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  1. Heat exchanger with oscillating flow

    Scotti, Stephen J. (Inventor); Blosser, Max L. (Inventor); Camarda, Charles J. (Inventor)

    1993-01-01

    Various heat exchange apparatuses are described in which an oscillating flow of primary coolant is used to dissipate an incident heat flux. The oscillating flow may be imparted by a reciprocating piston, a double action twin reciprocating piston, fluidic oscillators or electromagnetic pumps. The oscillating fluid flows through at least one conduit in either an open loop or a closed loop. A secondary flow of coolant may be used to flow over the outer walls of at least one conduit to remove heat transferred from the primary coolant to the walls of the conduit.

  2. A laminar-flow heat exchanger

    Doty, F. D.; Hosford, G.; Jones, J. D.; Spitzmesser, J. B.

    The advantages of designing heat exchangers in the laminar flow regime are discussed from a theoretical standpoint. It is argued that laminar flow designs have the advantages of reducing thermodynamic and hydrodynamic irreversibilities and hence increasing system efficiency. More concretely, laminar flow heat exchangers are free from the turbulence-induced vibration common in conventional heat exchangers and can thus offer longer life and greater reliability. The problems of manufacturing heat exchangers suited to laminar flow are discussed. A method of manufacture which allows compact, modular design is outlined. Experience with this method of manufacture is described, and experimental results are presented. The problems of fouling and flow maldistribution are briefly discussed, and some possible applications are mentioned.

  3. Stirling Engine With Radial Flow Heat Exchangers

    Vitale, N.; Yarr, George

    1993-01-01

    Conflict between thermodynamical and structural requirements resolved. In Stirling engine of new cylindrical configuration, regenerator and acceptor and rejector heat exchangers channel flow of working gas in radial direction. Isotherms in regenerator ideally concentric cylinders, and gradient of temperature across regenerator radial rather than axial. Acceptor and rejector heat exchangers located radially inward and outward of regenerator, respectively. Enables substantial increase in power of engine without corresponding increase in diameter of pressure vessel.

  4. Cryogenic Heat Exchanger with Turbulent Flows

    Amrit, Jay; Douay, Christelle; Dubois, Francis; Defresne, Gerard

    2012-01-01

    An evaporator-type cryogenic heat exchanger is designed and built for introducing fluid-solid heat exchange phenomena to undergraduates in a practical and efficient way. The heat exchanger functions at liquid nitrogen temperature and enables cooling of N[subscript 2] and He gases from room temperatures. We present first the experimental results of…

  5. Flow and heat transfer enhancement in tube heat exchangers

    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.

  6. Axial flow heat exchanger devices and methods for heat transfer using axial flow devices

    Koplow, Jeffrey P.

    2016-02-16

    Systems and methods described herein are directed to rotary heat exchangers configured to transfer heat to a heat transfer medium flowing in substantially axial direction within the heat exchangers. Exemplary heat exchangers include a heat conducting structure which is configured to be in thermal contact with a thermal load or a thermal sink, and a heat transfer structure rotatably coupled to the heat conducting structure to form a gap region between the heat conducting structure and the heat transfer structure, the heat transfer structure being configured to rotate during operation of the device. In example devices heat may be transferred across the gap region from a heated axial flow of the heat transfer medium to a cool stationary heat conducting structure, or from a heated stationary conducting structure to a cool axial flow of the heat transfer medium.

  7. Simulation Studies on A Cross Flow Plate Fin Heat Exchanger

    M. Thirumarimurugan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Compact heat exchangers which were initially developed for the aerospace industries in the1940s have been considerably improved in the past few years. The main reasons for the goodperformance of compact heat exchangers are their special design which includes turbulent which inturn use high heat transfer coefficient and resists fouling, and maximum temperature driving forcebetween the hot and cold fluids. Numerous types use special enhancement techniques to achieve therequired heat transfer in smaller plot areas and, in many cases, less initial investment. One such type ofcompact heat exchanger is the Plate-fin heat exchanger. The complexity of compact heat exchangerdesign equations results from the exchangers unique ability to transfer heat between multiple processstreams and a wide array of possible flow configurations. This paper presents the performanceevaluation of cross flow plate fin heat exchanger with several different Gas-Liquid systems.Experimental results such as exchanger effectiveness, overall heat transfer coefficients were calculatedfor the flow systems of Cross flow Heat Exchangers. A steady state model for the outlet temperature ofboth the cold and hot fluid and overall heat transfer coefficient of a plate-fin cross flow heat exchangerwas developed and simulated using MATLAB, which was verified with the experiments conducted.

  8. Characteristics of heat flow in recuperative heat exchangers

    Lalović Milisav

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A simplified model of heat flow in cross-flow tube recuperative heat exchangers (recuperators was presented in this paper. One of the purposes of this investigation was to analyze changes in the values of some parameters of heat transfer in recuperators during combustion air preheating. The logarithmic mean temperature (Atm and overall heat transfer coefficient (U, are two basic parameters of heat flow, while the total heated area surface (A is assumed to be constant. The results, presented as graphs and in the form of mathematical expressions, were obtained by analytical methods and using experimental data. The conditions of gaseous fuel combustions were defined by the heat value of gaseous fuel Qd = 9263.894 J.m-3, excess air ratio λ= 1.10, content of oxygen in combustion air ν(O2 = 26%Vol, the preheating temperature of combustion air (cold fluid outlet temperature tco = 100-500°C, the inlet temperature of combustion products (hot fluid inlet temperature thi = 600-1100°C.

  9. Two-phase Flow Distribution in Heat Exchanger Manifolds

    Vist, Sivert

    2004-01-01

    The current study has investigated two-phase refrigerant flow distribution in heat exchange manifolds. Experimental data have been acquired in a heat exchanger test rig specially made for measurement of mass flow rate and gas and liquid distribution in the manifolds of compact heat exchangers. Twelve different manifold designs were used in the experiments, and CO2 and HFC-134a were used as refrigerants.

  10. Thermal performance modeling of cross-flow heat exchangers

    Cabezas-Gómez, Luben; Saíz-Jabardo, José Maria

    2014-01-01

    This monograph introduces a numerical computational methodology for thermal performance modeling of cross-flow heat exchangers, with applications in chemical, refrigeration and automobile industries. This methodology allows obtaining effectiveness-number of transfer units (e-NTU) data and has been used for simulating several standard and complex flow arrangements configurations of cross-flow heat exchangers. Simulated results have been validated through comparisons with results from available exact and approximate analytical solutions. Very accurate results have been obtained over wide ranges

  11. Effect of flow twisting on hydraulic resistance and heat exchange

    Suslov, V. Ya.; Makarov, N. A.

    1989-02-01

    On the basis of dimensional analysis through a differentiated approach to the dimensions of length we have obtained formulas for the effect of flow twisting in a circular tube on the hydraulic resistance and exchange of heat.

  12. Flow mechanism and heat transfer enhancement in longitudinal-flow tube bundle of shell-and-tube heat exchanger

    2009-01-01

    The flow disturbance and heat transfer mechanism in the tube bundle of rod baffle shell-and-tube heat exchanger were analyzed, on the basis of which and combined with the concept of heat transfer enhancement in the core flow, a new type of shell-and-tube heat exchanger with combination of rod and van type spoiler was designed. Corresponding mathematical and physical models on the shell side about the new type heat exchanger were established, and fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics were numerically analyzed. The simulation results showed that heat transfer coefficient of the new type of heat exchanger approximated to that of rod baffle heat exchanger, but flow pressure drop was much less than the latter, indicating that comprehensive performance of the former is superior to that of the latter. Compared with rod baffle heat exchanger, heat transfer coefficient of the heat exchanger under investigation is higher under same pressure drop, especially under the high Reynolds numbers.

  13. On turbulence modelling of industrial heat exchanger flows

    The present research is focussed on the prediction of shell-side flow in shell-and-tube heat exchangers. In order to simplify the analysis, the flow field is divided into three regions: (a) the tube-free region, away from the shell, baffles and tubes, (b) the tube-filled region, and (c) the near-wall region. The flow within each region is modelled separately, but the solutions within consecutive regions must be matched near the corresponding boundaries. (author)

  14. Measurement of flow field and local heat transfer distribution on a scraped heat exchanger crystalliser surface

    Rodriguez, Marcos; Ravelet, Florent; Delfos, Rene; Witkamp, Geert-Jan

    2008-01-01

    In a cylindrical scraped heat exchanger crystallizer geometry the flow field influence on the local heat transfer distribution on an evenly cooled scraped heat exchanger surface has been studied by direct measurements of the heat exchanger surface temperature and the fluid velocity field inside the crystallizer. Liquid Crystal Thermometry revealed that the local heat transfer is higher in the middle area of the scraped surface. Stereoscopic PIV measurements demonstrated that the secondary flo...

  15. Flow-induced vibration of component cooling water heat exchangers

    This paper presents an evaluation of flow-induced vibration problems of component cooling water heat exchangers in one of Taipower's nuclear power stations. Specifically, it describes flow-induced vibration phenomena, tests to identify the excitation mechanisms, measurement of response characteristics, analyses to predict tube response and wear, various design alterations, and modifications of the original design. Several unique features associated with the heat exchangers are demonstrated, including energy-trapping modes, existence of tube-support-plate (TSP)-inactive modes, and fluidelastic instability of TSP-active and -inactive modes. On the basis of this evaluation, the difficulties and future research needs for the evaluation of heat exchangers are identified. 11 refs., 19 figs., 3 tabs

  16. A novel compact heat exchanger using gap flow mechanism.

    Liang, J S; Zhang, Y; Wang, D Z; Luo, T P; Ren, T Q

    2015-02-01

    A novel, compact gap-flow heat exchanger (GFHE) using heat-transfer fluid (HTF) was developed in this paper. The detail design of the GFHE coaxial structure which forms the annular gap passage for HTF is presented. Computational fluid dynamics simulations were introduced into the design to determine the impacts of the gap width and the HTF flow rate on the GFHE performance. A comparative study on the GFHE heating rate, with the gap widths ranged from 0.1 to 1.0 mm and the HTF flow rates ranged from 100 to 500 ml/min, was carried out. Results show that a narrower gap passage and a higher HTF flow rate can yield a higher average heating rate in GFHE. However, considering the compromise between the GFHE heating rate and the HTF pressure drop along the gap, a 0.4 mm gap width is preferred. A testing loop was also set up to experimentally evaluate the GFHE capability. The testing results show that, by using 0.4 mm gap width and 500 ml/min HTF flow rate, the maximum heating rate in the working chamber of the as-made GFHE can reach 18 °C/min, and the average temperature change rates in the heating and cooling processes of the thermal cycle test were recorded as 6.5 and 5.4 °C/min, respectively. These temperature change rates can well satisfy the standard of IEC 60068-2-14:2009 and show that the GFHE developed in this work has sufficient heat exchange capacity and can be used as an ideal compact heat exchanger in small volume desktop thermal fatigue test apparatus. PMID:25725874

  17. Performance of a liquid flow ultra-compact heat exchanger

    Sammataro, Michael A.

    2006-01-01

    A numerical analysis of the performance of compact pin-fin array heat exchangers was carried out using water and JP-4 fuel as the working fluids. Three different configurations were used with hydraulic diameters ranging from 0.137 to 0.777 mm, and volumetric area densities varying between 4.5 and 14.5 mm2/mm3. Numerical simulations were carried out to determine the performance of each heat exchanger over a series of Reynolds numbers in both the laminar and turbulent flow regimes. It was found...

  18. Segmented heat exchanger

    Baldwin, Darryl Dean; Willi, Martin Leo; Fiveland, Scott Byron; Timmons, Kristine Ann

    2010-12-14

    A segmented heat exchanger system for transferring heat energy from an exhaust fluid to a working fluid. The heat exchanger system may include a first heat exchanger for receiving incoming working fluid and the exhaust fluid. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the first heat exchanger in a parallel flow configuration. In addition, the heat exchanger system may include a second heat exchanger for receiving working fluid from the first heat exchanger and exhaust fluid from a third heat exchanger. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the second heat exchanger in a counter flow configuration. Furthermore, the heat exchanger system may include a third heat exchanger for receiving working fluid from the second heat exchanger and exhaust fluid from the first heat exchanger. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the third heat exchanger in a parallel flow configuration.

  19. Numerical simulation of shell-side heat transfer and flow of natural circulation heat exchanger

    In order to analyze the influence on the heat transfer and flow characteristics of the heat exchanger model of different solving models and structures, a variety of transformation to the model equivalent for the heat exchanger was studied. In this paper, Fluent software was used to simulate the temperature-field and flow-field of the equivalent model, and investigate its heat-transferring and flow characteristics. Through comparative analysis of the distribution of temperature-field and flow-field for different models, the heat-transferring process and natural convection situation of heat exchanger were deeply understood. The results show that the temperature difference between the inside and outside of the natural circulation heat exchanger tubes is larger and the flow is more complex, so the turbulence model is the more reasonable choice. Asymmetry of tubes position makes the flow and heat transfer of the fluid on both sides to be dissymmetrical and makes the fluid interaction, and increases the role of natural convection. The complex structure of heat exchanger makes the flow and heat transfer of the fluid on both sides to be irregular to some extent when straight tubes into C-bent are transformed, and all these make the turbulence intensity increase and improve the effect of heat transfer. (authors)

  20. Boiling heat transfer of refrigerant R-21 in upward flow in plate-fin heat exchanger

    Kuznetsov, V. V.; Shamirzaev, A. S.

    2015-11-01

    The article presents the results of experimental investigation of boiling heat transfer of refrigerant R-21 in upward flow in a vertical plate-fin heat exchanger with transverse size of the channels that is smaller than the capillary constant. The heat transfer coefficients obtained in ranges of small mass velocities and low heat fluxes, which are typical of the industry, have been poorly studied yet. The characteristic patterns of the upward liquid-vapor flow in the heat exchanger channels and the regions of their existence are detected. The obtained data show a weak dependence of heat transfer coefficient on equilibrium vapor quality, mass flow rate, and heat flux density and do not correspond to calculations by the known heat transfer models. A possible reason for this behavior is a decisive influence of evaporation of thin liquid films on the heat transfer at low heat flux.

  1. Liquid metal heat transfer in heat exchangers under low flow rate conditions

    The present paper describes the liquid metal heat transfer in heat exchangers under low flow rate conditions. Measured data from some experiments indicate that heat transfer coefficients of liquid metals at very low Péclet number are much lower than what are predicted by the well-known empirical relations. The cause of this phenomenon was not fully understood for many years. In the present study, one countercurrent-type heat exchanger is analyzed using three, separated countercurrent heat exchanger models: one is a heat exchanger model in the tube bank region, while the upper and lower plena are modeled as two heat exchangers with a single heat transfer tube. In all three heat exchangers, the same empirical correlation is used in the heat transfer calculation on the tube and the shell sides. The Nusselt number, as a function of the Péclet number, calculated from measured temperature and flow rate data in a 50 MW experimental facility was correctly reproduced by the calculation result, when the calculated result is processed in the same way as the experiment. Finally, it is clarified that the deviation is a superficial phenomenon which is caused by the heat transfer in the plena of the heat exchanger. (author)

  2. Analysis of flow induced vibration in heat exchangers

    A description will be given of three different types of heat exchangers developed by the Dutch Nuclear Industry Group ''Neratoom'' in cooperation with TNO for the sodium-cooled fast breeder reactor SNR-300 at Kalkar. Moreover, the research related with flow induced vibrations carried out by TNO (Organization for Applied Scientific Research) will be presented. The flow induced forces on the tubes of the straight-tube steam generators were measured at the inlet and outlet section where partial crossflow occurs. With the measured flow induced forces the response of a tube was calculated as a function of the tube-to-supportbush clearances taking into account the non-linear damping effects from the sodium. The theoretical results showed that for this particular design no tube impact damage is to be expected which was confirmed later by a full scale experiment. Special attention will be devoted to the steam generator with helical-coil tube-bundles, where the sodium flows in a counter cross-flow over the tube-bundle. Extensive measurements of the power spectra of the flow induced forces were carried out since no information could be found in the literature. The vibration analysis will be presented and vibration modes of the entire bundle will be compared with experimentally obtained results. Finally a description of the vibration tests to be carried out on the intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) will be presented. (author)

  3. Thermal induced flow oscillations in heat exchangers for supercritical fluids

    Friedly, J. C.; Manganaro, J. L.; Krueger, P. G.

    1972-01-01

    Analytical model has been developed to predict possible unstable behavior in supercritical heat exchangers. From complete model, greatly simplified stability criterion is derived. As result of this criterion, stability of heat exchanger system can be predicted in advance.

  4. Entropy resistance analyses of a two-stream parallel flow heat exchanger with viscous heating

    Cheng Xue-Tao; Liang Xin-Gang

    2013-01-01

    Heat exchangers are widely used in industry,and analyses and optimizations of the performance of heat exchangers are important topics.In this paper,we define the concept of entropy resistance based on the entropy generation analyses of a one-dimensional heat transfer process.With this concept,a two-stream parallel flow heat exchanger with viscous heating is analyzed and discussed.It is found that the minimization of entropy resistance always leads to the maximum heat transfer rate for the discussed two-stream parallel flow heat exchanger,while the minimizations of entropy generation rate,entropy generation numbers,and revised entropy generation number do not always.

  5. Characteristics of fluid flow and heat transfer in a fluidized heat exchanger with circulating solid particles

    The commercial viability of heat exchanger is mainly dependent on its long-term fouling characteristic because the fouling increase the pressure loss and degrades the thermal performance of a heat exchanger. An experimental study was performed to investigate the characteristics of fluid flow and heat transfer in a fluidized bed heat exchanger with circulating various solid particles. The present work showed that the higher densities of particles had higher drag force coefficients, and the increases in heat transfer were in the order of sand, copper, steel, aluminum, and glass below Reynolds number of 5,000

  6. Numerical simulation of two phase flows in heat exchangers

    The author gives an overview of his research activity since 1981. He first gives a detailed presentation of properties and equations of two-phase flows in heat exchangers, and of their mathematical and numerical investigation: semi-local equations (mass conservation, momentum conservation and energy conservation), homogenized conservation equations (mass, momentum and enthalpy conservation, boundary conditions), equation closures, discretization, resolution algorithm, computational aspects and applications. Then, he reports the works performed in the field of turbulent flows, hyperbolic methods, low Mach methods, the Neptune project, and parallel computing

  7. Heat transfer enhancement in cross-flow heat exchanger using vortex generator

    Fouling is very serious problem in heat exchanger because it rapidly deteriorates the performance of heat exchanger. Cross-flow heat exchanger with vortex generators is developed, which enhance heat transfer and reduce fouling. In the present heat exchanger, shell and baffle are removed from the conventional shell-and-tube heat exchanger. The naphthalene sublimation technique is employed to measure the local heat transfer coefficients. The experiments are performed for single circular tube, staggered array tube bank and in-line array tube bank with and without vortex generators. Local and average Nusselt numbers of single tube and tube bank with vortex generator are investigated and compared to those of without vortex generator

  8. Analysis of the flow structure and heat transfer in a vertical mantle heat exchanger

    Knudsen, Søren; Morrison, GL; Behnia, M;

    2005-01-01

    The flow structure inside the inner tank and inside the mantle of a vertical mantle heat exchanger was investigated using a full-scale tank designed to facilitate flow visualisation. The flow structure and velocities in the inner tank and in the mantle were measured using a Particle Image...... Velocimetry (PIV) system. A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model of the vertical mantle heat exchanger was also developed for a detailed evaluation of the heat flux at the mantle wall and at the tank wall. The flow structure was evaluated for both high and low temperature incoming flows and for both...... initially mixed and initially stratified inner tank and mantle. The analysis of the heat transfer showed that the flow in the mantle near the inlet is mixed convection flow and that the heat transfer is dependent on the mantle inlet temperature relative to the core tank temperature at the mantle level. (C...

  9. Temperatures and Heat Flows in a Soil Enclosing a Slinky Horizontal Heat Exchanger

    Pavel Neuberger; Radomír Adamovský; Michaela Šeďová

    2014-01-01

    Temperature changes and heat flows in soils that host “slinky†-type horizontal heat exchangers are complex, but need to be understood if robust quantification of the thermal energy available to a ground-source heat pump is to be achieved. Of particular interest is the capacity of the thermal energy content of the soil to regenerate when the heat exchangers are not operating. Analysis of specific heat flows and the specific thermal energy regime within the soil, including that captured by ...

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

    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)

  11. Quantification of Liquid Refrigerant Distribution in Parallel Flow Microchannel Heat Exchanger Using Infrared Thermography

    Li, Huize; Hrnjak, Predrag S.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a method to quantify the distribution of liquid refrigerant mass flow rate in parallel flow microchannel heat exchanger from the infrared images. This method can be used for several types of heat exchangers: evaporators, condensers, gas-coolers and etc., also it can be applied to various heat exchanger designs: different inlet/outlet locations, different flow configurations and etc. After being implemented in a heat exchanger model, this method is validated against experim...

  12. CFD Based Evaluation Of Effectiveness Of Counter Flow Heat Exchanger

    Gurpreet Kour

    2014-01-01

    Engineers are continually being asked to improve effectiveness of heat transfer equipments. These requests may arise as a result of the need to increase profitability or accommodate capital limitations. Processes which use heat transfer equipment i.e. heat exchanger must frequently be improved for these reasons. Artifical roughness is important technique for enhancing the effectiveness of heat exchanger. In this work effectiveness of smooth as well as roughened tube in heat ex...

  13. Simulation Studies on A Cross Flow Plate Fin Heat Exchanger

    M. Thirumarimurugan; T Kannadasan; E. Ramasamy

    2008-01-01

    Compact heat exchangers which were initially developed for the aerospace industries in the1940s have been considerably improved in the past few years. The main reasons for the goodperformance of compact heat exchangers are their special design which includes turbulent which inturn use high heat transfer coefficient and resists fouling, and maximum temperature driving forcebetween the hot and cold fluids. Numerous types use special enhancement techniques to achieve therequired heat transfer in...

  14. Plate heat exchanger - inertia flywheel performance in loss of flow transient

    Abou-El-Maaty, Talal; Abd-El-Hady, Amr [Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo (Egypt). Reactors Dept.

    2009-04-15

    One of the most versatile types of heat exchangers used is the plate heat exchanger. It has principal advantages over other heat exchangers in that plates can be added and/or removed easily in order to change the area available for heat transfer and therefore its overall performance. The cooling systems of Egypt's second research reactor (ETRR 2) use this type of heat exchanger for cooling purposes in its primary core cooling and pool cooling systems. In addition to the change in the number of heat exchanger cooling channels, the effect of changing the amount of mass flow rate on the heat exchanger performance is an important issues in this study. The inertia flywheel mounted on the primary core cooling system pump with the plate heat exchanger plays an important role in the case of loss of flow transients. The PARET code is used to simulate the effect of loss of flow transients on the reactor core. Hence, the core outlet temperature with the pump-flywheel flow coast down is fed into the plate heat exchanger model developed to estimate the total energy transferred to the cooling tower, the primary side heat exchanger temperature variation, the transmitted heat exchanger power, and the heat exchanger effectiveness. In addition, the pressure drop in both, the primary side and secondary side of the plate heat exchanger is calculated in all simulated transients because their values have limits beyond which the heat exchanger is useless. (orig.)

  15. Heat transfer in tube bundles of heat exchangers with flow baffles induced forced mixing

    Thermal analysis of shell-and-tube heat exchangers is being investigated through geometric modeling of the unit configuration in addition to considering the heat transfer processes taking place within the tube bundle. The governing equations that characterize the heat transfer from the shell side fluid to the tube side fluid across the heat transfer tubewalls are indicated. The equations account for the heat transfer due to molecular conduction, turbulent thermal diffusion, and forced fluid mixing among various shell side fluid channels. The analysis, though general in principle, is being applied to the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant-Intermediate Heat Exchanger, which utilizes flow baffles appropriately designed for induced forced fluid mixing in the tube bundle. The results of the analysis are presented in terms of the fluid and tube wall temperature distributions of a non-baffled and baffled tube bundle geometry. The former case yields axial flow in the main bundle region while the latter is associated with axial/cross flow in the bundle. The radial components of the axial/cross flow yield the necessary fluid mixing that results in reducing the thermal unbalance among the heat transfer to the allowable limits. The effect of flow maldistribution, present on the tube or shell sides of the heat exchangers, in altering the temperature field of tube bundles is also noted

  16. CFD Based Evaluation Of Effectiveness Of Counter Flow Heat Exchanger

    Gurpreet Kour

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Engineers are continually being asked to improve effectiveness of heat transfer equipments. These requests may arise as a result of the need to increase profitability or accommodate capital limitations. Processes which use heat transfer equipment i.e. heat exchanger must frequently be improved for these reasons. Artifical roughness is important technique for enhancing the effectiveness of heat exchanger. In this work effectiveness of smooth as well as roughened tube in heat exchanger is theoretically investigated by using ring type roughness geometry. The performance obtained is then compared with smooth tube. Ringed tube has a significant effect on effectiveness of heat exchanger. The effectiveness is 3.2 times as compared with plane tube was reported. The effectiveness found to be increased with increasing roughness and decreasing pitch between the rings.

  17. Random excitation of heat exchanger tubes by cross-flows

    For designing shell-and-tube heat exchangers against flow-induced vibration, a reasonable assessment of tube response to the random excitation by the crossflow is required. Resulting tube vibration amplitudes will not, usually, lead to failures on a short term basis. However, they can produce a progressive damage at the supports through fretting wear or fatigue. A considerable amount of experimental and theoretical work was already reported in the open literature, concerning flow-induced vibration in tube arrays. Nevertheless it is generally agreed that design oriented information on random excitation still remains insufficiently documented. This is largely because general interest was, at first, focused on fluidelastic instability and periodic wake shedding mechanisms, which can lead to catastrophic tube failures. This paper reviews information on this topics, gained at CEA Saclay during the past decade from several experimental programs. This includes tests performed in single phase flow (both air and water) and in two-phase flow (air-water and steam-water)

  18. Flow field predictions in a model heat exchanger

    Theodossiou, V. M.; Sousa, A. C. M.; Carlucci, L. N.

    1988-09-01

    A numerical study of the two-dimensional isothermal steady flow distribution of an incompressible fluid in the shell side of an experimental heat exchanger is described. Computations are performed with and without tubes present in the model, for Reynolds numbers up to 10,000. Baffles and tube bundles are modelled by incorporating the “porous medium” concept into the governing equations. The resulting equations described in primitive variables are solved using a semi-implicit predictor-corrector type scheme. A Multi-Grid technique is employed to solve the linearized pressure correction equation which links momentum and continuity equations. Predictions with the proposed scheme indicate good qualitative agreement when compared with experimental measurements.

  19. Effectiveness-ntu computation with a mathematical model for cross-flow heat exchangers

    H. A. Navarro; L. C. Cabezas-Gómez

    2007-01-01

    Due to the wide range of design possibilities, simple manufactured, low maintenance and low cost, cross-flow heat exchangers are extensively used in the petroleum, petrochemical, air conditioning, food storage, and others industries. In this paper a mathematical model for cross-flow heat exchangers with complex flow arrangements for determining epsilon -NTU relations is presented. The model is based on the tube element approach, according to which the heat exchanger outlet temperatures are ob...

  20. Numerical simulation of flow field in shellside of heat exchanger in nuclear power plant

    Heat exchanger is the important equipment of nuclear power plant. Numerical simulation can give the detail information inside the heat exchange, and has been an effective research method. The geometric structure of shell-and-tube heat exchanger is very complex and it is difficult to simulate the whole flow field presently. According to the structure characteristics of the heat exchanger, a periodic whole-section calculation model was presented. The numerical simulation of flow field in shellside of heat exchange of a nuclear power plant was done by using this model. The results of simulation show that heat transfer in the periodic section of the heat exchange is uniform, the heat transfer is enhanced by using baffles in heat exchange, and frictional resistance is primary from the effect of segmental baffles. (authors)

  1. Modeling heat efficiency, flow and scale-up in the corotating disc scraped surface heat exchanger

    Friis, Alan; Szabo, Peter; Karlson, Torben

    2002-01-01

    A comparison of two different scale corotating disc scraped surface heat exchangers (CDHE) was performed experimentally. The findings were compared to predictions from a finite element model. We find that the model predicts well the flow pattern of the two CDHE's investigated. The heat transfer...... performance predicted by the model agrees well with experimental observations for the laboratory scale CDHE whereas the overall heat transfer in the scaled-up version was not in equally good agreement. The lack of the model to predict the heat transfer performance in scale-up leads us to identify the key...

  2. Experimental and Exergy Analysis of A Double Pipe Heat Exchanger for Parallel Flow Arrangement

    Parth P. Parekh; Dr.Neeraj K. Chavda

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents For Experimental and Exergy Analysis of a Double Pipe Heat Exchanger for Parallel- flow Arrangement. The Double pipe heat exchanger is one of the Different types of heat exchangers. double-pipe exchanger because one fluid flows inside a pipe and the other fluid flows between that pipe and another pipe that surrounds the first.In a parallel flow, both the hot and cold fluids enter the Heatexchanger at same end andmove in same direction. The present work is taken up to carry...

  3. NUMERICAL STUDY ON FLOW DISTRIBUTION IN PLATE-FIN HEAT EXCHANGERS

    张哲; 厉彦忠

    2003-01-01

    Objective To investigate the flow distribution in plate-fin heat exchangers and optimize the design of header configuration for plate-fin heat exchangers. Methods A mathematical model of header was proposed. The effects of the header configuration on the flow distribution in plate-fin heat exchangers were investigated by CFD. The second header configuration with a two-stage-distributing structure was brought forward to improve the performance of flow distribution. Results It is found that the flow maldistribution is very serious in the direction of header length for the conventional header used in industry. The numerical predictions indicate that the improved header configurations can effectively improve the performance of flow distribution in plate-fin heat exchangers. Conclusion The numerical simulation confirms that CFD should be a suitable tool for predicting the flow distribution. The method has a wide variety of applications in the design of plate-fin heat exchangers.

  4. A simple and accurate numerical network flow model for bionic micro heat exchangers

    Pieper, M.; Klein, P. [Fraunhofer Institute (ITWM), Kaiserslautern (Germany)

    2011-05-15

    Heat exchangers are often associated with drawbacks like a large pressure drop or a non-uniform flow distribution. Recent research shows that bionic structures can provide possible improvements. We considered a set of such structures that were designed with M. Hermann's FracTherm {sup registered} algorithm. In order to optimize and compare them with conventional heat exchangers, we developed a numerical method to determine their performance. We simulated the flow in the heat exchanger applying a network model and coupled these results with a finite volume method to determine the heat distribution in the heat exchanger. (orig.)

  5. THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF A CROSS-FLOW HEAT EXCHANGER

    R. Tuğrul OĞULATA

    1996-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, cross-flow plate type heat exchanger has been investigated because of its effective use in waste heat recovery systems. For this purpose, a heat regain system has been investigated and manufactured in laboratory conditions. Manufactured heat exchanger has been tested with an applicable experimental set up and temperatures, velocity of the air and the pressure losses occuring in the system have been measured and the efficiency of the system has been determined. The irreversibility of heat exchanger has been taken into consideration while the design of heat exchanger is being performed. So minimum entropy generation number has been analysied with respect to second law of thermodynamics in cross-flow heat exchanger. The minimum entropy generation number depends on parameters called optimum flow path length, dimensionless mass velocity and dimensionless heat transfer area. Variations of entropy generation number with these parameters have been analysied and introduced their graphics with their comments.

  6. FLOW RESISTANCE AND HEAT TRANSFER CHARACTERISTICS OF A NEW-TYPE PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER

    LUAN Zhi-jian; ZHANG Guan-min; TIAN Mao-cheng; FAN Ming-xiu

    2008-01-01

    A new-type corrugation Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) was designed. Results from both numerical simulations and experiments showed that the flow resistance of the working fluid in this new corrugation PHE, compared with the traditional chevron-type one, was decreased by more than 50%, and corresponding heat transfer performance was decreased by about 25%. The flow field of the working fluid in the corrugation PHE was transformed and hence performance difference in both flow resistance and heat transfer was generated. Such a novel plate, consisting of longitudinal and transverse corrugations, can effectively avoid the problem of flow path blockage, which will help to extend the application of PHEs to the situation with unclean working fluids.

  7. Flow boiling heat transfer of ammonia/water mixture in a plate heat exchanger

    Taboas, Francisco [Universidad de Cordoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio Leonardo da Vinci, 14014 Cordoba (Spain); Valles, Manel; Bourouis, Mahmoud; Coronas, Alberto [CREVER - Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Paisos Catalans No. 26, 43007 Tarragona (Spain)

    2010-06-15

    The objective of this work is to contribute to the development of plate heat exchangers as desorbers for ammonia/water absorption refrigeration machines driven by waste heat or solar energy. In this study, saturated flow boiling heat transfer and the associated frictional pressure drop of ammonia/water mixture flowing in a vertical plate heat exchanger is experimentally investigated. Experimental data is presented to show the effects of heat flux between 20 and 50 kW m{sup -2}, mass flux between 70 and 140 kg m{sup -2} s{sup -1}, mean vapour quality from 0.0 to 0.22 and pressure between 7 and 15 bar, for ammonia concentration between 0.42 and 0.62. The results show that for the selected operating conditions, the boiling heat transfer coefficient is highly dependent on the mass flux, whereas the influence of heat flux and pressure are negligible mainly at higher vapour qualities. The pressure drop increases with increasing mass flux and quality. However, the pressure drop is independent of the imposed heat flux. (author)

  8. Analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in a double pipe heat exchanger with porous structures

    A numerical study of flow and heat transfer characteristics is made in a double pipe heat exchanger with porous structures inserted in the annular gap in two configurations: on the inner cylinder (A) and on both the cylinders in a staggered fashion (B). The flow field in the porous regions is modelled by the Darcy-Brinkman-Forchheimer model and the finite volume method is used to solve the governing equations. The effects of several parameters such as Darcy number, porous structures thickness and spacing and thermal conductivity ratio are considered in order to look for the most appropriate properties of the porous structures that allow optimal heat transfer enhancement. It is found that the highest heat transfer rates are obtained when the porous structures are attached in configuration B especially at small spacing and high thicknesses

  9. New counter flow heat exchanger designed for ventilation systems in cold climates

    Kragh, Jesper; Rose, Jørgen; Nielsen, Toke Rammer;

    2007-01-01

    In cold climates, mechanical ventilation systems with highly efficient heat recovery will experience problems with condensing water from the extracted humid indoor air. If the condensed water changes to ice in the heat exchanger, the airflow rate will quickly fall due to the increasing pressure...... problem is therefore desirable. In this paper, the construction and test measurements of a new counter flow heat exchanger designed for cold climates are presented. The developed heat exchanger is capable of continuously defrosting itself without using supplementary heating. Other advantages...... of the developed beat exchanger are low pressure loss, cheap materials and a simple construction. The disadvantage is that the exchanger is big compared with other heat exchangers. In this paper, the new heat exchanger's efficiency is calculated theoretically and measured experimentally. The experiment shows...

  10. New counter flow heat exchanger designed for ventilation systems in cold climates

    Kragh, J.; Rose, J.; Nielsen, T.R.; Svendsen, S. [Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    2007-11-15

    In cold climates, mechanical ventilation systems with highly efficient heat recovery will experience problems with condensing water from the extracted humid indoor air. If the condensed water changes to ice in the heat exchanger, the airflow rate will quickly fall due to the increasing pressure drop. Preheating the inlet air (outdoor air) to a temperature above zero degrees C before it enters the exchanger is one solution often used to solve the problem, however, this method reduces the energy saving potential significantly. To minimize the energy cost, a more efficient way to solve the freezing problem is therefore desirable. In this paper, the construction and test measurements of a new counter flow heat exchanger designed for cold climates are presented. The developed heat exchanger is capable of continuously defrosting itself without supplementary heating. Other advantages of the developed heat exchanger are low pressure loss, cheap materials, and a simple construction. The disadvantage is that the exchanger is big compared with other heat exchangers. In this paper, the new heat exchanger's efficiency is calculated theoretically and measured experimentally. The experiment shows that the heat exchanger is capable of continuously defrosting itself at outside air temperatures well below the freezing point while still maintaining a very high efficiency. Further analysis and development of a detailed simulation model of a counter flow air-to-air heat exchanger will be described in future articles. (author)

  11. Influence of baffle configurations on flow and heat transfer characteristics of trisection helical baffle heat exchangers

    Highlights: • Nephograms with velocity-vector superimposed are proposed on special slices. • Single vortex secondary flow and shortcut leakage patterns are clearly depicted. • Local heat transfer coefficient field and average value on tubes are presented. • Circumferential overlap scheme performs best over other schemes. - Abstract: Numerical simulation of flow and heat transfer characteristics in four trisection helical baffle heat exchangers with equilateral triangle tube layouts was conducted. The heat exchangers have the same helical pitch but four different baffle shapes or connections, i.e., a circumferential overlap (CO) scheme, an end-to-end (EE) scheme, a blocked V-notches (BV) scheme, and a middle axial overlap (MO) scheme. The single vortex secondary flow in each helical cycle and the leakage flow patterns in the V-notches of the adjacent baffles of these schemes are clearly depicted on the meridian slices and unfolded hexagon slices. The results for nine tubes in a 60° sector and four tube layers reveal that the local heat transfer coefficient of the center tube is much higher than that of the other tubes for all the schemes. The results show that the CO scheme has the highest shell-side heat transfer coefficient and comprehensive indexes, the BV scheme has the highest pressure drop and the worst comprehensive indexes, and the MO scheme has the lowest values of both shell-side heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop and the second highest comprehensive indexes. The average values of comprehensive index ho/Δpo of CO scheme in the calculated range is respectively 16.5%, 27.3% and 13.5% higher than that of the EE, BV and MO schemes

  12. Microplate Heat Exchanger Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — We propose a microplate heat exchanger for cryogenic cooling systems used for continuous flow distributed cooling systems, large focal plane arrays, multiple...

  13. Borehole Heat Exchangers: heat transfer simulation in the presence of a groundwater flow

    Angelotti, A.; Alberti, L.; La Licata, I.; Antelmi, M.

    2014-04-01

    The correct design of the Borehole Heat Exchanger is crucial for the operation and the energy performance of a Ground Source Heat Pump. Most design methods and tools are based on the assumption that the ground is a solid medium where conduction is the only heat transfer mechanism. In turn in regions rich in groundwater the groundwater flow influence has to be assessed, by including the convection effects. In this paper a numerical model of a 100 m U-pipe in a saturated porous medium is presented. The model is created adopting MT3DMS coupled to MODFLOW. A Darcy flow is imposed across the medium. The typical operation of a Borehole Heat Exchanger operating both in winter and in summer is simulated for two years, under different groundwater velocities. The energy injected to and extracted from the ground is derived as a function of the Darcy velocity and compared with the purely conductive case. Temperature fields in the ground at key moments are shown and discussed. From both the energy and the aquifer temperature field points of view, the velocity ranges for respectively negligible and relevant influence of the groundwater flow are identified.

  14. Borehole Heat Exchangers: heat transfer simulation in the presence of a groundwater flow

    The correct design of the Borehole Heat Exchanger is crucial for the operation and the energy performance of a Ground Source Heat Pump. Most design methods and tools are based on the assumption that the ground is a solid medium where conduction is the only heat transfer mechanism. In turn in regions rich in groundwater the groundwater flow influence has to be assessed, by including the convection effects. In this paper a numerical model of a 100 m U-pipe in a saturated porous medium is presented. The model is created adopting MT3DMS coupled to MODFLOW. A Darcy flow is imposed across the medium. The typical operation of a Borehole Heat Exchanger operating both in winter and in summer is simulated for two years, under different groundwater velocities. The energy injected to and extracted from the ground is derived as a function of the Darcy velocity and compared with the purely conductive case. Temperature fields in the ground at key moments are shown and discussed. From both the energy and the aquifer temperature field points of view, the velocity ranges for respectively negligible and relevant influence of the groundwater flow are identified.

  15. Characteristics of fluid flow in a solid particle circulating fluidized heat exchanger

    The commercial viability of heat exchanger is mainly dependent on their long-term fouling characteristics because the fouling increases the pressure loss and degrades the thermal performance of a heat exchanger. An experimental study was performed to investigate the characteristics of fluid flow in a fluidized bed heat exchanger with circulating various solid particles. The present work showed that the drag force coefficients of particles in the internal flow were higher than in the external flow, in addition, they were lower with the shapes of particles being closer to the spherical geometries

  16. Flow mechanism and heat transfer enhancement in longitudinal-flow tube bundle of shell-and-tube heat exchanger

    LIU Wei; LIU ZhiChun; WANG YingShuang; HUANG SuYi

    2009-01-01

    ormer is superior to that of the latter.Compared with rod baffle heat exchanger,heat transfer coefficient of the heat exchanger under investigation is higher under same pressure drop,especially under the high Reynolds numbers.

  17. Experimental and Exergy Analysis of A Double Pipe Heat Exchanger for Parallel Flow Arrangement

    Parth P. Parekh

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents For Experimental and Exergy Analysis of a Double Pipe Heat Exchanger for Parallel- flow Arrangement. The Double pipe heat exchanger is one of the Different types of heat exchangers. double-pipe exchanger because one fluid flows inside a pipe and the other fluid flows between that pipe and another pipe that surrounds the first.In a parallel flow, both the hot and cold fluids enter the Heatexchanger at same end andmove in same direction. The present work is taken up to carry experimental work and the exergy analysis based on second law analysis of a Double-Pipe Heat Exchanger. In experimental set up hot water and cold water will be used working fluids. The inlet Hot water will be varied from 40 0C and 50 0C and cold water temperature will be varied from between 15 and 20 0C. It has been planned to find effects of the inlet condition of both working fluid flowing through the heat exchanger on the heat transfer characteristics, entropy generation, and Exergy loss. The Mathematical modelling of heat exchanger will based on the conservation equation of mass, energy and based on second law of thermodynamics to find entropy generation and exergy losses.

  18. INTENSIFICATION OF HEAT TRANSFER AND FLOW IN HEAT EXCHANGER WITH SHELL AND HELICALLY COILED TUBE BY USING NANO FLUIDS

    Dr. Khalid Faisal Sultan

    2015-01-01

    This article presents an experimental study on enhancement of heat transfer and pressure drop of nanofluids flow. In this study the method using to enhancement of heat transfer and pressure drop, by used the helically coiled tube heat exchange and the nanofluids instead of the base fluid (oil). The concentrations of nanofluid used are ranging from (5 – 30 wt%). The shell of the heat exchanger is constant wall temperature (CWT) . Two types of nanoparticles used in this paper silver...

  19. Degradation of the performance of microchannel heat exchangers due to flow maldistribution

    Nielsen, Kaspar Kirstein; Engelbrecht, Kurt; Christensen, Dennis;

    2012-01-01

    The effect of flow maldistribution on the performance of microchannel parallel plate heat exchangers is investigated using an established single blow numerical model and cyclic steady-state regenerator experiments. It is found that as the variation of the individual channel thickness in a...... particular stack (heat exchanger) increases the actual performance of the heat exchanger decreases significantly, deviating from the expected nominal performance. We show that this is due to both the varying fluid flow velocities in each individual channel and the thermal cross talk between the channels...

  20. Experimental Research on Flow Maldistribution in Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers

    张哲; 厉彦忠; 许箐

    2004-01-01

    The flow maldistribution and the effect of different inlet configuration on the flow distribution in platefin heat exchangers were studied experimentally. It is found that the flow maldistribution is serious because of the defects of inlet configurations, while the inlet configuration and Reynolds number are the main factors affecting the flow distribution. The improved inlet configurations, which are the header with a two-stage distributing configuration and the guide vane with a fluid complementary cavity were proposed and tested in this paper. The experimental results show that the improved inlet configurations can effectively improve the performance of flow distribution in heat exchangers.

  1. Methodological aspects of numerical simulation of vortical structure dynamics and heat exchange in viscous turbulent flows

    The article presents methods for simulating non-stationary flows and heat exchange in spatial curved regions. In non-stationary turbulent flows heat and mass exchange is to a great exchange conditioned by effects of non-linear interaction of organized (coherent) vortical structures. Numeric simulation of turbulent flows within the framework of solution of complete non-stationary equations of Navier-Stokes and Reynolds closed by a differential turbulence model, allows one to investigate mechanisms and regularities in the development and interaction of vortical structures. 3 refs., 5 figs

  2. An experimental observation of the effect of flow direction for evaporation heat transfer in plate heat exchanger

    This study provides an Infrared Thermal Image observation on the evaporation heat transfer of refrigerant R-410A in plate heat exchanger with various flow arrangement and exit superheat conditions. An experimental method was derived for estimating the superheat region area of two-phase refrigerant evaporation in plate heat exchanger. The experimental results show that the superheat region area for parallel flow is much larger than that for counter flow as that estimated by Yang et al. [9]. There is an early superheated region at the central part of the plate heat exchanger for parallel flow arrangement. This effect is not significant for counter flow arrangement. The Yang et al. [9] method under estimated the superheat area approximately 40%–53% at various flow rates and degree of exit superheat. Even though the flow inside a plate heat exchanger is extremely turbulent because of the chevron flow passages, the assumption of uniform temperature distribution in the cross section normal to the bulk flow direction will cause significant uncertainties for estimating the superheat area for refrigerant evaporating in a plate heat exchanger

  3. Study on heat transfer of heat exchangers in the Stirling engine - Heat transfer in a heated tube under the periodically reversing flow condition

    Kanzaka, Mitsuo; Iwabuchi, Makio

    1992-11-01

    Heat transfer characteristics in heated tubes under periodically reversing flow conditions have been experimentally investigated, using a test apparatus that simulates heat exchangers for an actual Stirling engine. It is shown that the heat transfer characteristics under these conditions are greatly affected by the piston phase difference that generates the reversing flow of working fluid, and this phenomenon is peculiar to heat transfer under periodically reversing flow. The experimental correlation for the heat transfer coefficient under these conditions is obtained through the use of the working gas velocity evaluated from the Schmidt cycle model, which is one of the ideal Stirling cycles concerning the influence of the piston phase difference.

  4. Forced convective and subcooled flow boiling heat transfer to pure water and n-heptane in an annular heat exchanger

    Highlights: ► The cooling performance of water and n-heptane is compared during subcooled flow boiling. ► Although n-heptane leaves the heat exchanger warmer it has a lower heat transfer coefficient. ► Flow rate, heat flux and degree of subcooling have direct effect on heat transfer coefficient. ► The predictions of some correlations are evaluated against experimental data. - Abstract: In this research, subcooled flow boiling heat transfer coefficients of pure n-heptane and distilled water at different operating conditions have been experimentally measured and compared. The heat exchanger consisted of vertical annulus which is heated from the inner cylindrical heater with variable heat flux (less than 140 kW/m2). Heat flux is varied so that two different flow regimes from single phase forced convection to nucleate boiling condition are created. Meanwhile, liquid flow rate is changed in the range of 2.5 × 10−5–5.8 × 10−5 m3/s to create laminar up to transition flow regimes. Three subcooling levels including 10, 20 and 30 °C are also considered. Experimental results demonstrated that subcooled flow boiling heat transfer coefficient increases when higher heat flux, higher liquid flow rate and greater subcooling level are applied. Furthermore, influence of the operating conditions on the bubbles generation on the heat transfer surface is also discussed. It is also shown that water is better cooling fluid in comparison with n-heptane

  5. Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer of Water Flowing Shell-Side of Multitube Heat Exchangers

    Ohashi, Yukio; Hashizume, Kenichi

    Experimental studies on heat transfer augmentation in water-flowing shell sides of counter flow multitube exchangers are presented. Various kinds of augmented tube bundles have been examined to obtain the characteristics of pressure drop and heat transfer. Data for a smooth tube bundle were a little different from those for the tube side. The pressure drop in the shell side depended on Re-0.4 and deviated from the tube side pressure drop to within +30%, while the shell side heat transfer coefficient depended on Re0.8 but about 35%. larger than that of the tube side. Furthermore the augmented tube bundles have been evaluated and compared using 21 evaluation criteria. Enhanced tube bundles, low-finned tube bundles and those with twisted tapes inserted had especially good performances. The ratios of increase in heat transfer were larger than those in pressure drop. In case of low-finned tube bundles, there seem to exist an optimum fin-pitch and an optimum relation between the fin-pitch and the pitch of twisted tapes inserted.

  6. Heat exchanger

    A heat exchanger having primary and secondary conduits in heat-exchanging relationship is described comprising: at least one serpentine tube having parallel sections connected by reverse bends, the serpentine tube constituting one of the conduits; a group of open-ended tubes disposed adjacent to the parallel sections, the open-ended tubes constituting the other of the conduits, and forming a continuous mass of contacting tubes extending between and surrounding the serpentine tube sections; and means securing the mass of tubes together to form a predetermined cross-section of the entirety of the mass of open-ended tubes and tube sections

  7. The concept of a new approximate relation for heat transfer effectiveness for a cross-flow heat exchanger with unmixed fluids

    Rafal Marcin Laskowski

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents an approximate relation for the heat transfer effectiveness for a counter-flow heat exchanger, which was compared with the exact solution. Based on the obtained approximate relation for a counter-flow heat exchanger the approximate heat transfer effectiveness for a cross-flow heat exchanger in which both fluids do not mix is proposed. This approximate heat transfer effectiveness was compared with the exact solution proposed by Mason, the most well-known relation. A compari...

  8. Heat exchanger

    A heat exchanger of the straight tube type is described in which different rates of thermal expansion between the straight tubes and the supply pipes furnishing fluid to those tubes do not result in tube failures. The supply pipes each contain a section which is of helical configuration

  9. Experimental investigation of stabilization of flowing water temperature with a water-PCM heat exchanger

    Charvat Pavel; Stetina Josef; Pech Ondrej; Klimes Lubomir; Ostry Milan

    2014-01-01

    Experiments have been carried out in order to investigate the stabilization of water temperature with a water-PCM heat exchanger. The water-PCM heat exchanger was of a rather simple design. It was a round tube, through which the water flowed, surrounded with an annular layer of PCM. The heat exchanger was divided into one meter long segments (modules) and the water temperature was monitored at the outlet of each of the segments. A paraffin-based PCM with the melting temperature of 42 °C was u...

  10. Heat Exchanger

    A liquid metal heated tube and shell heat exchanger where straight tubes extend between upper and lower tube sheets. In order to prevent thermal stress problems, one tube sheet is fixed to the shell, and the other tube sheet is sealed to the shell by means of a flexible bellows. In the event of a catastrophic bellows failure, a housing that utilizes a packing gland sliding seal is used to enclose and back-up the bellows. Also, a key and slot arrangement is provided for preventing relative rotation between the shell and tube sheet which could damage the bellows and cause failure thereof. This exchanger is seen to be of use in sodium cooled reactors between the liquid sodium circuit on the steam generator

  11. Experimental and numerical investigation of a cross flow air-to-water heat pipe-based heat exchanger used in waste heat recovery

    J. Ramos; Chong, A.; Jouhara, H

    2016-01-01

    This paper applies CFD modelling and numerical calculations to predict the thermal performance of a cross flow heat pipe based heat exchanger. The heat exchanger under study transfers heat from air to water and it is equipped with six water-charged wickless heat pipes, with a single-pass flow pattern on the air side (evaporator) and two flow passes on the water side (condenser). For the purpose of CFD modelling, the heat pipes were considered as solid devices of a known thermal conductivity w...

  12. Heat exchange in a laminar channel flow with temperature gradients at the walls: possibility for heat transfer reversal

    Sánchez, Manuel; Rebollo, Daniel; Campo, Antonio

    This paper presents a detailed numerical study of the heat exchange between two parallel plates with prescribed temperature gradients along the plates and a fluid circulating between them. The interplay between the bulk temperature, the heat flow and the Nusselt number has been clarified.

  13. Heat exchange in a laminar channel flow with temperature gradients at the walls: possibility for heat transfer reversal

    Sanchez, Manuel; Rebollo, Daniel [Instituto de Mecanica Aplicada, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Libertador Gral. San Martin 1109 (oeste), 5400 San Juan (Argentina); Campo, Antonio [Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Vermont, VT 05405, Burlington (United States)

    2004-06-01

    This paper presents a detailed numerical study of the heat exchange between two parallel plates with prescribed temperature gradients along the plates and a fluid circulating between them. The interplay between the bulk temperature, the heat flow and the Nusselt number has been clarified. (orig.)

  14. Double tube heat exchanger with novel enhancement: Part I - flow development length and adiabatic friction factor

    Tiruselvam, R.; Raghavan, Vijay R. [Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Tronoh (Malaysia)

    2012-04-15

    The study is conducted to evaluate the flow characteristics in a double tube heat exchanger using two new and versatile enhancement configurations. The novelty is that they are usable in single phase forced convection, evaporation and condensation. Correlations are proposed for flow development length and friction factor for use in predicting fluid pumping power in thermal equipment as well as in subsequent heat transfer characterization of the surface. (orig.)

  15. Heat transfer in borehole heat exchangers and the contribution of groundwater flow

    Liuzzo Scorpo, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    The exploitation of geothermal heat by ground source heat pumps is presently growing throughout Europe and the world. In Italy, at the end of 2010, borehole heat exchangers covered most of the 30% of the total energy used for space conditioning, showing an increase of 50%compared to 2005. The forecasts for 2015 suggest a further increase in the direct uses of the geothermal heat exceeding 50% compared to 2010 and a corresponding increase in the geothermal energy consumption. The possibilit...

  16. Flow model test development of CRBRP intermediate heat exchanger

    The details of these tests, flow data achieved, finalized design configurations of the flow distribution devices, and final interpretation of the results are given in this paper. The tests consist of the: Primary Inlet Plenum Flow Model Test which has the objective of finalizing the design of the primary flow inlet plenum configuration that results in a circumferentially uniform flow entering the tube bundle; Tube Bundle Flow Model Test which has the objective of achieving optimum design configurations for the flow baffles in the bundle, which is based on the baffles capability to create the necessary forced fluid mixing of the shell side flow within the pressure drop limitation imposed on the unit's design; and Intermediate Flow Model Test with its objective of confirming the design of the intermediate flow inlet plenum, which has a hemispherical shape with a ring baffle attached, in distributing the flow evenly among the tubes. The paper includes details of the flow fields within various test models in a wide range of operating flow rates. 2 refs

  17. Influence of compression-expansion effect on oscillating-flow heat transfer in a finned heat exchanger

    Ke TANG; Juan YU; Tao JIN; Zhi-hua GAN

    2013-01-01

    Compression and expansion of a working gas due to the pressure oscillation of an oscillating flow can lead to a temperature variation of the working gas,which will affect the heat transfer in the oscillating flow.This study focuses on the impact of the compression-expansion effect,indicated by the pressure ratio,on the heat transfer in a finned heat exchanger under practical operating conditions of the ambient-temperature heat exchangers in Stirling-type pulse tube refrigerators.The experimental results summarized as the Nusselt number are presented for analysis.An increase in the pressure ratio can result in a marked rise in the Nussclt number,which indicates that the compression-expansion effect should be considered in characterizing the heat transfer of the oscillating flow,especially in the cases with a higher Valensi number and a lower maximum Reynolds number.

  18. Numerical simulation of two phase flows in heat exchangers

    The report presents globally the works done by the author in the thermohydraulic applied to nuclear reactors flows. It presents the studies done to the numerical simulation of the two phase flows in the steam generators and a finite element method to compute these flows. (author)

  19. Flow-induced vibration analysis of heat exchanger and steam generator designs

    Tube and shell heat exchange components such as steam generators, heat exchangers and condensers are essential parts of CANDU nuclear power stations. Excessive flow-induced vibration may cause tube failures by fatigue or more likely by fretting-wear. Such failures may lead to station shutdowns that are very undesirable in terms of lost production. Hence good performance and reliability dictate a thorough flow-induced vibration analysis at the design stage. This paper presents our approach and techniques in this respect. (author)

  20. The effect of groundwater flow on the thermal front created by borehole heat exchangers

    Tolooiyan, Ali; Hemmingway, Phil

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis performed using a coupled TEMP/W-SEEP/W finite element model to consider both the conducive and convective effects of groundwater flow on the thermal regime created by a ground source energy system. The change in the development of the sub-surface thermal regime created by ground source energy borehole heat exchangers caused by a groundwater flow across a site, relative to a scenario where groundwater flow does not exist is examined. Analys...

  1. Microscale Regenerative Heat Exchanger

    Moran, Matthew E.; Stelter, Stephan; Stelter, Manfred

    2006-01-01

    The device described herein is designed primarily for use as a regenerative heat exchanger in a miniature Stirling engine or Stirling-cycle heat pump. A regenerative heat exchanger (sometimes called, simply, a "regenerator" in the Stirling-engine art) is basically a thermal capacitor: Its role in the Stirling cycle is to alternately accept heat from, then deliver heat to, an oscillating flow of a working fluid between compression and expansion volumes, without introducing an excessive pressure drop. These volumes are at different temperatures, and conduction of heat between these volumes is undesirable because it reduces the energy-conversion efficiency of the Stirling cycle.

  2. Flow distribution analysis in nuclear heat exchangers with application to CRBRP-IHX

    The shell side flow distribution of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger, in which the shell side fluid moves downwards in an axial/cross flow combination dictated by the design of the flow baffles, is examined. Depending on the degree of overlapping and perforation of the baffles, the magnitude of the cross flow component can be controlled in a manner compatible with the unit design. Axial/cross flow field would yield a relatively small pressure drop on the shell side, and in the meantime it creates sufficient fluid mixing to minimize any thermal unbalance among the heat transfer tubes. Such requirements are essential in the design of nuclear heat exchangers similar to the CRBRP-IHX. The present flow distribution analysis utilizes two models: The lumped model and the detailed model. The lumped model employs an overall flow distribution and pressure drop approach to determine the magnitudes of the axial and cross flow components as a function of the baffle overlapping and baffle perforation. The detailed model utilizes more of a fundamental approach in solving the governing equations for the conservation of mass and momentum of a turbulent flowing fluid in a nodal mesh. The mesh incorporates distributed resistances resulting from the presence of the heat transfer tubes and the flow baffles in the tube bundle. The model employs a modified version of the computer code VARR II tailored specifically to the analysis of the shell side flow of heat exchangers. The results of both models are indicated and compared with emphasis on demonstrating the influence of the baffle overlapping and baffle perforation on the flow field and the pressure distribution

  3. Effectiveness-ntu computation with a mathematical model for cross-flow heat exchangers

    H. A. Navarro

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Due to the wide range of design possibilities, simple manufactured, low maintenance and low cost, cross-flow heat exchangers are extensively used in the petroleum, petrochemical, air conditioning, food storage, and others industries. In this paper a mathematical model for cross-flow heat exchangers with complex flow arrangements for determining epsilon -NTU relations is presented. The model is based on the tube element approach, according to which the heat exchanger outlet temperatures are obtained by discretizing the coil along the tube fluid path. In each cross section of the element, tube-side fluid temperature is assumed to be constant because the heat capacity rate ratio C*=Cmin/Cmax tends toward zero in the element. Thus temperature is controlled by effectiveness of a local element corresponding to an evaporator or a condenser-type element. The model is validated through comparison with theoretical algebraic relations for single-pass cross-flow arrangements with one or more rows. Very small relative errors are obtained showing the accuracy of the present model. epsilon -NTU curves for several complex circuit arrangements are presented. The model developed represents a useful research tool for theoretical and experimental studies on heat exchangers performance.

  4. Coefficients of turbulent heat and pulse exchange in liquid flows with high level of turbulence

    For calculating characteristics of turbulent heat and pulse exchange the method is suggested which allows to use the measurement data of velocity pulsation in channels with complex geometry. In the method single-type characteristic of turbulent pulse exchange is used for inlet with unspecified geometry and for area with developed flow. The characteristics are necessary as closing dependences for numerical study of thermohydraulic processes in channels

  5. Numerical simulation of turbine cascade flow with blade-fluid heat exchange

    Louda, Petr; Sváček, P.; Fořt, J.; Fürst, J.; Halama, J.; Kozel, Karel

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 219, č. 13 (2013), s. 7206-7214. ISSN 0096-3003 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP101/10/1329 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : turbomachinery * heat exchange * turbulent flow * coupled problem Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.600, year: 2013

  6. Dynamic model of counter flow air to air heat exchanger for comfort ventilation with condensation and frost formation

    Nielsen, Toke Rammer; Rose, Jørgen; Kragh, Jesper

    2009-01-01

    In cold climates heat recovery in the ventilation system is essential to reduce heating energy demand. Condensation and freezing occur often in efficient heat exchangers used in cold climates. To develop efficient heat exchangers and defrosting strategies for cold climates, heat and mass transfer...... on a prototype heat exchanger for cold climates....... must be calculated under conditions with condensation and freezing. This article presents a dynamic model of a counter flow air to air heat exchanger taking into account condensation and freezing and melting of ice. The model is implemented in Simulink and results are compared to measurements...

  7. Granular flow and thermal performance of Moving Bed Heat Exchangers: Comparison of the Euler-Euler model with experimental results

    Baumann, Torsten

    2014-01-01

    A moving bed heat exchanger (MBHX) is a promising technology option for efficient heat recovery from hot particles and can be used as steam generator for concentrating solar power plants with particle-based thermal energy storage. A moving bed heat exchanger is a tube bundle heat exchanger, in which a granular bulk flows downwards gravity driven while passing the heat exchanger tubes. In the tubes, a heat transfer fluid is heated up, e.g. evaporating water. For the solar specific device in...

  8. Heat Transfer & Periodic Flow Analysis of Heat Exchanger by CFD with Nano Fluids

    Mr.V.V.Ramakrishna

    2016-01-01

    Many heat transfer applications such as steam generators in a boiler or air cooling coil of an air conditioner, can be modelled in a bank of tubes containing a fluid flowing at one temperature that is immersed in a second fluid in a cross flow at different temperature. CFD simulations are a useful tool for understanding flow and heat transfer principles as well as for modelling these types of geometries. Both the fluids considered in the present study are CUO Nano fluids, and flow...

  9. INTENSIFICATION OF HEAT TRANSFER AND FLOW IN HEAT EXCHANGER WITH SHELL AND HELICALLY COILED TUBE BY USING NANO FLUIDS

    Dr. Khalid Faisal Sultan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This article presents an experimental study on enhancement of heat transfer and pressure drop of nanofluids flow. In this study the method using to enhancement of heat transfer and pressure drop, by used the helically coiled tube heat exchange and the nanofluids instead of the base fluid (oil. The concentrations of nanofluid used are ranging from (5 – 30 wt%. The shell of the heat exchanger is constant wall temperature (CWT . Two types of nanoparticles used in this paper silver (Ag (30nm and Titanium Oxide (TiO2 (50nm as well as the base fluid (oil. The effect of different parameters such as flow Reynolds number, nanofluid temperature, concentration and type of nanoparticle on heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of the flow are studied at constant wall temperature. The obtained results show an increase in heat transfer coefficient of 45.35% for Ag + oil and 32.29% for TiO2 + oil at concentration of 30 wt % compared with base fluid (oil. The heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop is increased by using nanofluids (Ag, TiO2 – oil instead of the base fluid (oil. In addition the results indicated that by using heat exchanger with shell and helically coiled tube, the heat transfer performance is improved as well as the pressure drop enhancement due to the curvature of the tube. Furthermore, a maximum increase of 34.15% (Ag + Oil and 27.23% (TiO2+ Oil in Nusselt number ratio for a range of Reynolds numbers between 20 and 200. This paper decided that the nanofluid behaviors are close to typical Newtonian fluids through the relationship between viscosity and shear rate. Moreover to performance index are used to present the corresponding flow and heat transfer technique. The type and size nanoparticles play an important role in enhancement of heat transfer rate

  10. Numerical investigation of a high-temperature counter-flow compact heat exchanger

    Very High Temperature Reactors (VHTRs) require high temperature, high integrity, and highly effective heat exchangers during normal and off-normal conditions. A class of compact plate-type heat exchanger, Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers (PCHEs) is being considered for use in VHTRs. In the current study, simplified and full-size PCHE models are investigated numerically using FluentTM software. The geometry considered in the study replicate the PCHEs that were fabricated using Alloy 617 plates for use in a high-temperature helium test facility at The Ohio State University. The cases considered are based upon the design conditions of the high-temperature test facility: operating pressure of 3 MPa, hot side inlet temperature of 1,173 K, cold side inlet temperature of 813 K, and mass flow rates ranging from 10 to 80 kg/h. The ranges of mass flow rates and temperatures correspond to laminar and laminar-to-turbulent transition flows in the PCHE flow passages. Heat transfer and pressure drop are evaluated in both models to provide preliminary performance data for the laboratory scale PCHEs to be operated at temperatures similar to those of the VHTRs. Local convective heat transfer coefficients are calculated for channels on the hot and cold sides and compared to published experimental results for the laminar flow cases and the Gnielinski correlation for the transition flow cases. The overall heat transfer coefficient ranges from 563-1,697 W/m2-K. The maximum pressure drop in this particular PCHE is found to be approximately 1.5% of the system operating pressure. The calculated convective heat transfer coefficients and pressure drop compare well with the models in the literature. (author)

  11. Shell-side single-phase flows and heat transfer in shell-and-tube heat exchangers, 2

    Attention is focused on flows and heat transfer around a tube bundle located near the inlet nozzle in segmentally baffled tubular heat exchangers. A finite-difference analysis is performed to determine flow patterns, local heat ransfer coefficients, and pressure drops across a tube bundle. They are found to agree within a reasonable accuracy with experimental data. Particular attention is directed to the effects of the diameter of an inlet nozzle on flow patterns and local heat transfer coefficients. A noteworthy finding is that, with the use of a relatively large inlet nozzle whose diameter is roughly half of the shell diameter, the variation of local heat transfer coefficient in a tube bundle is contained in a tolerable range of 30 per cent. (author)

  12. Quasi-steady-state model of a counter flow air-to-air heat exchanger with phase change

    Rose, Jørgen; Nielsen, Toke Rammer; Kragh, Jesper;

    2008-01-01

    -exchanger. Developing highly efficient heat-exchangers and strategies to avoid/remove frost formation implies the use of detailed models to predict and evaluate different heat-exchanger designs and strategies. This paper presents a quasi-steady-state model of a counter-flow air-to-air heat-exchanger that takes......Using mechanical ventilation with highly efficient heat-recovery in northern European or arctic climates is a very efficient way of reducing the energy use for heating in buildings. However, it also presents a series of problems concerning condensation and frost formation in the heat...

  13. Heat Transfer & Periodic Flow Analysis of Heat Exchanger by CFD with Nano Fluids

    Mr.V.V.Ramakrishna

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Many heat transfer applications such as steam generators in a boiler or air cooling coil of an air conditioner, can be modelled in a bank of tubes containing a fluid flowing at one temperature that is immersed in a second fluid in a cross flow at different temperature. CFD simulations are a useful tool for understanding flow and heat transfer principles as well as for modelling these types of geometries. Both the fluids considered in the present study are CUO Nano fluids, and flow is classified as laminar and steady with Reynolds number between 100- 600.The mass flow rate of the cross flow and diameter has been varied (such as 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, 0.30 kg/sec and 0.8, 1.0.1.2 &1.4cm and the models are used to predict the flow and temperature fields that result from convective heat transfer. Due to symmetry of the tube bank and the periodicity of the flow inherent in the tube bank geometry, only a portion of the geometry will be modelled and with symmetry applied to the outer boundaries. The inflow boundary will be redefined as a periodic zone and the outflow boundary is defined as the shadow. The various static pressures, velocities, and temperatures obtained are reported. In this present project tubes of different diameters and different mass flow rates are considered to examine the optimal flow distribution. Further the problem has been subjected to effect of materials used for tubes manufacturing on heat transfer rate. Materials considered are copper and Nickle Chromium alloys. Results emphasize the utilization of alloys in place of copper as tube material serves better heat transfer with most economical way.

  14. Flow and conjugate heat exchange in a rotating cavity with an axially supplied working medium

    Volkov, K. N.

    2011-03-01

    Numerical modeling of the turbulent flow and conjugate heat exchange in a cavity bounded by a rotor and a stator is carried out. Coupled thermal calculations are based on the unsteady heat-conduction equation describing the temperature distribution within a solid and Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations closed using the k-ɛ turbulence model, which allow calculation of the velocity, pressure, and temperature distributions in the fluid-filled region. The space-time distributions of the temperature and the heat flux on the metal-fluid interface are obtained in two- and three-dimensional formulations of the problem on a structured and an unstructured grid.

  15. Modeling pressure drop of inclined flow through a heat exchanger for aero-engine applications

    Missirlis, D. [Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54 124 (Greece); Yakinthos, K. [Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54 124 (Greece)]. E-mail: kyros@eng.auth.gr; Storm, P. [MTU Aero Engines GmbH, Dachauerstrasse 665, 80995 Muenchen (Germany); Goulas, A. [Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54 124 (Greece)

    2007-06-15

    In the present work further numerical predictions for the flow field through a specific type of a heat exchanger, which is planned to be used in the exhaust nozzle of aircraft engines. In order to model the flow field through the heat exchanger, a porous medium model is used based on a simple quadratic relation, which connects the pressure drop with the inlet air velocity in the external part of the heat exchanger. The aim of this work is to check the applicability of the quadratic law in a variety of velocity inlet conditions configured by different angles of attack. The check is performed with CFD and the results are compared with new available experimental data for these inlet conditions. A detailed qualitative analysis shows that although the quadratic law has been derived for a zero angle of attack, it performs very well for alternative non-zero angles. These observations are very helpful since this simple pressure drop law can be used for advanced computations where the whole system of the exhaust nozzle together with the heat exchangers can be modeled within a holistic approach.

  16. Improving thermal performances of a counter flow microchannel heat exchanger by using nanofluid

    Hasan, M.I. [Thi-Qar Univ., Nassiriya (Iraq). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Yaghoubi, M. [Academy of Sciences, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Rageb, A.M.A. [Basra Univ., Basra (Iraq). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

    2009-07-01

    A counter-flow microchannel heat exchanger (CFMCHE) with Cu-Water and Al{sub 2}0{sub 3}-Water nanofluids was simulated. The nanofluid fraction volumes were in the range of 1 to 5 per cent. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) were used to calculate flow velocity distribution, pressure and temperature. The finite volume method was used to convert the governing equations into algebraic equations. A SIMPLE algorithm was used to enforce mass conservation and obtain pressure fields. The study showed that the thermal performance of the CFMCHE increased using the nanofluids. No extra increase in pressure drop was caused by the ultra-fine solid particles and low volume fraction concentrations. The nanofluid-cooled CFMCHE absorbed more energy than water-cooled CFMCHE when flow rates were low. Heat transfer in high flow rates was dominated by volume flow rates. The nanoparticles did not increase heat absorption. However, the effect of the nanofluids was higher in the heat exchanger opening due to the effect of the solid particles on the development of the boundary layer. It was concluded that the performance of the CFMCHE improved when nanofluids with higher thermal conductivities were used. 16 refs., 3 tabs., 9 figs.

  17. Laminar-flow Liquid-to-air Heat Exchangers - Energy-efficient Display Cabinet Applications

    Haglund Stignor, Caroline

    2009-02-15

    Provisions are stored and displayed in supermarkets and grocery stores, at a temperature lower than the ambient, in display cabinets, which are responsible for a significant amount of the energy use in this sector. During the 1990s, major changes in the regulations governing the use of synthetic refrigerants took place in Sweden. This resulted in many refrigeration systems being converted to systems with indirect cooling by means of a liquid secondary refrigerant. The cooling coil is an important component in a display cabinet and traditionally, different kinds of tube-coils, with aluminium fins on expanded circular copper tubes, have been used. Many secondary heat transfer media have relatively high viscosities at low temperatures, and so the flow regime is often laminar, which may lead to poor heat transfer. However, it is possible to achieve high heat transfer coefficients even for laminar flows if an appropriate design of the heat exchanger is applied. Flat-tube heat exchangers have been used for a long time in automotive applications, where compactness is important. The display cabinet application involves low air velocities in combination with condensation of water vapour, and sometimes even frosting, and is therefore different from other applications where flat-tube heat exchangers have been used earlier. The objective of this research work has been to find a suitable, more energy efficient, heat exchanger design for indirectly cooled display cabinets. An efficiency that would mean that temperature differences would be so small that frosting could be avoided was aimed for. This research work has sandwiched experimental investigations with theoretical modelling and parameter studies. Initially, the heat transfer and pressure drop performance of conventional cooling coils operating with liquid secondary refrigerants was studied in fullscale experiments. Thereafter, the liquid-side (or tube-side) heat transfer was studied experimentally in small

  18. Flow measurement and characterization in shallow geothermal systems used for downhole heat exchanger applications

    Churchill, D.; Culver, G.G.; Reistad, G.M.

    1977-01-01

    In the largest non-electrical application of geothermal energy presently occurring in the United States, over 400 relatively shallow wells are being used for extraction of energy with downhole heat exchangers. Despite this large amount of application, the exact nature of the flows in the wells has not before been characterized. Knowledge to date on the nature of flows in the systems is summarized, and an ongoing experimental program for making appropriate downhole measurements to determine flows is described in detail. Flow characterization was a principal object of this study. Horizontal cross-flows of geothermal fluid may occur at upper and/or lower levels in the well where perforations in the well casing are situated. In addition, natural convection may induce vertical flows within the well casing which would be influenced by the presence or absence of a heat exchanger. Three main aspects of the experimental program are reported on: (i) a review of potentially applicable methods for measuring vertical and horizontal flows in wells, (ii) the limitations and preliminary results of using a vane anemometer for measuring vertical flows, and (iii) the description of the selected hot-film probe, its associated pressurized calibration facility, and means of making well measurements.

  19. Velocity Boundary Layer Analysis of a Flat Plate Heat Exchanger in Laminar Flow: A Case Study

    M. Mirdrikvand

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article, a behavioral analysis of velocity boundary layer in a flat plate heat exchanger in laminar flow condition through CFD simulation using FLUENT software is done. The main objective of this study is to determine the velocity vectors between the flat plates of the heat exchanger. In addition, wake occurrence, differences of velocity at different surfaces between plates, angles of velocity vectors and the effect of wake phenomenon on the shear stresses exerted on the plates are discussed in detail. The study graphically illustrates results based on fluid’s behavior by a 3D and 2D simulation with air and water as cold and hot streams that affect plate’s situation and its hydro dynamical operations. Consequently, some important design features regarding wake point occurrence and pressure loss are investigated. In addition, eddy current and reverse flows in the wake area and the angles of the velocity vectors are described.

  20. Experiments on flow induced vibrations in a heat exchanger tube bundle

    Most structure and equipment used in nuclear power plant and process plant, such as reactor internals, fuel rod bundles, steam generator tubes and heat exchanger tubes are sub-merged in the fluid. These structures are subjected to flow-induced vibration. An experimental study has been carried out for Reynolds number (7.15 x 103 3) and reduced velocities (1 r < 19) on a research heat exchanger tube bundle to simulate the real conditions. Effect of thermal loading has also been considered. Experimental natural frequencies have been compared to existing literature. Effect of flow rate and pressure on tube drag, lift and axial forces has been analyzed. It has been shown that temperature increase results favorably with respect to stability against vibration as indicated by decrease in volumetric fretting wear loss at loose supports which is due to increase in damping with temperature (thermal damping). (authors)

  1. Nuclear research reactor IEA-R1 heat exchanger inlet nozzle flow - a preliminary study

    As a computational fluid mechanics training task, a preliminary model was developed. ANSYS-CFXR code was used in order to study the flow at the inlet nozzle of the heat exchanger of the primary circuit of the nuclear research reactor IEA-R1. The geometry of the inlet nozzle is basically compounded by a cylinder and two radial rings which are welded on the shell. When doing so there is an offset between the holes through the shell and the inlet nozzle. Since it is not standardized by TEMA, the inlet nozzle was chosen for a preliminary study of the flow. Results for the proposed model are presented and discussed. (author)

  2. Heat exchanger restart evaluation

    Morrison, J.M.; Hirst, C.W.; Lentz, T.F.

    1992-03-18

    On December 24, 1991, the K-Reactor was in the shutdown mode with full AC process water flow and full cooling water flow. Safety rod testing was being performed as part of the power ascension testing program. The results of cooling water samples indicated tritium concentrations higher than allowable. Further sampling and testing confirmed a Process Water System to Cooling Water System leak in heat exchanger 4A (HX 4A). The heat exchanger was isolated and the plant shutdown. Heat exchanger 4A was removed from the plant and moved to C-Area prior to performing examinations and diagnostic testing. This included locating and identifying the leaking tube or tubes, eddy current examination of the leaking tube and a number of adjacent tubes, visually inspecting the leaking tube from both the inside as well as the area surrounding the identified tube. The leaking tube was removed and examined metallurgically to determine the failure mechanism. In addition ten other tubes that either exhibited eddy current indications or would represent a baseline condition were removed from heat exchanger 4A for metallurgical examination. Additional analysis and review of heat exchanger leakage history was performed to determine if there are any patterns which can be used for predictive purposes. Compensatory actions have been taken to improve the sensitivity and response time to any future events of this type. The results of these actions are summary herein.

  3. Heat exchanger restart evaluation

    Morrison, J.M.; Hirst, C.W.; Lentz, T.F.

    1992-03-18

    On December 24, 1991, the K-Reactor was in the shutdown mode with full AC process water flow and full cooling water flow. Safety rod testing was being performed as part of the power ascension testing program. The results of cooling water samples indicated tritium concentrations higher than allowable. Further sampling and testing confirmed a Process Water System to Cooling Water System leak in heat exchanger 4A (HX 4A). The heat exchanger was isolated and the plant shutdown. Heat exchanger 4A was removed from the plant and moved to C-Area prior to performing examinations and diagnostic testing. This included locating and identifying the leaking tube or tubes, eddy current examination of the leaking tube and a number of adjacent tubes, visually inspecting the leaking tube from both the inside as well as the area surrounding the identified tube. The leaking tube was removed and examined metallurgically to determine the failure mechanism. In addition ten other tubes that either exhibited eddy current indications or would represent a baseline condition were removed from heat exchanger 4A for metallurgical examination. Additional analysis and review of heat exchanger leakage history was performed to determine if there are any patterns which can be used for predictive purposes. Compensatory actions have been taken to improve the sensitivity and response time to any future events of this type. The results of these actions are summarized.

  4. Heat exchanger restart evaluation

    On December 24, 1991, the K-Reactor was in the shutdown mode with full AC process water flow and full cooling water flow. Safety rod testing was being performed as part of the power ascension testing program. The results of cooling water samples indicated tritium concentrations higher than allowable. Further sampling and testing confirmed a Process Water System to Cooling Water System leak in heat exchanger 4A (HX 4A). The heat exchanger was isolated and the plant shutdown. Heat exchanger 4A was removed from the plant and moved to C-Area prior to performing examinations and diagnostic testing. This included locating and identifying the leaking tube or tubes, eddy current examination of the leaking tube and a number of adjacent tubes, visually inspecting the leaking tube from both the inside as well as the area surrounding the identified tube. The leaking tube was removed and examined metallurgically to determine the failure mechanism. In addition ten other tubes that either exhibited eddy current indications or would represent a baseline condition were removed from heat exchanger 4A for metallurgical examination. Additional analysis and review of heat exchanger leakage history was performed to determine if there are any patterns which can be used for predictive purposes. Compensatory actions have been taken to improve the sensitivity and response time to any future events of this type. The results of these actions are summarized

  5. Investigation and application of reduced-order methods for flows study in heat exchanger tube bundles

    The objective of this thesis is to study the ability of model reduction for investigations of flow-induced vibrations in heat exchangers tube bundle systems.These mechanisms are a cause of major concern because heat exchangers are key elements of nuclear power plants and on-board stoke-holds.In a first part, we give a recall on heat exchangers functioning and on vibratory problems to which they are prone. Then, complete calculations leaded with the CFD numerical code Code-Saturne are carried out, first for the flow around a single circular cylinder (fixed then elastically mounted) and then for the case of a tube bundle system submitted to cross-flow. Reduced-order method POD is applied to the flow resolution with fixed structures. The obtained results show the efficiency of this technique for such configurations, using stabilization methods for the dynamical system resolution in the tube-bundle case. Multiphase-POD, which is a method enabling the adaptation of POD to fluid-structure interactions, is applied. Large displacements of a single cylinder elastically mounted under cross-flow, corresponding to the lock-in phenomenon,are well reproduced with this reduction technique. In the same way, large displacements of a confined moving tube in a bundle are shown to be faithfully reconstructed.Finally, the use of model reduction is extended to parametric studies. First, we propose to use the method which consists in projecting Navier-Stokes equations for several values of the Reynolds number on to a unique POD basis. The results obtained confirm the fact that POD predictability is limited to a range of parameter values. Then, a basis interpolation method, constructed using Grassmann manifolds and allowing the construction of a POD basis from other pre-calculated basis, is applied to basic cases. (author)

  6. Thermal-hydraulic performance of novel louvered fin using flat tube cross-flow heat exchanger

    Junqi DONG; Jiangping CHEN; Zhijiu CHEN

    2008-01-01

    Experimental studies were conducted to investigate the air-side heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of a novel louvered fins and flat tube heat exchangers. A series of tests were conducted for 9 heat exchangers with different fin space and fin length, at a constant tube-side water flow rate of 2.8 m/h. The air side thermal performance data were analyzed using the effectiveness-NTU method. Results were presented as plot of Colburn j factor and friction factor f against the Reynolds number in the range of 500-6500. The characteristics of the heat transfer and pressure drop of different fin space and fin length were analyzed and compared. In addition, the curves of the heat transfer coefficients vs. pumping power per unit heat transfer area were plotted. Finally, the area optimization factor was used to evaluate the thermal hydraulic performance of the louvered fins with differential geometries. The results showed that the j and ffactors increase with the decrease of the fin space and fin length, and the fin space has more obvious effect on the thermal hydraulic characteristics of the novel louvered fins.

  7. Quasi-steady-state model of a counter-flow air-to-air heat-exchanger with phase change

    Rose, Joergen; Nielsen, Toke Rammer; Kragh, Jesper; Svendsen, Svend [Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Brovej, Building 118, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)

    2008-05-15

    Using mechanical ventilation with highly efficient heat-recovery in northern European or arctic climates is a very efficient way of reducing the energy use for heating in buildings. However, it also presents a series of problems concerning condensation and frost formation in the heat-exchanger. Developing highly efficient heat-exchangers and strategies to avoid/remove frost formation implies the use of detailed models to predict and evaluate different heat-exchanger designs and strategies. This paper presents a quasi-steady-state model of a counter-flow air-to-air heat-exchanger that takes into account the effects of condensation and frost formation. The model is developed as an Excel spreadsheet, and specific results are compared with laboratory measurements. As an example, the model is used to determine the most energy-efficient control strategy for a specific heat-exchanger under northern European and arctic climate conditions. (author)

  8. Parametric study of gross flow maldistribution in a single-pass shell and tube heat exchanger in turbulent regime

    Highlights: • A potential means of reducing flow maldistribution in exchangers. • In turbulent flows, maldistribution is but only tube number. • A Gaussian function can also express flow maldistribution in the exchanger. -- Abstract: Uniform distribution of flow in tube bundle of shell and tube heat exchangers is an arbitrary assumption in conventional heat exchanger design. Nevertheless, in practice, flow maldistribution may be an inevitable occurrence which may have severe impacts on thermal and mechanical performance of heat exchangers i.e. fouling. The present models for flow maldistribution in the tube-side deal only with the maximum possible velocity deviation. Other flow maldistribution models propose and recommend the use of a probability distribution, e.g. Gaussian distribution. None of these, nevertheless, estimate quantitatively the number of tubes that suffer from flow maldistribution. This study presents a mathematical model for predicting gross flow maldistribution in the tube-side of a single-pass shell and tube heat exchanger. It can quantitatively estimate the magnitude of flow maldistribution and the number of tubes which have been affected. The validation of the resultant model has been confirmed when compared with similar study using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

  9. Two-phase flow phenomena assessment in minichannels for compact heat exchangers using image analysis methods

    Highlights: • Analysis of the two-phase flow structure in minichannel. • Innovative use of stereology methods and hi-speed photography. • Application of stereological parameters to flow monitoring. - Abstract: The paper describes a method of two-phase flow structure evaluation for minichannels. The two-phase flow structure appears in gas–liquid mixture. The research is based on innovative approach, with the use of stereology methods. Evaluation of the flow structure is made by image analysis. The images are obtained with high-speed visualization technique. The applied stereological analysis is based on the linear methods – the random secants method and directed secants method. Development of mini heat exchangers requires knowledge of the two-phase flow phenomena. The major result of conducted research is that for each flow structure there is a set of stereological parameters, enabling the quantitative estimation of the two-phase flow. It has been found that the interrelation of stereological parameters, during the change of the flow structure, can be used for controlling the operating conditions. The basic conclusion is that the knowledge about the character of the changes taking place in the flow structure may be used for constant process adjustment for various two-phase gas–liquid or gas–solid systems

  10. Heat exchanger performance monitoring guidelines

    Fouling can occur in many heat exchanger applications in a way that impedes heat transfer and fluid flow and reduces the heat transfer or performance capability of the heat exchanger. Fouling may be significant for heat exchanger surfaces and flow paths in contact with plant service water. This report presents guidelines for performance monitoring of heat exchangers subject to fouling. Guidelines include selection of heat exchangers to monitor based on system function, safety function and system configuration. Five monitoring methods are discussed: the heat transfer, temperature monitoring, temperature effectiveness, delta P and periodic maintenance methods. Guidelines are included for selecting the appropriate monitoring methods and for implementing the selected methods. The report also includes a bibliography, example calculations, and technical notes applicable to the heat transfer method

  11. Shellside flow-induced tube vibration in typical heat exchanger configurations: Overview of a research program

    Halle, H.; Chenoweth, J. M.; Wambsganss, M. W.

    A comprehensive research program is being conducted to develop the necessary criteria to assist designers and operators of shell-and-tube heat exchangers to avoid detrimental flow-induced tube vibration. This paper presents an overview of the insights gained from shellside water-flow testing on a horizontal, industrial-sized test exchanger that can be configured in many ways using interchangeable tube bundles and replaceable nozzles. Nearly 50 different configurations have been tested representing various combinations of triangular, square, rotated-triangular, and rotated-square tubefield layouts; odd and even numbers of crosspasses; and both single- and double-segmental baffles with different cut sizes and orientations. The results are generally consistent with analytical relationships that predict tube vibration response by the combined reinforcing effect of the vibration mode shape and flow velocity distribution. An understanding of the vibration and instability performance is facilitated by recognizing that the excitation is induced by three separate, though sometimes interacting, flow conditions. These are the crossflows that generate classic fluidelastic instabilities in the interior of the tube bundle, the entrance and exit bundle flow from and into the shell nozzles, and the localized high velocity bypass and leakage stream flows. The implications to design and/or possible field remedies to avoid vibration problems are discussed.

  12. Heat exchanger vibration

    The heat exchangers of various types are common items of plant in the generation and transmission of electricity. The amount of attention given to the flow-induced vibrations of heat exchangers by designers is usually related to the operational history of similar items of plant. Consequently, if a particular design procedure yields items of plant which behave in a satisfactory manner during their operational life, there is little incentive to improve or refine the design procedure. On the other hand, failures of heat exchangers clearly indicate deficiencies in the design procedures or in the data available to the designer. When such failures are attributable to flow-induced vibrations, the identification of the mechanisms involved is a prime importance. Ideally, basic research work provides the background understanding and the techniques necessary to be able to identify the important mechanisms. In practice, the investigation of a flow-induced vibration problem may identify the presence of mechanisms but may not be able to quantify their effects adequately. In these circumstances the need for additional work is established and the objectives of the research programme emerge. The purpose of this paper is to outline the background to the current research programme at C.E.R.L. on heat exchanger vibration

  13. The Gravitational Heat Exchanger

    De Aquino, Fran

    2015-01-01

    The heat exchangers are present in many sectors of the economy. They are widely used in Refrigerators, Air-conditioners, Engines, Refineries, etc. Here we show a heat exchanger that works based on the gravity control. This type of heat exchanger can be much more economic than the conventional heat exchangers.

  14. Performance testing of cross flow heat exchanger operating in the atmosphere of flue gas particulate with vapor condensation

    Nuntaphan, A.

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Performance testing of a cross flow heat exchanger operating under the atmosphere of flue gas particulate from combustion was carried out in this work. This heat exchanger exchanges heat between flue gas from the fuel oil combustion and cold water. The heat exchanger is composed of a spiral finned tube bank having 3 rows and 8 tubes per row with a staggered arrangement. The fin spacings considered are 2.85 and 6.10 mm. The theories of thermodynamics and heat transfer are used for analyzing the performance of this system.In this experiment, the flue gas temperature of 200ºC from combustion having 0.35 kg/s mass flow rate flows along outside surface of the heat exchanger and transfers heat to the 25ºC cooling water having 0.15 kg/s mass flow rate flowing in the tube side. Each experiment uses 750 hr for testing. During the testing, part of flue gas condenses on the heat transfer surface.From the experiment, it was found that the heat transfer rate of both heat exchangers tended to decrease with time while the airside pressure drop increased. These results come from the fouling on the heat transfer surface. Moreover, it is found that the heat exchanger having 2.85 mm fin spacing has an approximately 4 times higher fouling resistance than that of the 6.10 mm fin spacing.In this work a model for calculating the fouling resistance is also developed as a the function of time. The model is developed from that of Kern and Seaton and the mean deviation of the model is 0.789.

  15. Optimization of zigzag flow channels of a printed circuit heat exchanger for nuclear power plant application

    Printed circuit heat exchanger (PCHE) is recently considered as a recuperator for the high-temperature gas cooled reactor. In this study, shape optimization of zigzag flow channels in a PCHE has been performed to enhance heat transfer performance and reduce the friction loss based on three-dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes analysis with the Shear Stress Transport Turbulence model. A multi-objective genetic algorithm is used for the multi-objective optimization. Two non-dimensional objective functions related to heat transfer performance and friction loss are employed. The shape of a flow channel is defined by two geometric design variables, viz. the cold channel angle and the ellipse aspect ratio of the cold channel. The experimental points within the design space are selected using Latin hypercube sampling as the design of the experiment. The response surface approximation model is used to approximate the Pareto-optimal front. Five optimal designs on the Pareto-optimal front have been selected using k-means clustering. The flow and heat transfer characteristics, as well as the objective function values, of these designs have been compared with those of the reference design. (author)

  16. Experimental Study of Inlet/Outlet Flow Characteristics in Tube-side of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

    Tu, Xin Cheng; Wang, Kai; Kim, Hyoung-Bum [Gyeongsang National University, Jinju (Korea, Republic of); Park, Seung-Ha [Donghwa Entec Co. Ltd., Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-07-15

    The inlet/outlet flow in the tube-side of the shell and tube heat exchanger was experimentally measured to investigate the effect of the porous baffle on uniform flow distribution. A 1/3rd scale-downed model of a heat exchanger was used and particle image velocimetry was applied for measuring the instantaneous velocity vector fields. The absolute errors in the flow rate were calculated and compared for the tube-side with and without the porous baffle, by varying the flow rate from 60 to 90 LPM. The results revealed that the porous baffle can improve flow uniformity and reduce the absolute error in the flow rate of the model with the baffle by about 74%, compared to that without the baffle. This result can be used for improving the performance and design of the shell and tube heat exchanger.

  17. Experimental Study of Inlet/Outlet Flow Characteristics in Tube-side of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

    The inlet/outlet flow in the tube-side of the shell and tube heat exchanger was experimentally measured to investigate the effect of the porous baffle on uniform flow distribution. A 1/3rd scale-downed model of a heat exchanger was used and particle image velocimetry was applied for measuring the instantaneous velocity vector fields. The absolute errors in the flow rate were calculated and compared for the tube-side with and without the porous baffle, by varying the flow rate from 60 to 90 LPM. The results revealed that the porous baffle can improve flow uniformity and reduce the absolute error in the flow rate of the model with the baffle by about 74%, compared to that without the baffle. This result can be used for improving the performance and design of the shell and tube heat exchanger

  18. Air flow test of MK-III dump heat exchanger tube arrays for JOYO

    Isozaki, Kazunori; Kawahara, Hirotaka; Tomita, Naoki [Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan). Oarai Engineering Center

    1997-07-01

    The reactor thermal power of JOYO MK-III is to be increased from 100MWt to 140MWt due to high performance of reactor core. So, Dump Heat Exchanger(DHX) of MK-III was designed to improve its heat removal capability by changing U type heat transport tube arrays to {Sigma} type tube arrays and increasing air flow. Natural frequency between support and support of MK-III DHX`s tube arrays was about 15Hz, and Karman vortex shedding frequency of tube arrays was about 90Hz by Y.N.Chen`s report. Then, a possibility of piling up of Karman vortex shedding frequency in high frequency mode was to be considered. And, air velocity of flow tube arrays is also increased compared to the MK-II DHX. Sodium leak accident of MONJU was caused by a flow-induced vibration of thermometer well. Therefore, the air flow test to tube arrays of MK-III DHX was conducted. High cycles fatigue damage of tube arrays was evaluated. Since, peak stress is below 2kg/mm{sup 2}, it can be said that high cycles fatigue damage of tube arrays by Karman vortex shedding vibration will not be caused. (J.P.N.)

  19. Experiments on vibration of heat exchanger tube arrays in cross flow

    A series of tests have been made at the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, in cooperation with General Atomic Company, SAN DIEGO (U.S.A.) on the flow-induced vibration of heat exchanger tube bundles in cross flow. These tests were made in air on tube bundles which simulated heat exchangers in the high temperature gas cooled reactors. The tests were of two types. In the first type, an instrumented tube was inserted at various locations into a tube bundle. Measurements were made of pressure at a number of points along the tube and about the circumference of the tube. These measurements were processed to obtain the spectra of turbulent pressure fluctuations on the tube, the spanwise correlation and the lift force. The second set of tests was made on tube bundles with flexible tubes. As the flow velocity was increased, these tests clearly show an instability. Nine tube configurations were tested with both plastic and metallic tubes and the effect of tube-to-tube difference in natural frequency was investigated

  20. HEAT EXCHANGE BETWEEN ENGINE BLOCK-CRANKCASE AND AIR FLOWS IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT

    A I Yakubovich; V. E. Tarasenko

    2015-01-01

    A calculation technique is offered to determine convective heat exchange from a block-crankcase of a diesel engine. This technique makes it possible to get more accurate value of a remainder term of heat balance. The convective heat exchange of D-243 diesel engine block-crankcase has been calculated. The heat release of the diesel engine block-crankcase has been analyzed depending on heat field parameters under a tractor hood.

  1. Heat exchange effects on the performance of a clearance-sealed piston prover for gas flow measurements

    Kutin, J.; Bobovnik, G.; Bajsić, I.

    2015-12-01

    This paper deals with heat exchange effects in a compact, high-speed, clearance-sealed version of a piston prover for gas flow measurements that has the temperature measurements limited to the time-averaged temperature of the gas flow. A lumped-element mathematical model is used to study the physical background of the heat exchange effects. Experimental testing is performed to validate the theoretical results, estimate the required temperature homogeneity in the piston prover and propose a modified measurement model that considers the heat exchange effects. These effects are almost linearly related to the temperature difference between the gas flow into the piston prover and the cylinder wall, with the sensitivity coefficient being dependent on the measured flow rate. The piston-prover configuration with the gas temperature sensor in the mixed inlet /outlet flow is found to be advantageous in comparison to a measurement of the inlet temperature.

  2. Heat transfer and pressure drop of supercritical carbon dioxide flowing in several printed circuit heat exchanger channel patterns

    Closed-loop Brayton cycles using supercritical carbon dioxide (SCO2) show potential for use in high-temperature power generation applications including High Temperature Gas Reactors (HTGR) and Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors (SFR). Compared to Rankine cycles SCO2 Brayton cycles offer similar or improved efficiency and the potential for decreased capital costs due to a reduction in equipment size and complexity. Compact printed-circuit heat exchangers (PCHE) are being considered as part of several SCO2 Brayton designs to further reduce equipment size with increased energy density. Several designs plan to use a gas cooler operating near the pseudo-critical point of carbon dioxide to benefit from large variations in thermophysical properties, but further work is needed to validate correlations for heat transfer and pressure-drop characteristics of SCO2 flows in candidate PCHE channel designs for a variety of operating conditions. This paper presents work on experimental measurements of the heat transfer and pressure drop behavior of miniature channels using carbon dioxide at supercritical pressure. Results from several plate geometries tested in horizontal cooling-mode flow are presented, including a straight semi-circular channel, zigzag channel with a bend angle of 80 degrees, and a channel with a staggered array of extruded airfoil pillars modeled after a NACA 0020 airfoil with an 8.1 mm chord length facing into the flow. Heat transfer coefficients and bulk temperatures are calculated from measured local wall temperatures and local heat fluxes. The experimental results are compared to several methods for estimating the friction factor and Nusselt number of cooling-mode flows at supercritical pressures in millimeter-scale channels. (authors)

  3. Heat exchanger design

    Loukota, Martin

    2014-01-01

    This bachelor thesis solves design of a heat exchanger for hot water boiler with gasification chamber for preheating the combustion air with the heat of the combustion products. Calculation values were experimentally measured. Thesis contains brief description of the shell and tube heat exchanger, stoichiometric combustion calculation, geometrical dimensions design of the heat exchanger, pressure loss and thermal performance calculation. It also includes drawings of the designed exchanger.

  4. A computational study of flow mal-distribution on the thermal hydraulic performance of an intermediate heat exchanger in LMFBR

    The flow and thermal non-uniformities occurring in the intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) of a liquid metal-cooled fast breeder reactor have been characterized through numerical simulations. For modeling the primary and secondary sodium flow through the IHX, an equivalent anisotropic porous medium approach has been used. The pressure drop in the equivalent porous medium is accounted through the inclusion of additional pressure drop terms in the Navier–Stokes equations, with the help of standard correlations for cross flow or parallel flow over tubes. For secondary sodium flow, the effects of a flow distributor device with orifices and baffles at the inlet have also been included, in addition to axial flow through the tubes. The heat exchange between primary and secondary streams is incorporated in the form of a volumetric heat source or sink term, which is corrected iteratively. The resulting flow distributions are in reasonable agreement with available experimental results. The study shows that the temperature of the secondary sodium flow at the exit can be made more uniform by exchanging less heat near the inner wall of IHX, as compared to the region close to the outer wall, using suitable flow distribution devices. (author)

  5. Thermal analysis of shell-side flow of shell-and tube heat exchanger using experimental and theoretical methods

    In this paper the thermal behavior of the shell-side flow of a shell-and-tu fe heat exchanger has been studied using theoretical and experimental methods. The experimental method Provided the effect of the major parameters of the shell-side flow on thermal energy exchange. In the numerical method, besides the effect of the major parameters, the effect of different geometric parameters and Re on thermal energy exchange in shell-side flow has been considered. Numerical analysis for six baffle spacings namely 0.20, 0.25, 0.33, 0.50, 0.66, and 1.0 of inside diameter of the shell and five baffle cuts namely 16%, 20%, 25%, 34%, and 46% of baffle diameter, have been carried out. In earlier numerical analyses, the repetition of an identical geometrical module of exchanger as a calculation domain has been studied. While in this work, as a new approach in current numerical analysis, the entire geometry of shell-and-tube heat exchanger including entrance and exit regions as a calculation domain has been chosen. The results show that the flow and heat profiles vary alternatively between baffles. A shell-and-tube heat exchanger of gas-liquid chemical reactor system has been used in the experimental method. Comparison of the numerical results show good agreement with experimental results of this research and other published experimental results over a wide rang of Reynolds numbers (1,000-1,000,000)

  6. Thermal modeling of a greenhouse integrated to an aquifer coupled cavity flow heat exchanger system

    Sethi, V.P. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 008, Punjab (India); Sharma, S.K. [Energy Research Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160 017, Punjab (India)

    2007-06-15

    A thermal model is developed for heating and cooling of an agricultural greenhouse integrated with an aquifer coupled cavity flow heat exchanger system (ACCFHES). The ACCFHES works on the principal of utilizing deep aquifer water available at the ground surface through an irrigation tube well already installed in every agricultural field at constant year-round temperature of 24 C. The analysis is based on the energy balance equations for different components of the greenhouse. Using the derived analytical expressions, a computer program is developed in C{sup ++} for computing the hourly greenhouse plant and room air temperature for various design and climatic parameters. Experimental validation of the developed model is carried out using the measured plant and room air temperature data of the greenhouse (in which capsicum is grown) for the winter and summer conditions of the year 2004-2005 at Chandigarh (31 N and 78 E), Punjab, India. It is observed that the predicted and measured values are in close agreement. Greenhouse room air and plant temperature is maintained 6-7 K and 5-6 K below ambient, respectively for an extreme summer day and 7-8 K and 5-6 K above ambient, respectively for an extreme winter night. Finally, parametric studies are conducted to observe the effect of various operating parameters such as mass of the plant, area of the plant, mass flow rate of the circulating air and area of the ACCFHES on the greenhouse room air and plant temperature. (author)

  7. Adaptive predictive control of laboratory heat exchanger

    Bobál, Vladimír; Kubalčík, Marek; Dostál, Petr; Novák, Jakub

    2014-01-01

    Heat exchange belongs to the class of basic thermal processes which occur in a range of industrial technologies, particularly in the energetic, chemical, polymer and rubber industry. The process of heat exchange is often implemented by through-flow heat exchangers. It is apparent that for an exact theoretical description of dynamics of heat exchange processes it is necessary to use partial differential equations. Heat exchange is namely a process with distributed parameters. It is also necess...

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

    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.

  9. Influence of outlet flow temperature at EX07 heat exchangers of ALBA synchrotron cooling system

    Escaler Puigoriol, Francesc Xavier

    2014-01-01

    The ALBA synchrotron cooling system relies in two heat exchangers (EX07 A and B) that transfer heat from the system hot water to cold water coming from a cogeneration plant. As a result, the water temperature can be reduced to a given set point. This temperature set point is currently fixed at 21° C.

  10. An experimental and numerical study of a jetfire stop material and a new helical flow heat exchanger

    Austegard, Anders

    1997-12-31

    This thesis consists of two parts. Part 1: Experimental and numerical study of jetfire stop, and Part 2: Experimental and numerical study of a new kind of shell and tube heat exchanger with helical flow on shell side. Part 1 describes the development of the model for simulation of the temperature development through Viking jetfirestop. A simulation program is developed that calculates the temperature development through Viking jetfire stop. In the development of the model, measurements of reaction energy, pyrolysis and heat conductivity at low temperatures are made. The conductivity at higher temperatures and when pyrolysis reactions are going on is estimated experimentally and by numerical calculations. Full-scale jet fire test and small-scale xenon lamp experiments are made to test the simulation model. Part 2 contains the development of a model that simulate the fluid flow and heat transfer in a helical flow shell and tube heat exchanger. It consists of the development of a porosity model and a model for pressure drop and heat transfer as well as experiments in non-standard tube layouts. Results from the simulation program are compared with experiments on a helical flow shell and tube heat exchanger. There is a separate appendix volume. 62 refs., 152 figs., 22 tabs.

  11. Modeling of Air Temperature for Heat Exchange due to Vertical Turbulence and Horizontal Air Flow

    ZHANG Lei; MENG Qing-lin

    2009-01-01

    In order to calculate the air temperature of the near surface layer in urban environment,the Sur-face layer air was divided into several layers in the vertical direction,and some energy bakmce equations were de-veloped for each air layer,in which the heat exchange due to vertical turbulence and horizontal air flow was tak-en into account.Then,the vertical temperature distribution of the surface layer air was obtained through the coupled calculation using the energy balance equations of underlying surfaces and building walls.Moreover,the measured air temperatures in a small area (with a horizontal scale of less than 500 m) and a large area (with ahorizontal scale of more than 1000 m) in Guangzhou in summer were used to validate the proposed model.The calculated results agree well with the measured ones,with a maximum relative error of 4.18%.It is thus con-cluded that the proposed model is a high-accuracy method to theoretically analyze the urban heat island and the thermal environment.

  12. Transient Thermal Behavior of a Vertical Solar Storage Tank with a Mantle Heat Exchanger During No-Flow Operation

    A. Barzegar

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Transient thermal behavior of a vertical storage tank of a domestic solar heating system with a mantle heat exchanger has been investigated numerically in the charging mode. It is assumed that the tank is initially filled with uniform cold water. At an instant of time, the hot fluid from collector outlet is uniformly injected in the upper section of the mantle heat exchanger and after heat transfer with the fluid inside the tank, withdrawn from the bottom part of the heat exchanger. The conservation equations in the cylindrical coordinate and in axis-symmetric condition have been used according to the geometry under investigation. Governing equations have been discretized by employing the finite volume method and the SIMPLER algorithm has been used for coupling between momentum and pressure equations. The Low Reynolds Number (LRN k −ω model is utilized for treating turbulence in the fluid. First, the transient thermal behavior of heat storage tank and the process of formation of thermal stratification in the heat storage tank were investigated. Then, the influence of Rayleigh number in the heat storage tank, Reynolds number in the mantle heat exchanger and vertical positioning of mantle on the flow and thermal fields and the formation of the thermal stratification was investigated. It is found that for higher values of Rayleigh number, a more suitable thermal stratification is established inside the tank. Also it is noticed that increasing the incoming fluid velocity through the mantle heat exchanger causes a faster formation of the thermal stratification. A superior thermal performance was achieved when the mantle heat exchanger is positioned at the middle height of the storage tank.

  13. Thermal performance of perforated plate matrix heat exchangers with effects from outer wall and flow channel geometry

    Sunil Kumar, S.; Ratna Raju, L.; Nandi, T. K.

    2015-12-01

    The performance of high effectiveness (high NTU) perforated plate matrix heat exchangers (MHEs) is dependent on the geometry of the flow channels, as well as the longitudinal heat conduction through the outer walls. The effect of the above factors on the performance of MHEs is investigated in this paper numerically. The results obtained with the present model are validated with our own experimental results as well as those in the literature. The results show a strong influence of longitudinal heat conduction through the outer wall on the performance of MHEs. A parametric study has been carried out to arrive at the optimum flow channel geometry under given operating conditions.

  14. Compact cryocooler heat exchangers

    Compact heat exchangers are subject to different constraints as a room temperature gas is cooled down by a cold stream returning from a JT valve (or a similar cryoprocess component). In particular, the optimization of exchangers for liquid helium systems has to cover a wide range in temperature and density of the fluid. In the present work we address the following thermodynamic questions: 1. The optimization of intermediate temperatures which optimize stage operation (a stage is assumed to have a constant cross section); 2. The optimum temperature difference available for best overall economic performance values. The results are viewed in the context of porous media concepts applied to rather low speeds of fluid flow in narrow passages. In this paper examples of fluid/solid constraints imposed in this non-classical low temperature area are presented

  15. Plate heat exchanger

    The plate exchanger described includes a series of individual modules joined together, communicating in pairs to delimit two flow circuits separated by two fluids mutually exchanging calories. Each module includes at least one flat frame around a central cavity, at least two apertures made in the frame respectively for the inlet and oulet of the fluids crossing the cavity and at least one opening in the frame for the fluids to pass to a neighbouring module. The frames of the modules form a stack plane upon plane and are isolated by a thin leak-tight sheet parallel to the plane of the frames and separating the fluid substances in two superimposed frames. The heat transfer between these fluids occurs through this thin sheet from one module to the next in the stack

  16. An experimental study on the flow and heat transfer of flinak molten salt in small channels for the application to the VHTR intermediate heat exchanger

    To make the design of the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) complete and plausible, the designs of the Intermediate Heat Transport Loop (IHTL) as well as the Intermediate Heat Exchanger (IHX) are known to be one of the difficult engineering tasks due to its high temperature operating condition (up to 950degC). In this study, the Flinak molten salt, an eutectic mixture of LiF, NaF and KF (46.5:11.5:42.0 mole %) is considered as the heat transporting fluid in the IHTL. To evaluate the flow and heat transfer performance of the Flinak molten salt in small channels of millimeter-range hydraulic diameters, a double-pipe type heat exchanger was constructed using small-diameter tubes for the heat exchange between the Flinak and gas flow. The inner diameters of the inner tube and the outer tube are 1.4 mm and 4.6 mm, respectively, and the length of the tubes is 500 mm. The molten salt flows through the inner tube. The molten salt is prepared in a crucible made of Inconel 600 placed in an electric furnace. The molten salt flow is produced by differential pressure between a twin set of molten salt crucibles without using a mechanical pump. The flow rate of the molten salt is reduced from the weight change of a crucible measured by load cells. Temperatures of the two heat exchanging fluids at various points as well as pressure drop across the test tube are measured to obtain flow and heat transfer characteristics of the molten salt flow. For laminar flow of the Flinak in 1.4 mm inner-diameter circular tube, the measured friction factors were smaller than the 64/Re curve by 50%. Also the measured Nusselt numbers were generally in the range between 3.66 and 4.36, although the data were scattered due to the measurement error in such a high temperature condition. (author)

  17. Analysis of transient and hysteresis behavior of cross-flow heat exchangers under variable fluid mass flow rate for data center cooling applications

    Effective thermal management of data centers is an important aspect of reducing the energy required for the reliable operation of data processing and communications equipment. Liquid and hybrid (air/liquid) cooling approaches are becoming more widely used in today's large and complex data center facilities. Examples of these approaches include rear door heat exchangers, in-row and overhead coolers and direct liquid cooled servers. Heat exchangers are primary components of liquid and hybrid cooling systems, and the effectiveness of a heat exchanger strongly influences the thermal performance of a cooling system. Characterizing and modeling the dynamic behavior of heat exchangers is important for the design of cooling systems, especially for control strategies to improve energy efficiency. In this study, a dynamic thermal model is solved numerically in order to predict the transient response of an unmixed–unmixed crossflow heat exchanger, of the type that is widely used in data center cooling equipment. The transient response to step and ramp changes in the mass flow rate of both the hot and cold fluid is investigated. Five model parameters are varied over specific ranges to characterize the transient performance. The parameter range investigated is based on available heat exchanger data. The thermal response to the magnitude, time period and initial and final conditions of the transient input functions is studied in detail. Also, the hysteresis associated with the fluid mass flow rate variation is investigated. The modeling results and performance data are used to analyze specific dynamic performance of heat exchangers used in practical data center cooling applications. - Highlights: • The transient performance of a crossflow heat exchanger was modeled and studied. • This study provides design information for data center thermal management. • The time constant metric was used to study the impacts of many variable inputs. • The hysteresis behavior

  18. Optimization of Heat Exchangers

    Ivan Catton

    2010-10-01

    The objective of this research is to develop tools to design and optimize heat exchangers (HE) and compact heat exchangers (CHE) for intermediate loop heat transport systems found in the very high temperature reator (VHTR) and other Generation IV designs by addressing heat transfer surface augmentation and conjugate modeling. To optimize heat exchanger, a fast running model must be created that will allow for multiple designs to be compared quickly. To model a heat exchanger, volume averaging theory, VAT, is used. VAT allows for the conservation of mass, momentum and energy to be solved for point by point in a 3 dimensional computer model of a heat exchanger. The end product of this project is a computer code that can predict an optimal configuration for a heat exchanger given only a few constraints (input fluids, size, cost, etc.). As VAT computer code can be used to model characteristics )pumping power, temperatures, and cost) of heat exchangers more quickly than traditional CFD or experiment, optimization of every geometric parameter simultaneously can be made. Using design of experiment, DOE and genetric algorithms, GE, to optimize the results of the computer code will improve heat exchanger disign.

  19. Thermal-hydraulic analysis of water-water heat exchanger under low flow conditions using CFD code

    In order to establish the evaluation method of the local heat transfer in the intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) for a fast breeder reactor, a CFD analysis method has been applied to a heat exchanger with the primary and secondary water-loops. Analyses were conducted under the forced circulation and natural circulation conditions. For the forced circulation experiment with the Reynolds number at 104, a quasi-steady state condition is analyzed. For the natural circulation experiment, an analysis is also conducted for a quasi-steady state condition where the Reynolds number is approximately 102. The calculated heat transfer coefficients are converted into the Nu numbers and compared with the experimental results. Good agreement is obtained between the analytical results and the test results. Temperature distributions by the calculation results with the 1-dimensional NETFLOW++ code and CFD code are compared with the test results. For the natural circulation condition, it is clarified that there is almost no temperature distribution in radial direction, and the temperature is distributed only in axial direction. The flow on the primary-side seems to be rectified by the group of the heat transfer tubes and the turbulence is suppressed. For the forced circulation condition, the flow on the primary-side of the heat exchanger is stabilized also. The present CFD evaluation method can be applied to the IHX of the fast reactor with complex flow system. (author)

  20. Comparison of a Conventional Heat Exchangers with a New Designed Heat Exchanger Experimentally

    Tansel Koyun

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the air-water heat exchanger designed have been experimentally compared to conventional heat exchangers with and without fin. The same parameters for the three heat exchangers (pump flow, heating power, etc... have been used. In the experiments, speed-flow adjustment has been made to supply heat transfer at an optimum. As a result, during the circulation of water in pipe of the air-water heat exchanger, the corrosion fouling factor has not been formed. In addition, the efficiency of the new designed heat exchanger has been found between fin and finless heat exchanger efficiencies. The results have been shown in the diagrams.

  1. Flow topology, heat transfer characteristic and thermal performance in a circular tube heat exchanger inserted with punched delta winglet vortex generators

    To improve the heat transfer rate and thermal performance, the punched delta winglet vortex generators, DWVGs, were inserted in the middle of the circular tube heat exchanger. The effects of the flow attack angles and the flow directions were investigated numerically for the Reynolds number Re = 100 – 2000. The finite volume method and the SIMPLE algorithm were used to study. The results are reported in terms of the flow structure, heat transfer behavior and thermal performance evaluation and also compared with the smooth tube with no vortex generators. As the numerical results, the use of the DWVGs in the tube can improve the heat transfer rate and thermal performance by creating the vortex flow through the tested section. The rise of the flow attack angle results in the increasing strength of the vortex flows. The flow attack angle of 25 .deg. performs the highest heat transfer rate and thermal performance, while the flow attack angle of 0 .deg. gives the reversed results. The computational results reveal that the optimum thermal enhancement factor is around 2.80 at Re = 2000, α = 25 .deg., with the winglet tip pointing downstream. The correlations on both the Nusselt number ratio and friction factor ratio for the DWVG in the tube heat exchanger are presented

  2. Compact heat exchangers modeling: Condensation

    Garcia-Cascales, J.R.; Vera-Garcia, F. [Technical University of Cartagena, Thermal and Fluid Engineering Department, C/Dr. Fleming, s/n 30202 Cartagena, Murcia (Spain); Gonzalvez-Macia, J.; Corberan-Salvador, J.M. [Technical University of Valencia, Applied Thermodynamic Department, Valencia (Spain); Johnson, M.W.; Kohler, G.T. [Modine Manufacturing Company, Commercial Products Group, Racine, WI (United States)

    2010-01-15

    A model for the analysis of compact heat exchangers working as either evaporators or condensers is presented. This paper will focus exclusively on condensation modeling. The model is based on cell discretization of the heat exchanger in such a way that cells are analyzed following the path imposed by the refrigerant flowing through the tubes. It has been implemented in a robust code developed for assisting with the design of compact heat exchangers and refrigeration systems. These heat exchangers consist of serpentine fins that are brazed to multi-port tubes with internal microchannels. This paper also investigates a number of correlations used for the calculation of the refrigerant side heat transfer coefficient. They are evaluated comparing the predicted data with the experimental data. The working fluids used in the experiments are R134a and R410A, and the secondary fluid is air. The experimental facility is briefly described and some conclusions are finally drawn. (author)

  3. Nature's Heat Exchangers.

    Barnes, George

    1991-01-01

    Discusses the heat-transfer systems of different animals. Systems include heat conduction into the ground, heat transferred by convection, heat exchange in lizards, fish and polar animals, the carotid rete system, electromagnetic radiation from animals and people, and plant and animal fiber optics. (MDH)

  4. TEMPERATURE FIELD AND DEFINITION OF SERVICEABILITY OF THE MULTI-FLOW COUNTER-CURRENT HEAT EXCHANGER WITH CHANGES OF PHASE IN STREAMS

    Таран, В. Н.

    2015-01-01

    The method of a numerical integration of the heat transfer differential equations is applied to the multi-flow counter-current heat exchanger at presence of boiling or condensation in streams. The method is applied to the 11 streams heat exchanger. The processes of boiling or condensation occur in 3 streams. Calculations are carried out for alternatives of the heat exchanger with a modification of a surface in 20 times. At conducting calculations the cases of computing unstability and diverge...

  5. Shell side numerical analysis of a shell and tube heat exchanger considering the effects of baffle inclination angle on fluid flow using CFD

    Raj Karuppa Thundil R.; Ganne Srikanth

    2012-01-01

    In this present study, attempts were made to investigate the impacts of various baffle inclination angles on fluid flow and the heat transfer characteristics of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger for three different baffle inclination angles namely 0°,10° and 20°. The simulation results for various shell and tube heat exchangers, one with segmental baffles perpendicular to fluid flow and two with segmental baffles inclined to the direction of fluid flow are compared for their performance. ...

  6. Heat exchangers: operation problems

    The main operation problems for heat exchangers are fouling, corrosion, vibrations and mechanical resistance. Fouling and corrosion lead to an over dimensioning, energy consumption increase, corroded pieces change, shutdown costs. Vibrations are taken in account during the dimensioning phase of the heat exchangers. Mechanical resistance problems are, for the classical ones, described in regulation texts. (A.B.). 5 figs., 4 tabs

  7. Numerical analysis of non-isothermal Newtonian flows in plate heat exchangers

    Carla S. Fernandes; Dias, Ricardo P.; Nóbrega, João M.; Maia, João M.; Wadekar, Vishwas V.

    2005-01-01

    Plate heat exchangers (pHE's) are widely used in chemical, pharmaceutical, biochemical processing, food, and dairy industries, offering this type of equipments several advantages like the low space requirement, high efficiency, easy cleaning and maintenance, low fouling tendency and high flexibility (Reppich, 1999). Heat transfer in a PRE is strongly dependent on geometrical properties of the chevron plates, namely on corrugation angle, area enlargement factor and channel aspect r...

  8. Flow-induced vibration specifications for steam generators and liquid heat exchangers

    It is desirable to avoid vibration problems by following appropriate guidelines and specifications at the design stage. Accordingly, design specifications were developed to prevent tube failures due to vibration in nuclear steam generators and liquid heat exchangers. These specifications are outlined in this report. (author). 14 refs., 2 figs

  9. Support for heat exchangers

    The very large heat exchangers which are typical of many nuclear power plants place great demands on their supports. The support here described is for a vertical heat exchanger. A convex Lubrit plate allows a certain amount of transverse and rotational movement of the heat exhanger relative to the foundation. Taps engaging in the support surface of the heat exchanger and between the support box and the concrete foundation ensure that relative movement is restricted to those surfaces where it is intended. A steel box structure embedded in the concrete foundation dissipates heat transferred through the support system and avoids overheating the concrete. Horizontal stays support the heat exchanger against the concrete walls. (JIW)

  10. Modelling of Multistream LNG Heat Exchangers

    Soler Fossas, Joan

    2011-01-01

    The main goal of this thesis is to find out if a liquefied natural gas multistream heat exchanger numerical model is achievable. This should include several features usually neglected in nowadays available heat exchanger models, such as flow maldistribution, changes in fluid properties and heat exchanger dynamic behaviour. In order to accomplish that objective a simpler case is modelled. Efforts are put in achieving numerical stability.A counter flow natural gas and mixed refrigerant heat exc...

  11. Influence of Ionic Fluid in Counter flow in Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

    N.D.Shirgire

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available An Ionanofluids are a new and innovative class of heat transfer fluids which exhibit fascinating thermo physical properties compared to their base ionic liquids. In this paper (1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (BmimCLionic fluid is used comparison with Distilled Water. Distilled Water is non Ionic form in nature, so, results using (BmimCLis Overall good efficient in heat transfer device, were obtained with experimental work results on thermal conductivity and heat capacity,. As compared to (BmimCL those of their base ionic liquids such as (mineral oils and ethylene glycol etc are less thermophysical properties . as coolants in heat exchanger are also used to access their feasibility and performance in heat transfer devices.

  12. Characteristics of heat exchange in the region of injection into a supersonic high-temperature flow

    Bakirov, F. G.; Shaykhutdinov, Z. G.

    1985-01-01

    An experimental investigation of the local heat transfer coefficient distribution during gas injection into the supersonic-flow portion of a Laval nozzle is discussed. The controlling dimensionless parameters of the investigated process are presented in terms of a generalized relation for the maximum value of the heat transfer coefficient in the nozzle cross section behind the injection hole. Data on the heat transfer coefficient variation along the nozzle length as a function of gas injection rate are also presented, along with the heat transfer coefficient distribution over a cross section of the nozzle.

  13. Fouling analyses for heat exchangers of NPP

    Fouling of heat exchanges is generated by water-borne deposits, commonly known as foulants including particulate matter from the air, migrated corrosion produces; silt, clays, and sand suspended in water; organic contaminants; and boron based deposits in plants. This fouling is known to interfere with normal flow characteristics and reduce thermal efficiencies of heat exchangers. In order to analyze the fouling for heat exchangers of nuclear power plant, the fouling factor is introduced based on the ASME O and M codes and TEMA standards. This paper focuses on the fouling analyses for the heat exchangers of several primary systems; the RHR heat exchanger of the residual heat removal system, the letdown heat exchanger of the chemical and volume control system, and the CCW heat exchanger of the component cooling water system, Based on the results of the fouling levels for the three heat exchangers are assumed

  14. Design evaluation of flow-induced vibrations for a large shell and tube type nuclear heat exchanger

    Increased flow requirements for a large sized shell and tube type nuclear heat exchanger during advanced stage of manufacturing required re-evaluation of the Design to withstand flow-induced vibrations and suggest suitable Design alternatives within the constraints imposed at this advanced stage of manufacturing. Detailed flow-induced vibration analysis was done and two design alternatives offered. The first one consisted in attaching a wire-netted grid mounted alongside the baffle supports and the second considered removal of tubes from the vibration prone double span window region, which was counter-checked for heat-transfer adequacy requirement. Of the two alternatives, the second one was accepted due to its easy application at the advanced manufacturing stage. While the application of the wire-netted grid was not considered in the specific case, this might find application wherever the vibration prone double span tubes cannot be removed due to heat transfer requirements of Design

  15. Determination of optimum aspect ratio for laminar flow heat transfer of dilute viscoelastic solutions in flattened tube heat exchangers

    Ismail, Z. [Universiti Malaya, Civil Engineering Department, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Karim, R. [TTDI, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    2012-08-15

    Heat transfer of viscoelastic liquids in five flattened tubes with aspect ratios ranging from 1.4 to 5.7 were presented. Water was used as the heating medium; and solutions of polyacrylamide were used as the viscoelastic solutions. Heat transfer increase from flattening was 101% higher while secondary flow contributed a maximum increase of 65% for the 250 ppm solution and about 85% for the 500 ppm solutions at an aspect ratio of 1.6. (orig.)

  16. Heat exchanger design handbook

    Thulukkanam, Kuppan

    2013-01-01

    Completely revised and updated to reflect current advances in heat exchanger technology, Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, Second Edition includes enhanced figures and thermal effectiveness charts, tables, new chapter, and additional topics--all while keeping the qualities that made the first edition a centerpiece of information for practicing engineers, research, engineers, academicians, designers, and manufacturers involved in heat exchange between two or more fluids.See What's New in the Second Edition: Updated information on pressure vessel codes, manufacturer's association standards A new c

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

    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.

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

    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.

  19. Flow structure and heat exchange analysis in internal cooling channel of gas turbine blade

    Szwaba, Ryszard; Kaczynski, Piotr; Doerffer, Piotr; Telega, Janusz

    2016-08-01

    This paper presents the study of the flow structure and heat transfer, and also their correlations on the four walls of a radial cooling passage model of a gas turbine blade. The investigations focus on heat transfer and aerodynamic measurements in the channel, which is an accurate representation of the configuration used in aeroengines. Correlations for the heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drop used in the design of radial cooling passages are often developed from simplified models. It is important to note that real engine passages do not have perfect rectangular cross sections, but include corner fillet, ribs with fillet radii and special orientation. Therefore, this work provides detailed fluid flow and heat transfer data for a model of radial cooling geometry which possesses very realistic features.

  20. Performance evaluation on an air-cooled heat exchanger for alumina nanofluid under laminar flow

    Teng Tun-Chien; Teng Tun-Ping; Hung Yi-Hsuan; Chen Jyun-Hong

    2011-01-01

    Abstract This study analyzes the characteristics of alumina (Al2O3)/water nanofluid to determine the feasibility of its application in an air-cooled heat exchanger for heat dissipation for PEMFC or electronic chip cooling. The experimental sample was Al2O3/water nanofluid produced by the direct synthesis method at three different concentrations (0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 wt.%). The experiments in this study measured the thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluid with weight fractions and sample ...

  1. Two-phase flow on the shell-side of a segmentally baffled shell-and-tube heat exchanger

    This paper reviews work carried out at the National Engineering Laboratory, UK., related to pressure drop flow patterns and phase distribution on the shell-side of segmentally baffled shell-and-tube heat exchangers. The experimental work reported was carried out using air/water mixtures in model exchangers of rectangular cross section with tube nests containing approximately 40 tubes. Data were obtained on crossflow pressure drop and on the pressure drop attributable to the windows. In certain configurations the void fraction and flow pattern maps were obtained. The geometric conditions examined related to configurations appropriate to operation as condensers and boilers. Correlations for pressure drop and void fraction were developed and flow pattern maps obtained

  2. Counterflow Regolith Heat Exchanger

    Zubrin, Robert; Jonscher, Peter

    2013-01-01

    A problem exists in reducing the total heating power required to extract oxygen from lunar regolith. All such processes require heating a great deal of soil, and the heat energy is wasted if it cannot be recycled from processed material back into new material. The counterflow regolith heat exchanger (CoRHE) is a device that transfers heat from hot regolith to cold regolith. The CoRHE is essentially a tube-in-tube heat exchanger with internal and external augers attached to the inner rotating tube to move the regolith. Hot regolith in the outer tube is moved in one direction by a right-hand - ed auger, and the cool regolith in the inner tube is moved in the opposite direction by a left-handed auger attached to the inside of the rotating tube. In this counterflow arrangement, a large fraction of the heat from the expended regolith is transferred to the new regolith. The spent regolith leaves the heat exchanger close to the temperature of the cold new regolith, and the new regolith is pre-heated close to the initial temperature of the spent regolith. Using the CoRHE can reduce the heating requirement of a lunar ISRU system by 80%, reducing the total power consumption by a factor of two. The unique feature of this system is that it allows for counterflow heat exchange to occur between solids, instead of liquids or gases, as is commonly done. In addition, in variants of this concept, the hydrogen reduction can be made to occur within the counterflow heat exchanger itself, enabling a simplified lunar ISRU (in situ resource utilization) system with excellent energy economy and continuous nonbatch mode operation.

  3. Experimental study on heat exchange of several types of exchangers

    周志华; 赵振华; 于洋

    2009-01-01

    Aiming at the ground-coupled source heat pump that possesses the shortcomings of occupying larger land,this article studies the heat exchanged of heat exchanger in piling,and compares it with common heat exchangers buried directly. The result indicates that the heat exchanger makes the best use of structure of building,saves land,reduces the construction cost,and the heat exchanged is obviously more than exchangers buried directly. In winter condition,when W-shape pipe heat exchanger in pile foundation is 50 m deep and diameter is 800 mm,it transfers 1.2-1.3 times as large as the one of single U-shape buried directly at the flow rate of 0.6 m/s,whose borehole diameter is 300 mm. And in summer condition it does about 2.0-2.3 times as that of U-shape one.

  4. Computational thermal-fluid dynamics analysis of the laminar flow regime in the meander flow geometry characterizing the heat exchanger used in high temperature superconducting current leads

    Highlights: • The laminar regime in the meander flow geometry has been analysed with a previously validated computational strategy. • Several meander flow geometries as well as flow conditions have been analysed. • A range for the Reynolds number has been defined in which the flow can be considered laminar. • Correlations for the pressure drop and the heat transfer coefficients in the laminar regime have been derived. • A comparison between the computed the experimental pressure drop of the W7-X HTS current lead prototype is presented. -- Abstract: The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Politecnico di Torino have developed and validated a computational thermal-fluid dynamics (CtFD) strategy for the systematic analysis of the thermal-hydraulics inside the meander flow heat exchanger used in high-temperature superconducting current leads for fusion applications. In the recent past, the application of this CtFD technique has shown that some operating conditions occurring in these devices may not reach the turbulent regime region. With that motivation, the CtFD analysis of the helium thermal-fluid dynamics inside different meander flow geometries is extended here to the laminar flow regime. Our first aim is to clarify under which operative conditions the flow regime can be considered laminar and how the pressure drop as well as the heat transfer are related to the geometrical parameters and to the flow conditions. From the results of this analysis, correlations for the pressure drop and for the heat transfer coefficient in the meander flow geometry have been derived, which are applicable with good accuracy to the design of meander flow heat exchangers over a broad range of geometrical parameters

  5. Mathematical simulation of heat exchanger working conditions

    Gavlas Stanislav; Ďurčanský Peter; Lenhard Richard; Jandačka Jozef

    2015-01-01

    One of the When designing a new heat exchanger it is necessary to consider all the conditions imposed on the exchanger and its desired properties. Most often the investigation of heat transfer is to find heat surface. When applying exchanger for proposed hot air engine, it will be a counter-flow heat exchanger of gas - gas type. Gas, which transfers the heat will be exhaust gas from the combustion of biomass. An important step in the design and verification is to analyze exchanger designed us...

  6. Shell side numerical analysis of a shell and tube heat exchanger considering the effects of baffle inclination angle on fluid flow using CFD

    Raj Karuppa Thundil R.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this present study, attempts were made to investigate the impacts of various baffle inclination angles on fluid flow and the heat transfer characteristics of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger for three different baffle inclination angles namely 0°,10° and 20°. The simulation results for various shell and tube heat exchangers, one with segmental baffles perpendicular to fluid flow and two with segmental baffles inclined to the direction of fluid flow are compared for their performance. The shell side design has been investigated numerically by modeling a small shell-and-tube heat exchanger. The study is concerned with a single shell and single side pass parallel flow heat exchanger. The flow and temperature fields inside the shell are studied using non-commercial CFD software tool ANSYS CFX 12.1. For a given baffle cut of 36 %, the heat exchanger performance is investigated by varying mass flow rate and baffle inclination angle. From the CFD simulation results, the shell side outlet temperature, pressure drop, recirculation near the baffles, optimal mass flow rate and the optimum baffle inclination angle for the given heat exchanger geometry are determined.

  7. Chapter 11. Heat Exchangers

    Rafferty, Kevin D.; Culver, Gene

    1998-01-01

    Most geothermal fluids, because of their elevated temperature, contain a variety of dissolved chemicals. These chemicals are frequently corrosive toward standard materials of construction. As a result, it is advisable in most cases to isolate the geothermal fluid from the process to which heat is being transferred. The task of heat transfer from the geothermal fluid to a closed process loop is most often handled by a plate heat exchanger. The two most common types used in geothermal applications are: bolted and brazed. For smaller systems, in geothermal resource areas of a specific character, downhole heat exchangers (DHEs) provide a unique means of heat extraction. These devices eliminate the requirement for physical removal of fluid from the well. For this reason, DHE-based systems avoid entirely the environmental and practical problems associated with fluid disposal. Shell and tube heat exchangers play only a minor role in low-temperature, direct-use systems. These units have been in common use in industrial applications for many years and, as a result, are well understood. For these reasons, shell and tube heat exchangers will not be covered in this chapter.

  8. Shell-side single-phase flows and heat transfer in shell-and-tube heat exchangers, 3

    An experimental investigation is performed to find the axial and circumferential distribution of local heat transfer coefficients around a tube bundle in segmentally turbular heat exchangers. The variation in the axial distribution of the heat transfer coefficient is found to be negligible compared with that of circumferential distribution or that within the tube bundle. Local heat transfer coefficients are sensitive to the ratio of the inlet nozzle diameter to the shell diameter in the inlet nozzle region of the tube bundle, while they remain invariant in the center region. No remarkable decrease of local heat transfer coefficients in the window zone is observed, so it is considered that there isn't any effective recirculation zones at the edge there. The normalization of the circumferential heat transfer coefficient using its averaged value keeps the distribution pattern unchanged with the Reynolds number, the ratio of inlet nozzle diameter to shell diameter and location of the tube within the bundle. These normalized values are assumed to agree with those of a tube bank of two dimensional array, with reasonable accuracy. (author)

  9. Performance Investigation of Plate Type Heat Exchanger (A Case Study)

    Simarpreet Singh; Sanjeev Jakhar

    2014-01-01

    Heat exchanger is a thermodynamic system which is most commonly used in the process industry for exchanging heat energy between the fluids. flowing in the same or opposite direction. It is desired that effectiveness of heat exchanger should remain as large as possible. Heat exchanger's performance may be improved by the addition of fins or corrugations. These investigations include design of plate type heat exchanger, heat transfer enhancement, flow phenomenon and cleanliness ...

  10. Mathematical Model for Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Processes in Plate Exchanger

    Cvete B. Dimitrieska

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Within the analytical solution of the system of equations which solve fluid flow and heat transfer processes, the elliptical and parabolic differential equations based on initial and boundary conditions is usually unfamiliar in a closed form. Numerical solution of equation system is necessarily obtained by discretization of equations. When system of equations relate to estimation of two dimensional stationary problems, the applicable method for estimation in basic two – dimensional form is recommended.

  11. Testing and analysis of immersed heat exchangers

    Farrington, R.B.; Bingham, C.E.

    1986-08-01

    The objectives were to determine the performance of four immersed, ''supply-side'' heat exchangers used in solar domestic-hot-water systems; to examine the effects of flow rate, temperature difference, and coil configuration on performance; and to develop a simple model to predict the performance of immersed heat exchangers. We tested four immersed heat exchangers: a smooth coil, a finned spiral, a single-wall bayonet, and a double-wall bayonet. We developed two analyticl models and a simple finite difference model. We experimentally verified that the performance of these heat exchangers depends on the flow rate through them; we also showed that the temperature difference between the heat exchanger's inlet and the storage tank can strongly affect a heat exchanger's performance. We also compared the effects of the heat exchanger's configuration and correlated Nusselt and Rayleigh numbers for each heat exchanger tested. The smooth coil had a higher effectiveness than the others, while the double-wall bayonet had a very low effectiveness. We still do not know the long-term effectiveness of heat exchangers regarding scale accumulation, nor do we know the effects of very low flow rates on a heat exchanger's performance.

  12. Microgravity condensing heat exchanger

    Thomas, Christopher M. (Inventor); Ma, Yonghui (Inventor); North, Andrew (Inventor); Weislogel, Mark M. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A heat exchanger having a plurality of heat exchanging aluminum fins with hydrophilic condensing surfaces which are stacked and clamped between two cold plates. The cold plates are aligned radially along a plane extending through the axis of a cylindrical duct and hold the stacked and clamped portions of the heat exchanging fins along the axis of the cylindrical duct. The fins extend outwardly from the clamped portions along approximately radial planes. The spacing between fins is symmetric about the cold plates, and are somewhat more closely spaced as the angle they make with the cold plates approaches 90.degree.. Passageways extend through the fins between vertex spaces which provide capillary storage and communicate with passageways formed in the stacked and clamped portions of the fins, which communicate with water drains connected to a pump externally to the duct. Water with no entrained air is drawn from the capillary spaces.

  13. Fouling analyses of heat exchangers for PSR

    Fouling of heat exchangers is generated by water-borne deposits, commonly known as foulants including particulate matter from the air, migrated corrosion produces; silt, clays, and sand suspended in water; organic contaminants; and boron based deposits in plants. This fouling is known to interfere with normal flow characteristics and reduce thermal efficiencies of heat exchangers. This paper focuses on fouling analyses for six heat exchangers of two primary systems in two nuclear power plants; the regenerative heat exchangers of the chemical and volume control system and the component cooling water heat exchangers of the component cooling water system. To analyze the fouling for heat exchangers, fouling factor was introduced based on the ASME O and M codes and TEMA standards. Based on the results of the fouling analyses, the present thermal performances and fouling levels for the six heat exchangers were predicted

  14. Heat exchanger panel

    Warburton, Robert E. (Inventor); Cuva, William J. (Inventor)

    2005-01-01

    The present invention relates to a heat exchanger panel which has broad utility in high temperature environments. The heat exchanger panel has a first panel, a second panel, and at least one fluid containment device positioned intermediate the first and second panels. At least one of the first panel and the second panel have at least one feature on an interior surface to accommodate the at least one fluid containment device. In a preferred embodiment, each of the first and second panels is formed from a high conductivity, high temperature composite material. Also, in a preferred embodiment, the first and second panels are joined together by one or more composite fasteners.

  15. Vibration isolation of dimple plate heat exchangers / Pieter Vergeer

    Vergeer, Pieter

    2012-01-01

    Dimple plate heat exchangers are a new type of welded compact plate heat exchangers. The dimple plates increase the turbulence of the fluid flowing over the plate, increasing the efficiency of the heat exchanger without increasing pressure drop over the heat exchanger. The compact design of the heat exchanger makes it possible to install the heat exchanger at the top of condenser columns, reducing the footprint area of the column by replacing standard shell and tube condense...

  16. Technical heat and flow investigations into heat exchangers made out of synthetic materials, for use in dry cooling towers

    Pollack, H.

    1981-01-01

    Bare tube and flat heat exchangers (HE) made out of synthetic materials were investigated for use in dry cooling towers with natural draft. The advantages of synthetic maternals are higher corrosion resistance, easier workability and lower cost. Suitability tests were performed designing the total system based on HE and tower construction. It is shown that bare tube bundles composed of tube walls or hollow plates separated by plastic strips with wall thicknesses less than 0.6 mm are an alternative to finned tube HE's of metal. Assuming specific building costs of 330 DM/sqm for the tower shell and HE manufacturing costs of 20 DM/kg, several solutions can be found with slight differences in heat transfer conditions and total costs between 22 and 25.10E6 DM.

  17. Influence of flow velocity on biofilm growth in a tubular heat exchanger-condenser cooled by seawater.

    Trueba, Alfredo; García, Sergio; Otero, Félix M; Vega, Luis M; Madariaga, Ernesto

    2015-01-01

    The influence of flow velocity (FV) on the heat transfer process in tubes made from AISI 316L stainless steel in a heat exchanger-condenser cooled by seawater was evaluated based on the characteristics of the resulting biofilm that adhered to the internal surface of the tubes at velocities of 1, 1.2, 1.6, and 3 m s(-1). The results demonstrated that at a higher FV, despite being more compact and consistent, the biofilm was thinner with a lower concentration of solids, and smoother, which favoured the heat transfer process within the equipment. However, higher velocities increase the initial cost of the refrigerating water-pumping equipment and its energy consumption cost to compensate for the greater pressure drops produced in the tube. The velocity of 1.6 m s(-1) represented the equilibrium between the advantages and disadvantages of the variables analysed for the test conditions in this study. PMID:26222187

  18. Probe Measures Fouling As In Heat Exchangers

    Marner, Wilbur J.; Macdavid, Kenton S.

    1990-01-01

    Combustion deposits reduce transfer of heat. Instrument measures fouling like that on gas side of heat exchanger in direct-fired boiler or heat-recovery system. Heat-flux probe includes tube with embedded meter in outer shell. Combustion gases flow over probe, and fouling accumulates on it, just as fouling would on heat exchanger. Embedded heat-flow meter is sandwich structure in which thin Chromel layers and middle alloy form thermopile. Users determine when fouling approaches unacceptable levels so they schedule cleaning and avoid decreased transfer of heat and increased drop in pressure fouling causes. Avoids cost of premature, unnecessary maintenance.

  19. NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF VERTICAL GROUND HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

    Jalaluddin

    2011-01-01

    Abstract: This paper presents the numerical simulation of several types of vertical ground heat exchangers. The ground heat exchangers (GHEs) such as U-tube, double-tube and multi-tube were simulated using the commercial CFD software FLUENT. Water flows through the heat exchangers and exchanges the heat to the ground. The inlet and outlet water temperatures, flow rate, and heat exchange rate are presented. The heat exchange rates in discontinuous short-time period of operation ...

  20. Exergy-Economic Criteria for Evaluating Heat Exchanger Performance

    Wu Shuangying; Li Yourong

    2001-01-01

    Based on the exergy-economic analysis of heat exchanger heat transfer and flow process, two new exergyeconomic criteria which are defined as the total costs per unit heat transfer rate ηt t for heat transfer exchanger and the net profit per unit heat recovery rate ηr for heat recovery exchanger respectively are put forward.Furthermore, the application of criteria is illustrated by the evaluation of down-flow, counter-flow and cross-flow heat exchangers performance. The methods employed and results presented in this paper can serve as a guide for the performance evaluation of heat exchangers.

  1. Comparison of a Conventional Heat Exchangers with a New Designed Heat Exchanger Experimentally

    Tansel Koyun; Semih Avcı

    2014-01-01

    In this study, the air-water heat exchanger designed have been experimentally compared to conventional heat exchangers with and without fin. The same parameters for the three heat exchangers (pump flow, heating power, etc...) have been used. In the experiments, speed-flow adjustment has been made to supply heat transfer at an optimum. As a result, during the circulation of water in pipe of the air-water heat exchanger, the corrosion fouling factor has not been formed. In addition, the efficie...

  2. Tubular heat exchanger

    The invention concerns a heat exchanger of which the tubes, placed in a long casing, cross the casing cover in a sealed manner. These tubes are fixed to the tube plate forming this cover or to the branch tubes it comprises by means of compression joints. These joints make it possible to do away with welds that are sources of defects and to improve the operational safety of the apparatus. An advantageous form of the heat exchanger under the invention includes a manifold for each thermal exchange fluid, and one end of each tube is connected to this manifold by a pipe that is itself connected to the tube by a threaded connection. The latter provides for easy disconnection of the pipe in order to introduce a probe for inspecting the state of the tubes

  3. Transient Thermal Behavior of a Vertical Solar Storage Tank with a Mantle Heat Exchanger During No-Flow Operation

    A. Barzegar; A. A. Dehghan

    2009-01-01

    Transient thermal behavior of a vertical storage tank of a domestic solar heating system with a mantle heat exchanger has been investigated numerically in the charging mode. It is assumed that the tank is initially filled with uniform cold water. At an instant of time, the hot fluid from collector outlet is uniformly injected in the upper section of the mantle heat exchanger and after heat transfer with the fluid inside the tank, withdrawn from the bottom part of the heat excha...

  4. Detection of flow mixing processes using transmission methods in high-duty heat exchanging apparatus

    The COBRA-IIIC program modified by MIT has been further improved for verifying the experimental studies described in the thesis. This work has been accompanied by a review and modification of the relevant analytical equations. A mathematical relationship has been set up for the cross-mixing phenomenon of shearing flow in narrowest cross-section between two heating rods, the relationship being taken into account in the sub-channel analysis. Despite the very complex and superposing processes of the problem studied, the results obtained by the improved sub-channel analysis program using the nearly derived cross-mixing approach are quantitatively well confirmed by comparison with experimental data. Applying the improved sub-channel analysis program to describing the author's two-phase flow experiments (air-water and water-steam) with rod bundle geometries to be found in the literature, the cross-mixing approach presented in the thesis is shown to be reliable (orig./GL)

  5. Study on direct mixing type axial flow cyclone heat exchanger between gas and particles. 1. Proposal and gas-particle separation performance

    A direct mixing type axial flow cyclone heat exchanger between gas and high temperature particles is proposed which serves as particle separator as well. The proposal was motivated by the concept of high temperature nuclear energy conversion system for which dense gas-solid suspension flow is considered as primary coolant. However, it may also be used as a general heat recovery device from various high temperature powdery waste material from conventional industry. In this heat exchanger, the particles, after being mixed directly with gas, transfer their heat to the gas in the form of quasi-counter-flow and are effectively re-separated by centrifugal force due to swirling motion of the gas. The mock-up of the heat exchanger was designed and constructed and its re-separation performance was examined both experimentally and numerically, which is the key to realize such innovative energy conversion systems. (author)

  6. Three-dimensional numerical simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer in fin-and-tube heat exchangers at different flow regimes

    Paniagua Sánchez, Leslye

    2014-01-01

    This thesis aims at unifying two distinct branches of work within the Heat Transfer Technological Center (CTTC). On one side, extensive experimental work has been done during the past years by the researchers of the laboratory. This experimental work has been complemented with numerical models for the calculation of fin and tube heat exchangers thermal and fluid dynamic behavior. Such numerical models can be referred to as fast numerical tool which can be used for industrial rating and design...

  7. Experimental evaluation of vibrations in heat exchangers

    Flow induced vibrations may produce damage of heat exchangers, condensers and steam generators tubes. To evaluate this problem a set of tests were developed to know the real support state of the tubes, which have great influence on the vibration response. This paper include a description of the tests and the results obtained applying them on a heat exchanger equipment. (author)

  8. Numerical research of heat transfer in gas heat exchanger

    Khomutov Eugene O.; Gil Andrey V.

    2015-01-01

    The article presents a numerical study of heat and mass transfer based on the finite volume method. Researched by installing a tubular heat exchanger for heating of natural gas. The results according to changes in temperature of the natural gas depend on the initial temperature of the heating flow. The results can be used in the analysis of further effective combustion.

  9. Heat exchanger with removable orifice

    A nuclear reactor steam generator heat exchanger is described which has orifices in the entrance openings of the heat exchange tubes which, although securely fastened to the tubes, can be easily removed by remote handling equipment. (U.K.)

  10. Membrane Based Heat Exchanger

    Aarnes, Sofie Marie

    2012-01-01

    Reduction of the energy used to acclimatise buildings is a huge challenge simultaneously with the implementation of air tight low energy buildings. In residential buildings with several living units centralised air handling units are the most energy efficient system. However, in a centralised system there is important to avoid leakages of pollutions between the exhaust air and the supply air. This leads to that flat plate heat exchangers are used instead of the more energy efficient rotary he...

  11. Heat exchanger tube tool

    Certain types of heat-exchangers have tubes opening through a tube sheet to a manifold having an access opening offset from alignment with the tube ends. A tool for inserting a device, such as for inspection or repair, is provided for use in such instances. The tool is formed by a flexible guide tube insertable through the access opening and having an inner end provided with a connector for connection with the opening of the tube in which the device is to be inserted, and an outer end which remains outside of the chamber, the guide tube having adequate length for this arrangement. A flexible transport hose for internally transporting the device slides inside of the guide tube. This hose is long enough to slide through the guide tube, into the heat-exchanger tube, and through the latter to the extent required for the use of the device. The guide tube must be bent to reach the end of the heat-exchanger tube and the latter may be constructed with a bend, the hose carrying anit-friction elements at interspaced locations along its length to make it possible for the hose to negotiate such bends while sliding to the location where the use of the device is required

  12. HEAT EXCHANGERS IN SEWAGE PIPES

    Podobeková, Veronika; Peráčková, Jana

    2014-01-01

    The article discusses utilization of heat from waste water in sewage. During the year, temperature of water in sewage ranges between 10 °C and 20 °C and the heat from sewage could be used for heating, cooling and hot water preparation in building. The heat is extracted through a transfer surface area of the heat exchanger into the heat pump, which is able to utilize the low–potential energy. Different design and types of the heat exchangers in sewage are dealt with: heat exchangers embedded i...

  13. Fault-Tolerant Heat Exchanger

    Izenson, Michael G.; Crowley, Christopher J.

    2005-01-01

    A compact, lightweight heat exchanger has been designed to be fault-tolerant in the sense that a single-point leak would not cause mixing of heat-transfer fluids. This particular heat exchanger is intended to be part of the temperature-regulation system for habitable modules of the International Space Station and to function with water and ammonia as the heat-transfer fluids. The basic fault-tolerant design is adaptable to other heat-transfer fluids and heat exchangers for applications in which mixing of heat-transfer fluids would pose toxic, explosive, or other hazards: Examples could include fuel/air heat exchangers for thermal management on aircraft, process heat exchangers in the cryogenic industry, and heat exchangers used in chemical processing. The reason this heat exchanger can tolerate a single-point leak is that the heat-transfer fluids are everywhere separated by a vented volume and at least two seals. The combination of fault tolerance, compactness, and light weight is implemented in a unique heat-exchanger core configuration: Each fluid passage is entirely surrounded by a vented region bridged by solid structures through which heat is conducted between the fluids. Precise, proprietary fabrication techniques make it possible to manufacture the vented regions and heat-conducting structures with very small dimensions to obtain a very large coefficient of heat transfer between the two fluids. A large heat-transfer coefficient favors compact design by making it possible to use a relatively small core for a given heat-transfer rate. Calculations and experiments have shown that in most respects, the fault-tolerant heat exchanger can be expected to equal or exceed the performance of the non-fault-tolerant heat exchanger that it is intended to supplant (see table). The only significant disadvantages are a slight weight penalty and a small decrease in the mass-specific heat transfer.

  14. Counterflow Regolith Heat Exchanger Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The counterflow regolith heat exchanger (CoRHE) is a device that transfers heat from hot regolith to cold regolith. The CoRHE is essentially a tube-in-tube heat...

  15. Hybrid Heat Exchangers

    Tu, Jianping Gene; Shih, Wei

    2010-01-01

    A hybrid light-weight heat exchanger concept has been developed that uses high-conductivity carbon-carbon (C-C) composites as the heat-transfer fins and uses conventional high-temperature metals, such as Inconel, nickel, and titanium as the parting sheets to meet leakage and structural requirements. In order to maximize thermal conductivity, the majority of carbon fiber is aligned in the fin direction resulting in 300 W/m.K or higher conductivity in the fin directions. As a result of this fiber orientation, the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of the C-C composite in both non-fiber directions matches well with the CTE of various high-temperature metal alloys. This allows the joining of fins and parting sheets by using high-temperature braze alloys.

  16. Surface Chemical Composition Effect on Internal Gas Flow and Molecular Heat Exchange in a Gas-Solids System

    Ukhov, Alexander; Borisov, Sergey; Porodnov, Boris

    2011-05-01

    On the basis of classical knowledge about movement of atoms and lattice theory of F. Goodman and G. Wachman the program modeling helium atom interaction with a three-dimensional crystal tungsten lattice taking into account partial surface covering by chemisorbed oxygen atoms is developed. An efficiency of molecular heat exchange of helium for pure and partially chemisorbed tungsten surface is calculated for different temperatures. Similar model of the surface and procedure of calculations have been applied for description of free-molecular gas flow in long cylindrical channel with clean and fully chemisorbed metal surface. Within the limits of the developed approach the results of calculations for both problems agree well with available experiments with surface contamination control.

  17. Plate heat exchanger

    In a plate heat exchanger required to handle corrosive, toxic or radioactive fluids, wherein each plate has a peripheral recess or like formation adapted for receiving an elastomeric gasket, the plates are welded together in pairs by the method comprising the steps of inserting into the gasket recess of a first plate of said pair a metal packing piece and welding the second place (e.g. by a laser or electron beam weld running along the base of the recess) superimposing a second plate on to the first in contact with the packing piece and welding the second plate to the packing piece (e.g. by a laser or electron beam weld). The packing piece may be of hollow or solid cross section and is preferably of the same material (e.g. titanium or stainless steel) as the plates. In use a service fluid in heat exchange with the said corrosive etc. fluid is confined by peripheral and normally elastomeric gaskets. (author)

  18. The effect of inlet and outlet shell-side flow and heat transfer on the performance of HTGR straight tube heat exchangers

    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

  19. Computation of two-dimensional isothermal flow in shell-and-tube heat exchangers

    A computational procedure is outlined whereby two-dimensional isothermal shell-side flow distributions can be calculated for tube bundles having arbitrary boundaries and flow blocking devices, such as sealing strips, defined in arbitrary locations. The procedure is described in some detail and several computed results are presented to illustrate the robustness and generality of the method

  20. Improvements in or relating to heat exchangers

    A 'tube-in-shell' heat exchanger is described for effecting heat exchange between liquid metal and water. In conventional heat exchangers of this type a condition can arise wherein Na passing through the tube plate at the water inlet end of the heat exchanger may be above the saturation temperature of the water, and although resultant boiling of the water in the region of the tube plate would tend to counter stagnation there is a possibility that sub-cooled boiling associated with stagnation may occur in the central area of the tube plate, and this could be the source of corrosion. The design of heat exchanger described is directed towards a solution of this problem. The heat exchanger comprises an elongated shell having two spaced transverse tube plates sealed to the shell so as to provide end and intermediate chambers. A bundle of spaced parallel heat exchange tubes extends between the tube plates, interconnecting the end chambers with an inlet port for liquid metal flow to one of the end chambers and an outlet port for liquid metal flow from the other of the end chambers, and inlet and outlet ports for flow of water through the intermediate chamber, these ports being at opposite ends of the intermediate chamber. The intermediate chamber has a tube closed to liquid metal flow extending between the tube plates, this tube having an inlet port for water adjacent to the tube plate at the inlet region of the intermediate chamber and an outlet port at the outlet region. This tube has open ends and is laterally supported by neighbouring heat exchange tubes, or alternatively may have closed ends and be end supported by penetration of the tube plates, the inlet and outlet ports for flow of water being perforations in the wall of the tube. (U.K.)

  1. Heat exchanger repair

    There are two ways to rapir heater tubes in tubular heat exchangers, partial replacement of tubes and a technique called sleeving. In the former case, the defective tube section is cut out, removed, and replaced by a new section butt welded to the old piece of tube which remained in place. In the sleeving technique, a tube sleeve is slid into the defective tube and, after expansion, welded to the original tube. In this case, the welding technique employed is not laser welding, as is often maintained in the literature, but TIG pulsation welding. The results of preliminary tests and the qualification of both processes are outlined in the article; an account is given also of the replacement of the tube sections when repairing condensate coolers. (orig.)

  2. Next Generation Microchannel Heat Exchangers

    Ohadi, Michael; Dessiatoun, Serguei; Cetegen, Edvin

    2013-01-01

    In Next Generation Microchannel Heat Exchangers, the authors’ focus on the new generation highly efficient heat exchangers and presentation of novel data and technical expertise not available in the open literature.  Next generation micro channels offer record high heat transfer coefficients with pressure drops much less than conventional micro channel heat exchangers. These inherent features promise fast penetration into many mew markets, including high heat flux cooling of electronics, waste heat recovery and energy efficiency enhancement applications, alternative energy systems, as well as applications in mass exchangers and chemical reactor systems. The combination of up to the minute research findings and technical know-how make this book very timely as the search for high performance heat and mass exchangers that can cut costs in materials consumption intensifies.

  3. Appendix to the thesis an experimental and numerical study of a jetfire stop material and a new helical flow heat exchanger

    Austegard, Anders

    1997-12-31

    This thesis consists of two parts. Part 1: Experimental and numerical study of jetfire stop, and Part 2: Experimental and numerical study of a new kind of shell and tube heat exchanger with helical flow on shell side. Part 1 describes the development of the model for simulation of the temperature development through Viking jetfirestop. A simulation program is developed that calculates the temperature development through Viking jetfirestop. In the development of the model, measurements of reaction energy, pyrolysis and heat conductivity at low temperatures are made. The conductivity at higher temperatures and when pyrolysis reactions are going on is estimated experimentally and by numerical calculations. Full-scale jet fire test and small-scale xenon lamp experiments are made to test the simulation model. Part 2 contains the development of a model that simulate the fluid flow and heat transfer in a helical flow shell and tube heat exchanger. It consists of the development of a porosity model and a model for pressure drop and heat transfer as well as experiments in non-standard tube layouts. Results from the simulation program are compared with experiments on a helical flow shell and tube heat exchanger. This is a separate appendix volume, including computer codes and simulated results. 316 figs., 11 tabs.

  4. Design study of plastic film heat exchanger

    Guyer, E. C.; Brownell, D. L.

    1986-02-01

    This report presents the results of an effort to develop and design a unique thermoplastic film heat exchanger for use in an industrial heat pump evaporator system and other energy recovery applications. The concept for the exchanger is that of individual heat exchange elements formed by two adjoining and freely hanging plastic films. Liquid flows downward in a regulated fashion between the films due to the balance of hydrostatic and frictional forces. The fluid stream on the outside of film may be a free-falling liquid film, a condensing gas, or a noncondensing gas. The flow and structural principles are similar to those embodied in an earlier heat exchange system developed for use in waste water treatment systems (Sanderson). The design allows for high heat transfer rates while working within the thermal and structural limitations of thermoplastic materials. The potential of this new heat exchanger design lies in the relatively low cost of plastic film and the high inherent corrosion and fouling resistance. This report addresses the selection of materials, the potential heat transf er performance, the mechanical design and operation of a unit applied in a low pressure steam recovery system, and the expected selling price in comparison to conventional metallic shell and tube heat exchangers.

  5. Heat exchanger effectiveness in unsteady state

    Mai, T. H.; Chitou, N.; Padet, J.

    1999-10-01

    A method is proposed to determine the thermal effectiveness of heat exchangers in situ, when one of the fluids is submitted to any kind of flow rate variations. It leads to the definition of the average effectiveness in unsteady state, which forms an extension of the classical effectiveness used in steady state. It requires an unsophisticated equipment of measurement and should lead to an easy and continuous control of the fouling of heat exchangers.

  6. An assessment of in-tube flow boiling correlations for ammonia-water mixtures and their influence on heat exchanger size

    Kærn, Martin Ryhl; Modi, Anish; Jensen, Jonas Kjær;

    2016-01-01

    Heat transfer correlations for pool and flow boiling are indispensable for boiler design. The correlations for predicting in-tube flow boiling heat transfer ofammonia-water mixtures are not well established in the open literature and there is a lack of experimental measurements for the full range...... of composition, vapor qualities, fluid conditions, etc. This paper presents a comparison of several flow boiling heat transfer prediction methods (correlations) for ammonia-water mixtures. Firstly, these methods are reviewed and compared at various fluid conditions. The methods include: (1) the......, their influence on the required heat exchanger size (surface area)is investigated during numerical design. For this purpose, two case studies related to the use of the Kalina cycle are considered: a flue gas based heat recovery boiler for acombined cycle power plant and a hot oil based boiler for a...

  7. 169 kelvin cryogenic microcooler empoying a condenser, evaporator, flow restriction and counterflow heat exchangers

    Burger, Johannes; Holland, Harry; Berenschot, Erwin; Seppenwolde, Jan-Henry; Brake, ter Marcel; Gardeniers, Han; Elwenspoek, Miko

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents the first cryogenic micromachined cooler that is suitable to cool from ambient temperature to 169 kelvin and below. The cooler operates with the vapor compression cycle. It consists of a silicon micromachined condenser, a flow restriction/evaporator and two miniature glass-tube c

  8. Thermohydraulics of Turbulent Flow Through Heat Exchanger Tubes Fitted with Circular-rings and Twisted Tapes

    Smith Eiamsa-ard; Vichan Kongkaitpaiboon; Kwanchai Nanan

    2013-01-01

    The influences of circular-ring turbulators (CRT) and twisted tape (TT) swirl generators on the heat transfer enhancement,pressure drop and thermal performance factor characteristics in a round tube are reported.The circular-ring turbulators were individually employed and together with the twisted tape swirl generators in the heated section of the tube.Three different pitch ratios (l/D =1.0,1.5,and 2.0) of the CRT and three different twist ratios (y/W=3,4,and 5) of the TT were introduced.The experiments were conducted using air as the working fluid under a uniform wall heat flux condition,for the Reynolds number between 6000 and 20000.The experimental resuits reveal that the heat transfer rate,friction factor and thermal performance factor of the combined CRT and TT are considerably higher than those of CRT alone.For the range examined,the ìncreases of mean Nusselt number,friction factor and thermal performance,in the tube equipped with combined devices,respectively,are 25.8%,82.8% and 6.3% over those in the tube with the CRT alone.The highest thermal performance factor of 1.42 is found for the combined device consisting of the CRT with l/D =1.0 and TT with y/W=3.The correlations of the Nusselt number,friction factor and thermal performance factor of the tubes with combined devices are also developed in terms of Reynolds number,Prandtl number,twist ratio and pitch ratio.

  9. Heat transfer in SiC compact heat exchanger

    For development of a compact SiC heat exchanger, numerical heat transfer analysis was conducted to investigate its performance for a wide range of thermal media, liquid LiPb and helium gas, flow rates. The numerical model used was based on the heat exchanger test module developed by the authors. Within the authors' experimental range, the heat quantity transferred from high temperature liquid LiPb to helium gas and the overall heat transfer coefficients obtained numerically are in agreement with the experimental results. Therefore, the numerical model has proved to be valid for estimation of heat transfer phenomena in the heat exchanger in incompressible regime. The heat quantity transferred from LiPb to He amounts up to 3.7 kW at helium pressure of 0.5 MPa. On the basis of the numerical results, a correlation for helium forced convection heat transfer in the heat exchanger is presented, which describes numerical results with an error of 1%. For heat transfer in LiPb, the Nusselt numbers calculated from an existing correlation for liquid metal heat transfer agree well with the present numerical results. The heat transfer of LiPb in the SiC compact heat exchanger would possibly be predicted from the conventional correlations based on the studies of liquid metal convective heat transfer. A concept of SiC compact heat exchanger studied could be applied to a design of intermediate heat exchangers operating at high temperatures in fusion reactor, as well as HTTR and VHTR systems.

  10. Mathematical Modeling of Spiral Heat Exchanger

    Probal Guha , Vaishnavi Unde

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Compact Heat Exchangers (CHEs are increasingly being used on small and medium scale industries. Due to their compact size and efficient design, they facilitate more efficient heat transfer. Better heat transfer would imply lesser fuel consumption for the operations of the plant, giving improvement to overall efficiency. This reduction in consumption of fuel is a step towards sustainable development. This report exclusively deals with the study the spiral heat exchanger.The design considerations for spiral heat exchanger is that the flow within the spiral has been assumed as flow through a duct and by using Shah London empirical equation for Nusselt number design parameters are further optimized.This is accompanied by a detailed energy balance to generate a concise mathematical model

  11. Fluid-elastic instability of heat exchanger tube arrays in potential cross-flow

    In order to study the fluid-elastic instability effects of tube arrays in a uniform cross-flow, Van der Hoogt and Van Campen (1984) adopted a two-dimensional complex velocity potential approach and calculations were performed on two tubes out of a tube array. A potential flow approach was used, because, for closely packed staggered tube arrays, the wakes behind the tubes are considerably suppressed and the flow distribution around the tubes shows a 'potential-like' character. In the present paper the model is extended to account for more complex configurations, followed by an examination of their dynamical features. For a specific staggered configuration the results of the critical flow velocities will be compared with Paidoussis (1984) data, who dealt with a comparable approach. In order to account for the influence of a phase lagging effect between the motions of the tubes and the fluid forces, a modification of the model was performed by introducing a phase lag angle η. Dynamical (flutter) instability was found to occur for specific configurations of tubes whenever a non-zero phase lagging effect was incorporated in the calculations. For a specific configuration critical velocities were compared with the results obtained by Paidoussis et al. (1984), dealing with a similar approach. Although agreement was found for the critical buckling velocities using η = 00, discrepancies occurred for the critical flutter velocities, using η = 100 and η = 300 possibly due to the different way of incorporating the phase lag effect in the equations of motion. Although the present model predicts that the reduced critical velocity depends on the square root of the mass-damping parameter mδ/ρD2 in a similar way as found by Connors, the actual values are larger than the experimental values from literature. (orig./GL)

  12. Experimental research on heat transfer in a coupled heat exchanger

    Liu Yin; Ma Jing; Zhou Guang-Hui; Guan Ren-Bo

    2013-01-01

    The heat exchanger is a devise used for transferring thermal energy between two or more different temperatures. The widespreadly used heat exchanger can only achieve heat exchange between two substances. In this paper, a coupled heat exchanger is proposed, which includes a finned heat exchanger and a double pipe heat exchanger, for multiple heat exchange simultaneously. An experiment is conducted, showing that the average heating capacity increases more tha...

  13. Performance Investigation of Plate Type Heat Exchanger (A Case Study

    Simarpreet Singh

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Heat exchanger is a thermodynamic system which is most commonly used in the process industry for exchanging heat energy between the fluids. flowing in the same or opposite direction. It is desired that effectiveness of heat exchanger should remain as large as possible. Heat exchanger's performance may be improved by the addition of fins or corrugations. These investigations include design of plate type heat exchanger, heat transfer enhancement, flow phenomenon and cleanliness factor. In process plants, this type of heat exchange is generally used for recovering heat content of exhaust steam. However, with the flow of fluid for a long period, fouling occurs on the plate surface. Therefore, it is required to investigate the effect of fouling, wherever the heat exchanger is installed. An extensive experimental investigation has been carried out under clean and dirty condition of the said plate type heat exchanger. Heat transfer and flow data were collected in experiment. From collected data heat transfer rate, overall heat transfer coefficient, fouling factor and cleanliness factor were evaluated. Based upon the cleanliness factor data, next date of cleanliness for plate type heat exchanger was predicted. It is felt that the outcome of the present research work may be quite useful for efficient operation of plate type heat exchanger installed in Process plants.

  14. High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project

    Anthony E. Hechanova, Ph.D.

    2008-09-30

    The UNLV Research Foundation assembled a research consortium for high temperature heat exchanger design and materials compatibility and performance comprised of university and private industry partners under the auspices of the US DOE-NE Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative in October 2003. The objectives of the consortium were to conduct investigations of candidate materials for high temperature heat exchanger componets in hydrogen production processes and design and perform prototypical testing of heat exchangers. The initial research of the consortium focused on the intermediate heat exchanger (located between the nuclear reactor and hydrogen production plan) and the components for the hydrogen iodine decomposition process and sulfuric acid decomposition process. These heat exchanger components were deemed the most challenging from a materials performance and compatibility perspective

  15. Thermal hydraulic design of intermediate heat exchanger

    Intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) is a very important component of Fast Breeder Reactor because it forms the boundary between radioactive primary sodium and non-radioactive secondary sodium. IHX of the 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor is a shell and tube heat exchanger with primary sodium flowing on the shell side. Cross flow heat transfer at the primary sodium entrance demands unequal secondary flow distribution in various tubes to ensure good safety margin in structural design. This paper brings out details of thermal hydraulic studies to arrive at a suitable secondary flow distribution and choice of a suitable flow distribution device to achieve the same. Application of two-dimensional analysis with computer code THYC-2D has been brought out. (author). 5 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs

  16. Fluid-elastic instability of heat exchanger tube arrays in potential cross-flow

    Possibly occurring instabilities may be classified into buckling instability (divergence) and dynamical instability (flutter). Calculations revealed only instabilities of the divergence type, whenever a phase lagging angle equal to zero between the tube and fluid motion was used. The associated critical flow velocity appeared to be strongly dependent on the system geometry, thus on the number of tubes and their mutual distance. In order to account for the influence of a phase lagging effect between the motions of the tubes and the fluid sources, a modification of the model was performed by introducing a phase lag angle eta. Dynamical (flutter) instability was found to occur for specific configurations of tubes whenever a non-zero phase lagging effect was incorporated in the calculations. For a specific configuration critical velocities were compared with the results obtained by Paidoussis, dealing with a similar approach. Although agreement was found for the critical buckling velocities using eta = 0/sup o/, discrepancies occurred for the critical futter velocities, using eta = 10/sup o/ and eta = 30/sup o/ possibly due to the different way of incorporating the phase lag effect in the equations of motion. Although the present model predicts that the reduced critical velocity depends on the square root of the mass-damping parameter mδrhoD2 in a similar way as found by Connors, the actual values are larger than the experimental values from literature

  17. Thermodynamic Optimization of GSHPS Heat Exchangers

    Ahmad Kahrobaeian

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available

    In this paper, a new method for determining the optimized dimensions of a ground source heat pump system (GSHPS heat exchanger is presented. Using the GSHPS is one of the ways for utilization of infinite, clean and renewable energies in the environment. In recent years, due to limitation of physical space for installing the heat exchangers and avoiding the environmental effects on heat exchanger operation, vertical GSHP systems are used more than the other ones. Determination of optimum heat exchanger size is one of the most important parameters in the optimization of the heat exchanger design. In this study, optimum length and diameter for the heat exchanger is determined for different mass flows by using the second law of thermodynamics. The optimal length and diameter minimize entropy generation and therefore result in increased efficiency of the heat pump.

    • An initial version of this pa per was published in May of 2004 in the proceedings of Second International Applied Thermodynamics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

  18. Expanded microchannel heat exchanger: design, fabrication and preliminary experimental test

    Denkenberger, David C; Pearce, Joshua M; Zhai, John; 10.1177/0957650912442781

    2012-01-01

    This paper first reviews non-traditional heat exchanger geometry, laser welding, practical issues with microchannel heat exchangers, and high effectiveness heat exchangers. Existing microchannel heat exchangers have low material costs, but high manufacturing costs. This paper presents a new expanded microchannel heat exchanger design and accompanying continuous manufacturing technique for potential low-cost production. Polymer heat exchangers have the potential for high effectiveness. The paper discusses one possible joining method - a new type of laser welding named "forward conduction welding," used to fabricate the prototype. The expanded heat exchanger has the potential to have counter-flow, cross-flow, or parallel-flow configurations, be used for all types of fluids, and be made of polymers, metals, or polymer-ceramic precursors. The cost and ineffectiveness reduction may be an order of magnitude or more, saving a large fraction of primary energy. The measured effectiveness of the prototype with 28 micro...

  19. Sleeving repair of heat exchanger tubes

    Defective heat exchanger tubes can be repaired using techniques that do not involve the cost and schedule penalties of component replacement. FTI's years of experience repairing steam generator tubes have been successfully applied to heat exchangers. Framatome Technologies heat exchanger sleeves can bridge defective areas of the heat exchanger tubes, sleeves have been designed to repair typical heat exchanger tube defects caused by excessive tube vibration, stress corrosion cracking, pitting or erosion. By installing a sleeve, the majority of the tube's heat transfer and flow capacity is maintained and the need to replace the heat exchanger can be delayed or eliminated. Both performance and reliability are improved. FTI typically installs heat exchanger tube sleeves using either a roll expansion or hydraulic expansion process. While roll expansion of a sleeve can be accomplished very quickly, hydraulic expansion allows sleeves to be installed deep within a tube where a roll expander cannot reach. Benefits of FTI's heat exchanger tube sleeving techniques include: - Sleeves can be positioned any where along the tube length, and for precise positioning of the sleeve eddy current techniques can be employed. - Varying sleeve lengths can be used. - Both the roll and hydraulic expansion processes are rapid and both produce joints that do not require stress relief. - Because of low leak rates and speed of installations, sleeves can be used to preventatively repair likely-to-fail tubes. - Sleeves can be used for tube stiffening and to limit leakage through tube defects. - Because of installation speed, there is minimal impact on outage schedules and budgets. FTI's recently installed heat exchanger sleeving at the Kori-3 Nuclear Power Station in conjunction with Korea Plant Service and Engineering Co., Ltd. The sleeves were installed in the 3A and 3B component cooling water heat exchangers. A total of 859 tubesheet and 68 freespan sleeves were installed in the 3A heat

  20. Investigation Status of Heat Exchange while Boiling Hydrocarbon Fuel

    D. S. Obukhov

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper contains analysis of heat exchange investigations while boiling hydrocarbon fuel. The obtained data are within the limits of the S.S. Kutateladze dependence proposed in 1939. Heat exchange at non-stationary heat release has not been investigated. The data for hydrocarbon fuel with respect to critical density of heat flow are not available even for stationary conditions.

  1. Investigation Status of Heat Exchange while Boiling Hydrocarbon Fuel

    D. S. Obukhov

    2014-01-01

    The paper contains analysis of heat exchange investigations while boiling hydrocarbon fuel. The obtained data are within the limits of the S.S. Kutateladze dependence proposed in 1939. Heat exchange at non-stationary heat release has not been investigated. The data for hydrocarbon fuel with respect to critical density of heat flow are not available even for stationary conditions.

  2. Hierarchic modeling of heat exchanger thermal hydraulics

    Volume Averaging Technique (VAT) is employed in order to model the heat exchanger cross-flow as a porous media flow. As the averaging of the transport equations lead to a closure problem, separate relations are introduced to model interphase momentum and heat transfer between fluid flow and the solid structure. The hierarchic modeling is used to calculate the local drag coefficient Cd as a function of Reynolds number Reh. For that purpose a separate model of REV is built and DNS of flow through REV is performed. The local values of heat transfer coefficient h are obtained from available literature. The geometry of the simulation domain and boundary conditions follow the geometry of the experimental test section used at U.C.L.A. The calculated temperature fields reveal that the geometry with denser pin-fins arrangement (HX1) heats fluid flow faster. The temperature field in the HX2 exhibits the formation of thermal boundary layer between pin-fins, which has a significant role in overall thermal performance of the heat exchanger. Although presented discrepancies of the whole-section drag coefficient Cd are large, we believe that hierarchic modeling is an appropriate strategy for calculation of complex transport phenomena in heat exchanger geometries.(author)

  3. Heat exchanger fouling and corrosion

    Fouling of heat transfer surfaces introduces perhaps the major uncertainty into the design and operation of heat exchange equipment. After a brief description of the various types of fouling the chapter goes on to review the current theories of fouling including the turbulent burst theory. Fouling in equipment involving boiling and evaporation is often more severe than in single phase heat exchangers and moreover, in aqueous systems, is frequently associated with corrosion. The reasons for this are identified and illustrated by reference to corrosion in nuclear power plant steam generators. Finally the modification of heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics by fouling layers is briefly reviewed

  4. Optimization for entransy dissipation minimization in heat exchanger

    XIA ShaoJun; CHEN LinGen; SUN FengRui

    2009-01-01

    A common of two-fluid flow heat exchanger, in which the heat transfer between high-and low-temperature sides obeys Newton's law [q∝△(T)], is studied in this paper. By taking entransy dissipation minimization as optimization objective, the optimum parameter distributions in the heat ex-changer are derived by using optimal control theory under the condition of fixed heat load. The condition corresponding to the minimum entransy dissipation is that corresponding to a constant heat flux density. Three kinds of heat exchangers, including parallel flow, condensing flow and counter-flow, are considered, and the results show that only the counter-flow heat exchanger can realize the entransy dissipation minimization in the heat transfer process. The obtained results for entransy dissipation minimization are also compared with those obtained for entropy generation minimization by numerical examples.

  5. A heat exchanger computational procedure for temperature-dependent fouling

    Chiappetta, L. M.; Szetela, E. J.

    1981-01-01

    A novel heat exchanger computational procedure is described which provides a means of rapidly calculating the distributions of fluid and wall temperatures, deposit formation, and pressure loss at various points in a heat exchanger. The procedure is unique in that it is capable of treating wide variations in heat exchanger geometry without recourse to restrictive assumptions concerning heat exchanger type (e.g., co-flow, counterflow, cross flow devices, etc.). The analysis has been used extensively to predict the performance of cross-counterflow heat exchangers in which one fluid behaves as a perfect gas (e.g., air) while the other fluid is assumed to be a distillate fuel. The model has been extended to include the effects on heat exchanger performance of time varying inflow conditions. Heat exchanger performance degradation due to deposit formation with time can be simulated, making this procedure useful in predicting the effects of temperature-dependent fouling.

  6. The dry heat exchanger calorimeter system

    This paper reports on a radiometric isothermal heat flow calorimeter and preconditioner system that uses air instead of water as the heat exchange medium which has been developed for use with nuclear material. The dry heat exchanger calorimeter is 42 in. high by 18 in. in diameter and the preconditioner is a 22 in. cube, making it extremely compact compared to existing units. The new system is ideally suited for transportable, stand-alone, or glovebox applications. Preliminary tests of the system have produced sample measurements with standard deviations less than 0.25% and sample errors less than 0.50%. These tests have shown that the dry heat exchanger system will yield acceptable data with an accuracy comparable to those of Mound water bath systems now in use

  7. The dry heat exchanger calorimeter system

    A radiometric isothermal heat flow calorimeter and preconditioner system that uses air instead of water as the heat exchange medium has been developed at Mound. The dry heat exchanger calorimeter is 42 inches high by 18 inches in diameter and the preconditioner is a 22 inch cube, making it extremely compact compared to existing units. The new system is ideally suited for transportable, stand-alone, or glovebox applications. Preliminary tests of the system have produced sample measurements with standard deviations less than 0.25% and sample errors less than 0.50%. These tests have shown that the dry heat exchanger system will yield acceptance data with an accuracy comparable to those of Mound water bath systems now in use. 4 figs., 1 tab

  8. Approximate Model of Viscous and Squeeze-film Damping Ratios of Heat Exchanger Tubes Subjected to Two-Phase Cross-Flow

    An analytical model was developed to estimate the viscous and squeeze-film damping ratios of heat exchanger tubes subjected to a two-phase cross-flow. Damping information is required to analyze the flow-induced vibration problem for heat exchange tubes. In heat exchange tubes, the most important energy dissipation mechanisms are related to the dynamic interaction between structures such as the tube and support and the liquid. The present model was formulated considering the added mass coefficient, based on an approximate model by Sim (1997). An approximate analytical method was developed to estimate the hydrodynamic forces acting on an oscillating inner cylinder with a concentric annulus. The forces, including the damping force, were calculated using two models developed for relatively high and low oscillatory Reynolds numbers, respectively. The equivalent diameters for the tube bundles and tube support, and the penetration depth, are important parameters to calculate the viscous damping force acting on tube bundles and the squeeze-film damping forces on the tube support, respectively. To calculate the void fraction of a two-phase flow, a homogeneous model was used. To verify the present model, the analytical results were compared to the results given by existing theories. It was found that the present model was applicable to estimate the viscous damping ratio and squeeze-film damping ratio

  9. Multidimensional numerical modeling of heat exchangers

    Sha, W. T.; Yang, C. I.; Kao, T. T.; Cho, S. M.

    A comprehensive, multidimensional, thermal-hydraulic model is developed for the analysis of shell-and-tube heat exchangers for liquid-metal services. For the shellside fluid, the conservation equations of mass, momentum, and energy for continuum fluids are modified using the concept of porosity, surface permeability and distributed resistance to account for the blockage effects due to the presence of heat-transfer tubes, flow baffles/shrouds, the support plates, etc. On the tubeside, the heat-transfer tubes are connected in parallel between the inlet and outlet plenums, and tubeside flow distribution is calculated based on the plenum-to-plenum pressure difference being equal for all tubes. It is assumed that the fluid remains single-phase on the shell side and may undergo phase-change on the tube side, thereby simulating the conditions of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) intermediate heat exchangers (IHX) and steam generators (SG).

  10. Multidimensional numerical modeling of heat exchangers

    A comprehensive, multidimensional, thermal-hydraulic model is developed for the analysis of shell-and-tube heat exchangers for liquid-metal services. For the shellside fluid, the conservation equations of mass, momentum, and energy for continuum fluids are modified using the concept of porosity, surface permeability and distributed resistance to account for the blockage effects due to the presence of heat-transfer tubes, flow baffles/shrouds, the support plates, etc. On the tubeside, the heat-transfer tubes are connected in parallel between the inlet and outlet plenums, and tubeside flow distribution is calculated based on the plenum-to-plenum pressure difference being equal for all tubes. It is assumed that the fluid remains single-phase on the shell side and may undergo phase-change on the tube side, thereby simulating the conditions of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) intermediate heat exchangers (IHX) and steam generators (SG)

  11. Fluidised bed heat exchangers

    Problems that have arisen during the initial stages of development of fluidised bed boilers in which heat transfer surfaces are immersed in fluidised solids are discussed. The very high heat transfer coefficients that are obtained under these conditions can be exploited to reduce the total heat transfer surface to a fraction of that in normal boilers. However, with the high heat flux levels involved, tube stressing becomes more important and it is advantageous to use smaller diameter tubes. One of the initial problems was that the pumping power absorbed by the fluidised bed appeared to be high. The relative influence of the fluidising velocity (and the corresponding bed area), tube diameter, tube spacing, heat transfer coefficient and bed temperature on pumping power and overall cost was determined. This showed the importance of close tube packing and research was undertaken to see if this would adversely affect the heat transfer coefficient. Pressure operation also reduces the pumping power. Fouling and corrosion tests in beds burning coal suggest that higher temperatures could be reached reliably and cost studies show that, provided the better refractory metals are used, the cost of achieving higher temperatures is not unduly high. It now remains to demonstrate at large scale that the proposed systems are viable and that the methods incorporated to overcome start up and part lead running problems are satisfactory. The promising role of these heat transfer techniques in other applications is briefly discussed

  12. Heat exchanger life extension via in-situ reconditioning

    Holcomb, David E.; Muralidharan, Govindarajan

    2016-06-28

    A method of in-situ reconditioning a heat exchanger includes the steps of: providing an in-service heat exchanger comprising a precipitate-strengthened alloy wherein at least one mechanical property of the heat exchanger is degraded by coarsening of the precipitate, the in-service heat exchanger containing a molten salt working heat exchange fluid; deactivating the heat exchanger from service in-situ; in a solution-annealing step, in-situ heating the heat exchanger and molten salt working heat exchange fluid contained therein to a temperature and for a time period sufficient to dissolve the coarsened precipitate; in a quenching step, flowing the molten salt working heat-exchange fluid through the heat exchanger in-situ to cool the alloy and retain a supersaturated solid solution while preventing formation of large precipitates; and in an aging step, further varying the temperature of the flowing molten salt working heat-exchange fluid to re-precipitate the dissolved precipitate.

  13. Solution strategies for finite elements and finite volumes methods applied to flow and heat transfer problem in U-shaped geothermal exchangers

    Egidi, Nadaniela; Giacomini, Josephin; Maponi, Pierluigi

    2016-06-01

    Matter of this paper is the study of the flow and the corresponding heat transfer in a U-shaped heat exchanger. We propose a mathematical model that is formulated as a forced convection problem for incompressible and Newtonian fluids and results in the unsteady Navier-Stokes problem. In order to get a solution, we discretise the equations with both the Finite Elements Method and the Finite Volumes Method. These procedures give rise to a non-symmetric indefinite quadratic system of equations. Thus, three regularisation techniques are proposed to make approximations effective and ideas to compare their results are provided.

  14. Calculation of heat-mass exchange and friction in near-wall flows based on the two-scale four-parametric model of turbulence

    The calculational results on heat-mass exchange and friction in near-wall flows by injection through a gap and porous surface of homogeneous or extraneous gases in the main flow are presented. The above results are obtained on the basis of the turbulence model, including two expressions for the turbulence scale and four transfer equations for the second order velocity fields, enthalpy and concentration. The agreement of the calculational results with the known experimental data made it possible to prove more substantially satisfactory compliance of the calculations with the published experimental data by injection of extraneous gas into super-sound area of the Laval's nozzle

  15. Study on heat transfer of heat exchangers in the Stirling engine - Performance of heat exchangers in the test Stirling engine

    Kanzaka, Mitsuo; Iwabuchi, Makio

    1992-11-01

    The heat transfer performance of the actual heat exchangers obtained from the experimental results of the test Stirling engine is presented. The heater for the test engine has 120 heat transfer tubes that consist of a bare-tube part and a fin-tube part. These tubes are located around the combustion chamber and heated by the combustion gas. The cooler is the shell-and-tube-type heat exchanger and is chilled by water. It is shown that the experimental results of heat transfer performance of the heater and cooler of the test Stirling engine are in good agreement with the results calculated by the correlation proposed in our previous heat transfer study under the periodically reversing flow condition. Our correlation is thus confirmed to be applicable to the evaluation of the heat transfer coefficient and the thermal design of the heat exchangers in the Stirling engine.

  16. OPTIMASI KINERJA HEAT EXCHANGER TABUNG KOSENTRIS

    Didik Wahjudi

    2000-01-01

    Heat exchanger effectiveness is affected by some factors such as pipe shape, temperature, cold and hot air direction and velocity entering the heat exchanger. Research about heat exchanger has been done but the significance level of the heat exchanger effectiveness resulted is unknown. A designed experiment should be done to optimize the performance of concentric tube heat exchanger with measured significance level. From the analysis of result of previous experiment, factors that seem to affe...

  17. Heat Transfer Enhancement of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Using Conical Tapes.

    Dhanraj S.Pimple; Shreeshail.B.H; Amar Kulkarni

    2014-01-01

    This paper provides heat transfer and friction factor data for single -phase flow in a shell and tube heat exchanger fitted with a helical tape insert. In the double concentric tube heat exchanger, hot air was passed through the inner tube while the cold water was flowed through the annulus. The influences of the helical insert on heat transfer rate and friction factor were studied for counter flow, and Nusselt numbers and friction factor obtained were compared with previous data ...

  18. Micro-Scale Regenerative Heat Exchanger

    Moran, Matthew E.; Stelter, Stephan; Stelter, Manfred

    2004-01-01

    A micro-scale regenerative heat exchanger has been designed, optimized and fabricated for use in a micro-Stirling device. Novel design and fabrication techniques enabled the minimization of axial heat conduction losses and pressure drop, while maximizing thermal regenerative performance. The fabricated prototype is comprised of ten separate assembled layers of alternating metal-dielectric composite. Each layer is offset to minimize conduction losses and maximize heat transfer by boundary layer disruption. A grating pattern of 100 micron square non-contiguous flow passages were formed with a nominal 20 micron wall thickness, and an overall assembled ten-layer thickness of 900 microns. Application of the micro heat exchanger is envisioned in the areas of micro-refrigerators/coolers, micropower devices, and micro-fluidic devices.

  19. 基于热特性分析的复合平行流换热器设计开发%Heat Characteristics Analysis and Structural Design for Composite Parallel Flow Heat Exchanger

    王羽平; 马华栋; 张学群; 应华冬; 林有彬; 徐志农

    2011-01-01

    With the help of high efficiency and compact parallel flow construction, the paper proceed the structure performance match and optimal designs for car air-condition condenser and engine oil cooler.Based on the demand plan,the basic structure is composite heat exchanger.Firstly, to build the thermodynamic model of composite heat exchanger,then to get thermodynamic parameters through heat exchange trial and computer simulation of hydrodynamic, adjust element structure parameters and optimal heat exchange characteristics.The paper concluded that parallel flow heat exchanger performance simulation and its construction design process can quick response the user's needs.The results show that the composite heat exchanger can meet the operation requirements.[Ch, 12 fig.4 tab.11 ref.]%文章介绍了采用高效紧凑的平行流结构对汽车空调冷凝器与发动机机油冷却器进行结构性能匹配和优化的设计方法.根据需求规划复合换热器基本结构,建立复合换热器的热力模型,通过热交换试验和计算机流体动力学仿真获取热力学参数,调整元件结构参数,优化热交换性能.提出的平行流换热器热性能仿真和结构设计过程能快速响应用户需求,研究表明该复合型换热器能满足使用要求.

  20. Heat exchanger demonstration expert system

    Bagby, D. G.; Cormier, R. A.

    1988-05-01

    A real-time expert system intended for detecting and diagnosing faults in a 20 kW microwave transmitter heat exchanger is described. The expert system was developed on a LISP machine, Incorporated (LMI), Lambda Plus computer using Process Intelligent Control (PICON) software. The Heat Exhanger Expert System was tested and debugged. Future applications and extensions of the expert system to transmitters, masers, and antenna subassemblies are discussed.

  1. Membrane and plastic heat exchangers performance

    Masud Behnia; Mohammad Shakir Nasif; Graham L. Morrison

    2005-01-01

    The performance of a membrane-based heat exchanger utilizing porous paper as the heat and moisture transfer media is presented. The measured performance is compared with a plastic film heat exchanger. This novel heat exchanger is used in ventilation energy recovery systems. The results show that the sensible effectiveness is higher than the latent effectiveness. When a similar experiment was conducted using a plastic film heat exchanger surface instead of paper, where only heat is transferred...

  2. Tube-in-shell heat exchangers

    Tube-in-shell heat exchangers normally comprise a bundle of parallel tubes within a shell container, with a fluid arranged to flow through the tubes in heat exchange with a second fluid flowing through the shell. The tubes are usually end supported by the tube plates that separate the two fluids, and in use the tube attachments to the tube plates and the tube plates can be subject to severe stress by thermal shock and frequent inspection and servicing are required. Where the heat exchangers are immersed in a coolant such as liquid Na such inspection is difficult. In the arrangement described a longitudinally extending central tube is provided incorporating axially spaced cylindrical tube plates to which the opposite ends of the tubes are attached. Within this tube there is a tubular baffle that slidably seals against the wall of the tube between the cylindrical tube plates to define two co-axial flow ducts. These ducts are interconnected at the closed end of the tube by the heat exchange tubes and the baffle comprises inner and outer spaced walls with the interspace containing Ar. The baffle is easily removable and can be withdrawn to enable insertion of equipment for inspecting the wall of the tube and tube attachments and to facilitate plugging of defective tubes. Cylindrical tube plates are believed to be superior for carrying pressure loads and resisting the effects of thermal shock. Some protection against thermal shock can be effected by arranging that the secondary heat exchange fluid is on the tube side, and by providing a thermal baffle to prevent direct impingement of hot primary fluid on to the cylindrical tube plates. The inner wall of the tubular baffle may have flexible expansible region. Some nuclear reactor constructions incorporating such an arrangement are described, including liquid metal reactors. (U.K.)

  3. The influence of radiative heat exchange on the character of gasdynamic flows under conditions of pulsed discharge in high-pressure cesium vapor

    Baksht, F. G.; Lapshin, V. F.

    2015-01-01

    The gasdynamics of pulse-periodic radiative discharge in high-pressure cesium vapor has been studied in the framework of a two-temperature multifluid model. It is established that, at a limited volume of the gas-discharge tube, the character of gasdynamic flows depends on the conditions of radiative heat exchange in discharge plasma. In cases in which the main contribution to radiative energy losses is related to a spectral region with optical thickness τ R (λ) ˜ 1, there is nonlocal radiative heat exchange in discharge plasma, which is uniformly heated over the entire tube volume and moves from the discharge axis to tube walls during the entire pulse of discharge current. Under the conditions of radiative losses determined by the spectral region where τ R (λ) ≪ 1, the reabsorption of radiation is absent and discharge plasma is nonuniformly heated by the current pulse. This leads to the appearance of reverse motions, so that the heated plasma is partly pushed toward the tube walls and partly returned to the discharge axis.

  4. Heat exchanger staybolt acceptance criteria

    The structural integrity demonstration of the primary coolant piping system includes evaluating the structural capacity of each component against a large break or equivalent Double-Ended Guillotine Break. A large break at the inlet or outlet heads of the heat exchangers would occur if the restraint members of the heads become inactive. The structural integrity of the heads is demonstrated by showing the redundant capacity of the staybolts to restrain the head at design conditions and under seismic loadings. The Savannah River Site heat exchanger head is attached to the tubesheet by 84 staybolts. Access to the staybolts is limited due to a welded seal cap over the staybolts. An ultrasonic testing (UT) inspection technique to provide an in-situ examination of the staybolts has recently been developed at SRS. Examination of the staybolts will be performed to ensure their service condition and configuration is within acceptance limits. An acceptance criteria methodology has been developed to disposition flaws reported in the staybolt inspections while ensuring adequate restraint capacity of the staybolts to maintain integrity of the heat exchanger heads against collapse. The methodology includes an approach for the baseline and periodic inspections of the staybolts. The heat exchanger head is analyzed with a three-dimensional finite element model. The restraint provided by the staybolts is evaluated for several postulated cases of inactive or missing staybolts. Evaluation of specific, inactive staybolt configurations based on the UT results can be performed with the finite element model and fracture methodology in this report

  5. Preliminary Studies of S-CO{sub 2} Critical Flow for Leak Modeling in Sodium-CO{sub 2} Heat Exchanger

    Jung, Hwa-Young; Go, A-Reum; Lee, Jeong Ik [KAIST, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Wi, Myung-Hwan [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    The amount of chemical reaction between sodium and CO{sub 2} will vary depending on several factors; the crack or rupture size, the interfacial area between sodium and CO{sub 2}, the amount of released CO{sub 2}, and so on. These factors are as influential as the reaction temperature of Na-CO{sub 2} interaction. To specify these factors, it is important to predict the CO{sub 2} leak mechanism during the CO{sub 2} leakage. However, only limited number of studies has been performed for understanding the CO{sub 2} leak mechanism. sodium to supercritical CO{sub 2} heat exchanger, an isentropic critical flow model was developed. Based on a simple flow model a preliminary numerical study was carried out by including simplified Na-CO{sub 2} reaction. However, friction between CO{sub 2} and crack wall should be considered to simulate more realistic CO{sub 2} critical flow, which represents more realistic situation. Thus, the Fanno flow, which considers friction in a compressible flow, will replace the isentropic flow model for better predictability. If this model can reasonably simulate the transient response of the CO{sub 2} leak scenario, several physical models will be added to the current analysis; real gas model, Na-CO{sub 2} interaction, two-phase model for liquid sodium and gaseous CO{sub 2}, heat transport in the sodium tank, and so on.

  6. An experimental study of a pin-fin heat exchanger

    Ramthun, David L.

    2003-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited A detailed experimental study has been carried out on the heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of a compact heat exchanger with pin fins. A modular wind-tunnel with a rectangular cross-section duct-flow area was constructed that would accommodate the heat exchanger test section with varying pin designs. The flow in the tunnel was achieved through a suction-type blower, and a leading entrance length section was added to achie...

  7. Analysis of flow-induced vibration of heat exchanger and steam generator tube bundles using the AECL computer code PIPEAU-2

    PIPEAU-2 is a computer code developed at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories for the flow-induced vibration analysis of heat exchanger and steam generator tube bundles. It can perform this analysis for straight and 'U' tubes. All the theoretical work underlying the code is analytical rather than numerical in nature. Highly accurate evaluation of the free vibration frequencies and mode shapes is therefore obtained. Using the latest experimentally determined parameters available, the free vibration analysis is followed by a forced vibration analysis. Tube response due to fluid turbulence and vortex shedding is determined, as well as critical fluid velocity associated with fluid-elastic instability

  8. A study on the heat transfer development of heat exchanger with vortex generator

    A numerical analysis using FLUENT code was carried out to investigate flow characteristics and heat transfer development of heat exchangers. The analysis results for both cases of the fin-circular tube and the fin-flat tube heat exchanger with the vortex generator show relatively higher heat transfer coefficient than that for both cases of the fin-circular tube and the fin-flat tube heat exchangers without the vortex generator. Also, the analysis result for the fin-circular tube heat exchanger with the vortex generator has relatively higher heat transfer coefficient and higher pressure loss than those for the fin-flat tube heat exchanger with the vortex generator. The results of this study can be used to design the heat exchanger with relatively low pressure loss and maximum heat transfer coefficient. 28 figs., 15 refs. (Author) .new

  9. MATHEMATICAL SIMULATION OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER PROCESSES IN A CROSSFLOW HEAT EXCHANGER

    Valiulin, S.; Shabarov, V.

    2008-01-01

    A calculation procedure for gas-dynamic and thermal characteristics of cross flow heat exchanger has been put forward. Heat carriers have been modeled by a turbulent motion of compressible and incompressible liquids. The problem is solved using the ANSYS CFX software system. Some peculiarities of the problem solution have been considered including the possibility to intensify the heat exchange by installing two systems of annular airfoils in the heat exchanger.

  10. Experimental performance studies of a plate heat exchanger

    Plath, Darren R.

    1996-01-01

    A plate and frame heat exchanger experimental test stand was developed. Using this test stand a performance analysis was conducted. The analysis consisted of evaluating the performance of the heat exchanger at varying flow rates and inlet temperatures, to develop an effectiveness-NTU and Log Mean Temperature Difference relationships, under steady state operation. The measured heat rates were compared to the heat rates provided by the manufacturer and good/bad agreement was found. Standard ope...