal data for all tubes.

  10. Lightweight Radiator Fins for Space Nuclear Power Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This SBIR Phase 1 project shall investigate concept radiator fins that incorporate novel carbon materials for improved performance of segmented high temperature...

  11. Experimental Performance of Window Air Conditioner Using Alternative Refrigerants with Different Configurations of Capillary Tube: A Review

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    Richa Soni; P.K. Jhinge & R.C. Gupta

    2013-01-01

    This review paper presents the work of various researches on the performance of capillary tube ,used in air conditioners with various refrigerants. Research carried out by different authors uses different type of capillary tubes (straight, twisted, coiled) in different length and diameter. they determined various parameters like coefficient of performance (COP),cooling capacity, energy efficiency ratio (EER) of the system. Various approaches have been used by different authors to predict the ...

  12. The effects of area contraction on the performance of UNITEN's shock tube: Numerical study

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    Numerical study into the effects of area contraction on shock tube performance has been reported in this paper. The shock tube is an important component of high speed fluid flow test facility was designed and built at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). In the above mentioned facility, a small area contraction, in form of a bush, was placed adjacent to the diaphragm section to facilitate the diaphragm rupturing process when the pressure ratio across the diaphragm increases to a certain value. To investigate the effects of the small area contraction on facility performance, numerical simulations were conducted at different operating conditions (diaphragm pressure ratios P4/P1 of 10, 15, and 20). A two-dimensional time-accurate Navier-Stokes CFD solver was used to simulate the transient flow in the facility with and without area contraction. The numerical results show that the facility performance is influenced by area contraction in the diaphragm section. For instance, when operating the facility with area contraction using diaphragm pressure ratio (P4/P1) of 10, the shock wave strength and shock wave speed decrease by 18% and 8% respectively.

  13. An approach to optimal fin diameter based on entropy minimization

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    Masoud Asadi

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Pin fin geometries provide a large surface area of heat transfer and reduce the thermal resistance of the package. One of the important features of this type of fins is that they often take less space and contribute less to the weight and cost of the product. Pin fin arrays are used widely in many applications such as gas turbine or electronic circuits cooling, where pin fin geometries use due to their low cost of manufacturing and easy installing. In gas turbine application heat transfer from the blade to the coolant air can be increased by installing pin fins. In fact, Pin fin arrays increase heat transfer by increasing the flow turbulence and surface area of the airfoil exposed to the coolant. The overall performance of a heat exchanger with pin-fin typically depends on a number of parameters including the fin diameter, dimensions of the baseplate and pin-fins, thermal joint resistance and location heat sources. These parameters have an impact on the optimal design of a heat exchanger. Fin diameter is a key parameter to determine overall heat exchanger efficiency and entropy generation. In this paper, our objective is introducing an Equation to calculate optimal fin diameter based on minimizing entropy generation.

  14. Performances of Stirling Type Pulse Tube Cryocooler for Sub-cooled Nitrogen System

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    Ohtani, Y.; Yazawa, T.; Kuriyama, T.; Urata, M.; Inoue, K.

    2006-04-01

    This paper describes performances of a Stirling type pulse tube cryocooler as a nitrogen sub-cooler. The main objective of this work is a demonstration of a cooling system for High Tc Superconducting (HTS) power applications such as fault current limiters, cables and transformers. Cooling capacity necessary for these applications is more than several hundred watts at 77 K level. High efficiency and high reliability are also required. Developments of several hundred watts class compact cryocooler such as Stirling-type pulse tube cryocooler are expected for the HTS power applications. A liner-motor-driven compressor (model:2S241K) and coldhead, which were developed by CFIC Inc., were used in our system to evaluate efficiency and reliability for our application. A cooling stage of the cold head was designed as a heat exchanger to cool a sub-cooled nitrogen flow to reduce a temperature difference between working gas of cryocooler (helium) and the sub-cooled nitrogen. A cooling capacity of 207 W at 77 K was obtained with an input power of 4.33 kW. The Carnot efficiency was 13.8 %, which is about 1.7 times higher than that of commercial GM cryocooler (for reference). The long-term operation over 0.5 year (4414 hours) without performance degradation was obtained.

  15. Performance of a prototype aerogel counter readout by fine mesh photo-tubes

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    The BABAR experiment, in order to achieve its physics program, requires pion/kaon identification capability up to 4.3 GeV/c. The recent development of new processes has lead to the fabrication of low density silica aerogel with high optical quality. An aerogel threshold counter using the combination of 2 refractive indices (1.055 and 1.007) can be used to complete the angular coverage of the particle identification system in the forward region of the BABAR experiment. We present final test-beam results on a 2 layer aerogel prototype, readout by Hamamatsu fine mesh photo-tubes, as required by the high magnetic field environment of the BaBar experiment. Several configurations have been tested, with different aerogels, photo-tubes and reflective materials. We have performed a Monte-Carlo simulation, in order to understand the sensitivity of light collection to the optical parameters. The result of the test shows that such a detector can achieve the desired performances. (authors). 14 refs., 19 figs., 1 tab

  16. Evaluation of diameter measurements performed on the casing and tubing of shaft 4 in the Asse pit

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    Out-of-round of casing and tubing as observed so far, amounts to less than 3.1 mm in all instances with the greatest out-of-round values to be found at the deepest measurement horizon in the cover rock. In-situ examinations show that there is a slight torsion with casing and tubing in the salinary owing to construction. The article gives the results of ultrasonic wall-width measurements performed on the casing and tubing by means of the pulse-echo method. (DG)

  17. QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test performance in Denmark

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    Hermansen, Thomas; Lillebaek, Troels

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Little is known about the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test (QFT) in extreme age groups. The test performance has been reported to be impaired in children and elderly, but reports are diverging. The aim of this study was to evaluate QFT performance in patients with and without Tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: A retrospective study analysing the results of 18,850 QFT performed in Denmark 2005-2010. The effect of age, sex, localisation of TB, and result of culture on QFT performance (positive, negative and indeterminate results) was determined. RESULTS: Among 383 patients with TB, indeterminate rate was low (3.9%, 15/383). Sensitivity was high (86.1%, 317/368) and not affected by sex or localization of TB disease, but declined with increasing age (p 65 years (8.1%, 219/2715) compared tothe adult population 15-64 years (4.5%, 552/12,317). Indeterminate results were due to a low positive control in 99.6% (801/804). CONCLUSION: In Denmark, a TB low incidence country, the overall QFT performance was good. The sensitivity in children (?1) was high although few children were included, whereas sensitivity declined with increasing age. Indeterminate rates were higher in infants and elderly. In contrast to current guidelines, our data suggest that the QFT performs well in children ?1 years in low endemic regions but that the test should be used with care among the elderly.

  18. QuantiFERON–TB Gold In-Tube test performance in Denmark

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    Hermansen, Thomas; Lillebaek, Troels

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Little is known about the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Test (QFT) in extreme age groups. The test performance has been reported to be impaired in children and elderly, but reports are diverging. The aim of this study was to evaluate QFT performance in patients with and without Tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: A retrospective study analysing the results of 18,850 QFT performed in Denmark 2005-2010. The effect of age, sex, localisation of TB, and result of culture on QFT performance (positive, negative and indeterminate results) was determined. RESULTS: Among 383 patients with TB, indeterminate rate was low (3.9%, 15/383). Sensitivity was high (86.1%, 317/368) and not affected by sex or localization of TB disease, but declined with increasing age (p 65 years (8.1%, 219/2715) compared to the adult population 15-64 years (4.5%, 552/12,317). Indeterminate results were due to a low positive control in 99.6% (801/804). CONCLUSION: In Denmark, a TB low incidence country, the overall QFT performance was good. The sensitivity in children (? 1) was high although few children were included, whereas sensitivity declined with increasing age. Indeterminate rates were higher in infants and elderly. In contrast to current guidelines, our data suggest that the QFT performs well in children ? 1 years in low endemic regions but that the test should be used with care among the elderly.

  19. Performance of a prototype aerogel counter readout by fine mesh photo-tubes

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    The BaBar experiment, in order to achieve its physics program, requires pion/kaon identification capability up to 4.3 GeV/c. The recent development of new processes has lead to the fabrication of low density silica aerogel with high optical quality. An aerogel threshold counter using the combination of two refractive indices (1.055 and 1.007) can be used to complete the angular coverage of the particle identification system in the forward region of the BaBar experiment. We present final test-beam results on a two-layer aerogel prototype, readout by Hamamatsu fine mesh photo-tubes, as required by the high magnetic field environment of the BaBar experiment. Several configurations have been tested, with different aerogels, photo-tubes and reflective materials. A comparison between data and a detailed Monte Carlo simulation is also presented. The result of the test shows that such a detector can achieve the desired performances. (orig.)

  20. Room to high temperature measurements of flexible SOI FinFETs with sub-20-nm fins

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    2014-12-01

    We report the temperature dependence of the core electrical parameters and transport characteristics of a flexible version of fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) with sub-20-nm wide fins and high-k/metal gate-stacks. For the first time, we characterize them from room to high temperature (150 °C) to show the impact of temperature variation on drain current, gate leakage current, and transconductance. Variation of extracted parameters, such as low-field mobility, subthreshold swing, threshold voltage, and ON-OFF current characteristics, is reported too. Direct comparison is made to a rigid version of the SOI FinFETs. The mobility degradation with temperature is mainly caused by phonon scattering mechanism. The overall excellent devices performance at high temperature after release is outlined proving the suitability of truly high-performance flexible inorganic electronics with such advanced architecture.

  1. Research on Under-actuated Flexible Pectoral Fin of Labriform Fish

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    Qiang Liu

    2012-01-01

    The new propulsor, whose inspiration is from pectoral fins of fishes, has arisen increasing attention. To improve the performance of the existing labriform bionic pectoral fin, based on the structure and control mechanism of real fish pectoral fin, the under-actuated technology was utilized to design a new flexible bionic pectoral fin. Then, the kinematic model of pectoral fin during fish forward steady swimming and the dynamic model of bionic pectoral was built. Finally, Matlab was used to s...

  2. EXPERIMENTAL HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS ON ANNULAR CIRCULAR AND ELLIPTICAL FINS .

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    N.Nagarani,; K.Mayilsamy

    2010-01-01

    Most of the engineering problems require high performance heat transfer components with progressively less weights, volumes, accommodating shapes and costs. Extended surfaces (fins) are one of the heat exchanging devices that are employed extensively to increase heat transfer rates. The rate of heat transfer depends on the surfacearea of the fin. Radial or annular fins are one of the most popular choices for exchanging the heat transfer rate from the primary surface of cylindrical shape. In t...

  3. Enhancement of ECR performances by means of carbon nano-tubes based electron guns

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    The CANTES experiment at INFN-LNS tested the use of carbon nano-tubes (CNTs) to emit electrons by field emission effect, in order to provide additional electrons to the plasma core of an ECR ion source. This technique was used with the Caesar source, demonstrating that the total extracted ion current is increased and that a relevant reduction of the number of 'high energy' electrons (above 100 keV) may be observed. The injection of additional electrons inside the plasma increases the amount of cold and warm electrons, and then the number of ionizing collisions. Details of the construction of CNTs based electron gun and of the improvement of performances of the Caesar ECR ion source will be presented. The paper is followed by the associated poster. (authors)

  4. Performance evaluation of a shell and tube heat exchanger operated with oxide based nanofluids

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    Shahrul, I. M.; Mahbubul, I. M.; Saidur, R.; Khaleduzzaman, S. S.; Sabri, M. F. M.

    2015-08-01

    This study is about the performance evaluation of a shell and tube heat exchanger operated with nanofluid. Thermal conductivity, viscosity, and density of the nanofluids were increased, but the specific heat of the nanofluids was decreased with increasing the concentrations of the particles. The convective heat transfer coefficient was found to be 2-15 % higher than that of water at 50 kg/min of both side fluid. Nevertheless, energy effectiveness has improved about 23-52 % for the above-mentioned nanofluids. As, energy effectiveness (?) is strongly depends on the density and specific heat of the operating fluids therefore, maximum ? has obtained for ZnO-W nanofluid and lowest found for SiO2-W nanofluid.

  5. Study of the performance of the ATLAS monitored drift tube chambers under the influence of heavily ionizing $\\alpha$-particles

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    Sampsonidis, Dimitrios; Liolios, Anastasios; Manolopoulou, Metaxia; Petridou, C

    2004-01-01

    The MDT chambers of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer will operate in a heavy LHC background environment mainly from photons and neutrons. The ionization produced by neutron recoils is much higher than the one from photons or muons and can be simulated by the use of alpha particles. A systematic study of the behavior of the ATLAS Monitored Drift Tubes (MDTs) under controlled irradiation has been performed. The presence of alpha particles results in the reduction of the gas gain due to space charge effects. The gas gain reduction has been studied in a single tube set up using a well controlled radium (/sup 226/Ra) source in order to enrich the tube gas (Ar/CO/sub 2/) with the alpha emitter /sup 220/Rn and irradiate the tubes internally. The results are confronted with Garfield simulations.

  6. Performance comparison between three intraoral image receptors of different technology at a variety of tube potential, tube current and exposure time settings using a stepwedge phantom

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    Elli Katsoni

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To comparatively evaluate the per-formance of three intraoral image receptors of different technology when exposed to different X-ray beam spectra, dose and dose rate levels using a stepwedge phantom. Materials and methods: The intraoral radiographic receptors evaluated were: the Kodak Insight F speed class film, the Kodak RVG 6000, and the Duerr Vis-tascan Combi PSP system. A dental quality control phantom made of Plexiglas, containing an aluminium stepwedge with 12 steps and 7 holes drilled in each step was radiographed using a dental X-ray unit offering a wide range of tube potential, tube current and exposure time settings. The visibility of the holes in the images produced with each one of the three receptors was assessed by three independent observers. For each image the total image quality score (TS was derived from the summation of the number of visible holes in each step. The numbers of perceptible holes in each experimental condition (TSs were statistically analyzed through use of analysis of variance. Intraobserver and interobserver agree-ment was also measured. Results: Vistascan ex-hibited the most extended useful exposure range, followed by RVG 6000 and Insight. RVG 6000 exhibited the largest TS values in all tube potential settings except 70 kV where the Vistascan performed better. Insight performed better than Vistascan only at 60 and 63 kV. Vistascan performed better at 66 and 70 kV, Insight at 60 and 66 kV, whereas RVG performed equally well at all tube potential settings, except than at 52 and 70 kV. For the Insight the largest TS values were obtained with the smallest ESAK values whereas with the Vistascan the largest TS were obtained with ESAK values that where the largest observed. Conclusions: The performance of all receptors tested was greatly dependent on the exposure parameters and mainly on the kV settings. Overall, the RVG 6000 offered the best image quality at doses somewhere in between those required by the Insight and the Vistascan.

  7. [Toxicity of puffer fish fins].

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    Honda, Shunichi; Ichimaru, Shunichi; Arakawa, Osamu; Takatani, Tomohiro; Noguchi, Tamao; Ishizaki, Shoichiro; Nagashima, Yuji

    2007-10-01

    Puffer fish is prized as a Japanese traditional food and its fin is also used in the cuisine. However, whether the fin is edible or not is determined for convenience from the toxicity of skin, since little information is available about the toxicity of puffer fish fins. In the present study, we examined the toxicity of fins and skin of three toxic species, Takifugu vermicularis, T. snyderi, and T. porphyreus. The toxicity of T. vermicularis fins (< 5-52.4 MU/g) was significantly lower than that of skin (<5-1200 MU/g). HPLC analysis showed that tetrodotoxin was a major toxic principle irrespective of the toxicity value in each tissue of T. vermicularis. In the case of T. snyderi and T. porphyreus, the toxicity of fins was at almost the same level as that of the skin. The toxicity (< 10-12 MU/g) of caudal fins of T. porphyreus was apparently increased to 16.5-22.0 MU/g by drying. However, the toxin amounts in the dried fins were slightly decreased as compared with those of the non-dried fins. These results demonstrate that puffer fish with toxic skin also have toxic fins. PMID:18027550

  8. Crash Performance Evaluation of Hydro-formed DP-steel Tubes Considering Welding Heat Effects, Formability and Spring-back

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    In order to numerically evaluate hydro-formed DP-steel tubes on crash performance considering welding heat effects, finite element simulations of crash behavior were performed for hydro-formed tubes with and without heat treatment effects. Also, finite element simulations were performed for the sequential procedures of bending and hydro-forming of tubes in order to design process parameters, particularly for the boost condition and axial feeding, considering formability and spring-back. Effects of the material property including strain-rate sensitivity on formability as well as spring-back were also considered. The mechanical properties of the metal active gas (MAG) weld zone and the heat affected zone (HAZ) were obtained utilizing the continuous indentation method in this work

  9. Performance of Subsurface Tube Drainage System in Saline Soils: A Case Study

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    Pali, A. K.

    2015-06-01

    In order to improve the saline and water logged soils caused due to groundwater table rise, installation of subsurface drainage system is considered as one of the best remedies. However, the design of the drainage system has to be accurate so that the field performance results conform to the designed results. In this investigation, the field performance of subsurface tube drainage system installed at the study area was evaluated. The performance was evaluated on the basis of comparison of the designed value of water table drop as 30 cm after 2 days of drainage and predicted and field measured hydraulic heads for a consecutive drainage period of 14 days. The investigation revealed that the actual drop of water table after 2 days of drainage was 25 cm, about 17 % less than the designed value of 30 cm after 2 days of drainage. The comparison of hydraulic heads predicted by Van Schilfgaarde equation of unsteady drainage with the field-measured hydraulic heads showed that the deviation of predicted hydraulic heads varied within a range of ±8 % indicating high acceptability of Van Schlifgaarde equation for designing subsurface drainage system in saline and water logged soils resembling to that of the study area.

  10. Thermal performance of an integrated collector storage solar water heater (ICSSWH) with a storage tank equipped with radial fins of rectangular profile

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    Chaabane, Monia; Mhiri, Hatem; Bournot, Philippe

    2013-01-01

    The thermal behavior of an integrated collector storage solar water heater (ICSSWH) is numerically studied using the package Fluent 6.3. Based on the good agreement between the numerical results and the experimental data of Chaouachi and Gabsi (Renew Energy Revue 9(2):75-82, 2006), an attempt to improve this solar system operating was made by equipping the storage tank with radial fins of rectangular profile. A second 3D CFD model was developed and a series of numerical simulations were conducted for various SWH designs which differ in the depth of this extended surface for heat exchange. As the modified surface presents a higher characteristic length for convective heat transfer from the storage tank to the water, the fins equipped storage tank based SWH is determined to have a higher water temperature and a reduced thermal losses coefficient during the day-time period. Regarding the night operating of this water heater, the results suggest that the modified system presents higher thermal losses.

  11. Research on Under-actuated Flexible Pectoral Fin of Labriform Fish

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    Qiang Liu

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The new propulsor, whose inspiration is from pectoral fins of fishes, has arisen increasing attention. To improve the performance of the existing labriform bionic pectoral fin, based on the structure and control mechanism of real fish pectoral fin, the under-actuated technology was utilized to design a new flexible bionic pectoral fin. Then, the kinematic model of pectoral fin during fish forward steady swimming and the dynamic model of bionic pectoral was built. Finally, Matlab was used to simulate the kinematic and dynamic performance of bionic pectoral fin. The simulation result shows that the new flexible bionic pectoral fin can imitate the propulsion motion morphology of pectoral fin during fish forward steady swimming well. However, due to the restriction of kinematic model of pectoral fin and structure as well as physical properties of bionic fin ray, there is still tolerance between the locomotion morphology of bionic pectoral fin and that of real fish. Therefore, it is necessary to develop further research on kinematic modeling of pectoral fin and bionic design of fin ray. Additionally, the new bionic pectoral fin reduces the number of the driving variables, providing the possibility and the basis of further reducing the volume as well as the complexity of bionic device of pectoral fin.

  12. Successful euthanasia of a juvenile fin whale.

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    Daoust, P Y; Ortenburger, A I

    2001-01-01

    A stranded juvenile fin whale was successfully euthanized with an intravenous injection of sedative and cardioplegic drugs. Veterinarians may face a number of serious difficulties if called to perform this task, and advance preparation is required for successful euthanasia of these animals.

  13. Compound heat transfer enhancement for shell side of double-pipe heat exchanger by helical fins and vortex generators

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    Zhang, Li [School of Chemical Engineering, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang, Liaoning (China); School of Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin (China); Guo, Hongmei; Du, Wenjuan [School of Chemical Engineering, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang, Liaoning (China); Wu, Jianhua [School of Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin (China); School of Mechanical Engineering, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang, Liaoning (China)

    2012-07-15

    To improve heat transfer performance of shell side of double-pipe heat exchanger with helical fins on its inner tube, some vortex generators (VGs) were installed along the centerline of the helical channel. Heat transfer performance and pressure drop characteristic of the enhanced heat exchangers were investigated using air as the working fluid and steam as the heating medium. The helical fins were in the annulus and span its full width at different helical pitch. Wing-type VGs (delta or rectangular wing) and winglet-type VGs (delta or rectangular winglet pair) were used to combine with helical fins. The friction factor and Nusselt number can be well correlated by power-law correlations in the Reynolds number range studied. In order to evaluate the thermal performance of the shell side enhanced over the shell side without enhancement, comparisons were made under three constraints: (1) identical mass flow rate, IMF; (2) identical pressure drop, IPD and (3) identical pumping power, IPP. The results show the shell side enhanced by the compound heat transfer enhancement has better performance than the shell side only enhanced by helical fins at shorter helical pitch under the three constraints. (orig.)

  14. X-ray tube-based phase CT: spectrum polychromatics and imaging performance

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    Tang, Xiangyang; Yang, Yi; Tang, Shaojie

    2011-03-01

    Owing to its advantages in differentiating low-atomic materials over the conventional attenuation-based CT, the x-ray refraction-based phase contrast CT implemented with grating interferometer (namely grating-based differential phase contrast CT) has drawn increasing attention recently. Through the Talbot-effect, the phase variation of an object is retrieved and reconstructed to characterize the object's refraction property. The Talbot-effect is wavelength dependent, and a quantitative investigation into the influence of x-ray source spectrum polychromatics on the imaging performance of the grating-based differential phase contrast CT can provide guidelines on its architecture design and performance optimization. In this work, we conduct a computer simulation study of the x-ray grating-based differential phase contrast CT imaging under the condition of both monochromatic and polychromatic x-ray sources. The preliminary data shows that, the modulation transfer function (MTF) of a grating-based differential phase contrast CT with polychromatic source changes little in comparison to that with a monochromatic one. Furthermore, it is shown that the spectrum polychromatics leads to a remarkable improvement in the contrast-to-noise ratio of a grating-based differential phase contrast CT, which implies that a commercially available x-ray tube can be well suited to build a differential phase contrast CT with a grating-based interferometer to image the refractive property of an object.

  15. Experimental and numerical investigation on performance of a double inlet type cryogenic pulse tube refrigerator

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    Biswas, Animesh; Ghosh, Subrata K.

    2015-11-01

    A helium filled double inlet pulse tube refrigerator (DIPTR) has been designed, built and operated to provide cryogenic cooling. The experimental studies have been carried out to characterize the performance of the DIPTR at various values of the mean pressure of helium (0.7-1.5 MPa), amplitudes of pressure oscillations, and sizes of orifice opening. A detailed time-dependent three dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the DIPTR has also been developed to predict its performance. In the CFD model, the continuity, momentum and energy equations have been solved for both the refrigerant gas (helium) and the porous media regions (the regenerator and heat exchangers) in the DIPTR. The computational results have been compared with specific experimental results to validate the numerical model. The results predicted by the model show better results as compared to experimental results, as the effects of wall thicknesses and natural convective losses of the various components of the DIPTR to the surroundings have not been included in the model.

  16. Cooling performance assessment of horizontal earth tube system and effect on planting in tropical greenhouse

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The cooling ability of HETS is studied for planting in tropical greenhouse. • The effective of system was moderate with COP more than 2.0. • Increasing diameter and air velocity increase COP more than other parameters. • The plant growth with HETS was significantly better than no-HETS plant. - Abstract: The benefit of geothermal energy is used by the horizontal earth tube system (HETS); which is not prevalent in tropical climate. This study evaluated geothermal cooling ability and parameters studied in Thailand by mathematical model. The measurement of the effect on plant cultivation was carried out in two identical greenhouses with 30 m2 of greenhouse volume. The HETS supplied cooled air to the model greenhouse (MGH), and the plant growth results were compared to the growth results of a conventional greenhouse (CGH). The prediction demonstrated that the coefficient of performance (COP) in clear sky day would be more than 2.0 while in the experiment it was found to be moderately lower. The parameters study could be useful for implementation of a system for maximum performance. Two plants Dahlias and head lettuce were grown satisfactory. The qualities of the plants with the HETS were better than the non-cooled plants. In addition, the quality of production was affected by variations of microclimate in the greenhouses and solar intensity throughout the cultivation period

  17. Diagnostic performance of liquid crystal and cathode-ray-tube monitors in brain computed tomography

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility of reporting brain CT examinations on liquid crystal display (LCD) flat-screen monitors vs state-of-the-art cathode-ray-tube (CRT) monitors. Ninety-five brain CT examinations of 95 patients were displayed on Picture archiving and communications system (PACS) workstations equipped either with a dedicated medical imaging LCD colour monitor or on a high-resolution CRT which is used for routine reporting of CT, MRI and digital radiography images in our institution. Fifty cases were negative and 45 cases were positive for early brain infarction (EBI), the latter being defined by a combination of one or more signs: dense artery; hypodensity of brain parenchyma; and local brain swelling verified by control scans. Ten radiologists had to rate presence or absence of EBI on a five-point scale. Ratings were evaluated by CORROC2 ROC software and areas under the ROC curve (Az) were computed. Significance of differences between the two viewing conditions were evaluated with Wilcoxon test. Mean Az of the ten observers was 0.7901 with LCD vs 0.7695 with CRT which did not show statistical significance (p=0.2030). In the setting investigated, reporting of CT studies from high-performance LCD monitors seems feasible without significant detriment to diagnostic performance. (orig.)

  18. Performance of a split-type air conditioner matched with coiled adiabatic capillary tubes using HCFC22 and HC290

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    This paper experimentally investigated the system performance of a split-type air conditioner matching with different coiled adiabatic capillary tubes for HCFC22 and HC290. Experiments were carried out in a room-type calorimeter. The results have shown that (1) similar cooling effects can be achieved by matching various capillary tubes of different inner diameters; (2) parallel capillary tubes presented better system performance and flow stability with weaker inlet pressure fluctuations than the single capillary tube; (3) with the coil diameter of the capillary tube increasing from 40 mm to 120 mm, the mass flow rate tended to increase slightly. But the cooling capacity, input power and energy efficiency ratio (EER) did not show evident tendency of change; (4) the refrigerant charge and mass flow rate for HC290 were only 44% and 47% of that for HCFC22, respectively, due to the much lower density. And HC290 had 4.7-6.7% lower cooling capacity and 12.1-12.3% lower input power with respect to HCFC22. However, the EER of HC290 can be 8.5% higher than that of HCFC22, which exhibits the advantage of using HC290. In addition, the experimental uncertainties were analyzed and some application concerns of HC290 were discussed.

  19. Grid Fin Stabilization of the Orion Launch Abort Vehicle

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    Pruzan, Daniel A.; Mendenhall, Michael R.; Rose, William C.; Schuster, David M.

    2011-01-01

    Wind tunnel tests were conducted by Nielsen Engineering & Research (NEAR) and Rose Engineering & Research (REAR) in conjunction with the NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC) on a 6%-scale model of the Orion launch abort vehicle (LAV) configured with four grid fins mounted near the base of the vehicle. The objectives of these tests were to 1) quantify LAV stability augmentation provided by the grid fins from subsonic through supersonic Mach numbers, 2) assess the benefits of swept grid fins versus unswept grid fins on the LAV, 3) determine the effects of the LAV abort motors on grid fin aerodynamics, and 4) generate an aerodynamic database for use in the future application of grid fins to small length-to-diameter ratio vehicles similar to the LAV. The tests were conducted in NASA Ames Research Center's 11x11-foot transonic wind tunnel from Mach 0.5 through Mach 1.3 and in their 9x7-foot supersonic wind tunnel from Mach 1.6 through Mach 2.5. Force- and moment-coefficient data were collected for the complete vehicle and for each individual grid fin as a function of angle of attack and sideslip angle. Tests were conducted with both swept and unswept grid fins with the simulated abort motors (cold jets) off and on. The swept grid fins were designed with a 22.5deg aft sweep angle for both the frame and the internal lattice so that the frontal projection of the swept fins was the same as for the unswept fins. Data from these tests indicate that both unswept and swept grid fins provide significant improvements in pitch stability as compared to the baseline vehicle over the Mach number range investigated. The swept fins typically provide improved stability as compared to the unswept fins, but the performance gap diminished as Mach number was increased. The aerodynamic performance of the fins was not observed to degrade when the abort motors were turned on. Results from these tests indicate that grid fins can be a robust solution for stabilizing the Orion LAV over a wide range of operating conditions.

  20. DEVELOPMENT OF A REPRODUCIBLE SCREENING METHOD TO DETERMINE THE MECHANISM AND EFFECT OF ORGANIC ACIDS AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS ON THE CORROSION OF ALUMINUM-FINNED COPPER-TUBE HEAT EXCHANGE COILS

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    Richard A. Corbett; Dave Severance

    2005-02-01

    Formicary corrosion is an insidious form of localized pitting corrosion. Notoya (1997b) wrote, ?In Japan, this type of corrosion is found in approximately 10% of cases of premature failure of copper tubes.? Attack characteristically features very small surface pits which are not visible to the un-aided eye, and random directional changes in the underlying copper metal. Attack is rapid. Failures have occurred before installation, shortly thereafter, or within several years later. Objectives of this Research Project Conduct an in depth literature search on the subject of formicary corrosion. Define the corrosion mechanism. Develop a test method that will reproduce formicary corrosion. Develop a test method for screening candidate materials that could cause formicary corrosion.

  1. Experimental research on heat transfer performance of supercritical water in vertical tube

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    Experimental research under supercritical pressure conditions was carried out on heat transfer performance in vertical tube of ?10 mm with a wide range of experimental parameters. The impacts of heat flux, mass flow rate and pressure on wall temperature and heat transfer coefficient were investigated. The experimental parameters are following: The pressures are 23, 25, 26 MPa, the mass flow rate range is 450 1200 kg/(m2·s), and the heat flux range is 200-1200 kW/m2. Experimental results indicate that the wall temperature gradually increases with the bulk temperature, and heat transfer enhancement exists near the critical temperature as the drastic changes in physical properties. The increase in heat flux and the decrease in mass flow rate reduce heat transfer enhancement and lead to deterioration of heat transfer. The main effects of pressure are reflected in the difference of heat flux and bulk temperature of the start point where heat transfer deterioration and enhancement occur. (authors)

  2. Performance Evaluation of a Forced Convection Solar Drier with Evacuated Tube Collector for Drying Amla

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    AR. Umayal Sundari

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available A forced convection solar drier is designed with evacuated tube collector and a blower. The performance of the designed drier is evaluated by carrying drying experiments at Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu, India with amla. Solar drying of amla is carried at different air velocity flow rates – 4m/s, 4.25m/s and 4.5m/s and is compared with natural sun drying. The temperature of the dryingchamber ranges from 53ºC to 82ºC while the ambient temperature ranges from 29ºC to 32ºC. The efficiency of the designed drier varies from 38.61% to 43.7% where as the efficiency of sun drying varies from 12.5% to 14.15%. It is observed that the efficiency of the drier increases with increase in air velocity flow rates. Initial moisture content of amla ranges between 83.6% and 84.3% and the equilibrium moisture content ranges between 0.1% and 0.6%. Solar drying takes 5 to 7 hours to reach safe moisture content where as sun drying takes 13 to15 hours. Also the quality of solar dried amla is better in terms of colour, odour, flavour and appearance than the sun dried amla. The observed result of the present work shows that the proposed solar drier is good for drying amla in this region.

  3. Toward quantum FinFET

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    Wang, Zhiming

    2013-01-01

    This book reviews a range of quantum phenomena in novel nanoscale transistors called FinFETs, including quantized conductance of 1D transport, single electron effect, tunneling transport, etc. The goal is to create a fundamental bridge between quantum FinFET and nanotechnology to stimulate readers' interest in developing new types of semiconductor technology. Although the rapid development of micro-nano fabrication is driving the MOSFET downscaling trend that is evolving from planar channel to nonplanar FinFET, silicon-based CMOS technology is expected to face fundamental limits in the near future. Therefore, new types of nanoscale devices are being investigated aggressively to take advantage of the quantum effect in carrier transport. The quantum confinement effect of FinFET at room temperatures was reported following the breakthrough to sub-10nm scale technology in silicon nanowires. With chapters written by leading scientists throughout the world, Toward Quantum FinFET provides a comprehensive introductio...

  4. A review of pressure tube failure accident in the CANDU reactor and methods for improvement reactor performance

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    The experience and causes of pressure tube cracking accidents in the CANDU reactor and the development of the fuel channel at AECL (Atomic Energy Canada Limited) have been described. Most of the accidents were caused by Delayed Hydride Cracking (DHC). In the cases of the Pickering unit 3 and 4 and Bruce unit 2, excessive residual stresses induced by an improper rolled joint process played a role in DHC. In the Pickering unit 2, cracks formed by contact between the pressure and calandria tubes due to the movement of the garter spring were the direct cause of the failure. To extend the life of a fuel channel, several R and D programs examining each component of the fuel channel have been carried out in Canada. For a pressure tube, the main concern is focused on changing the fabrication processes, e.g., increasing cold working rate, conducting intermediate annealing and adding a third element like Fe, v, and Cr to the tube material. In addition to them, chromium plating on the end fitting and increasing wall thickness at both ends of the calandria tube are considered. There has also been much interest in the improvement of fuel channel performance in our country and several development programs are currently under way. (author)

  5. Final Technical Report - High-Performance, Oxide-Dispersion-Strengthened Tubes for Production of Ethylene adn Other Industrial Chemicals

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    McKimpson, Marvin G.

    2006-04-06

    This project was undertaken by Michigan Technological University and Special Metals Corporation to develop creep-resistant, coking-resistant oxide-dispersion-strengthened (ODS) tubes for use in industrial-scale ethylene pyrolysis and steam methane reforming operations. Ethylene pyrolysis tubes are exposed to some of the most severe service conditions for metallic materials found anywhere in the chemical process industries, including elevated temperatures, oxidizing atmospheres and high carbon potentials. During service, hard deposits of carbon (coke) build up on the inner wall of the tube, reducing heat transfer and restricting the flow of the hydrocarbon feedstocks. About every 20 to 60 days, the reactor must be taken off-line and decoked by burning out the accumulated carbon. This decoking costs on the order of $9 million per year per ethylene plant, accelerates tube degradation, and requires that tubes be replaced about every 5 years. The technology developed under this program seeks to reduce the energy and economic cost of coking by creating novel bimetallic tubes offering a combination of improved coking resistance, creep resistance and fabricability not available in current single-alloy tubes. The inner core of this tube consists of Incoloy(R) MA956, a commercial ferritic Fe-Cr-Al alloy offering a 50% reduction in coke buildup combined with improved carburization resistance. The outer sheath consists of a new material - oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) Alloy 803(R) developed under the program. This new alloy retains the good fireside environmental resistance of Alloy 803, a commercial wrought alloy currently used for ethylene production, and provides an austenitic casing to alleviate the inherently-limited fabricability of the ferritic Incoloy(R) MA956 core. To provide mechanical compatibility between the two alloys and maximize creep resistance of the bimetallic tube, both the inner Incoloy(R) MA956 and the outer ODS Alloy 803 are oxide dispersion strengthened materials produced using mechanical alloying technology. To minimize cost, the bimetallic tube is produced by direct powder co-extrusion. This technology has potential for domestic energy savings of up to 4.1 trillion BTU/year (4.3 x 1015J/year) and a reduction of 370,000 tons (340,000 tonnes) of CO2 emissions in short-residence-time ethylene furnaces. This represents an energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction of about 3.3%. If the technology is also applied to other types of ethylene pyrolysis furnaces, total energy savings and CO2 emissions reductions could increase by up to five times. The work involved: Developing powder and consolidation processing protocols to produce an oxide-dispersion strengthened variant of Alloy 803 exhibiting creep strength comparable to Incoloy? Alloy MA956, Developing a direct powder co-extrusion protocol for fabricating co-extruded bimetallic Incoloy? Alloy MA956 / ODS Alloy 803 tubes, Characterizing the properties of the ODS Alloy 803 material, the welding characteristics of the bimetallic tubes, and the coking characteristics of the Incoloy? MA956 alloy, and Documenting the potential energy savings and user requirements for these bimetallic pyrolysis furnace tubes. The project demonstrated that oxide dispersion strengthened Alloy 803 can be produced successfully using conventional mechanical alloying technology. The oxide dispersion strengthened bimetallic radiant coil technology explored under this program has significant potential for energy savings and productivity improvements for domestic ethylene producers. In today's competitive market, however, domestic furnace manufacturers and ethylene producers appear reluctant to pay any cost premium for higher-performance coil materials offering either higher temperature capabilities or longer service life. Interest in oxide dispersion strengthened radiant coils is likely to increase if furnace and ethylene producers begin to focus more on increasing tube wall temperatures to improve productivity.

  6. Development of High-Performance Pressure Tube Material for the Canadian SCWR Concept

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    Walters, L.; Donohue, S.

    2015-12-01

    The Canadian super-critical water-cooled reactor (SCWR) concept is moderated by using heavy water, while the coolant is light water at 25 MPa with an inlet temperature of 625 K and an outlet temperature of 900 K. The fuel assemblies reside in vertical pressure tubes that are the pressure boundary. The pressure tubes are insulated from the fuel assemblies and operate at temperatures near the moderator temperature, at 390 K. The zirconium alloy Excel has been selected as a candidate material for the pressure tube based on favorable properties such as high strength, resistance to radiation-induced diametral strain, and high terminal solid solubility. However, significant future effort will be required to obtain material properties and crack initiation mechanisms at super-critical water (SCW) conditions to verify that annealed Excel is a viable option as a pressure tube material in the Canadian SCWR.

  7. Development of High-Performance Pressure Tube Material for the Canadian SCWR Concept

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    Walters, L.; Donohue, S.

    2016-02-01

    The Canadian super-critical water-cooled reactor (SCWR) concept is moderated by using heavy water, while the coolant is light water at 25 MPa with an inlet temperature of 625 K and an outlet temperature of 900 K. The fuel assemblies reside in vertical pressure tubes that are the pressure boundary. The pressure tubes are insulated from the fuel assemblies and operate at temperatures near the moderator temperature, at 390 K. The zirconium alloy Excel has been selected as a candidate material for the pressure tube based on favorable properties such as high strength, resistance to radiation-induced diametral strain, and high terminal solid solubility. However, significant future effort will be required to obtain material properties and crack initiation mechanisms at super-critical water (SCW) conditions to verify that annealed Excel is a viable option as a pressure tube material in the Canadian SCWR.

  8. Study of the performance of ATLAS muon drift-tube chambers in magntic fields and at high irradiation rates

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    The performance of ATLAS muon drift-tube (MDT) chambers has been studied in detail using high-energy muon beams. The measurements of the drift tube properties in magnetic fields showed that inelastic collisions of the drifting electrons with the CO2 molecules in the Ar:CO2 (93:7) gas mixture of the MDT chambers have to be taken into account in the simulation of the drift properties. Such inelastic collisions are now correctly treated by the Garfield simulation programme from version 9 providing an accurate description of the behaviour of the ATLAS muon drift tubes, in particular in the magnetic field. Measurements at the Gamma Irradiation Facility at CERN were performed to study the performance of the MDT chambers in the presence of high ? ray background fluences. The chambers have a spatial resolution better than 40 ?m at the nominal background rates expected at the Large Hadron Collider design luminosity of 1034 cm-2s-1 and a resolution better than 50 ?m for up to five times higher background rates. Efficient muon detection up to background counting rates of 500 kHz per tube corresponding to 35% occupancy was demonstrated.

  9. Study of the performance of ATLAS muon drift-tube chambers in magntic fields and at high irradiation rates

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    Valderanis, Chrysostomos

    2012-07-26

    The performance of ATLAS muon drift-tube (MDT) chambers has been studied in detail using high-energy muon beams. The measurements of the drift tube properties in magnetic fields showed that inelastic collisions of the drifting electrons with the CO{sub 2} molecules in the Ar:CO{sub 2} (93:7) gas mixture of the MDT chambers have to be taken into account in the simulation of the drift properties. Such inelastic collisions are now correctly treated by the Garfield simulation programme from version 9 providing an accurate description of the behaviour of the ATLAS muon drift tubes, in particular in the magnetic field. Measurements at the Gamma Irradiation Facility at CERN were performed to study the performance of the MDT chambers in the presence of high {gamma} ray background fluences. The chambers have a spatial resolution better than 40 {mu}m at the nominal background rates expected at the Large Hadron Collider design luminosity of 10{sup 34} cm{sup -2}s{sup -1} and a resolution better than 50 {mu}m for up to five times higher background rates. Efficient muon detection up to background counting rates of 500 kHz per tube corresponding to 35% occupancy was demonstrated.

  10. Effect of Segmental Baffles at Different Orientation on the Performances of Single Pass Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

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    Neeraj kumar

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available In present work, experimentation of single pass, counter flow shell and tube heat exchanger containing segmental baffles at different orientations has been conducted to calculate some parameters (heat transfer rate and pressure drop at different Reynolds number in laminar flow. In the present work, an attempt has been made to study the effect of increase in Reynolds number at different angular orientation “?” of the baffles. The range of “?” vary from 0° to 45° (i.e 0°, 15°, 30° and 45° and Reynolds number ranges from 500 to 2000 (i.e 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000. A prototype model of shell and tube type heat exchanger has been fabricated to carry out the experiments. The experiments were performed to determine the effect of baffle orientation on the performance of shell and tube heat exchanger. Water is taken as the working fluid used in both shell and tubes. The objective of the present work is to predict the variation of heat transfer rate, LMTD, heat transfer coefficient, and pressure drop to the shell side with change in range of Reynolds number at different baffle orientations. Based on the experimental result it has been observed that the angular orientation of baffles and the Reynolds number effects the heat transfer rate and pressure drop in the shell and tube heat exchanger. The heat transfer rate increases up to 30° angular orientation of the baffles and after that there is a drop in heat transfer rate at ? = 45°. The pressure drop to the shell sides decreases continuously from 0° to 45° which helps in reducing the pumping cost of the shell and tube heat exchanger.

  11. The dependency of different stress-level SiN capping films and the optimization of D-SMT process for the device performance booster in Ge n-FinFETs

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    Liao, M.-H.; Chen, P.-G.

    2015-08-01

    The capping stressed SiN film is one of the most important process steps for the dislocation stress memorization technique (D-SMT), which has been used widely in the current industry, for the electron mobility booster in the n-type transistor beyond the 32/28 nm technology node. In this work, we found that the different stress-level SiN capping films influence the crystal re-growth velocities along different directions including [100] and [110] directions in Ge a lot. It can be further used to optimize the dislocation angle in the transistor during the D-SMT process and then results in the largest channel stress distribution to boost the device performance in the Ge n-FinFETs. Based on the theoretical calculation and experimental demonstration, it shows that the Ge three dimensional (3D) n-FinFETs device performance is improved ˜55% with the usage of +3 GPa tensile stressed SiN capping film. The channel stress and dislocation angle is ˜2.5 GPa and 30°, measured by the atomic force microscope-Raman technique and transmission electron microscopy, respectively.

  12. FLOW DISTRIBUTION IN A SOLAR COLLECTOR PANEL WITH HORIZONTAL FINS

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    Fan, Jianhua; Shah, Louise Jivan; Furbo, Simon

    2005-01-01

    The objective of this work is to theoretically and experimentally investigate the flow and temperature distribution in a solar collector panel with an absorber consisting of horizontal fins. Fluid flow and heat transfer in the collector panel are studied by means of computational fluid dynamics...... (CFD) calculations. Further, experimental investigations of a 12.5 m² solar collector panel with 16 parallel connected horizontal fins are carried out. The flow distribution through the absorber is evaluated by means of temperature measurements on the backside of the absorber tubes. The measured...

  13. Thermal performance of direct-flow coaxial evacuated-tube solar collectors with and without a heat shield

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    Graphical abstract: Collection efficiency plots and linear characterization of evacuated tube solar collector with a heat shield (ETC-HS) and evacuated tube solar collector without a heat shield (ETC-NHS). - Highlights: • Evacuated solar collector (ETC) with a heat shield had better thermal performance. • Efficiency of ETC with a heat shield is 54.70% at inlet temperature 123.9 °C. • 31.49% higher than efficiency of ETC without a heat shield at this temperature. • Heat loss coefficients of ETC with a heat shield was 1.86 W/(m2 K). • A 50.80% improvement in heat loss reduced compared to ETC without a heat shield. - Abstract: Experimental performance evaluation and comparative analyses based on heat extraction of direct-flow coaxial evacuated-tube solar collectors with and without heat shields are presented in this paper. A test system to evaluate the thermal performance of medium-temperature solar collectors was developed. The experimental analysis shows the evacuated-tube solar collector performed better with a heat shield, especially at higher working temperatures. The collection efficiency of the solar collector with a heat shield was 54.70% at the highest inlet temperature of 123.9 °C during the test period, which is 31.49% higher than for the solar collector without a heat shield. The calculated heat-loss coefficient for the evacuated-tube solar collector with a heat shield was 1.86 W/(m2 K), which is an improvement of 50.80% compared with that of the collector without a heat shield

  14. Modelisation, conception et simulation des performances d'un collecteur solaire aeraulique a tubes sous vide en milieu nordique

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    Paradis, Pierre-Luc

    The global energy consumption is still increasing year after year even if different initiatives are set up to decrease fossil fuel dependency. In Canada 80% of the energy is used for space heating and domestic hot water heating in residential sector. This heat could be provided by solar thermal technologies despite few difficulties originating from the cold climate. The aim of this project is to design a solar evacuated tube thermal collector using air as the working fluid. Firstly, needs and specifications of the product are established in a clear way. Then, three concepts of collector are presented. The first one relies on the standard evacuated tube. The second one uses a new technology of tubes; both sides are open. The third one uses heat pipe to extract the heat from the tubes. Based on the needs and specification as criteria, the concept involving tubes with both sides open has been selected as the best idea. In order to simulate the performances of the collector, a model of the heat exchanges in an evacuated tube was developed in 4 steps. The first step is a model in steady state intended to calculate the stagnation temperature of the tube for a fixed solar radiation, outside temperature and wind speed. As a second step, the model is generalised to transient condition in order to validate it with an experimental setup. A root mean square error of 2% is then calculated. The two remainder steps are intended to calculate the temperature of airflow leaving the tube. In the same way, a first model in steady state is developed and then generalised to the transient mode. Then, the validation with an experimental setup gave a difference of 0.2% for the root mean square error. Finally, a preindustrial prototype intended to work in open loop for preheating of fresh air is presented. During the project, explosion of the both sides open evacuated tube in overheating condition blocked the construction of a real prototype for the test. Different path for further work are also identified. One of these is in relation with CFD simulation of the uniformity of the airflow inside of the collector. Another one is the analysis of the design with a design of experiment plan.

  15. Using a Cross -grooved Inner Surface for Enhancement of Heat Transfer Characteristics Inside Horizontal Tubes for Zeotropic Refrigerant

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    Uchida, Mari; Itoh, Masaaki; Sikazono, Naoki; Hatada, Toshio; Kudoh, Mitsuo; Otani, Tadao

    The condensation characteristics of zeotropic refrigerant(R407C) inside horizontal tubes has been investigated experimentally using two types of new cross -grooved tube which are formed by varying the helix angle of second set of grooves at the same fin height. The performance of the two types of cross-grooved surface are compared to that of single -grooved surface. The improved cross-grooved tube(second helix angle ?2=0°) has provided with higher condensation heat transfer coefficients than the single grooved tube at a low mass flow velocity. However, at a high mass flow velocity, the difference between condensation heat transfer coefficients for single and cross -grooved tube is not evident. The pressure drop of improved cross-grooved tube is slightly higher than that of the single grooved tube.

  16. Thermal diode cooling fin concept

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    The heat input through the finned portions of the walls of a water-filled fuel transport flask during an accidental, hydrocarbon fire can be halved by the replacement of narrow, solid fins by wider, hollow fins of similar pitch. In a flask with lid and base heat-shields this has the effect of reducing mean water temperature rise by about one third. These savings are achieved at the relatively small expense of slightly increased (by about 1 degC/kW of decay heat load) pre-fire normal operating water temperatures. 7 references, 3 figures, 5 tables

  17. Experimental performance investigation of a shell and tube heat exchanger by exergy based sensitivity analysis

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    Mert, Suha Orçun; Reis, Alper

    2015-07-01

    Heat exchangers are used extensively in many industrial branches, primarily so in chemical and energy sectors. They also have important household usage as they are used in central and local heating systems. Any betterment on heat exchangers will serve greatly in preserving our already dwindling and costly energy resources. Strong approach of exergy analysis -which helps find out where the first steps should be taken in determining sources of inefficiencies and how to remedy them- will be used as a means to this end. The maximum useful work that can be harnessed from systems relationships with its environment is defined as exergy. In this study, the inlet and outlet flow rate values of fluids and temperature of hot stream both on shell and tube parts of a shell-tube heat exchange system have been inspected and their effects on the exergy efficiency of this thermal system have been analyzed. It is seen that the combination of high tube side inlet temperature, low shell side flow rate and high tube side flow rate are found to be the optimum for this experimental system with reaching 75, 65, and 32 % efficiencies respectively. Selecting operating conditions suitable to this behavior will help to increase the overall efficiency of shell-tube heat exchange systems and cause an increment in energy conservation.

  18. Sensitization and performances of S1 image converter tubes designed for laser fusion experiments

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    S1 streak cameras with time resolution better than 10 ps are now currently available at the Centre d'Etudes de Limeil. They integrate a standard P 500 image converter tube slightly modified to allow the S1 photocathode's deposition. Almost 70% of the tubes have 1.06 ?m sensitivity greater than 50 ?A/w and 60% are in the 100 to 400 ?A/w range. It is also possible to regenerate the 1.06 ?m sensitivity when necessary, thus solving the difficult lifetime problem of these tubes. Dynamic range of a few hundreds is possible for 47 ps I.R. laser pulses and more than 64 for 12 ps pulses

  19. Hydrothermal Preparation of Gd3+Doped Titanate Nano tubes: Magnetic Properties and Photovoltaic Performance

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    Pure and Gd3+ doped titanate nano tubes (TNTs) materials were synthesized by a hydrothermal method. Their morphology, optical properties, thermal stability, and magnetic properties were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscope (TEM), UV-Vis spectroscopy, thermal analysis, and magnetic measurements. It was found that doping renders Gd3+ TNT visible light active and results in smaller crystallite size and larger surface area as well as higher thermal stability compared to pure titanate nano tubes. The estimated magnetic moments point to presence of weak antiferromagnetic interaction. Application of the prepared Gd3+ TNT for modifying conventional photoanodes in polymer solar cells was attempted. Preliminary results show slightly improved photovoltaic energy conversion efficiency in the devices containing the newly designed Gd3+ doped nano tubes.

  20. Investigating the effect of non-similar fins in thermoeconomic optimization of plate fin heat exchanger

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    Thermoeconomic optimization of plate fin heat exchanger with similar (SF) and different (DF) or non-similar fin in each side is presented in this work. For this purpose, both heat exchanger effectiveness and total annual cost (TAC) are optimized simultaneously using multi-objective particle swarm optimization algorithm. The above procedure is performed for various mass flow rates in each side. The optimum results reveal that no thermoeconomic improvement is observed in the case of same mass flow rate in each side while both effectiveness and TAC are improved in the case of different mass flow rate. For example, effectiveness and TAC are improved 0.95% and 10.17% respectively, for the DF compared with SF. In fact, the fin configuration should be selected more compact in a side with lower mass flow rate compared with the other side in the thermoeconomic viewpoint. Furthermore, for the thermodynamic optimization viewpoint both SF and DF have the same optimum result while for the economic (or thermoeconomic) optimization viewpoint, the significant decrease in TAC is accessible in the case of DF compared with SF. - Highlights: • Thermoeconomic modeling of compact heat exchanger. • Selection of fin and heat exchanger geometries as nine decision variables. • Applying MOPSO algorithm for multi objective optimization. • Considering the similar and different fin specification in each side. • Investigation of optimum design parameters for various mass flow rates

  1. Thermal performance test of a coaxial double-tube hot-gas duct

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    A coaxial double-tube hot-gas duct with an internal insulation layer is to be used for the High-Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR), a gas-cooled reactor designed by the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute. A full-scale simulation of part of the hot-gas duct was constructed to verify its structural integrity. No hot spot was detected on the inner tube under HTTR operation conditions after 7,700 h. Natural convection was negligible in the internal insulation layer. An experimental correlation of the effective thermal conductivity for the internal insulation layer was also obtained

  2. Stability of tube rows in crossflow

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    A mathematical model for the instability of tube rows subjected to crossflow is examined. The theoretical model, based on the fluid-force data for a pitch-to-diameter ratio of 1.33, provides additional insight into the instability phenomenon. Tests are also conducted for three sets of tube rows. The effects of mass ratio, tube pitch, damping, detuning and finned tubes are investigated. Theoretical results and experimental data are in good agreement

  3. Modelling of in-reactor creep of KOFA cladding tube and performance evaluation of KOFA fuel rod

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    Even if a tube is manufactured in accordance with the given specification, creep properties can vary unless all the manufacturing processes are exactly of the same from the ingot fabrication to the final heat treatment. Especially the characterization tests exibit that the thermal creep behavior of KOFA cradding tube made to the KAERI specification which from that of KWU tube but is found almost identical to W tube made to W's own specification which is quite different from the KAERI specification. As the in-reactor creep is assumed to comprise the thermal creep component and the irradiation creep component, the thermal creep model of KOFA cradding tube was developed based on the measured thermal creep data whereas the irradiation creep model of KOFA cladding tube was established based on the referenced data of irradiation creep of W tube. In order to see the effect of newly developed KOFA cladding creep on KOFA fuel performances, the clad strain and rod internal pressure under ANSI I and II operating conditions were investigated with the use of CARO D5-K in which the new KOFA cladding model has replaced the old creep model. The performance calculation displays that the higher the in-reactor creep, the earlier the fuel clad contact occurs, leading to the increased clad strain. Clad strain of a KOFA fuel rod under steady state operating condition increases by 0.46% but still fulfills the design requirement associated with 2.5% plastic strain limit. However, clad strain of a KOFA fuel rod under power transient can increase to a maximum of 0.17% and the most conservative strain exceeds the design limit of 1.0%. It was proposed that the use of Fq burndown curve to reduce the local peak power level to less than 550 W/cm at around the burnup of 19-20 MWd/KgU would result in lower clad strain than 1.0%. On the contrary, the higher clad creep is benificial from the standpoint of rod internal pressure which may be a limiting factor for the high burnup operation. The rod internal pressure was found to decrease by 3 bar. (Author)

  4. Evaluating the Fin-ray Trajectory Tracking of Bio-inspired Robotic Undulating Fins via an Experimental-numerical Approach

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    Xiaojia Xiang

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In the past decade, biomimetic undulating fin propulsion has been one of the main topics considered by scientists and researchers in the field of robotic fish. This technology is inspired by the biological wave-like propulsion of ribbon-finned fish. The swimming modes have aquatic application potentials with greater manoeuvrability, less detectable noise or wake and better efficiency at low speeds. The present work concentrates on the evaluation of fin-ray trajectory tracking of biorobotic undulating fins at the levels of kinematics and hydrodynamics by using an experimental-numerical approach. Firstly, fin-ray tracking inconsistence between the desired and actual undulating trajectories is embodied with experimental data of the fin prototype. Next, the dynamics' nonlinearity is numerically and analytically unveiled by using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD method, from the viewpoint of vortex shedding and the hydro-effect. The evaluation of fin-ray tracking performance creates a good basis for control design to improve the fin-ray undulation of prototypes.

  5. An Evaluation of Performance Metrics for High Efficiency Tube-and-Wing Aircraft Entering Service in 2030 to 2035

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    Perkins, H. Douglas; Wilson, Jack; Raymer, Daniel P.

    2011-01-01

    An analysis of basic vehicle characteristics required to meet the Fundamental Aeronautics Program s 70 percent energy consumption reduction goal for commercial airliners in the 2030 to 2035 timeframe was conducted. A total of 29 combinations of vehicle parasitic drag coefficient, vehicle induced drag coefficient, vehicle empty weight and engine Specific Fuel Consumption were used to create sized tube-and-wing vehicle models. The mission fuel burn for each of these sized vehicles was then compared to a baseline current technology vehicle. A response surface equation was generated of fuel burn reduction as a function of the four basic vehicle performance metrics, so that any values of the performance metrics up to a 50 percent reduction could be used to estimate fuel burn reduction of tube-and-wing aircraft for future studies.

  6. High heat load test of CFC divertor target plate with screw tube for JT-60 superconducting modification

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    A flat carbon fiber composite (CFC) tile mock-up with screw tubes, which have helical fins like a nut, was fabricated aiming at further improvement of the heat removal performance of the cost-effectively manufactured divert or target for JT-60SC (modified JT-60 as a superconducting coil tokamak). The heat removal performance of the mock-up was successfully demonstrated on the JAERI Electron Beam Irradiation Stand. The estimated heat transfer coefficient of the screw tube at the non-boiling region was roughly three times higher than that of the smooth tube. This corresponds to 1.5 times that of the swirl tube. A heat cycle test of 10 MW/m2 showed that the mock-up with the screw tubes could withstand for 1400-cycles. These results indicate that the divertor target plate with the flat CFC tile and the screw tube can be a promising candidate for the JT-60SC divertor target

  7. Enhancement of the Remote Field Eddy Current Testing Performed from Outside of a Magnetic Tube

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    Tomas Marek

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with design of remote field eddy current probe for non-destructive testing dedicated for inspection of ferromagnetic tubular material from outside. The remote field effect inside the tube wall is achieved by the medium of a magnetic shield covering the probe. Results of numeric simulations made for verification of probe characteristics confirmed the effectiveness of probe design.

  8. Design and performance of a charge-coupled device /CCD/-streak tube

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    A new 'streak' tube has been developed for use in diagnostic applications involving very high-speed optical transients such as the Shiva laser-fusion studies at the University of California's Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The tube combines the direct read-out characteristics of a CCD (charge-coupled device) with the high-speed deflection system incorporated in the light-shutter image tube to give immediate electronic read-out of information suitable for data processing. The front section of the tube is an image-intensifier stage with an infrared-sensitive photocathode (S-1) sensitive to the laser wavelength of 1.06 micrometers. When the laser beam is incident on the photocathode, the emitted stream of electrons is accelerated and deflected by a ramp voltage applied to deflecting electrodes. The deflected beam impacts the CCD, producing several thousand electron-hole pairs per photoelectron. The charge pattern is then scanned out providing a time-intensity profile of the laser beam

  9. A Three Dimensional Performance Analysis of a Developed Evacuated Tube Collector using a CFD Fluent Solar Load Model

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    Ali Basil. H.; Gilani S. I.; Al-Kayiem Hussain H.

    2014-01-01

    For the flow through type selected geometry of the designed evacuated tube collector ETC, a three dimensional simulation and analysis of the thermal performance was done, using the ray-tracing solar load model provided by the ANSYS-FLUENT software. In this model the solar radiation heat flux is solved using fair weather condition radiation equations, and then solar radiation load is considered as a heat source term in the energy equation. The thermal effects of the fluid flow and heat transfe...

  10. The Waveform Digitiser of the Double Chooz Experiment: Performance and Quantisation Effects on PhotoMultiplier Tube Signals

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    Abe, Y.; Akiri, T.; Cabrera, A.; Courty, B.; Dawson, J. V.; Gonzalez, L. F. G.; Hourlier, A.(AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/IRFU, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75205, Paris Cedex 13, France); Ishitsuka, M.; De Kerret, H.; Kryn, D.; Novella, P.; Obolensky, M.(AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/IRFU, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75205, Paris Cedex 13, France); Perasso, S.(AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/IRFU, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75205, Paris Cedex 13, France); Remoto, A.; Roncin, R.(AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/IRFU, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75205, Paris Cedex 13, France)

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    We present the waveform digitiser used in the Double Chooz experiment. We describe the hardware and the custom-built firmware specifically developed for the experiment. The performance of the device is tested with regards to digitising low light level signals from photomultiplier tubes and measuring pulse charge. This highlights the role of quantisation effects and leads to some general recommendations on the design and use of waveform digitisers.

  11. Performance prediction for non-adiabatic capillary tube suction line heat exchanger: an artificial neural network approach

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    This study presents an application of the artificial neural network (ANN) model using the back propagation (BP) learning algorithm to predict the performance (suction line outlet temperature and mass flow rate) of a non-adiabatic capillary tube suction line heat exchanger, basically used as a throttling device in small household refrigeration systems. Comparative studies were made by using an ANN model, experimental results and correlations to predict the performance. These studies showed that the proposed approach could successfully be used for performance prediction for the exchanger

  12. A minichannel aluminium tube heat exchanger - Pt. 2: Evaporator performance with propane

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    Fernando, Primal; Palm, Bjoern; Ameel, Tim; Lundqvist, Per; Granryd, Eric [Department of Energy Technology, Division of Applied Thermodynamics and Refrigeration, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), SE-100 44 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2008-06-15

    This paper presents heat transfer data for a multiport minichannel heat exchanger vertically mounted as an evaporator in a test-rig simulating a small water-to-water heat pump. The multiport minichannel heat exchanger was designed similar to a shell-and-tube type heat exchanger, with a six-channel tube of 1.42 mm hydraulic diameter, a tube-side heat transfer area of 0.777 m{sup 2} and a shell-side heat transfer area of 0.815 m{sup 2}. Refrigerant propane with a desired vapour quality flowed upward through the tubes and exited with a desired superheat of 1-4 K. A temperature-controlled glycol solution that flowed downward on the shell-side supplied the heat for the evaporation of the propane. The heat transfer rate between the glycol solution and propane was controlled by varying the evaporation temperature and propane mass flow rate while the glycol flow rate was fixed (18.50 l min{sup -1}). Tests were conducted for a range of evaporation temperatures from -15 to +10{sup o}C, heat flux from 2000 to 9000 W m{sup -2} and mass flux from 13 to 66 kg m{sup -2} s{sup -1}. The heat transfer coefficients were compared with 14 correlations found in the literature. The experimental heat transfer coefficients were higher than those predicted by many of the correlations. A correlation which was previously developed for a very large and long tube (21 mm diameter and 10 m long) was in good agreement with the experimental data (97% of the data within {+-}30%). Several other correlations were able to predict the data within a reasonable deviation (within {+-}30%) after some adjustments to the correlations. (author)

  13. Finned Carbon-Carbon Heat Pipe with Potassium Working Fluid

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    Juhasz, Albert J.

    2010-01-01

    This elemental space radiator heat pipe is designed to operate in the 700 to 875 K temperature range. It consists of a C-C (carbon-carbon) shell made from poly-acrylonitride fibers that are woven in an angle interlock pattern and densified with pitch at high process temperature with integrally woven fins. The fins are 2.5 cm long and 1 mm thick, and provide an extended radiating surface at the colder condenser section of the heat pipe. The weave pattern features a continuous fiber bath from the inner tube surface to the outside edges of the fins to maximize the thermal conductance, and to thus minimize the temperature drop at the condenser end. The heat pipe and radiator element together are less than one-third the mass of conventional heat pipes of the same heat rejection surface area. To prevent the molten potassium working fluid from eroding the C C heat pipe wall, the shell is lined with a thin-walled, metallic tube liner (Nb-1 wt.% Zr), which is an integral part of a hermetic metal subassembly which is furnace-brazed to the inner surface of the C-C tube. The hermetic metal liner subassembly includes end caps and fill tubes fabricated from the same Nb-1Zr alloy. A combination of laser and electron beam methods is used to weld the end caps and fill tubes. A tungsten/inert gas weld seals the fill tubes after cleaning and charging the heat pipes with potassium. The external section of this liner, which was formed by a "Uniscan" rolling process, transitions to a larger wall thickness. This section, which protrudes beyond the C-C shell, constitutes the "evaporator" part of the heat pipe, while the section inside the shell constitutes the condenser of the heat pipe (see figure).

  14. Metal/ceramic niobium composite fin heat pipes for a low mass radiator

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    Niobium/alumina composite materials show promise for providing low mass fin heat pipes for space heat rejection systems. These heat pipes would be incorporated into a large radiator for waste heat rejection from a space nuclear power source. Current fabrication technology limits the heat pipes to straight lengths, although different cross-sections can be fabricated. A radiator analytical model was developed and used to examine the effects of fin pipe cross-section and fin material on radiator mass. Carbon-Carbon, Compglas, and beryllia fins were examined. The overall radiator mass was only slightly affected by the choice of material, however, the carbon-carbon design required fewer fin heat pipes. Radiators with carbon-glass composite (Compglas) fins had a slightly higher mass, but may still be attractive based on the other properties of Compglas, including resistance to atomic oxygen, and the ability to be fabricated into thin sheets. Square Nb/Alumina tubes have already been fabricated, while rectangular niobium composite tube is under development. These tubes will be bonded to carbon-carbon or Compglas fins, and fabricated into sodium heat pipes

  15. Development of Remote Weld Testing Technique for Moisture Separator and Reheater Tubes in Nuclear Power Plants

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    The heat exchanger tube in nuclear power plants is mainly fabricated from nonferromagnetic material such as a copper, titanium, and inconel alloy, but the moisture separator and reheater tube in the turbine system is fabricated from ferromagnetic material such as a carbon steel or ferrite stainless steel which has a good mechanical properties in harsh environments of high pressure and temperature. Especially, the moisture separator and reheater tubes, which use steam as a heat transfer media, typically employ a tubing with integral fins to furnish higher heat transfer rates. The ferromagnetic tube typically shows superior properties in high pressure and temperature environments than a nonferromagnetic material, but can make a trouble during the normal operation of power plants because the ferrous tube has service-induced damage forms including a steam cutting, erosion, mechanical wear, stress corrosion cracking, etc. Therefore, nondestructive examination is periodically performed to evaluate the tube integrity. Now, the remote field testing(RFT) technique is one of the solution for examination of ferromagnetic tube because the conventional eddy current technique typically can not be applied to ferromagnetic tube such as a ferrite stainless steel due to the high electrical permeability of ferrous tube. In this study, we have designed RFT probes, calibration standards, artificial flaw specimen, and probe pusher-puller necessary for field application, and have successfully carry out RFT examination of the moisture separator and reheater tube of nuclear power plants.

  16. Controlled Thermal-Mechanical Processing of Tubes and Pipes for Enhanced Manufacturing and Performance

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    Kolarik, Robert V.

    2005-11-11

    The Alloy Steel Business of The Timken Company won an award for the controlled thermo-mechanical processing (CTMP) project and assembled a strong international public/private partnership to execute the project. The premise of the CTMP work was to combine Timken's product understanding with its process expertise and knowledge of metallurgical and deformation fundamentals developed during the project to build a predictive process design capability. The CTMP effort succeeded in delivering a pc-based capability in the tube optimization model, with a virtual pilot plant (VPP) feature to represent the desired tube making process to predict the resultant microstructure tailored for the desired application. Additional tasks included a system for direct, online measurement of grain size and demonstration of application of CTMP via robotically enhanced manufacturing.

  17. Performance Analysis of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Using Miscible System

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    M. Thirumarimurugan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available An experimental investigation on comparative heat transfer study on a solvent and solution were made using 1-1 Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger. Steam is the hot fluid, whereas Water and Acetic acid-Water miscible solution serves as cold fluid. A series of runs were made between steam and water, steam and Acetic acid solution. In addition to, the volume fraction of Acetic acid was varied and the experiment was held. The flow rate of the cold fluid is maintained from 120 to 720 lph and the volume fraction of Acetic acid is varied from 10-50%. Experimental results such as exchanger effectiveness, overall heat transfer coefficients were calculated. A mathematical model was developed for the outlet temperatures of both the Shell and Tube side fluids and was simulated using MATLAB program. The model was compared with the experimental findings and found to be valid.

  18. Assessment of Blasting Performance Using Electronic Vis-à-Vis Shock Tube Detonators in Strong Garnet Biotite Sillimanite Gneiss Formations

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    Sharma, Suresh Kumar; Rai, Piyush

    2015-05-01

    This paper presents a comparative investigation of the shock tube and electronic detonating systems practised in bench blasting. The blast trials were conducted on overburden rocks of Garnet Biotite Sillimanite Gneiss formations in one of the largest metalliferous mine of India. The study revealed that the choice of detonating system was crucial in deciding the fragment size and its distribution within the blasted muck-piles. The fragment size and its distribution affected the digging rate of excavators. Also, the shape of the blasted muck-pile was found to be related to the degree of fragmentation. From the present work, it may be inferred that in electronic detonation system, timely release of explosive energy resulted in better overall blasting performance. Hence, the precision in delay time must be considered in designing blast rounds in such overburden rock formations. State-of-art image analysis, GPS based muck-pile profile plotting techniques were rigorously used in the investigation. The study revealed that a mean fragment size (K50) value for shock tube detonated blasts (0.55-0.59 m) was higher than that of electronically detonated blasts (0.43-0.45 m). The digging rate of designated shovels (34 m3) with electronically detonated blasts was consistently more than 5000 t/h, which was almost 13 % higher in comparison to shock tube detonated blasts. Furthermore, favourable muck-pile shapes were witnessed in electronically detonated blasts from the observations made on the dozer performance.

  19. The Aphrodite boiling crisis program. Analysis of CHF tests performed on a vertical tube

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    In order to develop a comprehensive modelling of the boiling crisis phenomenon, the APHRODITE experimental program has been set up at ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE. Aiming at a better mechanistic understanding of this phenomenon, this program will investigate the influence of the experimental conditions (among which the mockup geometry and the boundary conditions) and the two-phase flow patterns via void fraction distributions. It has involved the construction of a R12 test loop, which can deliver a large thermal-hydraulic parameter ranges, and the development of a gamma-ray tomograph. The first experiments have been carried out on a vertical Inconel tube, 6 meters long with a bore diameter of 13 mm and a thickness of 0.5 mm. This electrically heated test section is heavily instrumented with 168 thermocouples welded along the tube, on its outer surface. After a refined calibration of the experimental procedure, a critical heat flux data bank has been collected within large pressure, mass velocity and critical steam quality ranges. These results are firstly compared with other CHF data obtained in similar conditions. Then several empirical correlations and a theoretical model for similar prediction in tubes are tested against these data

  20. SIMULATION OF BOILING HEAT TRANSFER AROUND MICRO PIN-FIN HEAT EXCHANGER: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES

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    Boiling at microscales is a challenging problem for the computational models as well as the resources. During boiling, the formation and departure of vapor bubbles from the heated surface involves the physics from nano/micro level to the macro level. Therefore, a hierarchical methodology is needed to incorporate the nano/microscale physics with the macroscale system performance. Using micro-fabrication techniques, microstructures (micropin-fins) can be fabricated around the tubes in the heat exchanger of Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) to increase the heat-exchanging efficiency and reduce the overall size of the heat-exchanger for the given heat transfer rates. Combined with high fidelity simulations of the thermal transport in the entire system, optimal design of microstructure patterns and layouts can be worked out pragmatically. Properly patterned microstructures on the pipe in the steam generation zone should create more nuclei for bubble to form and result in a reduced average bubble size and shorter retention time, i.e. the time for the vapor phase sticking on the pipe surface. The smaller average steam bubble size and shorter bubble retention time will enhance the overall thermal efficiency. As a preliminary step, a periodic arrangement of micropin-fins containing four in-line cylindrical fins was modeled. The governing equations for the mass, momentum and energy transport were solved in the fluid in a conjugate heat transfer mode. In the future, several studies will be conducted to simulate different geometric arrangements, different fin cross-sections, and realistic operating conditions including phase-change with boiling by adding complexities in simple steps

  1. Ear Tubes

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    ... Ear tubes are inserted through an outpatient surgical procedure called a myringotomy. A myringotomy refers to an incision (small hole) ... and adults may be able to tolerate the procedure without anesthetic. A myringotomy is performed and the fluid behind the ear ...

  2. Dehumidification in greenhouses by condensation on finned pipes

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    Campen, J.C., van; Bot, G.P.A.

    2001-01-01

    In this study, an experimental dehumidifying system for greenhouses is tested. The system uses finned pipes fixed under the gutter of the greenhouse. The pipes are cooled below the dewpoint of the greenhouse air by cold water. The humid air passes the pipe and fins by natural convection and condensation occurs reducing the humidity in the greenhouse. The performance of the system in relation to its location and dimensions are studied by computational fluid dynamics calculations. The total hea...

  3. 50 CFR 600.1204 - Shark finning; possession at sea and landing of shark fins.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Shark finning; possession at sea and landing of shark fins. 600.1204 Section 600.1204 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND... PROVISIONS Shark Finning § 600.1204 Shark finning; possession at sea and landing of shark fins. (a)(1)...

  4. Eddy-Current Testing of Finned Fuel Cladding

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    Eddy-current methods of testing reactor-fuel components are well established. The literature, however, mainly describes tests which are applied to simple geometries such as cylindrical rods or tubes. Recent AECL fuel designs have called for cladding with heat transfer or locating fins along the length of the fuel. This paper describes the application of eddy-current techniques to three such designs. The function and geometry of the fins must be considered in the selection of the optimum test parameters and the most suitable test coil geometry. Thus, the presence of fins may limit or restrict the test but they will not prevent a successful test. Where the fin geometry is complex eddy currents may well be the most suitable of the non-destructive methods which can be used for flaw detection. The thickness of aluminium cladding over a uranium core is measured with a small probe coil placed between the fins and shielded from them. Two flaw detection tests are described, one on sintered aluminium product (SAP) tubing using an internal bobbin coil and the other on an aluminium-clad uranium-aluminium alloy rod with an external encircling coil. The instrumentation described is relatively simple. A small portable instrument was designed for the cladding thickness measurement. For flaw detection a standard oscilloscope with a plug-in carrier-amplifier module provides a means of sensing and displaying the test coil impedance variations. This equipment ,although it does not permit sophisticated methods of eliminating unwanted noise is adequate for a variety of testing applications and has been specified for routine fuel testing on a production basis. (author)

  5. Performance of evaluation techniques for planning preventive repair of leakages on BWR vessel stub tubes

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    Stub tubes have been installed on the control rod drive assemblies of the majority of boiling water reactor vessel bottoms. These stub tubes can undergo a slow process of cracking, producing no potential hazard but occasional plant unavailability due to leakage in excess of specification limits. In the case considered here, the development and application of remotely controlled equipment permitting access both from inside and outside the housing, and of crack evolution and location techniques, has made the progressive development, selection and planning of repairs a possibility, thus minimizing the risk of leakages appearing between refuelling outages. The example used here is of a Nuclear Power Plant in which a first leak appeared in 1981. Since that time extensive and progressive laboratory and field development work has been carried out. This paper presents the experience gained with customized, remote-control inspection equipment, and several developed or adapted techniques, as the basis for an in-service repair decision tree, the case in question being that of a BWR plant in which a cracking process, not affecting safety but potentially affecting availability, has given rise to leaks after ten years of operation

  6. Construction and performance of a 2.7 m long straw drift tube prototype chamber for the SSC

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    We report the construction and testing of a 2.7 m long straw tube drift chamber consisting of 60 channels. The straw tubes with 2 mm radius are stacked in a pyramid shape up to eight tube layers. There are two wire supports inside each tube for electrostatic stability. 28 tubes out of 60 are instrumented for measurement of resolution, gas gain, and attentuation length. Resolution of close to 110 ?m and attenuaion length of 500 cm are obtained. (orig.)

  7. Forced Convection Heat Transfer Experiments of the Finned Plate in a Duct

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    Chae, Myeongseon; Moon, Jeyoung; Chung, Bumjin [Kyung Hee Univ., Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The studies have been focused on the optimization of fin geometries to maximize the heat transfer rate. The forced convection heat transfer rates were affected largely by the fin spacing, fin height, and tip clearance. As the fin spacing decreases and fin height increases, heat transfers from the fins to the ambient are enhanced as they are directly proportional to the surface area. For a large tip clearance, the fluid tends to escape from the inner fin region to the outer wall region resulting in the decrease of the overall heat removal capability. Thus, the parametric influences of these variables are to be investigated to develop a generalized heat transfer correlation for the geometry. This study is a preliminary experimental study for plate-fin geometries such as fin spacing, fin height and duct width. Mass transfer experiments were carried out based on the analogy concept, using a copper sulfate electroplating system. The work has the relevance with the Reactor Cavity Cooling System performance enhancement study in the VHTR. Forced convection heat transfer experiments were performed for the vertical plate-fins in a duct. Based on the analogy between heat and mass transfer systems, mass transfer rates were measured using the cupric acid copper sulfate electroplating system. The fin spacings were varied from 0.002m to 0.007m, fin heights 0.01m and 0.015m, Re{sub Dh} from 10 to 6,500, and duct widths from 0.010m to 0.02m. The test results showed that the heat transfer rates enhanced with the increase of fin height and the decrease of fin spacing as they enlarge the heat transfer area. And the heat transfer rates were impaired with the increase of the duct width as the bypass flows increased to tip clearance region.

  8. Forced Convection Heat Transfer Experiments of the Finned Plate in a Duct

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    The studies have been focused on the optimization of fin geometries to maximize the heat transfer rate. The forced convection heat transfer rates were affected largely by the fin spacing, fin height, and tip clearance. As the fin spacing decreases and fin height increases, heat transfers from the fins to the ambient are enhanced as they are directly proportional to the surface area. For a large tip clearance, the fluid tends to escape from the inner fin region to the outer wall region resulting in the decrease of the overall heat removal capability. Thus, the parametric influences of these variables are to be investigated to develop a generalized heat transfer correlation for the geometry. This study is a preliminary experimental study for plate-fin geometries such as fin spacing, fin height and duct width. Mass transfer experiments were carried out based on the analogy concept, using a copper sulfate electroplating system. The work has the relevance with the Reactor Cavity Cooling System performance enhancement study in the VHTR. Forced convection heat transfer experiments were performed for the vertical plate-fins in a duct. Based on the analogy between heat and mass transfer systems, mass transfer rates were measured using the cupric acid copper sulfate electroplating system. The fin spacings were varied from 0.002m to 0.007m, fin heights 0.01m and 0.015m, ReDh from 10 to 6,500, and duct widths from 0.010m to 0.02m. The test results showed that the heat transfer rates enhanced with the increase of fin height and the decrease of fin spacing as they enlarge the heat transfer area. And the heat transfer rates were impaired with the increase of the duct width as the bypass flows increased to tip clearance region

  9. Method for laser welding a fin and a tube

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    Fuerschbach, Phillip W. (Tijeras, NM); Mahoney, A. Roderick (Albuquerque, NM); Milewski, John O (Santa Fe, NM)

    2001-01-01

    A method of laser welding a planar metal surface to a cylindrical metal surface is provided, first placing a planar metal surface into approximate contact with a cylindrical metal surface to form a juncture area to be welded, the planar metal surface and cylindrical metal surface thereby forming an acute angle of contact. A laser beam, produced, for example, by a Nd:YAG pulsed laser, is focused through the acute angle of contact at the juncture area to be welded, with the laser beam heating the juncture area to a welding temperature to cause welding to occur between the planar metal surface and the cylindrical metal surface. Both the planar metal surface and cylindrical metal surface are made from a reflective metal, including copper, copper alloys, stainless steel alloys, aluminum, and aluminum alloys.

  10. Performance and Mechanical Tolerances Achieved with a Full Size Prototype of a CMS Barrel Muon Drift Tubes Chamber

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    Bethke, Siegfried; Benettoni, Massimo; Benvenuti, Alberto; Berdugo, Javier; Cerrada, Marcos; Colino, Nicanor; Conti, Enrico; Dallavalle, Gaetano-Marco; Daniel, Manuel; De Giorgi, Marco; De Min, Alberto; Dosselli, Umberto; Fanin, Claudio; Fouz-Iglesias, M C; Gasparini, Fabrizio; Gasparini, Ugo; Giantin, R; Grandi, Claudio; Guaita, Paola; Guerzoni, Marco; Ladrón de Guevara, Pedro; Lippi, Ivano; Marcellini, Stefano; Martinelli, Roberto; Meneguzzo, Anna Teresa; Mocholí-Mocholí, J; Montanari, Alessandro; Montanari, Christian; Navarria, Francesco; Odorici, Fabrizio; Reithler, Hans; Romero, Luciano; Rossi, Antonio; Rovelli, Tiziano; Schwarthoff, Hubert; Sondermann, Volker; Tano, Valeria; Teykal, Helmut; Tutas, Joerg; Van den Hirtz, J; Wagner, H; Wegner, Martin; Willmott, Carlos

    1998-01-01

    The barrel muon chambers of the CMS experiment are made assembling 3 independent modules ( SuperLayers) which together measure the impact point and the angles theta and phi. Each SuperLayer consists of four layers of rectangular Drift Tubes. MB96 is a full size prototype of the smallest CMS Barrel Muon Chamber ( MB1) built in early 1997 at the Legnaro INFN laboratory and tested in summer 1997 at the CERN CMS test beam facility. The performance of the prototype and the mechanical tolerances achieved in the construction are presented.

  11. Performance test of quartz tube based Ag/Ag+ reference electrode with a tungsten tip junction for electrochemical study in molten salts

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    In this study, we investigated the performance of the Ag/Ag+ reference electrode in quartz tube with tungsten tip junction. The oxide layer of the surface of tungsten metal tip provided a high ion conduction. The results of cyclic voltammetry measurement indicated that the Ag/Ag+ reference electrode in quartz tube with tungsten tip junction can provide a good performance in wide temperature range, especially high temperature up to 900 .deg. C

  12. Stress analysis of plate-fin structures in recuperator

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    Matsui, Shingo; Muto, Yasushi; Shiina, Yasuaki [Department of Advanced Nuclear Heat Technology, Oarai Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan)

    2001-01-01

    A high performance compact recuperator with 95% effectiveness is required to achieve a high thermal efficiency power generation of up to 50% in High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (HTGR) coupled with closed cycle helium gas turbine. Though a plate-fin type heat exchanger is proposed for this recuperator, much research and development works are needed to establish this high performance goal since there exists no state-of-the-art technology in such a high pressure and high temperature one. One of the important works is to establish the structural analysis and evaluation method in this plate-fin type heat exchanger. This paper describes the results of stress analysis of the plate-fin structure under the internal pressure as the first step of this work. First, the modeling of a unit plate-fin structure for the analysis was examined and a three layers model was confirmed to be most adequate. The stress distribution within the structure was clarified by using this model. Second, the three layers model was simplified to one layer model with sufficient accuracy. By using this model, both the effects of an inclined angle of fin and a thickness of separate on the strength were examined parametrically. Under the relevant design conditions, it was revealed that the optimum inclined angle of fin locates in the neighborhood of 76 degree rather than most difficult fabrication angle 90 degree and there is possibility to adopt thinner thickness than 0.5 mm in the current design. (author)

  13. Stress analysis of plate-fin structures in recuperator

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    A high performance compact recuperator with 95% effectiveness is required to achieve a high thermal efficiency power generation of up to 50% in High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (HTGR) coupled with closed cycle helium gas turbine. Though a plate-fin type heat exchanger is proposed for this recuperator, much research and development works are needed to establish this high performance goal since there exists no state-of-the-art technology in such a high pressure and high temperature one. One of the important works is to establish the structural analysis and evaluation method in this plate-fin type heat exchanger. This paper describes the results of stress analysis of the plate-fin structure under the internal pressure as the first step of this work. First, the modeling of a unit plate-fin structure for the analysis was examined and a three layers model was confirmed to be most adequate. The stress distribution within the structure was clarified by using this model. Second, the three layers model was simplified to one layer model with sufficient accuracy. By using this model, both the effects of an inclined angle of fin and a thickness of separate on the strength were examined parametrically. Under the relevant design conditions, it was revealed that the optimum inclined angle of fin locates in the neighborhood of 76 degree rather than most difficult fabrication angle 90 degree and there is possibility to adopt thinner thickness than 0.5 mm in the current design. (author)

  14. A successful application of homotopy perturbation method for efficiency and effectiveness assessment of longitudinal porous fins

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    Highlights: • Homotopy perturbation method has been applied to porous fins. • Dimensionless efficiency and effectiveness expressions have been firstly developed. • Effects of porous and convection parameters on thermal analysis have been clarified. • Ratio of porous fin to solid fin heat transfer rate has been given for various cases. • Reliability and practicality of homotopy perturbation method has been illustrated. - Abstract: In our previous works, thermal performance of straight fins with both constant and temperature-dependent thermal conductivity has been investigated in detail and dimensionless analytical expressions of fin efficiency and fin effectiveness have been developed for the first time in literature via homotopy perturbation method. In this study, previous works have been extended to porous fins. Governing equations have been formulated by performing Darcy’s model. Dimensionless temperature distribution along the length of porous fin has been determined as a function of porosity and convection parameters. The ratio of porous fin to solid fin heat transfer rate has also been evaluated as a function of thermo-geometric fin parameter. The results have been compared with those of finite difference method for a specific case and an excellent agreement has been observed. The expressions developed are beneficial for thermal engineers for preliminary assessment of thermophysical systems instead of consuming time in heat conduction problems governed by strongly nonlinear differential equations

  15. On-Orbit Performance of the TES Pulse Tube Cryocooler System and the Instrument - Six Years in Space

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    Rodriguez, J. I.; Na-Nakornpanom, A.

    2011-01-01

    The Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument pulse tube cryocoolers began operation 36 days after launch of the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Aura spacecraft on July 15, 2004. TES is designed with four infrared Mercury Cadmium Telluride focal plane arrays in two separate housings cooled by a pair of Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) single-stage pulse tube cryocoolers. The instrument also makes use of a two-stage passive cooler to cool the optical bench. The instrument is a high-resolution infrared imaging Fourier transform spectrometer with 3.3-15.4 micron spectral coverage. After four weeks of outgassing, the instrument optical bench and focal planes were cooled to their operating temperatures to begin science operations. During the early months of the mission, ice contamination of the cryogenic surfaces including the focal planes led to increased cryocooler loads and the need for periodic decontamination cycles. After a highly successful 5 years of continuous in-space operations, TES was granted a 2 year extension. This paper reports on the TES cryogenic system performance including the two-stage passive cooler. After a brief overview of the cryogenic design, the paper presents detailed data on the highly successful space operation of the pulse tube cryocoolers and instrument thermal design over the past six years since the original turn-on in 2004. The data shows the cryogenic contamination decreased substantially to where decontamination cycles are now performed every six months. The cooler stroke required for constant-temperature operation has not increased indicating near-constant cooler efficiency and the instrument's thermal design has also provided a nearly constant heat rejection sink. At this time TES continues to operate in space providing important Earth science data.

  16. The effect of inlet and outlet shell-side flow and heat transfer on the performance of HTGR straight tube heat exchangers

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    Since the mid-1970s, various high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) steam generator, auxiliary heat exchanger (AHE), recuperator, and intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) designs have been proposed that use straight tube configurations. Each of these designs requires 90-deg turns in the helium gas flow at the inlet and/or outlet of the tube bundle. The design of the steam generator for the HTGR steam cycle/cogeneration lead plant includes a straight tube superheater (STSH) which incorporates both a 90-deg inlet and outlet turn across the tube bundle. The AHE includes a 90-deg outlet turn across the tube bundle. Previous GA Technologies Inc. (GA) recuperator and IHX designs for gas turbine and process heat HTGRs have also considered straight tube designs with 90-deg bends at the inlet and outlet. To evaluate the effect of these turns on the tube bundle performance, two model air flow tests have been performed, and a third is being planned. Fluid flow and heat transfer computer models have also been used to try to determine the effect of these 90-deg turns on the tube bundle performance. As a result of these studies, the following conclusions can be made: 1. For all of the designs investigated, the 90-deg turns reduced the bundle performance. 2. In designs where the tube pitch-to-diameter ratio is small (less than 1.3), the 90-deg turns can have a critical effect on the performance. However, use of design concepts such a flow baffles or small modular bundle designs can greatly reduce or eliminate these problems. 3. The inlet turns are more critical to the design than the outlet turns. 4. The non-uniform temperature profiles resulting from poor inlet design can result in high thermal stresses in the tubes. 5. Testing to correlate the shell-side heat transfer in the region of a 90-deg bend across a tube bundle is required to more fully understand the characteristics of this problem. 6. Although the 90-deg turns are not desirable, they are frequently necessary in realistic plant and component designs. However, with the proper analysis and testing, the designs can be developed so as to minimize their adverse effects on tube bundle performance and thermal stress. (author)

  17. Turbulent flow heat transfer and pressure loss in a double pipe heat exchanger with triangular fins

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    Vinous M. Hameed, Bashar Muslem Essa

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Experimental investigation of heat transfer and friction factor characteristics in a double pipe heat exchanger with triangular fins was studied. The working fluids were air, flowing in the annular pipe, and water through the inner circular tube. The test section is consisting of two parts. The first part is an insulated tube which has been manufactured from Perspex material of (54mm inner diameter, (2000mm length and (3mm thickness. The second part is an internal copper tube without or with triangular copper fins. The smooth copper tube has (2250mm long and (20mm, 22mm inner and outer diameter respectively. The triangular fins were made of the copper with thickness of 0.3mm and 10mm height. They were installed on the straight copper tube section in three different cases (32, 27, and 22 mm distance between each two successive fins and (15mm pitch between each two of fins. Air at various mass flow rates (0.001875 to 0.003133 kg/sec flows through annuli and water at Reynold's numbers ranging from (10376.9 to 23348.03 flows through the inner tube. The inlet cold air and hot water temperatures are 30oC and 70oC, respectively. The experimental results showed an increase in convective heat transfer coefficient by decreasing in distance between two fins and by increasing Reynold's number. This is due to increase in surface area. It was found that (Space=22mm gives good heat transfer enhancement.

  18. A preliminary study into performing routine tube output and automatic exposure control quality assurance using radiology information system data

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    Data are currently being collected from hospital radiology information systems in the North West of the UK for the purposes of both clinical audit and patient dose audit. Could these data also be used to satisfy quality assurance (QA) requirements according to UK guidance? From 2008 to 2009, 731 653 records were submitted from 8 hospitals from the North West England. For automatic exposure control QA, the protocol from Inst. of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) report 91 recommends that milli amperes per second can be monitored for repeatability and reproducibility using a suitable phantom, at 70-81 kV. Abdomen AP and chest PA examinations were analysed to find the most common kilo voltage used with these records then used to plot average monthly milli amperes per second with time. IPEM report 91 also recommends that a range of commonly used clinical settings is used to check output reproducibility and repeatability. For each tube, the dose area product values were plotted over time for two most common exposure factor sets. Results show that it is possible to do performance checks of AEC systems; however more work is required to be able to monitor tube output performance. Procedurally, the management system requires work and the benefits to the workflow would need to be demonstrated. (authors)

  19. Water flow and fin shape polymorphism in coral reef fishes.

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    Binning, Sandra A; Roche, Dominique G

    2015-03-01

    Water flow gradients have been linked to phenotypic differences and swimming performance across a variety of fish assemblages. However, the extent to which water motion shapes patterns of phenotypic divergence within species remains unknown. We tested the generality of the functional relationship between swimming morphology and water flow by exploring the extent of fin and body shape polymorphism in 12 widespread species from three families (Acanthuridae, Labridae, Pomacentridae) of pectoral-fin swimming (labriform) fishes living across localized wave exposure gradients. The pectoral fin shape of Labridae and Acanthuridae species was strongly related to wave exposure: individuals with more tapered, higher aspect ratio (AR) fins were found on windward reef crests, whereas individuals with rounder, lower AR fins were found on leeward, sheltered reefs. Three of seven Pomacentridae species showed similar trends, and pectoral fin shape was also strongly related to wave exposure in pomacentrids when fin aspect ratios of three species were compared across flow habitats at very small spatial scales (fish body fineless ratio across habitats or depths. Contrary to our predictions, there was no pattern relating species' abundances to polymorphism across habitats (i.e., abundance was not higher at sites where morphology is better adapted to the environment). This suggests that there are behavioral and/or physiological mechanisms enabling some species to persist across flow habitats in the absence of morphological differences. We suggest that functional relationships between swimming morphology and water flow not only structure species assemblages, but are yet another important variable contributing to phenotypic differences within species. The close links between fin shape polymorphism and local water flow conditions appear to be important for understanding species' distributions as well as patterns of diversification across environmental gradients. PMID:26236878

  20. Fin propulsion on a human-powered submarine

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    Anderson, Iain A.; Pocock, Benjamin; Harbuz, Antoni; Algie, Cam; Vochezer, Daniel; Chao, Ryan; Lu, Benjamin

    2015-03-01

    Nearly all surface and underwater vessels are driven by screw propulsion; ideal for coupling to rotary engines and well understood after over a century of development. But most aquatic creatures use fins for swimming. Although there are sound evolutionary reasons why fish have fins and not propellers, they are nevertheless agile, fast and efficient. Although fish-like robots such as the MIT Robotuna are providing good insight into fin-based swimming there are advantages for using humans in the experimental device. Like an airplane test pilot they can write crash reports. We present preliminary observations for the human powered finned submarine: Taniwha. The sub participated in the 2nd European International Submarine races in Gosport UK where it received a trophy for "Best Non-Propeller Performance". Two sets of Hobie Mirage fin drives fixed to the upper and lower rear surfaces of the sub are pedaled by the pilot. The pilot also has two levers at the front, one to pitch a pair of dive planes and one for yawing a large rudder. Good speed, we estimate to be greater than 6 m/s is possible with these fins although we haven't explored their full potential. Straying too near the surface or bottom can lead to an instability, synonymous to a stall, such that control is lost. The mechanism for this will be discussed and solutions offered. Fish are 400 million years in front of us but one day we'll catch them.

  1. A numerical method for PCM-based pin fin heat sinks optimization

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    Highlights: • Optimization of PCM-based heat sink by using the Taguchi method. • Derivation of optimal PCM percentage to reach the maximum critical time. • Optimization is performed for four different critical temperatures. • Effective design factors are fins’ height and fins’ number. • The optimum configuration depends on geometric properties and the critical temperature. - Abstract: This paper presents a numerical investigation on geometric optimization of PCM-based pin fin heat sinks. Paraffin RT44HC is used as PCM while the fins and heat sink base is made of aluminum. The fins act as thermal conductivity enhancers (TCEs). The main goal of the study is to obtain the configurations that maximize the heat sink operational time. An approach witch couples Taguchi method with numerical simulations is utilized for this purpose. Number of fins, fins height, fins thickness and the base thickness are parameters which are studied for optimization. In this study natural convection and PCM volume variation during melting process are considered in the simulations. Optimization is performed for different critical temperatures of 50 °C, 60 °C, 70 °C and 80 °C. Results show that a complex relation exists between PCM and TCE volume percentages. The optimal case strongly depends on the fins’ number, fins’ height and thickness and also the critical temperature. The optimum PCM percentages are found to be 60.61% (corresponds to 100 pin fin heat sink with 4 mm thick fins) for critical temperature of 50 °C and 82.65% (corresponds to 100 pin fin heat sink with 2 mm thick fins) for other critical temperatures

  2. Simulation study of a 3-D device integrating FinFET and UTBFET

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    Fahad, Hossain M.

    2015-01-01

    By integrating 3-D nonplanar fins and 2-D ultrathin bodies, wavy FinFETs merge two formerly competing technologies on a silicon-on-insulator platform to deliver enhanced transistor performance compared with conventional trigate FinFETs with unprecedented levels of chip-area efficiency. This makes it suitable for ultralarge-scale integration high-performance logic at and beyond the 10-nm technology node.

  3. Stretching/shrinking longitudinal fins of rectangular profile and heat transfer

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    Highlights: • The stretching/shrinking parameter enhances the fin temperature. • The temperature is reduced by increasing the Biot number. • Higher fin efficiencies occur for shrinking fin profiles. • A shrinking fin surface performs better fin efficiency and heat transfer rate. - Abstract: The present study deals with the heat transfer enhancement and efficiency of longitudinal rectangular fin profiles when a stretching or shrinking mechanism is mounted on the surface of the fin. Exact analytic solutions are sought from which the combined effects of some physical parameters like the convection sink temperature parameter, the Peclet number, the stretching/shrinking parameter and the convection–conduction parameter (Biot number) on the efficiency of longitudinal rectangular fins against non stretched straight rectangular fins can be comparatively analyzed. It is shown that stretching degrades the efficiency, whereas shrinking provides better fin efficiency pointing to significant advantages in terms of fin design purposes. Moreover, the presented neat formulae serve a verification tool for the researchers actively working in the field, particularly when numerical methods are employed to investigate more complex phenomena

  4. Hydraulic performance evaluation of pressure compensating (pc) emitters and micro-tubing for drip irrigation system

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    Drip irrigation system is necessary for those areas, where the water scarcity issues are present. The present study was conducted at the field station of Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute (CAEWRI), National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Islamabad, during 2013, regarding drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation system depends on uniform emitter application flow. All the emitters were tested and replicated thrice at pressure head (34 to 207Kpa) with an increment of 34 Kpa. The minimum and maximum discharges were 1.32 - 3.52, 3.36 - 5.42, and 43.22 - 100.99 Lph, with an average of 2.42, 4.63 and 73.66 Lph, for Bow Smith, RIS and Micro-tubing, respectively. It indicates that more than 90% of emission uniformity (EU) and uniformity coefficient (CU) for all Emitters, which shows excellent water application with least standard deviation, ranging 0.12 to 2.37, throughout the operating pressure heads in all emitters. An average coefficient of variation (CV) of all emitters were behaving less than 0.07, indicating an excellent class at all operating pressure heads between 34 to 207 Kpa. Moreover, the relationship of discharge and pressure of emitters indicates that discharge increased with the increase of pressure head. The Q-H curve plays key role in the selection of emitters. (author)

  5. Performances of Dose Measurement of Commercial Electronic Dosimeters using Geiger Muller Tube and PIN Diode

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    There are two categories in personal dosimeters, one is passive type dosimeter such as TLD (thermoluminescence dosimeter) and the other is active type dosimeter such as electronic dosimeter can show radiation dose immediately while TLD needs long time to readout its data by heating process. For improving the reliability of measuring dose for any energy of radiations, electronic dosimeter uses energy filter by metal packaging its detector using aluminum or copper, but measured dose of electronic dosimeter with energy filter cannot be completely compensated in wide radiation energy region. So, in this paper, we confirmed the accuracy of dose measurement of two types of commercial EPDs using Geiger Muller tube and PIN diode with CsI(Tl) scintillator in three different energy of radiation field. The experiment results for Cs-137 was almost similar with calculation value in the results of both electronic dosimeters, but, the other experiment values with Na-22 and Co-60 had higher error comparing with Cs-137. These results were caused by optimization of their energy filters. The optimization was depending on its thickness of energy filter. So, the electronic dosimeters have to optimizing the energy filter for increasing the accuracy of dose measurement or the electronic dosimeter using PIN diode with CsI(Tl) scintillator uses the multi-channel discriminator for using its energy information

  6. A performance study of the micro-channel plate photomultiplier tube (MCP-PMT)

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    Dixon, Kahlil; Chiu, Mickey

    2013-10-01

    PHENIX, the Pioneering High Energy Nuclear Interaction Experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), is developing particle detectors of exceptional time resolution. These world-class detectors will serve as upgrade options for future modifications to the Phenix detector, a part of BNL's Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC). This summer, we worked to optimize the timing resolution of the prototypes to ten picoseconds. The completed detectors will supply researchers with valuable data in the runs following installation, data that is currently in kinematically inaccessible regions. We setup the detectors in a cosmic ray test. The prototype detector I worked with is a Photonics 85012xp micro-channel-plate photomultiplier tube (MCP-PMT). Our testing setup makes use of two scintillator paddles, to trigger on the muons, and two MCP-PMT prototypes, to determine the time resolution. Currently, we are in the process of carefully analyzing the data acquired during experimentation. It will take just a little more time to study the correlations in detections between the top and bottom detectors; however, we are confident that this will be excellent option for serious consideration for installation in the Phenix detector. This project was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) under the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP).

  7. CACHE: an extended BASIC program which computes the performance of shell and tube heat exchangers

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    An extended BASIC program, CACHE, has been written to calculate steady state heat exchange rates in the core auxiliary heat exchangers, (CAHE), designed to remove afterheat from High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors (HTGR). Computationally, these are unbaffled counterflow shell and tube heat exchangers. The computational method is straightforward. The exchanger is subdivided into a user-selected number of lengthwise segments; heat exchange in each segment is calculated in sequence and summed. The program takes the temperature dependencies of all thermal conductivities, viscosities and heat capacities into account providing these are expressed algebraically. CACHE is easily adapted to compute steady state heat exchange rates in any unbaffled counterflow exchanger. As now used, CACHE calculates heat removal by liquid weight from high-temperature helium and helium mixed with nitrogen, oxygen and carbon monoxide. A second program, FULTN, is described. FULTN computes the geometrical parameters required as input to CACHE. As reported herein, FULTN computes the internal dimensions of the Fulton Station CAHE. The two programs are chained to operate as one. Complete user information is supplied. The basic equations, variable lists, annotated program lists, and sample outputs with explanatory notes are included

  8. Performances of Dose Measurement of Commercial Electronic Dosimeters using Geiger Muller Tube and PIN Diode

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    Yoo, Hyunjun; Kim, Chankyu; Kim, Yewon; Kim, Giyoon; Cho, Gyuseong [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    There are two categories in personal dosimeters, one is passive type dosimeter such as TLD (thermoluminescence dosimeter) and the other is active type dosimeter such as electronic dosimeter can show radiation dose immediately while TLD needs long time to readout its data by heating process. For improving the reliability of measuring dose for any energy of radiations, electronic dosimeter uses energy filter by metal packaging its detector using aluminum or copper, but measured dose of electronic dosimeter with energy filter cannot be completely compensated in wide radiation energy region. So, in this paper, we confirmed the accuracy of dose measurement of two types of commercial EPDs using Geiger Muller tube and PIN diode with CsI(Tl) scintillator in three different energy of radiation field. The experiment results for Cs-137 was almost similar with calculation value in the results of both electronic dosimeters, but, the other experiment values with Na-22 and Co-60 had higher error comparing with Cs-137. These results were caused by optimization of their energy filters. The optimization was depending on its thickness of energy filter. So, the electronic dosimeters have to optimizing the energy filter for increasing the accuracy of dose measurement or the electronic dosimeter using PIN diode with CsI(Tl) scintillator uses the multi-channel discriminator for using its energy information.

  9. Optimal performance of an immersed membrane bioreactor equipped with a draft tube for domestic wastewater reclamation.

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    Yang, F; Bick, A; Shandalov, S; Oron, G

    2006-01-01

    One of the options to prevent membrane fouling is to implement air lifting that can improve the cake removal from the membrane surface. This study presents the results of tests that were carried out at the Institutes for Desert Research, Kiryat Sde-Boker, Israel, and focused on the influence of hydrodynamic conditions on fouling in a pilot-scale immersed membrane bioreactor (IMBR) using a hollow fiber membrane module of ZW-10 (Zenon Environmental, Canada) under ambient conditions. In this system, the cross-flow velocities across the membrane surface were induced by one conical and four cylindrical draft-tubes. The relationship between the crossflow velocity and the aeration intensity, the influence of the crossflow on fouling rate under various hydrodynamic conditions were investigated and optimal operating conditions were obtained. Optimal operating conditions were reached during the long-term experiment period (70 days) for the treatment of domestic wastewater. The system was stable without external chemical cleaning. The results showed that the permeate was of high quality, and the removal of COD and BOD was 94.0% and 98.8%, respectively. The crossflow near the membrane surface reveals a major contribution for minimizing membrane fouling, and could offer guidelines for future design of similar systems. PMID:17165458

  10. Numerical Study of CNT Micro Fin Array for Cooling Application

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    Sajjad Nabizadeh

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Heat removing from a microelectronic chip packaging has grand effect on performance and durability of the chip. Today’s microchips with high power densities would require efficient methods of cooling. Recently, vertical alignment CNTs, due to their superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties, was suggested as an effective micro cooler on the level of modern electronics demands. In this paper, the cooling performance of the CNT fin structures is studied numerically. Flow of air was considered as the working fluid flow. CFD simulations have been carried out for a series of CNT micro-fin cooling architectures based on one and two dimensional fin array models. The modeling results indicate that fluid speed is the key factor in heat transfer capacity of the device. Also, the results of 2D carbon nanotube fin array model show more precise and greater thermal performance than that of 1D model. Finally, the examination of pressure drop between inlet and outlet of the cooling device is presented as an important factor which could limit the fluid speed and fin height effect on heat sink performance also investigated.

  11. Numerical Study of CNT Micro Fin Array for Cooling Application

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    Sajjad Nabizadeh

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Heat removing from a microelectronic chip packaging has grand effect on performance and durability of the chip. Today’s microchips with high power densities would require efficient methods of cooling. Recently, vertical alignment CNTs, due to their superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties, was suggested as an effective micro cooler on the level of modern electronics demands. In this paper, the cooling performance of the CNT fin structures is studied numerically. Flow of air was considered as the working fluid flow. CFD simulations have been carried out for a series of CNT micro-fin cooling architectures based on one and two dimensional fin array models. The modeling results indicate that fluid speed is the key factor in heat transfer capacity of the device. Also, the results of 2D carbon nanotube fin array model show more precise and greater thermal performance than that of 1D model. Finally, the examination of pressure drop between inlet and outlet of the cooling device is presented as an important factor which could limit the fluid speed and fin height effect on heat sink performance also investigated.

  12. Three-phase synchronous motor with HTSL rotor winding and HTSL bearings. Project: HTS motor cooling system with high-performance pulsed tube cooler. Final report

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    A pulsed tube cooler was to be developed for the temperature range of 25-30 K and a high cooling capacity of 40-50 W, and an optimized cooler for the HTS motor was to be constructing. Problems to be solved related to the thermal coupling of the cooler to the rotating HTS rotor (coupled or stationary cooler?) and the performance stability of the pulsed tube boiler. (orig.)

  13. Development of high performance moving-coil linear compressors for space Stirling-type pulse tube cryocoolers

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    Dang, Haizheng

    2015-06-01

    This paper presents a review of the recent development of moving-coil linear compressors for space Stirling-type pulse tube cryocoolers in National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The design, manufacture and assembly methods are described with special emphases laid on linear motor, clearance seal, flexure springs, dual-opposed configuration and flexible design. Several key components are focused on and studied in a detailed way in terms of material selection, geometry design, configuration optimization, manufacture approaches and optimal assembly to achieve high efficiency, easy producibility, high reliability and long life. Experiences from the forerunners and the state-of-the-art approaches are reviewed and used for useful references, while our own successful experiences are emphasized and discussed in more detail together with some lessons learned. A series of compressors for space applications have been worked out with high confidence of reliability and long life expectation, which achieve input capacities of 0-500 W with motor efficiencies of 74.2-83.6%. Single-stage pulse tube cryocoolers driven by these compressors have already covered the temperature range of 25-200 K with cooling capacities varying from milliwatt levels to over 30 W. The commonly-used compressor types and purposes, performance characteristics and their applications in typical space cryocooler projects are also presented.

  14. Photon counting CT at elevated X-ray tube currents: contrast stability, image noise and multi-energy performance

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    Kappler, S.; Henning, A.; Kreisler, B.; Schoeck, F.; Stierstorfer, K.; Flohr, T.

    2014-03-01

    The energy-selectivity of photon counting detectors provides contrast enhancement and enables new material-identification techniques for clinical Computed Tomography (CT). Patient dose considerations and the resulting requirement of efficient X-ray detection suggest the use of CdTe or CdZnTe as detector material. The finite signal pulse duration of several nanoseconds present in those detectors requires strong reduction of the pixel size to achieve feasible count rates in the high-flux regime of modern CT scanners. Residual pulse pile-up effects in scans with high X-ray fluxes still can limit two key properties of the counting detector, namely count-rate linearity and spectral linearity. We have used our research prototype scanner with CdTe-based counting detector and 225?m small pixels to investigate these effects in CT imaging scenarios at elevated X-ray tube currents. We present measurements of CT images and provide a detailed analysis of contrast stability, image noise and multi-energy performance achieved with different phantom sizes at various X-ray tube settings.

  15. Experimental Performance of a Solar Thermoelectric Cogenerator Comprising Thermoelectric Modules and Parabolic Trough Concentrator without Evacuated Tube

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    Miao, L.; Kang, Y. P.; Li, C.; Tanemura, S.; Wan, C. L.; Iwamoto, Y.; Shen, Y.; Lin, H.

    2015-06-01

    A prototype practical solar-thermoelectric cogenerator composed of (1) a primary component of a pile of solar-selective absorber (SSA) slab, thermoelectric (TE) modules, and a depressed water flow tube (multichannel cooling heat sink, MCS), and (2) a parabolic trough concentrator with aperture area of 2m × 2m and east-west focal axis was constructed. Its cogeneration performance under the best climatic and solar insolation conditions in Guangzhou, China was tested. For simplicity, the evacuated glass tube to cover the primary component was eliminated from the system. Six Bi2Te3 TE modules were arranged in series, directly bonded to the rear surface of the solar absorber slab. The hot-side temperature of the TE module reached up to 152°C. The experimentally obtained instantaneous results for the solar to electrical conversion efficiency, heat exchange coefficient of the MCS, and overall system efficiency under the best environmental and solar insolation conditions were about 1.14%, 56.1%, and 49.5%, respectively. To justify these values, an equivalent thermal network diagram based on a single-temperature-node heat transfer model representing the respective system components was used to analyze the thermal transfer and losses of the system. Finally, electrical power of 18° W was generated, with 2 L/min of hot water at 37°C being produced and stored in the insulated container.

  16. Pengaruh Modifikasi Heat Exchanger Tipe Concentric Tube Terhadap Performance Sistem Refrigerasi Cascade

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    Jhona Purnama Putra

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Dalam beberapa bidang industri seperti pengawetan makanan, perminyakan, pengolahan bahan-bahan kimia dan pendinginan setempat (spot cooling pada industri baja dibutuhkan kondisi ruangan yang sangat rendah berkisar antara -30°C hingga -60°C. Maka dari itu digunakanlah sistem refrigerasi cascade yang disusun atas dua stage yaitu high dan low. Dimana kedua stage ini digabungkan menjadi satu oleh sebuah heat exchanger yang melakukan perpindahan kalor dari kondensor low stage menuju evaporator high stage. pada penelitian terdahulu alat penukar panas yang digunakan yaitu alat penukar panas tipe concentric tube masih menunjukan performa yang belum baik kepada sistem refrigerasi cascade. Penelitian dilakukan dengan memodifikasi alat penukar panas dan menganalisa performa sistem setelah dilakukannya modifikasi penambahan panjang pada alat penukar panas, dengan fluida kerja refrigeran Musicool-22 di High Stage dan R-404A di Low Stage. Setelah perancangan alat selesai, dilakukan eksperimen pada sistem tersebut dengan variasi beban pendinginan menggunakan electric heater di evaporator Low Stage sebesar 0 (tanpa beban, 6, 16, 40, 60, dan 98 Watt.. Hasil dari studi eksperimen ini menunjukkan nilai-nilai optimum yang didapatkan yaitu pada pembebanan 60 Watt dengan Qevap = 0,599 kW, COP cascade = 0,968 dan temperatur di dalam cooling box sebesar -30,1°C serta nilai-nilai maksimum dari performa sistem refrigerasi cascade pada beban 98 Watt yaitu kapasitas pendinginan maksimum pada sistem Low Stage adalah 0,60654 kW, kerja maksimum kompresor pada sistem High Stage 0,1711 kW dan Low Stage 0,4432 kW, nilai COP cascade maksimum 0,9969, efek refrigerasi maksimum pada Low Stage 137,85 kJ/kg, HRR maksimum pada Low Stage 1,731. Kemudian diperoleh nilai effectiveness cascade heat exchanger tertinggi 0,922 dan terendah 0,912 serta nilai NTU tertinggi 7,1800 dan terendah 6,4121.

  17. Fin efficiency analysis of convective straight fins with temperature dependent thermal conductivity using variational iteration method

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    For enhancing heat transfer between primary surface and the environment, utilization of radiating extended surfaces are common. Especially for large temperature differences; variable thermal conductivity has a strong effect on performance of such a surface. In this paper, variational iteration method is used to analyze the efficiency of convective straight fins with temperature dependent thermal conductivity. VIM produces analytical expressions for the solution of nonlinear differential equations. In order to show the effectiveness of variational iteration method (VIM), the results obtained from VIM analysis is compared with available solutions obtained using Adomian decomposition method (ADM) and the results from finite element analysis. This work assures that VIM is a promising method for the efficiency analysis of convective straight fin problems

  18. PERFORMANCE OF EVACUATED TUBE SOLAR COLLECTOR USING WATER-BASED TITANIUM OXIDE NANOFLUID

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    M. Mahendran

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Experiments are undertaken to determine the efficiency of an evacuated tube solar collector using water-based Titanium Oxide (TiO2 nanofluid at the Pekan Campus (3?32’ N, 103?25’ E, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, for the conversion of solar thermal energy. Malaysia lies in the equatorial zone with an average daily solar insolation of more than 900 W/m², which can reach a maximum of 1200 W/m² for most of the year. Traditionally water is pumped through the collector at an optimum flow rate, for the extraction of solar thermal energy. If the outlet temperature of the water is high, further circulation of the water through the collector is useless. This is due to the low thermal conductivity of water of 0.6 W/m.K compared to metals which is many orders higher. Hence it is necessary to reduce the surface temperature either by pumping water at a higher flow rate or by enhancing the fluid’s properties by the dispersion of nanoparticles. Pumping water at higher flow rates is not advantageous as the overall efficiency of the system is lowered. Liquids in which nanosized particles of metal or their oxides are dispersed in a base liquid such as water are known as 'Nanofluids'. This results in higher values of thermal conductivity compared to the base liquid. The thermal conductivity increases with the concentration and temperature of the nanofluid. The increase in thermal conductivity with temperature is advantageous for application in collectors as the solar insolation varies throughout the day, with a minimum in the morning reaching a maximum at 2.00p.m and reducing thereafter. The efficiency of the collector estimated using a TiO2 nanofluid of 0.3% concentration is about 0.73, compared to water which is about 0.58. The efficiency is enhanced by 16.7% maximum with 30–50nm sized TiO2 nanoparticles dispersed in the water, compared to the system working solely with water. The flow rate is fixed at 2.7 liters per minute for both liquids.

  19. Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube)

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    ... for Your Child All About Food Allergies Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) KidsHealth > For Parents > Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) Print ... Child en español Sonda de gastrostomía About G-Tubes Some kids have medical problems that prevent them ...

  20. AIRS pulse tube cooler system-level and in-space performance comparison

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    Ross, R. G.

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents the derivation of the test and analysis techniques as well as the measured system-level performance of the flight AIRS coolers during instrument-level, spacecraft-level, and in-space operation.

  1. Indoor test for thermal performance of the Sunmaster evacuated tube (liquid) solar collector

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    1979-01-01

    The test procedures used to obtain the thermal performance data for a solar collector under simulated conditions are presented. Tests included a stagnation test, a time constant test, a thermal efficiency test, an incident angle modifier test, and a hot fill test. All tests were performed at ambient conditions and the transient effect and the incident angle effect on the collector were determined. The solar collector is a water working fluid type.

  2. Simulating the Effects of Structural Parameters on the Hydraulic Performances of Venturi Tube

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    Wenquan Niu; Yanqi Sun

    2012-01-01

    The effects of Venturi structural parameters on its hydraulic performance were studied, which provided theoretical basis for the design of Venturi injector. With an inlet diameter of 50?mm, based on the method of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), the effects of the structural parameters (such as throat taper, throat contraction ratio, and throat length) on their hydraulic performance (such as outlet faceted average velocity, minimum pressure, and critical pressure) were studied under differ...

  3. Studies of single-photoelectron response and of performance in magnetic field of a H8500C-03 photomultiplier tube

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    We studied the single-photoelectron detection capabilities of a multianode photomultiplier tube H8500C-03 and its performance in high magnetic field. Our results show that the device can readily resolve signals at the single photoelectron level making it suitable for photon detection in both threshold and ring imaging Cherenkov detectors. We also found that a large longitudinal magnetic field, up to 300 Gauss, induces a change in the relative output of at most 55% for an edge pixel, and of at most 15% for a central pixel. The H8500C-03 signal loss in transverse magnetic fields it is significantly more pronounced than for the longitudinal case. Our studies of single photoelectron reduction in magnetic fields point to the field induced misfocusing of the photoelectron extracted from the photocathode as primary cause of signal loss. With appropriate shielding this PMT could function in high magnetic field environments

  4. Method of making heat transfer tube with improved outside surface for nucleate boiling

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    This patent describes a process for making a heat transfer tube with an improved outside surface for nucleate boiling comprising the steps of finning the tube to produce helical fins thereon, forming transverse grooves around the periphery of each fin, and progressively compressing the tips of the grooved fins to cause them to become flattened and of a width in an axial direction which is slightly less than their pitch, thereby defining a narrow opening between fins which is communication with a rather large cavity defined by the sides of adjacent fins in the region under the flattened fin tips. The improvement is described wherein the tips are variably compressed so that the width of the narrow openings adjacent fins is varied so as to produce a range of opening widths which is both larger and smaller than the optimum minimum pore size for nucleate boiling of a particular fluid under a particular set of operating conditions

  5. Replacement fin processing for III-V on Si: From FinFets to nanowires

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    Waldron, Niamh; Merckling, Clement; Teugels, Lieve; Ong, Patrick; Sebaai, Farid; Barla, Kathy; Collaert, Nadine; Thean, Voon-Yew (Aaron)

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we review the details and results of the replacement fin process technique used to successfully demonstrate InGaAs based channel devices from FinFets to ultra scaled nanowires on 300 mm Si substrates. For FinFet devices a Mg p-type doping solution was developed to counteract the unintentional n-type doping of the InP buffer layer which resulted in high source-drain leakage. However, the performance of these devices is found to be limited by the Mg doping as the mobility is degraded. By switching to a GAA architecture the problem of source-leakage through the InP buffer is effectively eliminated and best devices with LG = 60 nm have a peak transconductance of 1030 ?S/?m with a SSSAT of 125 mV/dec are achieved. A comparison of gate first to gate last processing highlights the importance of using a low thermal budget process to maintain the integrity of the InGaAs/high-K interface. Nanowires with a diameter of 6 nm were demonstrated to show quantization induced immunity to Dit resulting in a SSSAT as low as 66 mV/dec for 85 nm LG devices.

  6. Thermal Efficiency of Double Pass Solar Collector with Longitudinal Fins Absorbers

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    Ahmad Fudholi; Kamaruzzaman Sopian; Mohd H. Ruslan; Mohd. Y. Othman; Muhammad Yahya

    2011-01-01

    Problem statement: One of the most important components of a solar energy system is the solar collector. The performances of double-pass solar collector with longitudinal fins absorbers are analyzed. Approach: The study involves a theoretical study to investigate the effect of mass flow rate, number and height of fins on efficiency, which involves steady-state energy balance equations on the longitudinal fins absorber of solar collectors. The theoretical solution procedure...

  7. Thrust production and wake structure of a batoid-inspired oscillating fin

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    Clark, R P; Smits, A.J.

    2006-01-01

    Experiments are reported on the hydrodynamic performance of a flexible fin. The fin replicates some features of the pectoral fin of a batoid fish (such as a ray or skate) in that it is actuated in a travelling wave motion, with the amplitude of the motion increasing linearly along the span from root to tip. Thrust is found to increase with non-dimensional frequency, and an optimal oscillatory gait is identified. Power consumption measurements lead to the computation of propulsive efficiency, ...

  8. A novel nanoscale fin field effect transistor by amended channel: Investigation and fundamental physics

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    Karimi, Fa.; Orouji, Ali A.

    2015-11-01

    The present paper proposes a new Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) with an amended Channel (AC). The fin region consists of two sections; the lower part which has a rounded shape and the upper part of fin as conventional FinFETs, is cubic. The AC-FinFET devices are proven to have a lower threshold voltage roll-off, reduced DIBL, better subthreshold slope characteristics, and a better gate capacitance in comparison with the C-FinFET. Moreover, the simulation result with three-dimensional and two-carrier device simulator demonstrates an improved output characteristic of the proposed structure due to reduction of self-heating effect. Due to the rounded shape of the lower fin region and decreasing corner effects there, the heat can flow easily, and the device temperature will decrease. Also the gate control over the channel increases due to the narrow upper part of the fin. The paper, thus, attempts to show the advantages of higher performance AC-FinFET device over the conventional one, and its effect on the operation of nanoscale devices.

  9. Optimization of “T”-Shaped Fins Geometry Using Constructal Theory and “FEA” Concepts

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the geometric (constructal optimization of T-shaped fin assemblies, where the objective is to maximize the global thermal conductance of the assembly, subject to total volume and fin-material constraints. Assemblies of plate fins are considered. It is shown that every geometric feature of the assembly is delivered by the optimization principle and the constraints. These optimal features are reported in dimensionless terms for this entire class of fin assemblies. Based on the constructal theory by Dr. A Bejan, T-shaped fins are developed for better heat conductance as compared to conventional fins. Now the geometry of this T type of fin contains many geometry parameters which affect the overall conductance of the fin. With the same material constraint and volume constraints optimal geometry ratios has been calculated so as to design the fin for its best performance. With focus to the practical situations and heat flow patterns, it is quite complex to calculate the temperatures on a T-shaped fin. It requires the help of FEA concepts and CAE software to optimize the geometry.

  10. Experimental investigation on the energy and exergy performance of a coiled tube solar receiver

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    Highlights: • Thermal performance of a coil type solar dish receiver is discussed. • Energy and exergy analysis is performed for the overall system. • The role of the heat loss factor is analyzed. • The efficiency of energy and exergy are compared. • The effect of temperature difference on exergy factor is explored. - Abstract: In this article, an experimental investigation is carried out to examine the heat transfer characteristics of a coil type solar dish receiver under actual concentrate solar radiation conditions. During the test, the concentrated solar flux is approximately 1000 kW/m2 at aperture. The solar irradiance is almost unchanged (650 W/m2) for continuous two hours in the afternoon, which is used to analyze the energy and exergy performance of the solar receiver. Experimental results show that, the efficiency of the solar receiver is normally above 70% with the highest efficiency of 82%, whereas at steady state, the efficiency is maintained at around 80%. A very low value of the heat loss factor (0.02 kW/K) could be achieved during the current steady state operating conditions. The highest value of the exergy rate is around 8.8 kW, whereas the maximum energy rate can reach 21.3 kW. In addition, the highest exergy efficiency is approximately 28%, and the highest energy efficiency is around 82%

  11. Research on seismic performance of shear walls with concrete filled steel tube columns and concealed steel trusses

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    Cao, Wanlin; Zhang, Jianwei; Dong, Hongying; Wang, Min

    2011-12-01

    In order to further improve the seismic performance of RC shear walls, a new composite shear wall with concrete filled steel tube (CFT) columns and concealed steel trusses is proposed. This new shear wall is a double composite shear wall; the first composite being the use of three different force systems, CFT, steel truss and shear wall, and the second the use of two different materials, steel and concrete. Three 1/5 scaled experimental specimens: a traditional RC shear wall, a shear wall with CFT columns, and a shear wall with CFT columns and concealed steel trusses, were tested under cyclic loading and the seismic performance indices of the shear walls were comparatively analyzed. Based on the data from these experiments, a thorough elastic-plastic finite element analysis and parametric analysis of the new shear walls were carried out using ABAQUS software. The finite element results of deformation, stress distribution, and the evolution of cracks in each phase were compared with the experimental results and showed good agreement. A mechanical model was also established for calculating the load-carrying capacity of the new composite shear walls. The results show that this new type of shear wall has improved seismic performance over the other two types of shear walls tested.

  12. The cooling performance of SiC/water nano fluid during reflood heat transfer in a long vertical tube

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    Kim, Seong Man; Lee, Seung Won; Bang, In Cheol [UNIST, Ulasn, (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-10-15

    Many researchers have been trying to create new kinds of heat transfer fluids in order to enhance the heat transfer performance of the base fluids. Nano fluids as new kinds of heat transfer fluids are a new class of nano technology based heat transfer fluids engineered by dispersing nanoparticles into conventional heat transfer fluids such as water, ethylene glycol, and engine oil. Most of the studies on a heat transfer of nano fluids have been concentrated on the nucleate boiling region and the C HF phenomenon. A quenching phenomenon is important for analysis of the reflood phase associated with the emergency cooling in water cooled nuclear reactor core under a loss of coolant accident and the reflood is happened when water refills the reactor vessel and quenches the fuel rod at the time of the severe accident in nuclear power plant. The use of other fluids instead of water for the quenching experiment in the sphere and rod let specimens has been investigated by many researchers. In this work, we have observed a quenching phenomenon of a hot vertical tube during a reflood using SiC/water nano fluid as a coolant, instead of water. Experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of SiC/water nano fluid on reflood heat transfer in a long vertical tube. The cause selecting SiC nanoparticles is that applying SiC as a cladding material for a light water nuclear reactor is considering because the resistance of SiC to the high-temperature and high radiation environment is good. 0.01 volume fraction (%) SiC/water nano fluid was prepared by two step method.

  13. The cooling performance of SiC/water nano fluid during reflood heat transfer in a long vertical tube

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    Many researchers have been trying to create new kinds of heat transfer fluids in order to enhance the heat transfer performance of the base fluids. Nano fluids as new kinds of heat transfer fluids are a new class of nano technology based heat transfer fluids engineered by dispersing nanoparticles into conventional heat transfer fluids such as water, ethylene glycol, and engine oil. Most of the studies on a heat transfer of nano fluids have been concentrated on the nucleate boiling region and the C HF phenomenon. A quenching phenomenon is important for analysis of the reflood phase associated with the emergency cooling in water cooled nuclear reactor core under a loss of coolant accident and the reflood is happened when water refills the reactor vessel and quenches the fuel rod at the time of the severe accident in nuclear power plant. The use of other fluids instead of water for the quenching experiment in the sphere and rod let specimens has been investigated by many researchers. In this work, we have observed a quenching phenomenon of a hot vertical tube during a reflood using SiC/water nano fluid as a coolant, instead of water. Experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of SiC/water nano fluid on reflood heat transfer in a long vertical tube. The cause selecting SiC nanoparticles is that applying SiC as a cladding material for a light water nuclear reactor is considering because the resistance of SiC to the high-temperature and high radiation environment is good. 0.01 volume fraction (%) SiC/water nano fluid was prepared by two step method

  14. Comparative Performance of the Photomultiplier Tube and the Silicon Avalanche Photodiode When Used as Detectors in Angular Scattering Measurements

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    Kroner, D. O.; Nelson, R. M.; Boryta, M. D.; Hapke, B. W.; Manatt, K.; Smythe, W. D.

    2014-12-01

    We report the results of a comparative study of two types of photometric detectors that are commonly used for, spacecraft, ground-based telescope, and laboratory observations in support of precise angular scattering investigations of the type described in a companion paper (Nelson et al., this meeting). The performance of the state of the art Hamamatsu C12703-01 Silicon Avalanche photodiode (SAD) was compared to that of the Hamamatsu R928 Photomultiplier tube (PMT). The Hamamatsu R928 evolved from a sequence of photometric detectors with a long history of use in support of laboratory and remote sensing studies, tracing backwards to include the RCA 1P21 and the RCA 931A. Two newly acquired SADs were bench tested along with a new R928 photomultiplier tube that was thermoelectrically cooled to -10 deg C. The SAD's employed electronic thermal compensation supplied by the manufacturer. The SADs and PMT measured electromagnetic radiation from solid-state lasers of wavelength 635 nm after the radiation was reflected from diffusely-scattering surfaces of varying albedos. The SADs were housed on tripods that were co-aligned with the PMT and laser. The photometric detectors were placed 4.3 meters from a reflecting disk. The disk was rotated to reduce the effect of laser speckle. All detectors in the experiment were equipped with notch filters that transmit light only of the wavelength emitted by the laser. Three SR830 DSP Lock-in Amplifiers were connected to the detectors and various setting configurations were compared in order to optimize signal to noise. Neutral Density filters (ND 0,3 and ND 0,9) were placed in the light path to determine the linearity in the response function of the detectors. We conclude that in this application SADs and PMTs produce comparable photometric precision and fidelity. SADs offer greater convenience because thermal compensation circuitry is integrated with the detector. This work was partially supported by NASA's Cassini Science Investigation program.

  15. The ATLAS TRT straw proportional tubes performance at very high counting rate

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    Åkesson, T; Dolgoshein, B A; Fabjan, Christian Wolfgang; Farthouat, Philippe; Froidevaux, Daniel; Fuchs, W; Gavrilenko, I; Holder, M; Ivochkin, V G; Kondratev, O V; Konovalov, S V; Lichard, P; Malecki, P; Muraviev, S; Nadtochy, A; Nevski, P; Norton, P R; Peshekhonov, V D; Pavlenko, S; Richter, R H; Romaniouk, A; Saxon, D H; Schegelsky, V A; Shmeleva, A; Semenov, S V; Smirnov, S; Sosnovtsev, V V; Spiridenkov, E M; Stavrianakou, M; Schuh, S; White, D J

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    A 864 channel prototype of an integrated straw tracker and transition radiation detector for tracking and electron identification has been tested with and without magnetic field at the CERN SPS. The rejection against hadrons and converted photons has been measured and the dependence of the rejection power on detector parameters has been investigated. Tracking and hadron rejection were also studied in a high multiplicity environment. The results are compared with Monte-Carlo simulations. Wherever possible, conclusions are drawn concerning the performance of a full-scale detector at the future Large Hadron Collider.

  16. Highly sensitive copper fiber-in-tube solid-phase microextraction for online selective analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons coupled with high performance liquid chromatography.

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    Sun, Min; Feng, Juanjuan; Bu, Yanan; Luo, Chuannan

    2015-08-21

    A fiber-in-tube solid-phase microextraction (SPME) device was developed with copper wire and copper tube, which was served as both the substrate and sorbent with high physical strength and good flexibility. Its morphology and surface properties were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry. It was coupled with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) equipment by replacing the sample loop of six-port injection valve, building the online SPME-HPLC system conveniently. Using ten polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as model analytes, extraction conditions including sampling rate, extraction time, organic content and desorption time were investigated and optimized. The copper fiber-in-tube exhibits excellent extraction efficiency toward PAHs, with enrichment factors from 268 to 2497. The established online SPME-HPLC method provides good linearity (0.05-100?gL(-1)) and low detection limits (0.001-0.01?gL(-1)) for PAHs. It has been used to determine PAHs in water samples, with recoveries in the range of 86.2-115%. Repeatability on the same extraction tube is in the range of 0.6-3.6%, and repeatability among three tubes is in the range of 5.6-20.1%. Compared with phthalates, anilines and phenols, the copper fiber-in-tube possesses good extraction selectivity for PAHs. The extraction mechanism is probably related to hydrophobic interaction and ?-electron-metal interaction. PMID:26189674

  17. Energy savings in cooling systems through use of new heat exchanger type with flat aluminium pipes and fins; Energibesparelser i koeleanlaeg ved anvendelse af ny varmevekslertype med flade aluminiumsroer og finner

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    Mulvad, R. (Aluventa A/S, Svendborg (Denmark)); Schneider, P. (Teknologisk Institut, Koele- og Varmepumpeteknik, AArhus (Denmark))

    2008-12-15

    This report describes the theoretical and practical work carried out to characterize and size air-cooled condensers and evaporators manufactured in MPE-tubes. Test heat exchangers were constructed for which capacity and pressure loss was measured. The measurements are compared with equations from the literature, and the most appropriate equations were selected. An analytical comparison of heat exchangers made with round tubes and fins of different types shows that by using heat exchangers with MPE-tubes and louvered fins lower air side pressure loss and higher performance can be achieved. Similarly, the refrigerant filling in MPE heat exchangers lower than in conventional heat exchangers with round tubes. This has great significance in the choice of heat exchangers because of the high price per kilo of HCF refrigerants. Correlations for heat transfer and pressure loss by condensation / evaporation and correlations for heat transfer and pressure drop were implemented in the calculation programs for design of condensers and evaporators. The calculation programs developed in the project are compared with a non-commercially available program designed for heat exchangers with MPE-tubes. The comparison shows good agreement. (ln)

  18. Thermohydraulic analysis of smooth and finned annular ducts

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    The present work is concerned with the turbulent heat transfer and pressure drop in smooth and finned annular ducts overage heat transfer coefficients have been obtained by means of the heat exchanger theory. In addition, friction factors have also been determined. The experiments were performed by utilizing four double-pipe heat exchangers. The flowing fluids, in the heat exchangers, were air and water. The average heat transfer coefficients, for air flowing in the annular section, were determined by measuring the overall heat transfer coefficients of the heat exchangers. In order to attain fully developed conditions, the heat exchangers had a starting length of 30 hydraulic diameters. The thermal boundary conditions consisted of uniform temperature on the inner surface, the outer surface being insulated. The heat transfer coefficients and friction factors are presented in dimensionaless forms, as functions of the Reynolds number of the flow. The results for the smooth and finned annular ducts were compared. The purpose of such comparison was to study the influence of the fins on the pressure drop and heat transfer rate. In the case of the finned nular ducts, it is shown that the fin efficiency has some fluence on the heat transfer rates. The, a two-dimensional at transfer analysis was performed in order to obtain the n efficiency and the annular region efficiency. It is also shown that the overall thermal performance of finned surfaces epends mainly on the Nusselt number and on the region eficiency. These parameters are presented as functions of the Reynolds number of the flow and the geometry of the problem. (author)

  19. Characteristics of a micro-fin evaporator: Theoretical analysis and experimental verification

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    Zheng Hui-Fan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A theoretical analysis and experimental verification on the characteristics of a micro-fin evaporator using R290 and R717 as refrigerants were carried out. The heat capacity and heat transfer coefficient of the micro-fin evaporator were investigated under different water mass flow rate, different refrigerant mass flow rate, and different inner tube diameter of micro-fin evaporator. The simulation results of the heat transfer coefficient are fairly in good agreement with the experimental data. The results show that heat capacity and the heat transfer coefficient of the micro-fin evaporator increase with increasing logarithmic mean temperature difference, the water mass flow rate and the refrigerant mass flow rate. Heat capacity of the micro-fin evaporator for diameter 9.52 mm is higher than that of diameter 7.00 mm with using R290 as refrigerant. Heat capacity of the micro-fin evaporator with using R717 as refrigerant is higher than that of R290 as refrigerant. The results of this study can provide useful guidelines for optimal design and operation of micro-fin evaporator in its present or future applications.

  20. Research on the Pin Fin Efficiency and Structure

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    Fan Bailin

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The performance of pin fin heat sink can be to measure through the temperature field. The temperature field and efficiency of the Pin Fin were analyzed, Pin fin efficiency curve was drowned also the distribution of the temperature field along the length of the pin fin curve was drawn. Thermal resistance was composed by thermal resistance of Aluminum substrate? thermal resistance of convective heat transfer and the thermal resistance of the cooling liquid. The change rule was studied through the calculation on Aluminum plate thermal resistance? thermal resistance of convective heat transfer and the thermal resistance of the cooling liquid. Its change regularity was simulated by toolbox In the MATLAB, and it was found that thermal resistance of convective heat transfer effect on the efficiency was most obvious in a certain amount of the heat and flow for thermal resistance of the Pin-fin radiator under the premise. The structural parameters of radiator were related to the size of thermal resistance.

  1. Numerical Study of Bubble Motion During Nucleate Boiling on a Micro-Finned Surface

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    Numerical simulation is performed for nucleate boiling on a micro-finned surface, which has been widely used to enhance heat transfer, by solving the equations governing the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy in the liquid and vapor phases. The bubble motion is determined by a sharp-interface level-set method, which is modified to include the effect of phase change and to treat the no-slip and contact-angle conditions, as well as the evaporative heat flux from the liquid microlayer on immersed solid surfaces such as micro fins and cavities. The numerical results for bubble formation, growth, and departure on a microstructured surface including fins and cavities show that the bubble behavior during nucleate boiling is significantly influenced by the fin-cavity arrangement and the fin-fin spacing

  2. Collector Efficiency in Downward-Type Internal-Recycle Solar Air Heaters with Attached Fins

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    Chii-Dong Ho

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The internal-recycle operation effect on collector efficiency in downward-type rectangular solar air heaters with attached fins is theoretically investigated. It is found that considerable collector efficiency is obtainable if the collector has attached fins and the operation is carried out with internal recycling. The recycling operation increases the fluid velocity to decrease the heat transfer resistance, compensating for the undesirable effect of decreasing the heat transfer driving force (temperature difference due to remixing. The attached fins provide an enlarged heat transfer area. The order of performance in a device of same size is: double pass with recycle and fins > double pass with recycle but without fins > single pass without recycle and fins.

  3. Experimental investigation of the higher coefficient of thermal performance for water-in-glass evacuated tube solar water heaters in China

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    Highlights: • The energy grades system for solar water heater (SWH) in China was introduced. • Heat loss and capacity of heat collection mainly affected SWH thermal performance. • Optimum ratio of tank volume to collector area for solar water heater is 57 to 72 L/m2. • The recommendation polyurethane insulation layer should be around 50 mm thick. • SWH with shorter tube has a better thermal performance. - Abstract: Solar water heaters (SWHs), now widely used in China, represent an environmentally friendly way to heat water. We tested the performance of more than 1000 water-in-glass evacuated tube SWHs according to Chinese standards and found that the heat loss from the storage tank and capacity of the solar collector affected their thermal performance. The optimum parameters to maximize the performance of water-in-glass evacuated tube SWHs included a ratio of tank volume to collector area of 57–72 L/m2, which should give a system efficiency of 0.49–0.57, meaning that the temperature of water in the tank will exceed 45 °C after one day of heat collection. In addition, the polyurethane insulation layer should be around 50 mm thick with a free foaming density of about 35 kg/m3, and the evacuated tube should be short. The tilt angle did not affect the performance of the SWHs. These results should aid in the design of highly efficient SWHs

  4. The ATLAS TRT straw proportional tubes: performance at very high counting rate RD6 Collaboration

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    Results on analog front-end electronics and straw performance studies at high counting rates are described. Prototypes of the electronics have been tested at counting rates up to 17.5 MHz. A drift-time accuracy of 180 ?m and a drift-time measurement efficiency of 53% were obtained at 17.5 MHz. The expected counting rate is between 5 and 15 MHz (depending on straw position) for the ATLAS straw tracker at LHC design luminosity, leading to an estimated drift-time accuracy at 160 ?m and hit registration efficiency of 68% for the average counting rate of 10 MHz. These results are in a good agreement with detailed MC simulations and could be improved with better front-end electronics. (orig.)

  5. Thermal transport in oblique finned microminichannels

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    Fan, Yan; Singh, Pawan Kumar; Lee, Yong Jiun

    2015-01-01

    The main aim of this book is to introduce and give an overview of a novel, easy, and highly effective heat transfer augmentation technique for single-phase micro/minichannel heat sink. The specific objectives of the volume are to: Introduce a novel planar oblique fin microchannel and cylindrical oblique fin minichannel heat sink design using passive heat transfer enhancement techniques  Investigate the thermal transport in both planar and cylindrical oblique fin structures through numerical simulation and systematic experimental studies. Evaluate the feasibility of employing the proposed solution in cooling non-uniform heat fluxes and hotspot suppression Conduct the similarity analysis and parametric study to obtain empirical correlations to evaluate the total heat transfer rate of the oblique fin heat sink Investigate the flow mechanism and optimize the dimensions of cylindrical oblique fin heat sink Investigate the influence of edge effect on flow and temperature uniformity in these oblique fin chan...

  6. Negative effect of smoking on the performance of the QuantiFERON TB gold in tube test

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    Aabye Martine G

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background False negative and indeterminate Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA results are a well documented problem. Cigarette smoking is known to increase the risk of tuberculosis (TB and to impair Interferon-gamma (IFN-? responses to antigenic challenge, but the impact of smoking on IGRA performance is not known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of smoking on IGRA performance in TB patients in a low and high TB prevalence setting respectively. Methods Patients with confirmed TB from Denmark (DK, n?=?34; 20 smokers and Tanzania (TZ, n?=?172; 23 smokers were tested with the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In tube (QFT. Median IFN-? level in smokers and non smokers were compared and smoking was analysed as a risk factor for false negative and indeterminate QFT results. Results Smokers from both DK and TZ had lower IFN-? antigen responses (median 0.9 vs. 4.2 IU/ml, p?=?0.04 and 0.4 vs. 1.6, p? Conclusions Cigarette smoking was associated with false negative and indeterminate IGRA results in both a high and a low TB endemic setting independent of HIV status.

  7. Influence of Chimney Width in Natural Convection Heat Transfer on a Vertical Finned Plate

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    Moon, Jeyoung; Heo, Jeonghwan; Chung, Bumjin [Kyung Hee Univ., Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The RCCS adopts the chimney system to increase the flow rate. Also the fins installed in the inner walls of the chimney will provide an additional cooling performance by increasing the heat transfer area. On the other hand, the fins also increase the friction loss i. e. the pressure drop. Thus, in order to improve the heat transfer performance of the RCCS, an optimization among the fin parameters is necessary. Many experimental and numerical studies regarding the fin and the chimney are available. In this study, the natural convection heat transfer of the fin system located inside the chimney was measured. Based on the analogy concept, heat transfer experiments were replaced by mass transfer experiments using a sulfuric acid-copper sulfate (H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}-CuSO{sub 4}) electroplating system. The experiments were conducted by varying fin spacing, fin height, chimney width, and chimney height. This study experimentally investigated the natural convection heat transfer of the vertical finned plate in the chimney. Using an analogy, the heat transfer systems were replaced by mass transfer systems. The measured mass transfer coefficients was the difference with the existing heat transfer correlations due to the large value of the Pr, but exhibited similar trends with the existing heat transfer correlations. The heat transfer rate is increased by the decrease of the fin spacing and the increased fin height due to increased heat transfer area and chimney flow pattern. The chimney effect enhances heat transfer rate of vertical finned plate and the chimney effect on the Nu{sub s} In this study, the heat transfer rate on vertical finned plate in the chimney was confirmed by experiment for high values of Ra was stronger for the narrow chimney width, and became stronger by the higher chimney. The chimney effect was not observed when the chimney width becomes larger than a certain value depending on the Ra{sub s}.

  8. Effects of fin clipping on survival and position-holding behavior of brown darters, Etheostoma edwini

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    Champagne, C.E.; Austin, J.D.; Jelks, H.L.; Jordan, F.

    2008-01-01

    Advent of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has allowed conservation biologists to use small portions of tissue to obtain genetic material for population genetic and taxonomic study. Fin clips are used extensively in large-sized fishes, but it is unclear how clipping enough fin tissue for genetic analysis will affect survival of smaller fishes such as minnows and darters, which are among the most threatened organisms in North America. We tested for effects of fin clipping on survival and swimming performance of non-threatened Brown Darters (Etheostoma edwini) in order to justify similar tissue collection in co-occurring endangered Okaloosa Darters (E. okaloosae). We collected 48 E. edwini from a small stream in northwest Florida, transported them to the laboratory, and randomly assigned them to one of three experimental groups: control, entire right pectoral fin removed, or rear half of caudal fin removed. Successful amplification of DNA indicated that our fin clips were large enough for genetic analysis using PCR. No mortality occurred during a two-month observation period. Fin regeneration was almost complete and we could not visually distinguish clipped fins from control fins after two months. We then randomly assigned fish into the same three experimental groups, clipped fins, and evaluated their ability to hold position at 20 cm/sec in an experimental flow chamber. Neither fish size nor treatment type affected position-holding behavior. Fin clipping does not adversely affect survival and swimming performance of E. edwini maintained in the laboratory. Additional research on the effects of fin clipping on small-sized fishes should be conducted in the field to evaluate survival under natural conditions. ?? 2008 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

  9. Influence of Chimney Width in Natural Convection Heat Transfer on a Vertical Finned Plate

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    The RCCS adopts the chimney system to increase the flow rate. Also the fins installed in the inner walls of the chimney will provide an additional cooling performance by increasing the heat transfer area. On the other hand, the fins also increase the friction loss i. e. the pressure drop. Thus, in order to improve the heat transfer performance of the RCCS, an optimization among the fin parameters is necessary. Many experimental and numerical studies regarding the fin and the chimney are available. In this study, the natural convection heat transfer of the fin system located inside the chimney was measured. Based on the analogy concept, heat transfer experiments were replaced by mass transfer experiments using a sulfuric acid-copper sulfate (H2SO4-CuSO4) electroplating system. The experiments were conducted by varying fin spacing, fin height, chimney width, and chimney height. This study experimentally investigated the natural convection heat transfer of the vertical finned plate in the chimney. Using an analogy, the heat transfer systems were replaced by mass transfer systems. The measured mass transfer coefficients was the difference with the existing heat transfer correlations due to the large value of the Pr, but exhibited similar trends with the existing heat transfer correlations. The heat transfer rate is increased by the decrease of the fin spacing and the increased fin height due to increased heat transfer area and chimney flow pattern. The chimney effect enhances heat transfer rate of vertical finned plate and the chimney effect on the Nus In this study, the heat transfer rate on vertical finned plate in the chimney was confirmed by experiment for high values of Ra was stronger for the narrow chimney width, and became stronger by the higher chimney. The chimney effect was not observed when the chimney width becomes larger than a certain value depending on the Ras

  10. Thermal issues associated with the HVAC and lighting systems influences on the performance of the national ignition facility beam transport tubes

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    This report summarizes an investigation of the thermal issues related to the National Ignition Facility. In particular, the influences of the HVAC system and lighting fixtures on the operational performance of the laser guide beam tubes are reviewed and discussed. An analytical model of the oscillating HVAC air temperatures in the NIF switchyard and target bay will cause significant amounts of beam distortion. However, these negative effects can be drastically reduced by adding thermal insulation to the outside of the beam tubes. A computational fluid dynamics model and an analytical investigation found that the light-fixture to beam-tube separation distance must be on the order of 5.7 m (18.7 ft) to maintain acceptable beam operating performance in the current NIF design. By reducing the fluorescent light fixture power by 33% this separation distance can be reduced to 3.5 m (11.5 ft). If in addition, thermal insulation with a reflective aluminum foil covering is added to the outside of the beam tubes, the separation distance can be reduced further to 1.6m (5.2 ft). A 1.27 cm (0.5 in.) rigid foam insulation sheet with aluminum foil covering will provide adequate insulation for the beam tubes in the NIF switchyards and target bay. The material cost for this amount of insulation would be roughly $30,000

  11. Efficiency and entropy generation in fined tube solar collectors systems; Eficiencia e geracao de entropia em sistemas de tubos aletados coletores de energia solar

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    Santos, Marcio Bueno dos [Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Lab. de Integracao e Testes; Saboya, Sergio Mourao [Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Energia

    1998-07-01

    This paper studies the efficiency of a fined tube solar collector used in artificial satellites and the relation of this efficiency with the entropy generation in the fin. The mathematical modeling of heat transfer in the collector leads to a non-linear integrodifferential system of equations, which is solved numerically. The solution gives the efficiency, which is presented as function of geometrical and physical characteristics of the collector. It is also shown that a minimum entropy generation in the fins, in a collector, whose characteristics are subjected to constraints, corresponds to an optimum efficiency, that is, an efficiency value advantageous to collector performance. (author)

  12. Experimental investigation and thermodynamic performance analysis of a solar dryer using an evacuated-tube air collector

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    Highlights: ► We evaluate an evacuated-tube solar air collector and use it to develop a novel dryer. ► Apple, carrot and apricot thin-layer drying experiments are conducted. ► Best overall fitting among several available thin-layer drying models is pursued. ► Thermodynamic analysis yields optimal collector area, energy utilization/exergy loss. ► The proposed dryer has a capacity for drying larger quantities of products. -- Abstract: The present work presents a thermodynamic performance analysis of a solar dryer with an evacuated-tube collector. Drying experiments for apples, carrots and apricots were conducted, after a preliminary stage of the investigation which included measurements for the determination of the collector efficiency. These results showed that the warm outlet air of the collector attains temperature levels suitable for drying of agricultural products without the need of preheating. Thus, the present collector was used as the heat source for a drying chamber in the frame of the development of a novel, convective, indirect solar dryer; given the fact that in the literature there are only a few studies about this type of collectors in conjunction with solar drying applications. Thin-layer drying models were fitted to the experimental drying curves, including the recent model of Diamante et al. which showed good correlation coefficients for all the tested products. Drying parameters such as moisture ratio and drying rates were calculated. Furthermore, an energetic/exergetic analysis of the dryer was also conducted and performance coefficients such as pick-up and exergy efficiencies, energy utilization ratio, exergy losses were determined for several configurations such as single and double-trays and several drying air velocities. On the other hand, an optimal collector surface area study was conducted, based on laws for minimum entropy generation. Design parameters such as optimum collector area were determined based on the minimum entropy generation number. The mass flow number, along with the maximum collector and fluid exit temperatures were studied in relation to the minimum entropy generation. The energy/exergy analysis proposed, provides a useful tool for the evaluation of this type of collectors regarding their effectiveness as part of a solar drying system. Moreover, the results of the present study showed that the proposed solar dryer has a capacity for drying larger quantities of the products than those considered (in the frame of the experimental study) given the high efficiency of the collector. In general, the proposed system provides an interesting option for the penetration of this type of collectors in large-scale applications in the agricultural and industrial sector.

  13. Atom-probe for FinFET dopant characterization

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    With the continuous shrinking of transistors and advent of new transistor architectures to keep in pace with Moore's law and ITRS goals, there is a rising interest in multigate 3D-devices like FinFETs where the channel is surrounded by gates on multiple surfaces. The performance of these devices depends on the dimensions and the spatial distribution of dopants in source/drain regions of the device. As a result there is a need for new metrology approach/technique to characterize quantitatively the dopant distribution in these devices with nanometer precision in 3D. In recent years, atom probe tomography (APT) has shown its ability to analyze semiconductor and thin insulator materials effectively with sub-nm resolution in 3D. In this paper we will discuss the methodology used to study FinFET-based structures using APT. Whereas challenges and solutions for sample preparation linked to the limited fin dimensions already have been reported before, we report here an approach to prepare fin structures for APT, which based on their processing history (trenches filled with Si) are in principle invisible in FIB and SEM. Hence alternative solutions in locating and positioning them on the APT-tip are presented. We also report on the use of the atom probe results on FinFETs to understand the role of different dopant implantation angles (10o and 45o) when attempting conformal doping of FinFETs and provide a quantitative comparison with alternative approaches such as 1D secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and theoretical model values. -- Research highlights: ? This paper provides the information on how to characterize the FinFET devices using atom probe tomography (APT). ? Importance of this work is to assess the performance of these devices at different processing conditions by extracting the compositional profiles. ? The performance of these devices depends on the dimensions and the spatial distribution of dopants in source/drain regions. ? In this publication we reported on the issues involved in probing these devices using APT and how we were able to overcome the few challenges in this regard. ? We also report on the use of the APT results on FinFETs to understand the role of different dopant implantation angles (10o and 45o). ? The quantitative comparison with alternative approaches such as 1D secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and theoretical model values were presented.

  14. Aluminum fin-stock alloys

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    Aluminum alloys have long been used in the production of heat exchanger fins. The comparative properties of the different alloys used for this purpose has not been an issue in the past, because of the significant thickness of the finstock material. However, in order to make fins lighter in weight, there is a growing demand for thinner finstock materials, which has emphasized the need for improved mechanical properties, thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance. The objective of this project is to determine the effect of iron, silicon and manganese percentage increment on the required mechanical properties for this application by analyzing four different aluminum alloys. The four selected aluminum alloys are 1100, 8011, 8079 and 8150, which are wrought non-heat treatable alloys with different amount of the above elements. Aluminum alloy 1100 serve as a control specimen, as it is commercially pure aluminum. The study also reports the effect of different annealing cycles on the mechanical properties of the selected alloys. Metallographic examination was also preformed to study the effect of annealing on the precipitate phases and the distribution of these phases for each alloy. The microstructure analysis of the aluminum alloys studied indicates that the precipitated phase in the case of aluminum alloys 1100 and 8079 is beta-FeAI3, while in 8011 it is a-alfa AIFeSi, and the aluminum alloy 8150 contains AI6(Mn,Fe) phase. The comparison of aluminum alloys 8011 and 8079 with aluminum alloy 1100 show that the addition of iron and silicon improves the percent elongation and reduces strength. The manganese addition increases the stability of mechanical properties along the annealing range as shown by the comparison of aluminum alloy 8150 with aluminum alloy 1100. Alloy 8150 show superior properties over the other alloys due to the reaction of iron and manganese, resulting in a preferable response to thermal treatment and improved mechanical properties. (author)

  15. Embedded SMA wire actuated biomimetic fin: a module for biomimetic underwater propulsion

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    An embedded shape memory alloy (SMA) wire actuated biomimetic fin is presented, and based on this module for biomimetic underwater propulsion, a micro robot fish (146 mm in length, 30 g in weight) and a robot squid (242 mm in length, 360 g in weight) were developed. Fish swim by undulating their body and/or fins. Squid and cuttlefish can also swim by undulating their fins. To simplify engineering modeling, the undulating swimming movement is assumed to be the integration of the movements of many flexible bending segments connected in parallel or in series. According to this idea, a biomimetic fin which can bend flexibly was developed. The musculature of a cuttlefish fin was investigated to aid the design of the biomimetic fin. SMA wires act as 'muscle fibers' to drive the biomimetic fin just like the transverse muscles of the cuttlefish fin. During the bending phase, elastic energy is stored in the elastic substrate and skin, and during the return phase, elastic energy is released to power the return movement. Theorem analysis of the bending angle was performed to estimate the bending performance of the biomimetic fin. Experiments were carried out on single-face fins with latex rubber skin and silicone skin (SF-L and SF-S) to compare the bending angle, return time, elastic energy storage and reliability. Silicone was found to be the better skin. A dual-face fin with silicone skin (DF-S) was tested in water to evaluate the actuating performance and to validate the reliability. Thermal analysis of the SMA temperature was performed to aid the control strategy. The micro robot fish and robot squid employ one and ten DF-S, respectively. Swimming experiments with different actuation frequencies were carried out. The speed and steering radius of the micro robot fish reached 112 mm s?1 and 136 mm, respectively, and the speed and rotary speed of the robot squid reached 40 mm s?1 and 22° s?1, respectively

  16. Embedded SMA wire actuated biomimetic fin: a module for biomimetic underwater propulsion

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    Wang, Zhenlong; Hang, Guanrong; Wang, Yangwei; Li, Jian; Du, Wei

    2008-04-01

    An embedded shape memory alloy (SMA) wire actuated biomimetic fin is presented, and based on this module for biomimetic underwater propulsion, a micro robot fish (146 mm in length, 30 g in weight) and a robot squid (242 mm in length, 360 g in weight) were developed. Fish swim by undulating their body and/or fins. Squid and cuttlefish can also swim by undulating their fins. To simplify engineering modeling, the undulating swimming movement is assumed to be the integration of the movements of many flexible bending segments connected in parallel or in series. According to this idea, a biomimetic fin which can bend flexibly was developed. The musculature of a cuttlefish fin was investigated to aid the design of the biomimetic fin. SMA wires act as 'muscle fibers' to drive the biomimetic fin just like the transverse muscles of the cuttlefish fin. During the bending phase, elastic energy is stored in the elastic substrate and skin, and during the return phase, elastic energy is released to power the return movement. Theorem analysis of the bending angle was performed to estimate the bending performance of the biomimetic fin. Experiments were carried out on single-face fins with latex rubber skin and silicone skin (SF-L and SF-S) to compare the bending angle, return time, elastic energy storage and reliability. Silicone was found to be the better skin. A dual-face fin with silicone skin (DF-S) was tested in water to evaluate the actuating performance and to validate the reliability. Thermal analysis of the SMA temperature was performed to aid the control strategy. The micro robot fish and robot squid employ one and ten DF-S, respectively. Swimming experiments with different actuation frequencies were carried out. The speed and steering radius of the micro robot fish reached 112 mm s-1 and 136 mm, respectively, and the speed and rotary speed of the robot squid reached 40 mm s-1 and 22° s-1, respectively.

  17. Dynamics of tubes in fluid with tube-baffle interaction

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    Three series of tests are performed to evaluate the effects of tube to tube-support-plate (TSP) clearance on tube dynamic characteristics and instability phenomena for tube arrays in crossflow. Test results show that, for relatively large clearances, tubes may possess TSP-inactive modes in which the tubes rattle inside some of the tube-support-plate holes, and that the natural frequencies of TSP-inactive modes are lower than those of TSP-active modes, in which the support plates provide knife-edge type support. Tube response characteristics associated with TSP-inactive modes are sensitive to tube-to-TSP clearance, TSP thickness, excitation amplitude, tube alignment, and the fluid inside the clearance. In addition, tube response is intrinsically nonlinear, with the dominance of TSP-inactive or TSP-active modes depending on the magnitudes of different system parameters. In general, such a system is difficult to model; only a full-scale test can provide all the necessary characteristics. A tube array supported by TSPs with relatively large clearances may be subjected to dynamic instability in some of the TSP-inactive modes; tube response characteristics and impact forces on TSPs for a tube row are studied in detail in this report. Tube displacements associated with the instability of a TSP-inactive mode are small; however, impacts of the tube against TSPs may result in significant damage in a relatively short time. 52 figures

  18. Gold-functionalized stainless-steel wire and tube for fiber-in-tube solid-phase microextraction coupled to high-performance liquid chromatography for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

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    Bu, Yanan; Feng, Juanjuan; Sun, Min; Zhou, Changli; Luo, Chuannan

    2016-03-01

    A fiber-in-tube solid-phase microextraction device based on a gold-functionalized stainless-steel wire and tube was developed and characterized by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. In combination with high-performance liquid chromatography, it was evaluated using six polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as model analytes. Important parameters including sampling rate, sample volume, organic solvent content and desorption time were investigated. Under optimized conditions, an online analysis method was established. The linearity was in the range of 0.15-50 ?g/L with correlation coefficients ranging from 0.9989 to 0.9999, and limits of detection ranged from 0.05 to 0.1 ?g/L. The method was applied to determine model analytes in mosquito-repellent incense ash and river water samples, with recoveries in the range of 85-120%. PMID:26681645

  19. Frost behavior of a fin surface with temperature variation along heat exchanger fins

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    This paper presents a mathematical model for predicting the frost behavior formed on heat exchanger fins, considering fin heat conduction under frosting condition. The model is composed of air-side, the frost layer, and fin region, and they are coupled to the frost layer. The frost behavior is more accurately predicted with fin heat conduction considered (Case A) than with a constant fin surface temperature assumed (Case B). The results indicate that the frost thickness and heat transfer rate for Case B are over-predicted in most regions of the fin, as compared to those for Case A. Also, for Case A, the maximum frost thickness varies little with the fin length variations, and the extension of the fin length over 30 mm contributes insignificantly to heat transfer

  20. QuantiFERON®-TB gold in-tube performance for diagnosing active tuberculosis in children and adults in a high burden setting

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    Rose, Michala Vaaben; Kimaro, Godfather; Nissen, Thomas N; Kroidl, Inge; Hoelscher, Michael; Bygbjerg, Ib C; Mfinanga, Sayoki G; Ravn, Pernille

    2012-01-01

    To determine whether QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT) can contribute to the diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) in children in a high-burden setting and to assess the performance of QFT and tuberculin skin test (TST) in a prospective cohort of TB suspect children compared to adults with confirmed TB in Tanzania.