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  1. Influence of the convective surface transfer coefficients on the Heat, Air, and Moisture (HAM) building performance

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    Steskens, Paul Wilhelmus Maria Hermanus; Janssen, Hans

    2009-01-01

    Current models to predict heat, air and moisture (HAM) conditions in buildings assume constant boundary conditions for the temperature and relative humidity of the neighbouring air and for the surface heat and moisture transfer coefficients. These assumptions may introduce errors in the predicted HAM conditions. The paper focuses on the influence of the interior surface heat and moisture transfer coefficients, and investigates its effect on the hygrothermal performance. The parameter study showed that the magnitude of the convective surface transfer coefficients have a relatively large influence on the predicted hygrothermal conditions at the surface of a building component and on the heat and vapour exchange with the indoor environment.

  2. Calculation of heat transfer coefficients at the ingot surface during DC casting

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    Kuwana, K.; Viswanathan, S.; Clark, John A, III; Sabau, A.; Hassan, M.; Saito, K.; Das, S.

    2005-02-01

    Surface heat transfer coefficients representing the various regimes of water cooling during the Direct Chill (DC) casting of aluminum 3004 alloy ingots have been calculated using the inverse heat transfer technique. ProCAST, a commercial casting simulation package, which includes heat transfer, fluid flow, solidification, and inverse heat transfer, was used for this effort. Thermocouple data from an experimental casting run, and temperature-dependent thermophysical properties of the alloy were used in the calculation. The use of a structured vs. unstructured mesh was evaluated. The calculated effective heat transfer coefficient, which is a function of temperature and time, covers three water cooling regimes, i.e., convection, nucleate boiling, and film boiling, and the change of water flow rate with time.

  3. Critical thickness of an optimum extended surface characterized by uniform heat transfer coefficient

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    Leontiou, Theodoros

    2015-01-01

    We consider the heat transfer problem associated with a periodic array of extended surfaces (fins) subjected to convection heat transfer with a uniform heat transfer coefficient. Our analysis differs from the classical approach as (i) we consider two-dimensional heat conduction and (ii) the base of the fin is included in the heat transfer process. The problem is modeled as an arbitrary two-dimensional channel whose upper surface is flat and isothermal, while the lower surface has a periodic array of extensions/fins which are subjected to heat convection with a uniform heat transfer coefficient. Using the generalized Schwarz-Christoffel transformation the domain is mapped onto a straight channel where the heat conduction problem is solved using the boundary element method. The boundary element solution is subsequently used to pose a shape optimization problem, i.e. an inverse problem, where the objective function is the normalized Shape Factor and the variables of the optimization are the parameters of the Sch...

  4. FLOW VELOCITY AND SURFACE TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT FROM URBAN CANOPY SURFACES BY NUMERICAL SIMULATION

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    Sivaraja Subramania Pillai

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the effect of flow velocity and building surface temperature effects on Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient (CHTC from urban building surfaces by numerical simulation. The thermal effects produced by geometrical and physical properties of urban areas generate a relatively differential heating and uncomfortable environment compared to rural regions called as Urban Heat Island (UHI phenomena. The urban thermal comfort is directly related to the CHTC from the urban canopy surfaces. This CHTC from urban canopy surfaces expected to depend upon the wind velocity flowing over the urban canopy surfaces, urban canopy configurations, building surface temperature etc. But the most influential parameter on CHTC has not been clarified yet. Urban canopy type experiments in thermally stratified wind tunnel have normally been used to study the heat transfer issues. But, it is not an easy task in wind tunnel experiments to evaluate local CHTC, which vary on individual canyon surfaces such as building roof, walls and ground. Numerical simulation validated by wind tunnel experiments can be an alternative for the prediction of CHTC from building surfaces in an urban area. In our study, wind tunnel experiments were conducted to validate the low-Reynolds-number k-? model which was used for the evaluation of CHTC from surfaces. The calculated CFD results showed good agreement with experimental results. After this validation, the effects of flow velocity and building surface temperature effects on CHTC from urban building surfaces were investigated. It has been found that the change in velocity remarkably affects the CHTC from urban canopy surfaces and change in surface temperature has almost no effect over the CHTC from urban canopy surfaces.

  5. Convective heat transfer coefficients for exterior building surfaces: Existing correlations and CFD modelling

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    Convective heat transfer at exterior building surfaces has an impact on the design and performance of building components such as double-skin facades, solar collectors, solar chimneys and ventilated photovoltaic arrays, and also affects the thermal climate and cooling load in urban areas. In this study, an overview is given of existing correlations of the exterior convective heat transfer coefficient (CHTC) with the wind speed, indicating significant differences between these correlations. As an alternative to using existing correlations, the applicability of CFD to obtain forced CHTC correlations is evaluated, by considering a cubic building in an atmospheric boundary layer. Steady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations are performed and, instead of the commonly used wall functions, low-Reynolds number modelling (LRNM) is used to model the boundary-layer region for reasons of improved accuracy. The flow field is found to become quasi independent of the Reynolds number at Reynolds numbers of about 105. This allows limiting the wind speed at which the CHTC is evaluated and thus the grid resolution in the near-wall region, which significantly reduces the computational expense. The distribution of the power-law CHTC-U10 correlation over the windward and leeward surfaces is presented (U10 = reference wind speed at 10 m height). It is shown that these correlations can be accurately determined by simulations with relatively low wind spey simulations with relatively low wind speed values, which avoids the use of excessively fine grids for LRNM, and by using only two or three discrete wind speed values, which limits the required number of CFD simulations.

  6. Analysis of heat transfer coefficient for variable spatial orientation of a minichannel with an enhanced surface at incipience of boiling

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    Piasecka Magdalena

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents flow boiling heat transfer of FC-72 in 1 mm depth, 40 mm width minichannel where a foil with evenly distributed recesses on one side acts as a heating surface. The minichannel is set at various angles, i.e. 0, 45, 90, 135 and 180 degrees inclinations in relation to the horizontal plane. The plain side of the foil is observed to determine the surface temperature by liquid crystal thermography. Two heat transfer models: one- and two-dimensional are proposed to calculate local heat transfer coefficients. In the two-dimensional approach the inverse problem in the heating wall is solved by the semi-analytical method based on Trefftz functions in subareas, abbreviated to the nodeless Trefftz method. Local values of heat transfer coefficient on the surface between the heating foil and boiling liquid were calculated on the basis of the third-kind boundary condition. The influence of minichannel orientation on heat transfer coefficient at boiling incipience region values were analyzed. The same tendencies in the results were observed for the two applied methods. The one-dimensional approach seems to be less sensitive to measurement errors. The polynomial smoothing of the results applied in the two-dimensional method can affect the rounding values of coefficient.

  7. Transfer coefficients for terrestrial foodchains

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    Transfer coefficients to predict the passage of isotopes from the environment to terrestrial foods have been derived for various radionuclides of importance in the nuclear fuel cycle. These data update and extend previously recommended handbook values. We derive transfer coefficients to terrestrial foods and describe the systematics of the derived transfer coefficients. Suggestions are offered for changes in the values of transfer coefficients to terrestrial foods that now appear in federal regulatory guides. Deficiencies in our present knowledge concerning transfer coefficients and limitations in the use of these values to ensure compliance with radiation protection standards are discussed. (orig.) 891 HP/orig. 892 MB

  8. CFD simulation of direct contact condensation with ANSYS CFX using surface renewal theory based heat transfer coefficients

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    Different approaches for the calculation of Direct Contact Condensation (DCC) using Heat Transfer Coefficients (HTC) based on the Surface Renewal Theory (SRT) are tested using the CFD simulation tool ANSYS CFX. The present work constitutes a preliminary study of the flow patterns and conditions observed using different HTC models. A complex 3D flow pattern will be observed in the CFD simulations as well as a strong coupling between the condensation rate and the two-phase flow dynamics. (orig.)

  9. Estimation of internal heat transfer coefficients and detection of rib positions in gas turbine blades from transient surface temperature measurements

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    This paper describes a non-invasive, non-destructive, transient inverse measurement technique that allows one to determine internal heat transfer coefficients and rib positions of real gas turbine blades from outer surface temperature measurements after a sudden flow heating. The determination of internal heat transfer coefficients is important during the design process to adjust local heat transfer to spatial thermal load. The detection of rib positions is important during production to fulfill design and quality requirements. For the analysis the one-dimensional transient heat transfer problem inside of the turbine blade's wall was solved. This solution was combined with the Levenberg-Marquardt method to estimate the unknown boundary condition by an inverse technique. The method was tested with artificial data to determine uncertainties with positive results. Then experimental testing with a reference model was carried out. Based on the results, it is concluded that the presented inverse technique could be used to determine internal heat transfer coefficients and to detect rib positions of real turbine blades.

  10. HTPGB: a computer program for calculating from experimental data the variation in heat transfer coefficient round a cylindrical surface

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    HTPGB1 calculates from experimental data the variation in heat transfer coefficient round a cyclindrical surface. The structure within the cylindrical surface is assumed to consist of a series of concentric annuli for any one of which the physical properties and volume generation of heat remain constant, but may vary from one annulus to another. Conduction of heat along the cylinder is assumed negligible. However, an adjustment for the localised longitudinal conduction effects associated with ribbed surfaces may be included. The information provided by the program can be used in the prediction of round pin temperature variations in a reactor from out-of-pile tests. It is essential for obtaining the correct interpretation of experimental data when the reduction of temperature differences by thermal conduction within the surface is different in the reactor and the experiment. (author)

  11. Expressions of mass transfer coefficients of bubbles and free surface of culture tanks using the k-epsilon turbulence model.

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    Amano, Ken; Haga, Ryoichi; Murakami, Sei

    2008-06-01

    For mammalian cell culture, getting a continuous supply of oxygen and extracting carbon dioxide are primary challenges even in the most modern biopharmaceutical manufacturing plants, due to the low oxygen solubility and excessive carbon dioxide accumulation. In addition, various independent flow and mass transfer characteristics in the culture tanks vessel make scale-up extremely difficult. One method for overcoming these and providing rational optimization is solving the fluid and mass transport equations by numerical simulation. To develop a simulation program, it is decisively important to know mass transfer coefficients of gaseous species in the culture tank. In this study, oxygen mass transfer coefficients are measured using a beaker with a sparger and impellers. In order to investigate the formulation of the mass transfer coefficients, the turbulent flow statistics is calculated by a CFD code for all cases, and the expressions of the mass transfer coefficients are established as functions of the statistics. Until now, the expression by Kawase is known in this field. This expression becomes a function only of energy dissipation rate epsilon. It does not coincide with the conventional experimental fact that mass transfer coefficient is proportional power 0.5 of impeller rotation speed. The new mass transfer coefficient is dependent on both of energy dissipation rate epsilon and turbulent flow energy k. It satisfies the relation of power of 0.5 of impeller rotation speed. PMID:18347829

  12. Measurement of Momentum Transfer Coefficients for H2, N2, CO, and CO2 Incident Upon Spacecraft Surfaces

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    Cook, Steven R.; Hoffbauer, Mark A.

    1997-01-01

    Measurements of momentum transfer coefficients were made for gas-surface interactions between the Space Shuttle reaction control jet plume gases and the solar panel array materials to be used on the International Space Station. Actual conditions were simulated using a supersonic nozzle source to produce beams of the gases with approximately the same average velocities as the gases have in the Shuttle plumes. Samples of the actual solar panel materials were mounted on a torsion balance that was used to measure the force exerted on the surfaces by the molecular beams. Measurements were made with H2, N2, CO, and CO2 incident upon the solar array material, Kapton, SiO2-coated Kapton, and Z93-coated Al. The measurements showed that molecules scatter from the surfaces more specularly as the angle of incidence increases and that the scattering behavior has a strong dependence upon both the incident gas and velocity. These results show that for some technical surfaces the simple assumption of diffuse scattering with complete thermal accommodation is entirely inadequate. It is clear that additional measurements are required to produce models that more accurately describe the gas-surface interactions encountered in rarefied flow regimes.

  13. Measurements of momentum transfer coefficients for H2, N2, CO and CO2 incident upon spacecraft surfaces

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    Cook, S. R.; Hoffbauer, M. A.

    1997-01-01

    Measurements of momentum transfer coefficients were made for gas-surface interactions between the Space Shuttle reaction control jet plume gases and the solar panel array materials to be used on the International Space Station. Actual conditions were simulated using a supersonic nozzle source to produce beams of the gases with approximately the same average velocities as the gases have in the Shuttle plumes. Samples of the actual solar panel materials were mounted on a torsion balance that was used to measure the force exerted on the surfaces by the molecular beams. Measurements were made with H2, N2, CO, and CO2 incident upon the solar array material, Kapton, SiO2-coated Kapton, and Z93-coated Al. The measurements showed that molecules scatter from the surfaces more specularly as the angle of incidence increases and that scattering behavior has a strong dependence upon both the incident gas and velocity. These results show that for some technical surfaces the simple assumption of diffuse scattering with complete thermal accommodation is entirely inadequate. It is clear that additional measurements are required to produce models that more accurately describe the gas-surface interactions encountered in rarefied flow regimes.

  14. Determination of friction factors and heat transfer coefficients for flow past artifically roughened surfaces

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    A critical review of the assumptions, theoretical foundations, and supporting experimental evidence for the analytical procedures in current use for evaluation of the effects of artificial surface roughening on friction factor and Stanton number is provided. Recommendations are given concerning the application of these procedures to rough rod bundles. A new method is demonstrated for determination of the slope and intercept of the universal logarithmic dimensionless velocity distribution law for fully rough flow past roughened surfaces without the need for experimental measurement of the velocity profile. The slope is shown to vary with the nature of the roughened surface and to deviate significantly from the slope for turbulent flow past smooth walls in some cases. It is further shown that the intercept, which is a boundary condition equivalent to the roughness parameter for friction, is independent of the width of the velocity profile. A similar method is developed for determination of the slope and intercept of the temperature distribution law, but additional experimental investigation is required before the efficacy of this application can be conclusively established

  15. Influence of wall emissivity and convective heat transfer coefficient on the adiabatic surface temperature as thermal/structural parameter in fire modeling

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    In fire engineering analysis, one of the open problem is the transfer of thermal parameters obtained by fire CFD model to FEM models for structural analysis. In this study the new useful concept of “Adiabatic Surface Temperature” or more commonly known as AST, introduced by Wickström, is investigated. The adiabatic surface temperature offers the opportunity to transfer both thermal information of the gas and the net heat flux to the solid phase model, obtained by CFD analysis. In this study two CFD analyses are carried out in order to evaluate the effect of emissivity and of convective heat transfer coefficient to determine the AST. First one CFD analysis simulating a fire scenario, “conjugate heat transfer”, with a square steel beam exposed to hot surface is carried out to calculate AST, heat convective coefficient and temperature field in the beam. Second one, a conductive analysis is carried out on “standalone beam” imposing a third type boundary condition on its boundaries assuming the AST, evaluated in the conjugate analysis, as external temperature. Different heat convective coefficients are imposed on the beam walls. The comparison between results obtained by means of the two proposed analyses shows the use of AST as transfer thermal parameter between CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) and FEM (Finite Element Method) models is appropriate when the convective heat transfer coefficient is properly evaluated. -- Highlights: ? An open problem is to transfer parameters obtained by thermal to structural models. ? The useful concept of “Adiabatic Surface Temperature” (AST) is investigated. ? The AST use is right for properly evaluated convective heat transfer coefficient

  16. Inverse determination of local heat transfer coefficient

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    The naphtalene sublimation and transient methods are widely used techniques which are particularly useful in complex flows and solid shapes. Both techniques have been widely used with considerable success but they are not appropriate for high temperatures. An alternative method to obtain the local convective heat transfer coefficient, that does not have any disadvantages noted above, is the inverse procedure. Determination of the space-variable heat transfer coefficient on a complex shape surface requires the solution of the nonlinear inverse heat conduction problem. The distribution of the heat transfer coefficient is calculated from temperature measurements at interior points of the solid and measured fluid temperature. The unknown parameters associated with the solution are selected to achieve the closest agreement in a least squares sense between the computed and measured temperatures using the Levenberg - Marquardt method. The nonlinear least - squares problem is parameterized by assuming the staircase changes of heat transfer coefficient on the boundary or expressing the space variations of the heat transfer coefficient in the functional form. The uncertainties in the estimated components of the heat transfer coefficient or in the estimated parameters are determined for the temperature measurements with known and unknown standard deviations. The determination of the circumferential heat transfer coefficient distribution on the heated tube with two longitudinal fon the heated tube with two longitudinal fins in cross flow demonstrates the accuracy of the developed method. The actual experimental data were used. Experiments were performed with an array of vertical tubes arranged in staggered pattern. The experimental results reported herein are among the first that show the variation of the local heat transfer coefficients over the circumference of the finned tube. Most data reported previously were acquired for smooth tubes at low temperatures. The main advantage of the method is that it does not require any knowledge, or solution to, the complex fluid flow field. It should be noted that determining unknown steady distribution of heat transfer coefficients by using the developed method is inexpensive, since it requires only one fluid temperature probe and a few thermocouples for temperature measurements inside the solid. Refs. 4 (author)

  17. Condensation heat transfer coefficient versus wettability

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    Roudgar, M.; De Coninck, J.

    2015-05-01

    In this paper we show how condensation on substrates can induce wetting behavior that is quite different from that of deposited or impinging drops. We describe surfaces with the same wettability in ambient conditions presenting different wetting behavior and growth of droplets in condensation. The experimental results show a rapid spread of droplets and formation of the film on the copper surface, while droplets on SU-8 surface remains on the regular shape while they grow within the time, without coalescence, as observed for Cu. Although the heat conductivity of SU-8 is much lower, due to a difference in wetting behavior, the heat transfer coefficient (h) is higher for dropwise condensation on Cu with a thin layer of SU-8 than filmwise on the bare copper.

  18. Heat transfer coefficient for boiling carbon dioxide.

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    Knudsen, Hans JØrgen HØgaard; Jensen, Per Henrik

    1998-01-01

    Heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop for boiling carbon dioxide (R744) flowing in a horizontal pipe has been measured. The calculated heat transfer coeeficient has been compared with the Chart correlation of Shah. The Chart Correlation predits too low heat transfer coefficient but the ratio between the measured and the calculated heat transfer coefficient is nearly constant and equal 1.9. With this factor the correlation predicts the measured data within 14% (RMS). The pressure drop is of the same order as the measuring uncertainty and the pressure drop has not been compared with correlation's.

  19. Wind heat transfer coefficient in solar collectors in outdoor conditions

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    Kumar, Suresh; Mullick, S.C. [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016 (India)

    2010-06-15

    Knowledge of wind heat transfer coefficient, h{sub w}, is required for estimation of upward losses from the outer surface of flat plate solar collectors/solar cookers. In present study, an attempt has been made to estimate the wind induced convective heat transfer coefficient by employing unglazed test plate (of size about 0.9 m square) in outdoor conditions. Experiments, for measurement of h{sub w}, have been conducted on rooftop of a building in the Institute campus in summer season for 2 years. The estimated wind heat transfer coefficient has been correlated against wind speed by linear regression and power regression. Experimental values of wind heat transfer coefficient estimated in present work have been compared with studies of other researchers after normalizing for plate length. (author)

  20. Heat transfer coefficient between UO2 and Zircaloy-2

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    This paper provides some experimental values of the heat-transfer coefficient between UO2 and Zircaloy-2 surfaces in contact under conditions of interfacial pressure, temperature, surface roughness and interface atmosphere, that are relevant to UO2/Zircaloy-2 fuel elements operating in pressurized-water power reactors. Coefficients were obtained from eight UO2/ Zircaloy-2 pairs in atmospheres of helium, argon, krypton or xenon, at atmosphere pressure and in vacuum. Interfacial pressures were varied from 50 to 550 kgf/cm2 while surface roughness heights were in the range 0.2 x 10-4 to 3.5 x 10-4 cm. The effect on the coefficients of cycling the interfacial pressure, of interface gas pressure and of temperature were examined. The experimental values of the coefficients were used to test the predictions of expressions for the heat-transfer between two solids in contact. For the particular UO2/ Zircaloy-2 pairs examined, numerical values were assigned to several parameters that related the surface roughnesses to either the radius of solid/solid contact spots or to the mean thickness of the interface voids and that accounted for the imperfect accommodation of the void gas on the test surfaces. (author)

  1. Modeling satellite drag coefficients with response surfaces

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    Mehta, Piyush M.; Walker, Andrew; Lawrence, Earl; Linares, Richard; Higdon, David; Koller, Josef

    2014-10-01

    Satellite drag coefficients are a major source of uncertainty in predicting the drag force on satellites in low Earth orbit. Among other things, accurately predicting the orbit requires detailed knowledge of the satellite drag coefficient. Computational methods are an important tool in computing the drag coefficient but are too intensive for real-time and predictive applications. Therefore, analytic or empirical models that can accurately predict drag coefficients are desired. This work uses response surfaces to model drag coefficients. The response surface methodology is validated by developing a response surface model for the drag coefficient of a sphere where the closed-form solution is known. The response surface model performs well in predicting the drag coefficient of a sphere with a root mean square percentage error less than 0.3% over the entire parameter space. For more complex geometries, such as the GRACE satellite, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the International Space Station, the model errors are only slightly larger at about 0.9%, 0.6%, and 1.0%, respectively.

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

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

  3. High-resolution heat-transfer-coefficient maps applicable to compound-curve surfaces using liquid crystals in a transient wind tunnel

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    Jones, Terry V.; Hippensteele, Steven A.

    1988-01-01

    Tests were performed in a transient heat transfer tunnel in which the model under test was preheated prior to allowing room temperature air to be suddenly drawn over the model. The resulting movement of isothermal contours on the model is revealed using a surface coating of thermochromic liquid crystals that display distinctive colors at particular temperatures. A video record is obtained of a temperature and time data pair for all points on the model during a single test. Experiments on a duct model are reported in which the model was preheated using a hot air stream. A manner in which initial model temperature nonuniformities could be taken into account was investigated. The duct model was also tested with a steady-state measurement technique and results were compared with the transient measurements, but recognizing that differences existed between the upstream thermal boundary conditions. The steady-state and transient measurements were shown to be consistent with predicted values. The main advantage of this transient heat transfer technique using liquid crystals is that since the test model need not be actively heated, high-resolution measurements on surfaces with complex shapes may be obtained.

  4. High-resolution heat-transfer-coefficient maps applicable to compound-curve surfaces using liquid crystals in a transient wind tunnel

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    Tests were performed in a transient heat transfer tunnel in which the model under test was preheated prior to allowing room temperature air to be suddenly drawn over the model. The resulting movement of isothermal contours on the model is revealed using a surface coating of thermochromic liquid crystals that display distinctive colors at particular temperatures. A video record is obtained of a temperature and time data pair for all points on the model during a single test. Experiments on a duct model are reported in which the model was preheated using a hot air stream. A manner in which initial model temperature nonuniformities could be taken into account was investigated. The duct model was also tested with a steady-state measurement technique and results were compared with the transient measurements, but recognizing that differences existed between the upstream thermal boundary conditions. The steady-state and transient measurements were shown to be consistent with predicted values. The main advantage of this transient heat transfer technique using liquid crystals is that since the test model need not be actively heated, high-resolution measurements on surfaces with complex shapes may be obtained

  5. Correlation of heat transfer coefficient for quench front

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    The heat transfer coefficient at the quench front during quenching is one of the important parameters for researching the quenching processes, one of the main variables for the movement velocity of quenching front, too. A transient hot-patch test technique and unsteady state two-dimensional numerical technique is adopted to investigate the heat transfer coefficient at the quench front under the top-quenching, low pressure and low mass flux in a tube. Based on a suitable physical model, a multi-variables nonlinear regression method is used to analysis the effect of relevant parameters on the heat transfer coefficient and obtained the final empirical correlation under the experimental condition

  6. Parametric investigation of cylinder and jacket side convective heat transfer coefficients of gasoline engines

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    In this study, we aimed to realize a parametric determination of the convective heat transfer coefficient of a gasoline engine on both the in-cylinder and jacket sides. The combustion products have been determined as a function of excess air coefficient. Cylinder temperature and pressure have been calculated with a simplistic model based on the First Law of Thermodynamics. The in-cylinder heat transfer coefficient is evaluated by using two different expressions; one a specific form of Annand's equation and the other the Woschni equation. Newton's convective heat transfer equation has been utilized to obtain the heat transfer coefficient between the engine block and the cooling water. This process is based on some temperature measurements at various locations in the cooling space, as the distance between the tip of the temperature sensor and the inner cylinder surface is varied for each location. We determined values of both coefficients for various engine parameters

  7. Determination of the surface drag coefficient

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    Mahrt, L.; Vickers, D.

    2001-01-01

    This study examines the dependence of the surface drag coefficient on stability, wind speed, mesoscale modulation of the turbulent flux and method of calculation of the drag coefficient. Data sets over grassland, sparse grass, heather and two forest sites are analyzed. For significantly unstable conditions, the drag coefficient does not depend systematically on z/L but decreases with wind speed for fixed intervals of z/L, where L is the Obukhov length. Even though the drag coefficient for weak wind conditions is sensitive to the exact method of calculation and choice of averaging time, the decrease of the drag coefficient with wind speed occurs for all of the calculation methods. A classification of flux calculation methods is constructed, which unifies the most common previous approaches. The roughness length corresponding to the usual Monin-Obukhov stability functions decreases with increasing wind speed. This dependence on wind speed cannot be eliminated by adjusting the stability functions. If physical, the decrease of the roughness length with increasing wind speed might be due to the decreasing role of viscous effects and streamlining of the vegetation, although these effects cannot be isolated from existing atmospheric data. For weak winds, both the mean flow and the stress vector often meander significantly in response to mesoscale motions. The relationship between meandering of the stress and wind vectors is examined. For weak winds, the drag coefficient can be sensitive to the method of calculation, partly due to meandering of the stress vector.

  8. Evaluation of heat transfer and drag coefficients for iron meteorites

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    According to the observed deceleration of 15 superschmidt meteors generated by iron meteoroids of heat transfer coefficients ? and drag coefficients ? were evaluated assuming the quasi-continuous fragmentation. It is shown that for meteoroid initial masses M1 g ? strongly decreases by M increase reaching values ? ? 0,1 at M ? 10 g. The square dependence of the reactive part of drag coefficient on the velocity instead of linear lows is obtained

  9. Measurement of heat transfer coefficient using termoanemometry methods

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    Dan?ová P.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This work deals with a measurement of heat transfer from a heated flat plate on which a synthetic jet impacts perpendicularly. Measurement of a heat transfer coefficient (HTC is carried out using the hot wire anemometry method with glue film probe Dantec 55M47. The paper brings also results of velocity profiles measurements and turbulence intensity calculations.

  10. Measurement of heat transfer coefficient using termoanemometry methods

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    Dan?ová P.; Sitek P; Vít T.

    2014-01-01

    This work deals with a measurement of heat transfer from a heated flat plate on which a synthetic jet impacts perpendicularly. Measurement of a heat transfer coefficient (HTC) is carried out using the hot wire anemometry method with glue film probe Dantec 55M47. The paper brings also results of velocity profiles measurements and turbulence intensity calculations.

  11. Nuclear surface energy coefficients in ?-decay

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    Rajeswari, N. S.; Balasubramaniam, M.

    2013-03-01

    Within a modified unified fission model approach, the alpha decay half-lives of 108 even-even isotopes of heavy nuclei are studied first for the use of different nuclear surface energy coefficients (? - MN76, ? - MN95, ? - MS67 and ? - MS00) entering in the calculation of proximity potential, for the use of two different forms of overlapping potentials, linear and second-order polynomial forms. Exact fitting of the half-lives for the isotopes of Ra, Th and U is obtained by introducing a parameter ?R, which extends the touching point radius. A linear relation connecting this parameter ?R and Q-value of the decay is obtained with a constraint to have a continuity of the potential in the overlapping and non-overlapping regions. For the use of this linear relation, half-life values are calculated for all the 108 even-even isotopes of heavy nuclei. The pre-existence probability is also calculated as the penetrability of the overlapping region for the use of two different forms of overlapping potentials, linear and second-order polynomial forms. The pre-existence probability and penetration probability calculations reveal the associated nuclear structure effects. Calculated half-lives for the use of different versions of nuclear surface energy coefficients, using both linear and polynomial overlapping potentials, compare well with the experimental values. Nuclear surface energy coefficient (? - MS00 ) due to Myers and Swiatecki gives the least deviation. Further, for the use of both linear and polynomial overlapping potentials using the ? - MS00 version of the surface energy coefficient the half-lives of experimentally known superheavy elements are calculated and the calculations are also extended to predict half-lives of yet experimentally unknown nuclei.

  12. Heat transfer coefficient determination for flow boiling in vertical and horizontal minichannels

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    Piasecka Magdalena; Maciejewska Beata

    2014-01-01

    The paper presents the results of boiling heat transfer research during FC-72 laminar flow along a minichannel of 1 mm depth, positioned vertically and horizontally, with an enhanced heating surface. One glass pane allows to determine the temperature of the heating wall by liquid crystal thermography. Calculations are aimed at the evaluation of one- and two-dimensional heat transfer approaches to determine the local heat transfer coefficient. In the one-dimensional approach only the direction...

  13. Experimental and Numerical Study on Effects of Airflow and Aqueous Ammonium Temperature on Ammonia Mass Transfer Coefficient

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    Rong, Li; Nielsen, Peter V.

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports the results of an investigation, based on fundamental fluid dynamics and mass transfer theory, carried out to obtain a general understanding of ammonia mass transfer from an emission surface. The effects of airflow and aqueous ammonium solution temperature on ammonia mass transfer are investigated by using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling and by a mechanism modeling using dissociation constant and Henry's constant models based on the parameters measured in the experiments performed in a wind tunnel. The validated CFD model by experimental data is used to investigate the surface concentration distribution and mass transfer coefficient at different temperatures and velocities for which the Reynolds number is from 1.36 × 104 to 5.43 × 104 (based on wind tunnel length). The surface concentration increases as velocity decreases and varies greatly along the airflow direction on the emission surface. The average mass transfer coefficient increases with higher velocity and turbulence intensity. However, the mass transfer coefficient estimated by CFD simulation is consistently larger than the calculated one by the method using dissociation constant and Henry's constant models. In addition, the results show that the liquid-air temperature difference has little impact on the simulated mass transfer coefficient by CFD modeling, whereas the mass transfer coefficient increases with higher liquid temperature using the other method under the conditions that the liquid temperature is lower than the air temperature. Although there are differences of mass transfer coefficients between these two methods, the mass transfer coefficients determined by these two methods are significantly related.

  14. Heat transfer coefficient in serpentine coolant passage for CCDTL

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    A series of heat transfer experiments were conducted to refine the cooling passage design in the drift tubes of a coupled cavity drift tube linac (CCDTL). The experimental data were then compared to numerical models to derive relationships between heat transfer rates, Reynold's number, and Prandtl number, over a range of flow rates. Data reduction consisted of axisymmetric finite element modeling where the heat transfer coefficients were modified to match the experimental data. Unfortunately, the derived relationship is valid only for this specific geometry of the test drift tube. Fortunately, the heat transfer rates were much better (approximately 2.5 times) than expected

  15. 3D measurements and numerical computations of heat transfer coefficients on spheres in an array

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    The focus of this paper is to investigate the heat transfer coefficient distributions on the spheres in a three-dimensional (3-D) array. This arrangement is an essential geometry in pebble bed reactors (PBRs) that are generally adopted in the chemical and the nuclear engineering. Understanding the thermal-hydraulic characteristics of the pebbles is important for the design of reactors. Using the transient liquid crystal technique, an experimental device is set up to measure the transient wall temperature on the surface of spheres arranged in an array, as heated air flows across. Based on the measured temperature distributions on the sphere surfaces, the heat transfer coefficient can be derived. A 3-D transient computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model with different turbulence models is also developed and assessed using the measured heat transfer coefficient distributions. Five turbulence models are considered in this study: the standard k-? low-Re, AKN k-? low-Re, standard k-? two-layer, realizable k-? two-layer, and v2-bar-f turbulence models, respectively. Comparisons of the predicted heat transfer coefficient distributions and those in the experimental data reveal that the v2-bar-f turbulence model is more suitable for simulating flow and heat transfer characteristics in a sphere array. In addition, the beneficial effect of Rein on the heat transfer coefficient distribution is captured by both experimental measurements and CFD pth experimental measurements and CFD predictions. (authors)

  16. Determining Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient and Shading Coefficient of Doubleskin Facade

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    Mulyadi, Rosady

    2011-01-01

    The overall heat transfer coefficient (U?value) and the shading coefficient (SC?value) are substantial properties of double?skin façade. They are importantly required for energy?use estimation, particularly for heat load calculation of the air?conditioning system. The determination of the U?value and the SC?value of double?skin façade was done by numerical simulation employing FORTRAN for the one?year duration. By utilizing the least square method, the equat...

  17. Mass transfer coefficients determination from linear gradient elution experiments.

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    Pfister, David; Morbidelli, Massimo

    2015-01-01

    A procedure to estimate mass transfer coefficients in linear gradient elution chromatography is presented and validated by comparison with experimental data. Mass transfer coefficients are traditionally estimated experimentally through the van Deemter plot, which represents the HETP as a function of the fluid velocity. Up to now, the HETP was obtained under isocratic elution conditions. Unfortunately, isocratic elution experiments are often not suitable for large biomolecules which suffer from severe mass transfer hindrances. Yamamoto et al. were the first to propose a semi-empirical equation to relate HETPs measured from linear gradient elution experiments to those obtained under isocratic conditions [7]. Based on his pioneering work, the approach presented in this work aims at providing an experimental procedure supported by simple equations to estimate reliable mass transfer parameters from linear gradient elution chromatographic experiments. From the resolution of the transport model, we derived a rigorous analytical expression for the HETP in linear gradient elution chromatography. PMID:25497582

  18. Studies of mass transfer coefficients in denitrifying biofilms

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    Garci?a Lo?pez, L. A.; Veiga, M. C.; Nogueira, R.; Melo, L. F.

    2000-01-01

    Mass transfer coefficients within denitrifying biofilms were determined with an inert compound (LiCl) using two different flow conditions in a membrane flow cell and feeding an easily degradable substrate. The experiments were made until the biofilm reached steady state. The results obtained from the biofilm mass transfer experiments show that the biofilms grown under these two different conditions reach similar values in the steady state. However, the mass transport was higher du...

  19. Determination of the wall heat transfer coefficient in pebble beds

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    The prediction of the temperature distribution in a packed bed requires the knowledge of the effective thermal conductivity in the core and the wall heat transfer coefficient. Empirical correlations published previously yield strongly differing results varying by a factor of ten at low Reynolds numbers. Very high Reynolds numbers had not yet been investigated. Wall heat transfer coefficients in pebble beds were achieved by applying the analogy between heat and mass transfer on sublimation of napthalene into air. The use of mass transfer instead of heat transfer techniques provides some advantages concerning secondary effects. Two series of tests applying napthalene mass transfer were performed in the ranges of Reynolds number 5x101 ? Re ? 6x103 and 2x103 ? Re ? 2x104. Moreover, the mass transfer in the inlet section was investigated. The results of both test series match well. A good agreement is observed with earlier published data, which were not affected by entrance effects. The data are correlated for the range of Reynolds numbers 5x101 ? Re ? 2x104. The transition effect observed at Re ? 4x103 is explained by a change of the flow structure. A correlation is given for the mass and heat transfer in the entrance section. (orig.)

  20. Measurement of Heat Transfer Coefficient by Thermochromic Liquid Crystals.

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    Vejražka, Ji?í; Marty, Ph.

    Bratislava : Slovak University of Technology, 2002 - (Markoš, J.; Štefuca, V.), s. 17 ISBN 80-227-1690-1. [International Conference of Slovak Society of Chemical Engineering /29./. Tatranské Matliare (SK), 27.05.2002-31.05.2002] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4072921 Keywords : measurement * transfer coefficient * liquid crystals Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

  1. Estimation of bulk transfer coefficient for latent heat flux (Ce)

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    Sadhuram, Y.

    1991-01-01

    The bulk transfer coefficient for latent heat flux (Ce) has been estimated over the Arabian Sea from the moisture budget during the pre-monsoon season of 1988. The computations have been made over two regions (A: 0-8 degrees N: 60-68 degrees E: B: 0...

  2. Measurement of the convective heat-transfer coefficient

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    Conti, Rosaria; Gallitto, Aurelio Agliolo; Fiordilino, Emilio

    2014-01-01

    We propose an experiment for investigating how objects cool down toward the thermal equilibrium with its surrounding through convection. We describe the time dependence of the temperature difference of the cooling object and the environment with an exponential decay function. By measuring the thermal constant tau, we determine the convective heat-transfer coefficient, which is a characteristic constant of the convection system.

  3. Calculation of Mass Transfer Coefficients in a Crystal Growth Chamber through Heat Transfer Measurements

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    Bell, J H; Hand, L A

    2005-04-21

    The growth rate of a crystal in a supersaturated solution is limited by both reaction kinetics and the local concentration of solute. If the local mass transfer coefficient is too low, concentration of solute at the crystal-solution interface will drop below saturation, leading to a defect in the growing crystal. Here, mass transfer coefficients are calculated for a rotating crystal growing in a supersaturated solution of potassium diphosphate (KDP) in water. Since mass transfer is difficult to measure directly, the heat transfer coefficient of a scale model crystal in water is measured using temperature-sensitive paint (TSP). To the authors' knowledge this is the first use of TSP to measure temperatures in water. The corresponding mass transfer coefficient is then calculated using the Chilton- Colburn analogy. Measurements were made for three crystal sizes at two running conditions each. Running conditions include periodic reversals of rotation direction. Heat transfer coefficients were found to vary significantly both across the crystal faces and over the course of a rotation cycle, but not from one face to another. Mean heat transfer coefficients increased with both crystal size and rotation rate. Computed mass transfer coefficients were broadly in line with expectations from the full-scale crystal growth experiments. Additional experiments show that continuous rotation of the crystal results in about a 30% lower heat transfer compared to rotation with periodic reversals. The continuous rotation case also shows a periodic variation in heat transfer coefficient of about 15%, with a period about 1/20th of the rotation rate.

  4. The prediction of heat transfer coefficient in circulating fluidized bed combustors

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    Hamdan, M.A.; Al-Qaq, A.M. [Jordan Univ., Amman (Jordan). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    2007-07-01

    The growing interest in circulating fluidized bed boilers can be attributed to its efficient combustion of low-grade fuels. However, in order to design circulating fluidized beds, it is important to know the underlying mechanisms involved in the heat transfer between gas-solid suspensions and immersed cooling surfaces. The heat transfer coefficient in circulating fluidized bed combustors involves particle and gas convective heat transfer and radiative heat transfer, whose contribution becomes significant at elevated bed temperatures. This paper reviewed several studies that have been conducted to evaluate heat transfer coefficient in circulating fluidized bed combustors. It then presented results of a theoretical study that was performed to modify an existing model that was used to predict the heat transfer coefficient. Certain parameters in the existing model were given constant values, which resulted in an error in the obtained value of the heat transfer coefficient. As a first step, that model was thoroughly studied and values for certain parameters were changed. The modified model was tested against previous experimental and theoretical data available in literature. It was concluded that the accuracy of the model improved significantly when the parameters of terminal velocity (Ut), cluster voidage (ec), cluster time (c) and wall emissivity (ew) were not treated as fixed values. 7 refs., 5 figs.

  5. Heat transfer coefficient for lead matrixing in disposal containers for used reactor fuel

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    In the Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Program, metal matrices with low melting points are being evaluated for their potential to provide support for the shell of disposal containers for used fuel, and to act as an additional barrier to the release of radionuclides. The metal matrix would be incorporated into the container by casting. To study the heat transfer processes during solidification, a steady-state technique was used, involving lead as the cast metal, to determine the overall heat transfer coefficient between the lead and some of the candidate container materials. The existence of an air gap between the cast lead and the container material appeared to control the overall heat transfer coefficient. The experimental observations indicated that the surface topography of the container material influences the heat transfer and that a smoother surface results in a greater heat transfer than a rough surface. The experimental results also showed an increasing heat transfer coefficient with increasing temperature difference across the container base plates; a model developed to base-plate bending can explain the observed results

  6. MASS TRANSFER COEFFICIENT EVALUATION FOR PILOT SCALE FERMENTER USING SODIUM SULPHITE OXIDATION METHOD

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    Rajesh Ghosh* and Sounak Bhattacherjee

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available An adequate supply of oxygen in aqueous solution becomes the focal point of interest when it comes to the growth and maintenance of most aerobic microbial and tissue cultures used for biochemical and pharmaceutical production. Unfortunately, oxygen mass transfer to the growth medium serves as a major growth limiting factor owing to it’s low solubility in aqueous solutions. (Approximately 10 ppm at ambient temperature and pressure. The reaction rate is such that as oxygen enters the liquid phase, it is immediately consumed to oxidize the sulfite so that the rate of oxidation equals that of the oxygen transfer. Oxygen must at first be transferred from gas bulk through a series of steps onto the surfaces of cells before it can be utilized. Therefore the enhancement of gas-liquid mass transfer during aerobic cultures and fermentations is always put into priority. The present study involves using the ‘Central Composite Design’, a statistical technique to determine the parametric conditions for the optimum volumetric mass transfer coefficient in a pilot scale (40L fermenter. The optimum volumetric mass transfer coefficient was found to lie outside the range of parameters studied and analytical expressions was obtained to predict the volumetric mass transfer coefficients for the parameter ranges studied using response surface methodology. The analytical expression was addressed to be significantly valid based on ANOVA results.

  7. Experimental study of heat transfer coefficient in exhaust pipe

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    Bourouga, B.; Bouloc, F. [Nantes Univ., Nantes (France). LTN/UMR; Anthoine, P. [Renault, Rueil Malmaison (France). Direction de la Mecanique

    2010-07-01

    Exhaust gas from spark-ignition engines are one of the main sources of atmospheric pollution, especially in urban areas where traffic is dense. In order to comply with increasingly restrictive standards, the automobile industry must develop cleaning devices such as catalytic converters and particle filters. This experimental study examined the influence of a flow's intermittent character on the heat transfer coefficient within a bent exhaust pipe. A device was developed to estimate the heat transfer coefficient on the right channel or the bent portion of the exhaust line in a periodic intermittent flowing regime, as well as in a steady regime. The goal was to build a database of coefficient and augmentation factors (CAF) for the simulation of heat transfer in a variety of basic geometries found in spark-ignition engine exhaust lines. Parietal heat flux and wall temperature were estimated from temperature measurements using the Beck inverse algorithm. Estimates of gas temperature were derived by Tagawa's method, using temperature measurements in the intermittent gas flow with a two thermocouples probe. The results showed that intermittency intensifies heat transfer in the straight pipe as well as in the bent pipe. The augmentation factor within the straight pipe depends on the frequency. Peak intensification depends on the mechanical frequency of resonance on the tube. The augmentation factor for the bent pipe was found to be lower than in the straight pipe, and did not depend on the frequency. 22 refs., 7 figs.

  8. Transfer coefficients of radionuclides from feed to livestock products

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    The accumulation of data on radionuclide transfer are poor in Japan and those are limited to 90Sr, 137Cs and 131I released from the previous atomic bomb experiments. However, in Europe, intensive studies on environment RI level which affects the restriction of the intake for meats and milk products have been made as the measures against the environment radioactivity due to Chernobyl accident. The transfer coefficients of radionuclides to meats and milk products were estimated on a basis of the data published in the Science of the Total Environment vol.85(1989), Oxford University and CEC Radiation Protection, EUR 12608 EN, Luxembourg, 1990 in addition to the data on Exclusion of Radioactivity from foods, Environment Parameter, series No. 4. On the other hand, the transfer coefficients for Japanese were estimated using the concerned data from published reports and the environment radioactivity data reported by national and local government bodies. In this book, many new data of transfer coefficient are presented in tables along with the previous data collected by international nuclear energy agencies and respective national facilities concerned. (M.N.)

  9. Water mist effect on heat transfer coefficient in cooling of casting die

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    R. W?adysiak

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available This project is showing investigation results of heat transfer process between cast iron die and environment during cooling of die in the temperature range 600÷100 C with compressed air, spray water and water mist streamed under pressure 0.35 0.45 MPa in air jet0.3 0.4 MPa .At the paper are shown results of cooling die’s flat wall using open cooling system. The temperature gradient was presented at die’s wallthickness and calculated thermal curve for cooling surface. The calculation results of heat transfer coefficient ? were presented between die and researched cooling factors and also mathematical models of ? coefficient depending on surface temperature. Revealed that coefficient ? has the biggest value’s range for die cooling with water mist under pressure 0.3/0.35 MPa.

  10. Dimensionless analysis of fluid-to-particle heat transfer coefficients

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    Baptista, Paulo N; Oliveira, Fernanda A.R; Oliveira, Jorge C; Sastry, Sudhir K.

    1997-01-01

    Average fluid-to-particle heat transfer coefficients were experimentally determined for spherical aluminium particles heated in car?ymethylcellulose solutions. Two situations were considered: a still panicle immersed in a moving fluid, and a particle rotating in an otherwise stagnant fluid. Fluid flow rate, rotating particle velocity, particle diameter and fluid rheological properties were varied, covering a large range of the generalized Reynolds (0 to 801) and Prandtl (69 to 5358) numbers...

  11. INFLTB, Dosimetric Mass Energy Transfer and Absorption Coefficient

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    1 - Description of program or function: INFLTB calculates mass energy transfer and mass energy absorption coefficients between 1 keV and 100 MeV for 29 elements and 14 mixtures and compounds of general dosimetric interest. Elements: hydrogen, helium, lithium, beryllium, carbon, graphite, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, neon, aluminum, silicon, sulfur, argon, calcium, titanium, iron, copper, germanium, krypton, molybdenum, tin, iodine, barium, gadolinium, tungsten, platinum, uranium, silver, lead. Mixtures and compounds: A-150 tissue-equivalent plastic, adipose tissue (ICRP), adipose tissue (ICRU, 1986), air, dry (near sea level), bone, compact (ICRU), bone, cortical (ICRP), bone, cortical (ICRU, 1986), calcium fluoride, calcium fluoride, ferrous sulfate (standard Fricke) dosimeter solution, ferrous sulfate ('super' Fricke) dosimeter solution, glass, borosilicate ('Pyrex', corning 7740), lithium fluoride, muscle, skeletal (ICRP), muscle, skeletal (ICRU, 1986), muscle, striated (ICRU), polyethylene, polymethyl methacrylate, 'Lucite', 'Perspex', 'Plexiglas', polystyrene, polytetrafluoroethylene, 'Teflon', water, liquid, water vapor, Te gas(methane). 2 - Method of solution: The mass energy transfer coefficient is calculated from the sum of the interaction cross sections (atomic photo effect, Compton scattering, and pair plus triplet production) multiplied by their respective average fractions of energy transferred to electrons and positrons. The mass energy absorption coefficitrons. The mass energy absorption coefficient is the product of the mass energy transfer coefficient and 1 - G, where G is the average fraction of the secondary electron (or positron) kinetic energy that is spent in Bremsstrahlung production and in-flight positron annihilation. 3 - Restrictions on the complexity of the problem: Photon source energies are limited to values between 1 keV and 100 MeV. Radiation yield files are available only for 29 element and 14 compounds and mixtures

  12. The Tube Side Heat Transfer Coefficient for Enhanced Double Tube by Wilson Plot Analysis

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    Vijay R. Raghavan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the investigation presented in this study is to evaluate the tube side single phase heat transfer performance on the EXTEK (Twisted Multi-Head tube. The geometry of the cross-section for a flow passage has an effect on its convective heat transfer capabilities. For concentric annuli in a double tube heat exchanger, the annular surface enhancement and tube profile enhancement play an important role. EXTEK (Twisted Multi-Head uses twisted extrusion of a star shape tube for tube profile enhancement. The study was able to develop individual heat transfer coefficient correlations for this new method of enhancement for the turbulent flow regimes. A plain annulus was also investigated for comparison. The Wilson plot method was used to determine the tube side heat transfer coefficients from which the Nusselt type correlations were developed.

  13. Resonant charge transfer at dielectric surfaces

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    Marbach, Johannes; Fehske, Holger

    2012-01-01

    We report on the theoretical description of secondary electron emission due to resonant charge transfer occurring during the collision of metastable nitrogen molecules with dielectric surfaces. The emission is described as a two step process consisting of electron capture to form an intermediate shape resonance and subsequent electron emission by decay of this ion, either due to its natural life time or its interaction with the surface. The electron capture is modeled using the Keldysh Green's function technique and the negative ion decay is described by a combination of the Keldysh technique and a rate equation approach. We find the resonant capture of electrons to be very efficient and the natural decay to be clearly dominating over the surface-induced decay. Secondary electron emission coefficients are calculated for aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, silicon oxide, and diamond at several kinetic energies of the projectile. With the exception of magnesium oxide the coefficients turn out to be of the order of...

  14. Saponification reaction system: a detailed mass transfer coefficient determination.

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    Pe?ar, Darja; Goršek, Andreja

    2015-01-01

    The saponification of an aromatic ester with an aqueous sodium hydroxide was studied within a heterogeneous reaction medium in order to determine the overall kinetics of the selected system. The extended thermo-kinetic model was developed compared to the previously used simple one. The reaction rate within a heterogeneous liquid-liquid system incorporates a chemical kinetics term as well as mass transfer between both phases. Chemical rate constant was obtained from experiments within a homogeneous medium, whilst the mass-transfer coefficient was determined separately. The measured thermal profiles were then the bases for determining the overall reaction-rate. This study presents the development of an extended kinetic model for considering mass transfer regarding the saponification of ethyl benzoate with sodium hydroxide within a heterogeneous reaction medium. The time-dependences are presented for the mass transfer coefficient and the interfacial areas at different heterogeneous stages and temperatures. The results indicated an important role of reliable kinetic model, as significant difference in k(L)a product was obtained with extended and simple approach. PMID:25830982

  15. A structured surface for high performance evaporative heat transfer

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    Saaski, E. W.; Hamasaki, R. H.

    1977-01-01

    An evaporative surface is described for heat pipes and other two-phase heat transfer applications that consists of a hybrid composition of V-grooves and capillary wicking. Characteristics of the surface include both a high heat transfer coefficient and high heat flux capability relative to conventional open faced screw thread surfaces. With a groove density of 12.6/cm and ammonia working fluid, heat transfer coefficients in the range of 1 to 2 W/sq cm K have been measured, along with maximum heat flux densities in excess of 20 W/sq cm. A peak heat transfer coefficient in excess of 2.3 W/sq cm K at 20 W/sq cm was measured with a 37.8/cm hybrid surface.

  16. Study of a high performance evaporative heat transfer surface

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    Saaski, E. W.; Hamasaki, R. H.

    1977-01-01

    An evaporative surface is described for heat pipes and other two-phase heat transfer applications that consists of a hybrid composition of V-grooves and capillary wicking. Characteristics of the surface include both a high heat transfer coefficient and high heat flux capability relative to conventional open-faced screw thread surfaces. With a groove density of 12.6 cm/1 and ammonia working fluid, heat transfer coefficients in the range of 1 to 2 W/sq cm have been measured along with maximum heat flux densities in excess of 20 W/sq cm. A peak heat transfer coefficient in excess of 2.3 W/sq cm was measured with a 37.8 cm/1 hybrid surface.

  17. Transfer coefficients of radionuclides secreted in milk of dairy cows

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    This study simulated experimentally the transfer of radionuclides to milk of dairy cows on a worst-case situation using various radionuclides known to emanate from nuclear power stations and which have been detected on particulates. Two lactating Holstein cows were administered orally one gelatin capsule containing 10 radionuclides in water-soluble form per day for 14 consecutive days. Milk samples were collected and aliquots analyzed in a germanium lithium-drifted detector coupled to a 2048-multichannel gamma-ray analyzer to measure small amounts of complex mixtures of radionuclides. The transfer coefficients of the radionuclides were calculated when their secretion in milk reached or approached a plateau of concentration. The radionuclides and their transfer coefficients to milk were: chromium51 less than 0.01%; manganese54 0.033 +- 0.005%; cobalt60 0.01 +- 0.002%; iron59 0.0048 +- 0.002%; zinc65 0.31 +- 0.07%; selenium75 0.29 +- 0.1%; antimony125 0.011 +- 0.003%; iodine131 0.88 +- 0.05%; and cesium137 0.79 +- 0.08%

  18. Assessment of Mass Transfer Coefficients in Coalescing Slug Flow in Vertical Pipes and Applications to Tubular Airlift Membrane Bioreactors

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    Ratkovich, Nicolas Rios; Berube, P.R.

    2011-01-01

    One of the operational challenges associated with membrane bioreactors (MBRs) is the fouling of the membranes. In tubular side-stream MBRs, fouling reduction can be achieved through controlling the hydrodynamics of the two-phase slug flow near the membrane surface. The two-phase slug flow induces higher shear stresses near the membrane surface, which generate high mass transfer coefficients from the surface to the bulk region. However, measuring the mass transfer coefficient is difficult in complex heterogeneous mixtures like activated sludge and existing techniques (e.g. electrochemical methods) cannot be applied directly. As an alternative, in this work, a multidisciplinary approach was selected, by exploiting dimensionless analysis using the Sherwood number. Mass transfer coefficients were measured at various superficial velocities of gas and liquid flow in a tubular system. Due to the variability of the mass transfer coefficient obtained for each experimental condition, the results were compiled into, mass transfer coefficient histograms (MTH) for analysis. A bimodal MTH was observed, with one peak corresponding to the mass transfer induced by the liquid flow, and the other peak induced by the gas flow. It was noted that coalescence of bubbles affects the MTH. Coalescence increased the “width” of the peaks (i.e. the estimate of the variability of the mass transfer coefficient) and the height of the peak (i.e. amount of time that a mass transfer coefficient of a given value is maintained). A semi-empirical relationship based on the Lévêque relationship for the Sherwood number (mass transfer coefficient) was formulated for the laminar regime. A test case comparison between water and activated sludge was performed based on full-scale airlift MBR operational conditions. It was found that the Sherwood number in the non-Newtonian case is 8% higher than that in the Newtonian case.

  19. Interfacial mass transfer and mass transfer coefficient in aqua ammonia packed bed absorber

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    Selim, A.M. [College of Technology, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia); Elsayed, M.M. [Kuwait Univ., Mechanical Engineering Dept., Safat (Kuwait)

    1999-06-01

    A mathematical model was given to predict the mass transfer between flow of a mixture of ammonia vapor and water vapor and a flow of aqua ammonia solution at any interface within a packed bed absorber (PBA). The model used the molal mass and heat transfer coefficients in both the liquid and gas phases, the interface molal solution concentration, interface molal vapor mixture concentration, interface temperature, and the heat transfer coefficients in the liquid and gas phases in both sides of the interface. The heat transfer coefficient was corrected to account for the mass transfer. The model was also used to derive a convenient mass transfer coefficient which was based on the bulk mass concentration, not on the molal concentration,and not directly dependent on the concentration at the interface. To complete the model, mathematical correlations were derived for several thermodynamic and physical properties of aqua ammonia solution and vapor mixture. A computer program was developed to demonstrate the use of the model to predict the rate of absorption of ammonia vapor at an interface within the packed bed at various operating conditions. (Author)

  20. Efficiency analysis of straight fin with variable heat transfer coefficient and thermal conductivity

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    In this study, one type of applicable analytical method, differential transformation method (DTM), is used to evaluate the efficiency and behavior of a straight fin with variable thermal conductivity and heat transfer coefficient. Fins are widely used to enhance heat transfer between primary surface and the environment in many industrial applications. The performance of such a surface is significantly affected by variable thermal conductivity and heat transfer coefficient, particularly for large temperature differences. General heat transfer equation related to the fin is derived and dimensionalized. The concept of differential transformation is briefly introduced, and then this method is employed to derive solutions of nonlinear equations. Results are evaluated for several cases such as: laminar film boiling or condensation, forced convection, laminar natural convection, turbulent natural convection, nucleate boiling, and radiation. The obtained results from DTM are compared with the numerical solution to verify the accuracy of the proposed method. The effects of design parameters on temperature and efficiency are evaluated by some figures. The major aim of the present study, which is exclusive for this article, is to find the effect of the modes of heat transfer on fin efficiency. It has been shown that for radiation heat transfer, thermal efficiency reaches its maximum value

  1. Confirmation of selected milk and meat radionuclide transfer coefficients. Progress report

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    The objectives are to determine transfer coefficients to milk, beef and chicken of four radionuclides for which transfer coefficients were either indetermined or based upon secondary data. The radionuclides are 99Mo, 99Tc, 140Ba, and 131Te. The transfer coefficient for 133I to eggs was also determined, because again only limited data was available in the literature

  2. Identification of the capillary transfer coefficient in porous building materials

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    Vala, J.; Jarošová, P.

    2013-10-01

    Physical description of the capillary transfer of water (or other liquids) in porous building material comes out from the thermomechanical principle of mass balance and from the Fick law, nonlinear only in the multiplicative capillary transfer coefficient. However, such seemingly simple formulation leads to the non-trivial theory of solvability and convergence of sequences of approximate solutions even for direct problems. The analysis of inverse problems relies on various simplified approaches, whose mutual relations, including those to the related direct problems, are not very transparent: some additional least squares, regression, etc. tricks are often hidden in computational algorithms. This paper demonstrates the general formulation, containing most identification approaches used in practice as certain special cases, both those using the 3-dimensional integration and those relying on (semi-)analytical formulae relying on the very special geometrical configurations. An illustrative example shows the possibility of implementation of the sketched algorithms in the MATLAB environment.

  3. Solution of boundary heat transfer coefficients between hot stamping die and cooling water based on FEM and optimization method

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    Li, Huiping; He, Lianfang; Zhang, Chunzhi; Cui, Hongzhi

    2015-06-01

    The thermal physical parameters have significant effects on the calculation accuracy of physical fields, and the boundary heat transfer coefficient between the die and water is one of the most important thermal physical parameters in the hot stamping. In order to attain the boundary heat transfer coefficient, the testing devices and test procedures are designed according to the characteristic of heat transfer in the hot stamping die. A method of estimating the temperature-dependent boundary heat transfer coefficient is presented, and an inverse heat conduction software is developed based on finite element method, advance-retreat method and golden section method. The software is used to calculate the boundary heat transfer coefficient according to the temperatures measured by NiCr-NiSi thermocouples in the experiment. The research results show that, the convergence of the method given in the paper is well, the surface temperature of sample has a significant effect on the boundary heat transfer coefficient between the die and water. The boundary heat transfer coefficient increases as the surface temperature of sample reduces, and the variation is nonlinear.

  4. Heat transfer coefficient determination for flow boiling in vertical and horizontal minichannels

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    Piasecka, Magdalena; Maciejewska, Beata

    2014-03-01

    The paper presents the results of boiling heat transfer research during FC-72 laminar flow along a minichannel of 1 mm depth, positioned vertically and horizontally, with an enhanced heating surface. One glass pane allows to determine the temperature of the heating wall by liquid crystal thermography. Calculations are aimed at the evaluation of one- and two-dimensional heat transfer approaches to determine the local heat transfer coefficient. In the one-dimensional approach only the direction of the flow in the channel is considered. In the two-dimensional approach the inverse problem in the heating wall and the direct problem in the glass barrier were solved by the finite element method with Trefftz functions as shape functions (FEMT). The developed flow boiling area was studied. Heat transfer coefficient values obtained for the horizontal minichannel were higher than those obtained for the vertical one. When the heat flux supplied to heating wall grows, the share of gas-phase increases leading to the heat transfer coefficient decreases. The same courses of the experiment were observed for the two applied methods, but the results obtained in the one-dimensional approach are considerably higher than in the two-dimensional one. One-dimensional approach seems to be less sensitive to measurement errors.

  5. Heat transfer coefficient determination for flow boiling in vertical and horizontal minichannels

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    Piasecka Magdalena

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of boiling heat transfer research during FC-72 laminar flow along a minichannel of 1 mm depth, positioned vertically and horizontally, with an enhanced heating surface. One glass pane allows to determine the temperature of the heating wall by liquid crystal thermography. Calculations are aimed at the evaluation of one- and two-dimensional heat transfer approaches to determine the local heat transfer coefficient. In the one-dimensional approach only the direction of the flow in the channel is considered. In the two-dimensional approach the inverse problem in the heating wall and the direct problem in the glass barrier were solved by the finite element method with Trefftz functions as shape functions (FEMT. The developed flow boiling area was studied. Heat transfer coefficient values obtained for the horizontal minichannel were higher than those obtained for the vertical one. When the heat flux supplied to heating wall grows, the share of gas-phase increases leading to the heat transfer coefficient decreases. The same courses of the experiment were observed for the two applied methods, but the results obtained in the one-dimensional approach are considerably higher than in the two-dimensional one. One-dimensional approach seems to be less sensitive to measurement errors.

  6. Determining convective heat transfer coefficient using phoenics software package

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    Kostikov, A.; Matsevity, Y. [Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkov (Ukraine)

    1997-12-31

    The two methods of determination of such important quantity of heat exchange on a body surface using PHOENICS are suggested in the presentation. The first method consists in a post-processing of results of conjugate heat transfer problem solved by PHOENICS. The second one is solving an inverse heat conduction problem for solid body using PHOENICS. Comparative characteristic of these two methods is represented. (author) 4 refs.

  7. Boiling Heat Transfer on Superhydrophilic, Superhydrophobic, and Superbiphilic Surfaces

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    Betz, Amy Rachel; Kim, Chang-Jin 'CJ'; Attinger, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    With recent advances in micro- and nanofabrication, superhydrophilic and superhydrophobic surfaces have been developed. The statics and dynamics of fluids on these surfaces have been well characterized. However, few investigations have been made into the potential of these surfaces to control and enhance other transport phenomena. In this article, we characterize pool boiling on surfaces with wettabilities varied from superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic, and provide nucleation measurements. The most interesting result of our measurements is that the largest heat transfer coefficients are reached not on surfaces with spatially uniform wettability, but on biphilic surfaces, which juxtapose hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions. We develop an analytical model that describes how biphilic surfaces effectively manage the vapor and liquid transport, delaying critical heat flux and maximizing the heat transfer coefficient. Finally, we manufacture and test the first superbiphilic surfaces (juxtaposing superhydrophobic ...

  8. Experimental investigation of thermal conductivity coefficient and heat exchange between fluidized bed and inclined exchange surface

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    Stojanovic, B.; J. Janevski; Stojiljkovic, M

    2009-01-01

    The paper presents experimental research of thermal conductivity coefficients of the siliceous sand bed fluidized by air and an experimental investigation of the particle size influence on the heat transfer coefficient between fluidized bed and inclined exchange surfaces. The measurements were performed for the specific fluidization velocity and sand particle diameters d p=0.3, 0.5, 0.9 mm. The industrial use of fluidized beds has been increasing rapidly in the past 20 years owing to their us...

  9. Estimation of Extract Yield and Mass Transfer Coefficient in Solvent Extraction of Lubricating Oil

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    Hussain K. Hussain

    2010-01-01

    An investigation was conducted to suggest relations for estimating yield and properties of the improved light lubricating oil fraction produced from furfural extraction process by using specified regression.Mass transfer in mixer-settler has been studied. Mass transfer coefficient of continuous phase, mass transfer coefficient of dispersed phase and the overall mass transfer coefficient extraction of light lubes oil distillate fraction by furfural are calculated in addition to all physical pr...

  10. Prediction of mass transfer coefficient in rotating bed contactor (Higee) using artificial neural network

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    Saha, Dipendu

    2009-02-01

    The feasibility of drastically reducing the contactor size in mass transfer processes utilizing centrifugal field has generated a lot of interest in rotating packed bed (Higee). Various investigators have proposed correlations to predict mass transfer coefficients in Higee, but, none of the correlations was more than 20-30% accurate. In this work, artificial neural network (ANN) is employed for predicting mass transfer coefficient data. Results show that ANN provides better estimation of mass transfer coefficient with accuracy 5-15%.

  11. Modeling the Effect of Internal Convection Currents on Heat Transfer Coefficient of Liquid Foods

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    SAJID ALI

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The internal convection currents generated during the cooling process affect convective heat transfer coefficient from the surface of the container, these convection currents may increase the effective value of the surface film conductance (h. Therefore, in such situation the Nu-Re correlations, which are generally used to predict h-values, may not yield realistic results. In the present work, this effect has been investigated by using the empirical correlation developed through Temperature-Time measurements at the centre of liquid food containers during cooling .The main concern of the present work is about considering the heat transfer behaviour for liquid foods for which a cylindrical shape container of brass metal have taken, in this work the transient Time-Temperature relation is utilized to calculate the value of convection heat transfer coefficient (h for each measured temperature at the centre of the cylinder (r¬¬o=0. Then after plotting the graph between ‘h’ and ‘T’ an expression between h and T is obtained, which is fed back in the programme developed with the help of finite difference method by which Time-Temperature variation is obtained. Experimental procedure was used to determine surface film conductance of cylindrical Apple and Orange juice container, calculated temperatures have been compared with the experimental results when the measured surface film conductance were used to solve the transient heat conduction equation in cylindrical coordinates. A consistently excellent agreement was observed.

  12. Heat transfer performance of metal fiber sintered surfaces

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    Kajikawa, T.; Takazawa, H.; Mizuki, M.

    1983-03-01

    Boiling heat transfer performance on stainless steel metal fiber sintered surfaces is experimentally investigated with Freon 11 (R11) as the working fluid. The boiling heat transfer coefficient for the optimum surface structure gives a tenfold improvement over a smooth surface. The nondimensional specific parameter including all design parameters is introduced to explain the trend of the performance of various kinds of metal fiber sintered surfaces. Moreover, the metal fiber sintered surface clad with titanium film is suggested to be appropriate to an evaporator for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system.

  13. Determining heat transfer coefficients in radial flow through a polyethylene packed

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    Luís Patiño

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A numerical-experimental methodology was used for determining interstitial heat transfer coefficients in water flowing through po-rous media where it was not in heat balance with the solid phase. Heat transfer coefficients were obtained through the single blow transient test method, combining experimental test equipment results with a mathematical model’s numerical solution. The partial differential equation system produced by the mathematical model was resolved by a numerical finite volume method-ba-sed methodology. Experimental tests and numerical solutions were satisfactorily carried out for different values from the fluid’s surface speed from the entrance to the bed and for different porosity values, finding that Nusselt numbers increased when Reynolds numbers also increased and that Nusselt numbers increased when porosity decreased. A 650 Reynolds number and 0.375 porosity gave a Nusselt number of up to 2.8.

  14. Mass transfer coefficients of ammonia for liquid dairy manure

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    Vaddella, Venkata K.; Ndegwa, Pius M.; Ullman, Jeffrey L.; Jiang, Anping

    2013-02-01

    Available data indicate that 75-80% of total nitrogen entering a dairy operation is lost as ammonia (NH3) via manure storage systems such as anaerobic lagoons. Direct measurement of NH3 emissions from manure holding systems can be complicated and expensive; however, process-based emission models can provide a cost-effective alternative for estimating NH3 emissions. The overall NH3 mass transfer coefficient (KOL) is an important component of any NH3 emission process-based model. Models relying purely on theoretically-derived mass transfer coefficients have not adequately predicted NH3 emissions from livestock manure, and these values are lacking in general for liquid dairy manure handling systems. To provide critically needed KOL data for dairy facilities, this study directly measured NH3 loss from dilute dairy manure slurries placed in a laboratory convective emission chamber to determine realistic NH3KOL values under conditions typically experienced in the Pacific Northwest. The KOL values increased as liquid temperature and air velocity increased and decreased as air temperature and total solids content increased, exhibiting an overall range of 1.41 × 10-6-3.73 × 10-6 m s-1. These values were then used to develop a non-linear empirical model of KOL for dilute dairy manure slurries (R2 = 0.83). The KOL exhibited sensitivity to the four model parameters considered in descending order: liquid manure temperature, ambient air temperature, wind or air velocity, and total solids concentration. The suite of KOL values applicable to liquid dairy manure and the establishment of an empirical model that yields accurate KOL estimates under a range of conditions for use in process-based models provide valuable tools for predicting NH3 emissions from dairy operations.

  15. DMS gas transfer coefficients from algal blooms in the Southern Ocean

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    Bell, T. G.; De Bruyn, W.; Marandino, C. A.; Miller, S. D.; Law, C. S.; Smith, M. J.; Saltzman, E. S.

    2014-11-01

    Air/sea dimethylsulfide (DMS) fluxes and bulk air/sea gradients were measured over the Southern Ocean in February/March 2012 during the Surface Ocean Aerosol Production (SOAP) study. The cruise encountered three distinct phytoplankton bloom regions, consisting of two blooms with moderate DMS levels, and a high biomass, dinoflagellate-dominated bloom with high seawater DMS levels (>15 nM). Gas transfer coefficients were considerably scattered at wind speeds above 5 m s-1. Bin averaging the data resulted in a linear relationship between wind speed and mean gas transfer velocity consistent with that previously observed. However, the wind speed-binned gas transfer data distribution at all wind speeds is positively skewed. The flux and seawater DMS distributions were also positively skewed, which suggests that eddy covariance-derived gas transfer velocities are consistently influenced by additional, log-normal noise. A~flux footprint analysis was conducted during a transect into the prevailing wind and through elevated DMS levels in the dinoflagellate bloom. Accounting for the temporal/spatial separation between flux and seawater concentration significantly reduces the scatter in computed transfer velocity. The SOAP gas transfer velocity data shows no obvious modification of the gas transfer-wind speed relationship by biological activity or waves. This study highlights the challenges associated with eddy covariance gas transfer measurements in biologically active and heterogeneous bloom environments.

  16. Dimethylsulfide gas transfer coefficients from algal blooms in the Southern Ocean

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    Bell, T. G.; De Bruyn, W.; Marandino, C. A.; Miller, S. D.; Law, C. S.; Smith, M. J.; Saltzman, E. S.

    2015-02-01

    Air-sea dimethylsulfide (DMS) fluxes and bulk air-sea gradients were measured over the Southern Ocean in February-March 2012 during the Surface Ocean Aerosol Production (SOAP) study. The cruise encountered three distinct phytoplankton bloom regions, consisting of two blooms with moderate DMS levels, and a high biomass, dinoflagellate-dominated bloom with high seawater DMS levels (> 15 nM). Gas transfer coefficients were considerably scattered at wind speeds above 5 m s-1. Bin averaging the data resulted in a linear relationship between wind speed and mean gas transfer velocity consistent with that previously observed. However, the wind-speed-binned gas transfer data distribution at all wind speeds is positively skewed. The flux and seawater DMS distributions were also positively skewed, which suggests that eddy covariance-derived gas transfer velocities are consistently influenced by additional, log-normal noise. A flux footprint analysis was conducted during a transect into the prevailing wind and through elevated DMS levels in the dinoflagellate bloom. Accounting for the temporal/spatial separation between flux and seawater concentration significantly reduces the scatter in computed transfer velocity. The SOAP gas transfer velocity data show no obvious modification of the gas transfer-wind speed relationship by biological activity or waves. This study highlights the challenges associated with eddy covariance gas transfer measurements in biologically active and heterogeneous bloom environments.

  17. DMS gas transfer coefficients from algal blooms in the Southern Ocean

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    T. G. Bell

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Air/sea dimethylsulfide (DMS fluxes and bulk air/sea gradients were measured over the Southern Ocean in February/March 2012 during the Surface Ocean Aerosol Production (SOAP study. The cruise encountered three distinct phytoplankton bloom regions, consisting of two blooms with moderate DMS levels, and a high biomass, dinoflagellate-dominated bloom with high seawater DMS levels (>15 nM. Gas transfer coefficients were considerably scattered at wind speeds above 5 m s?1. Bin averaging the data resulted in a linear relationship between wind speed and mean gas transfer velocity consistent with that previously observed. However, the wind speed-binned gas transfer data distribution at all wind speeds is positively skewed. The flux and seawater DMS distributions were also positively skewed, which suggests that eddy covariance-derived gas transfer velocities are consistently influenced by additional, log-normal noise. A~flux footprint analysis was conducted during a transect into the prevailing wind and through elevated DMS levels in the dinoflagellate bloom. Accounting for the temporal/spatial separation between flux and seawater concentration significantly reduces the scatter in computed transfer velocity. The SOAP gas transfer velocity data shows no obvious modification of the gas transfer-wind speed relationship by biological activity or waves. This study highlights the challenges associated with eddy covariance gas transfer measurements in biologically active and heterogeneous bloom environments.

  18. Estimation of heat transfer coefficient and flow characteristics on heat transfer tube in sodium water reaction

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    In a steam generator of FBR, a high pressured water flows inside of heat transfer tubes and exchanges its heat with sodium through the tubes. When a tube fails, water would leak into sodium, and react with sodium (Sodium Water Reaction; SWR). This reaction occurs rapidly and accompanies a high temperature jet. The jet has possibilities to cause a secondary failure of neighboring tubes. With regard to the secondary failure caused by deterioration of tube material due to high temperature (overheating rupture), quantification of heat transfer from fluid to the tube is important perspective of safety evaluation. The SWR experiments with SWAT-1R test facility was performed at Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). In the experiment, the SWR was produced by feeding water vapor from one tube toward a test section of pin bundle with 43 tubes. Thermo couples (T/Cs) were installed and temperature transient was measured in a certain tube near the reacting zone. In the present study, the heat transfer coefficient on the heat transfer tube has been investigated numerically based on the experimental temperature. Furthermore, we also have made an investigation of the flow characteristic on the heat transfer tube, taking into account the variation of the heat transfer coefficient. (author)

  19. Engineering photonic band gap in 1D phonic crystals using fresnel coefficients and comparing with the results of transfer matrix meghod

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    Rahmatnezamabad, A.; Roshanentezar, S.; Afkhami, H.; Rahmatnezamabad, B.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper photonic band gaps of 1D photonic crystal are compared by using transfer matrix method and Fresnel coefficients method. In Fresnel coefficients method, the refractive indices of each layer and incidence light angle to the surface are used for calculating Fresnel coefficients, and then the necessary and sufficient condition for a 100% reflection from the surface of double layer dielectrics is applied in such a way that reflection coefficient tends to unity so that photonic band g...

  20. Condensation heat transfer on the tube surface of different materials

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    In this paper, two kinds of tube surfaces (bare stainless steel tube and Teflon coated tube) in steam-air mixture flow are experimentally studied to obtain design data for the heat exchanger of the latent heat recovery from flue gas. In the test section, 3-tubes are horizontally installed, and steam-air mixture is flowed vertically from top to bottom. The uncertainty for the heat transfer measurement is surveyed to have the uncertainty within 5%. As experimental results, overall heat transfer coefficient of the Teflon (FEP) coated tube is degraded about 20% compared to bare stainless tube. Nusselt number of Teflon (FEP) coated tube in latent heat transfer is lower than that of bare stainless steel tube, but the Sherwood number is higher. The contact angle of the condensate on Teflon coated surface is higher than bare stainless steel surface about 30%, which will be the reason of higher mass transfer coefficient of Teflon coated tube

  1. The transfer of radiocaesium to ewes through a breeding cycle - an illustration of the pitfalls of the transfer coefficient

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    A study to measure the transfer of radiocaesium to adult female sheep through a breeding cycle is described. The transfer of radiocaesium from the diet to muscle (estimated as the equilibrium transfer coefficient) was significantly lower to pregnant, and especially lactating, animals compared to non-lactating and barren animals. High dry matter intake rates were also associated with significantly lower transfer coefficients. Known relationships between dry matter intake rates and protein turnover could credibly explain some of these differences. However, when described as the concentration ratio, radiocaesium transfer to meat was apparently highest during lactation. The apparent difference in results obtained by the two approaches of determining transfer is the consequence of daily dry matter intake being a denominator within the estimation of transfer coefficient. A wider discussion of transfer coefficients and concentration ratios leads us to suggest that the concentration ratio is the more robust and potentially generic parameter

  2. The determination of individual mass transfer coefficients in liquid-liquid extraction

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    Radu Tudose Z.; Lisa Gabriela

    2003-01-01

    An improved Lewis cell has been used as an efficient method to determine the mass transfer coefficient for any ternary multi-component system. In this paper the individual mass transfer coefficients were determined for three ternary systems: water-acetone-carbon tetrachloride water-acetone-chloroform and water-acetone-toluene, using the improved Lewis cell. Criteria! equations were developed to calculate the mass transfer coefficients when one or both (organic and aqueous) phases were agitate...

  3. Experimentally Determined Heat Transfer Coefficients for Spacesuit Liquid Cooled Garments

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    Bue, Grant; Watts, Carly; Rhodes, Richard; Anchondo, Ian; Westheimer, David; Campbell, Colin; Vonau, Walt; Vogel, Matt; Conger, Bruce

    2015-01-01

    A Human-In-The-Loop (HITL) Portable Life Support System 2.0 (PLSS 2.0) test has been conducted at NASA Johnson Space Center in the PLSS Development Laboratory from October 27, 2014 to December 19, 2014. These closed-loop tests of the PLSS 2.0 system integrated with human subjects in the Mark III Suit at 3.7 psi to 4.3 psi above ambient pressure performing treadmill exercise at various metabolic rates from standing rest to 3000 BTU/hr (880 W). The bulk of the PLSS 2.0 was at ambient pressure but effluent water vapor from the Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator (SWME) and the Auxiliary Membrane Evaporator (Mini-ME), and effluent carbon dioxide from the Rapid Cycle Amine (RCA) were ported to vacuum to test performance of these components in flight-like conditions. One of the objectives of this test was to determine the heat transfer coefficient (UA) of the Liquid Cooling Garment (LCG). The UA, an important factor for modeling the heat rejection of an LCG, was determined in a variety of conditions by varying inlet water temperature, flowrate, and metabolic rate. Three LCG configurations were tested: the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) LCG, the Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) LCG, and the OSS auxiliary LCG. Other factors influencing accurate UA determination, such as overall heat balance, LCG fit, and the skin temperature measurement, will also be discussed.

  4. Estimating the workpiece-backingplate heat transfer coefficient in friction stirwelding

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    Larsen, Anders; Stolpe, Mathias

    2012-01-01

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to determine the magnitude and spatial distribution of the heat transfer coefficient between the workpiece and the backingplate in a friction stir welding process using inverse modelling. Design/methodology/approach - The magnitude and distribution of the heat transfer coefficient are the variables in an optimisation problem. The objective is to minimise the difference between experimentally measured temperatures and temperatures obtained using a 3D finite element model. The optimisation problem is solved using a gradient based optimisation method. This approach yields optimal values for the magnitude and distribution of the heat transfer coefficient. Findings - It is found that the heat transfer coefficient between the workpiece and the backingplate is non-uniform and takes its maximum value in a region below the welding tool. Four different parameterisations of the spatial distribution of the heat transfer coefficient are analysed and a simple, two parameter distribution is found to give good results. Originality/value - The heat transfer from workpiece to backingplate is important for the temperature field in the workpiece, and in turn the mechanical properties of the welded plate. Accurate modelling of the magnitude and distribution of the heat transfer coefficient is therefore an essential step towards improved models of the process. This is the first study using a gradient based optimisation method and a non-uniform parameterisation of the heat transfer coefficient in an inverse modeling approach to determine the heat transfer coefficient in friction stir welding. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

  5. Enhancement of pool boiling hear transfer on porous surface tube

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    In this paper, the pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of a machined porous surface tube are investigated experimentally, considering the boiling operating condition of passive residual heat removal exchanger. The experiments have been carried out with high-pressure saturated steam condensation in tube as heating source and the results show that the porous surface tube has a considerable boiling heat transfer enhancing ability: the porous surface tube can increase the boiling heat transfer coefficient about 68%-75% and the wall superheat decreases about 1.5?; With the combined effect of condensation inside tube and boiling outside tube, the axial wall temperatures of heat transfer tube are neither uniform nor linear distribution, but represent some particular distribution characteristics. On the base of the experimental investigation, the enhanced mechanism of porous surface tube is also analyzed. (authors)

  6. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENT OVER THE DIMPLED SURFACE

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    Dr. Sachin L. Borse

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Over the past couple of years the focus on using concavities or dimples provides enhanced heat transfer has been documented by a number of researchers. Dimples are used on the surface of internal flow passages because they produce substantial heat transfer augmentation. This project work is concerned with experimentalinvestigation of the forced convection heat transfer over the dimpled surface. The objective of the experiment is to find out the heat transfer and air flow distribution on dimpled surfaces and all the results obtained are compared with those from a flat surface. The varying parameters were i Dimple arrangement on the plate i.e.staggered and inline arrangement and ii Heat input iiiDimple density on the plate. Heat transfer coefficients and Nusselt number were measured in a channel with one side dimpled surface. Thespherical type dimples were fabricated, and the diameter and the depth of dimple were 6 mm and 3 mm, respectively. Channel height is 25.4mm, two dimple configurations were tested. The Reynolds number based on the channel hydraulic diameter was varied from 5000 to 15000.Study shown that thermal performance is increasing with Reynolds number. With the inline and staggered dimple arrangement, the heat transfer coefficients, Nusselt number and the thermal performance factors were higher for the staggered arrangement.

  7. Turbulent transfer coefficient and roughness length in a high-altitude lake, Tibetan Plateau

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    Li, Zhaoguo; Lyu, Shihua; Zhao, Lin; Wen, Lijuan; Ao, Yinhuan; Wang, Shaoying

    2015-04-01

    A persistent unstable atmospheric boundary layer was observed over Lake Ngoring, caused by higher temperature on the water surface compared with the overlying air. Against this background, the eddy covariance flux data collected from Lake Ngoring were used to analyse the variation of transfer coefficients and roughness lengths for momentum, heat and moisture. Results are discussed and compared with parameterization schemes in a lake model. The drag coefficient and momentum roughness length rapidly decreased with increasing wind velocity, reached a minimum value in the moderate wind velocity and then increased slowly as wind velocity increased further. Under weak wind conditions, the surface tension or small scale capillary wave becomes more important and increases the surface roughness. The scalar roughness length ratio was much larger than unity under weak wind conditions, and it decreased to values near unity as wind velocity exceeded 4.0 m s-1. The lake model could not reproduce well the variation of drag coefficient, or momentum roughness length, versus wind velocity in Lake Ngoring, but it did simulate well the sensible heat and latent heat fluxes, as a result of complementary opposite errors.

  8. Unsteady radiative-convective heat transfer on a radiating surface

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    Research of radiation-convective heat exchange on radiating surfaces at natural and forced convection is complex mathematical task and here we obtain approximate analytical formulations for this process. We consider two dimensional unsteady heat transfer between solid surface and fluid under the natural laminar convection within optically transparent grey media. Also we assume constant thermo-physical properties except density which is decreasing linearly with temperature. Complex radiative-convective unsteady heat transfer approximately can be considered as a multi-stage process. At the beginning heat transfer coefficient is time dependent but almost independent on longitudinal coordinate. Afterwards heat transfer coefficient becomes dependent on longitudinal coordinate but does not change over time. Analytic formulations obtained for those two stages could be merged along the 'time-space' characteristic basing on the equality of heat flows and temperatures there. Solutions are constructed using asymptotic expansions. Theoretical analysis of the solutions revealed the following: effect of radiation leads to a change in the heat transfer coefficient from the values that are characteristic to the second order boundary conditions to the values that are characteristic for the first order boundary conditions. The rate of this transition depends on ß radiation coefficient. Experimental research confirmed correctness of the simplifications introduced.cations introduced.

  9. The surface collective diffusion coefficient and diffuse phase transformations.

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    SISSA, - (2008), P08002/1-P08002/12. ISSN 1742-5468 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : surface effects (theory) * surface diffusion (theory) * transport processes/heat transfer (theory) Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 2.758, year: 2008

  10. Calculating the heat transfer coefficient of frame profiles with internal cavities

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    Noyé, Peter Anders; Laustsen, Jacob Birck

    2004-01-01

    Determining the energy performance of windows requires detailed knowledge of the thermal properties of their different elements. A series of standards and guidelines exist in this area. The thermal properties of the frame can be determined either by detailed two-dimensional numerical methods or by measurements in accordance to European or international standards. Comparing measured and calculated heat transfer coefficients for two typical frame profiles with cavities shows considerable differences. This investigation considers two typical frame profiles in aluminium and PVC with internal cavities. The heat transfer coefficient is determined by two-dimensional numerical calculations and by measurements. Calculations are performed in Therm (LBNL (2001)), which is developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. The calculations are performed in accordance with the future European standards and measurements have been performed at two German research institutes. The internal cavities have a large influence on the overall thermal performance of the frame profiles and the investigation shows that the applied method for modelling the heat transfer by radiation exchange in the internal cavities of the profiles is critical. The simple radiation model described in the pre European standard (prEN ISO 10077-2) does not yield valid results compared to measured values. Applying a more detailed, viewfactor based, grey surfaces enclosure model as described in the ISO standard (ISO/DIS 15099) gives a better correspondence between measured and calculated values. Hence, when determining the heat transfer coefficient of frame profiles with internal cavities by calculations, it is necessary to apply a more detailed radiation exchange model than described in the prEN ISO 10077-2 standard. The ISO-standard offers such an alternative.

  11. Importance of the speciation of radionuclides for the calculation of transfer coefficients: Application to soil-fungus transfer

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    Transfer coefficients are commonly used as an approximation to the problem of quantifying the transit of radionuclides between an ecosystem's different characteristic receptor media. These coefficients are traditionally defined as the quotient between the specific activities of the receptor and the donor compartments. In the present study, the receptor were edible mushrooms and the donor the soil. However, not all the radioactive content of a soil is in a condition to be transferred. Instead, the fraction that is available will depend intimately on the capacity of the different compounds to which the radionuclides are associated to be taken up by the fungus. To analyse the cited capacity, we carried out a scheme of chemical speciation of the surface layer (0-5 cm) of the soils corresponding to two forest ecosystems (pine woods) that present a high productivity of mushrooms. This scheme consists of the sequential extraction of the available soil fraction (extractable with NH4OAc), that soluble in dilute acid (extractable with HCl 1M), that soluble in strong acid (extractable with HCl 6M), and the residue. We analysed the presence of different man-made (137Cs, 90Sr) and natural (40K, 226Ra) radionuclides in each of the soil fractions enumerated above and in two representative species of mushroom from the aforementioned two ecosystems: Hebeloma cylindrosporum and Lactarius deliciosus. Specifically, more than 75% of tliciosus. Specifically, more than 75% of the concentrations of 40K and 137Cs present in the soils studied were found bound to fractions not accessible to exchange reactions (the fraction soluble in strong acid and the residue). This implies that they are not associated to chemical compounds capable of being transferred to the fungi's fruiting bodies. Therefore, it is totally inappropriate to calculate the transfer coefficients in the usual way, since this uses the total activity found in the soil layer being considered. By way of example, for 40K the traditional method underestimates the transfer by approximately 2 orders of magnitude. We hence propose another approach, considering only the fraction of radionuclides present in the soil that are really in condition to be transferred. (author)

  12. Investigation of two-phase heat transfer coefficients of argon-freon cryogenic mixed refrigerants

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    Baek, Seungwhan; Lee, Cheonkyu; Jeong, Sangkwon

    2014-11-01

    Mixed refrigerant Joule Thomson refrigerators are widely used in various kinds of cryogenic systems these days. Although heat transfer coefficient estimation for a multi-phase and multi-component fluid in the cryogenic temperature range is necessarily required in the heat exchanger design of mixed refrigerant Joule Thomson refrigerators, it has been rarely discussed so far. In this paper, condensation and evaporation heat transfer coefficients of argon-freon mixed refrigerant are measured in a microchannel heat exchanger. A Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger (PCHE) with 340 ?m hydraulic diameter has been developed as a compact microchannel heat exchanger and utilized in the experiment. Several two-phase heat transfer coefficient correlations are examined to discuss the experimental measurement results. The result of this paper shows that cryogenic two-phase mixed refrigerant heat transfer coefficients can be estimated by conventional two-phase heat transfer coefficient correlations.

  13. MEASUREMENT OF QUENCHING INTENSITY, CALCULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT AND GLOBAL DATABASE OF LIQUID QUENCHANTS

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper explains the need for a database of cooling intensities for liquid quenchants, in order to predict the quench hardness, microstructure, stresses and distortion, when real engineering components of complex geometry are quenched. The existing laboratory procedures for cooling intensity evaluation, using small test specimens, and Lumped-Heat-Capacity Method for calculation of heat transfer coefficient, are presented. Temperature Gradient Method for heat transfer calculation in workshop conditions, when using the Liscic/Petrofer probe, has been elaborated. Critical heat flux densities and their relation to the initial heat flux density, is explained. Specific facilities for testing quenching intensity in workshop conditions, are shown. The two phase project of the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE, as recently approved, is mentioned.

  14. MEASUREMENT OF QUENCHING INTENSITY, CALCULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT AND GLOBAL DATABASE OF LIQUID QUENCHANTS

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper explains the need for a database of cooling intensities for liquid quenchants, in order to predict the quench hardness, microstructure, stresses and distortion, when real engineering components of complex geometry are quenched. The existing laboratory procedures for cooling intensity evaluation, using small test specimens, and Lumped-Heat-Capacity Method for calculation of heat transfer coefficient, are presented. Temperature Gradient Method for heat transfer calculation in workshop conditions, when using the Liscic/Petrofer probe, has been elaborated. Critical heat flux densities and their relation to the initial heat flux density, is explained. Specific facilities for testing quenching intensity in workshop conditions, are shown.The two phase project of the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE, as recently approved, is mentioned.

  15. Condensation heat transfer coefficient with noncondensible gases for heat transfer in thermal hydraulic codes

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    Condensation in the presence of noncondensible gases plays an important role in the nuclear industry. The RELAP5/MOD3 thermal hydraulic code was used to study the ability of the code to predict this phenomenon. Two separate effects experiments were simulated using this code. These were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Pressurizer Experiment, the MIT Single Tube Experiment. A new iterative approach to calculate the interface temperature and the degraded heat transfer coefficient was developed and implemented in the RELAP5/MOD3 thermal hydraulic code. This model employs the heat transfer simultaneously. This model was found to perform much better than the reduction factor approach. The calculations using the new model were found to be in much better agreement with the experimental values

  16. Condensation heat transfer coefficient with noncondensible gases for heat transfer in thermal hydraulic codes

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    Banerjee, S.; Hassan, Y.A. [Texas A& M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1995-09-01

    Condensation in the presence of noncondensible gases plays an important role in the nuclear industry. The RELAP5/MOD3 thermal hydraulic code was used to study the ability of the code to predict this phenomenon. Two separate effects experiments were simulated using this code. These were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology`s (MIT) Pressurizer Experiment, the MIT Single Tube Experiment. A new iterative approach to calculate the interface temperature and the degraded heat transfer coefficient was developed and implemented in the RELAP5/MOD3 thermal hydraulic code. This model employs the heat transfer simultaneously. This model was found to perform much better than the reduction factor approach. The calculations using the new model were found to be in much better agreement with the experimental values.

  17. The determination of individual mass transfer coefficients in liquid-liquid extraction

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    Radu Tudose Z.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available An improved Lewis cell has been used as an efficient method to determine the mass transfer coefficient for any ternary multi-component system. In this paper the individual mass transfer coefficients were determined for three ternary systems: water-acetone-carbon tetrachloride water-acetone-chloroform and water-acetone-toluene, using the improved Lewis cell. Criteria! equations were developed to calculate the mass transfer coefficients when one or both (organic and aqueous phases were agitated and when solute transfer occurs in both directions.

  18. Plateau diffusion coefficient for arbitrary flux surface geometry

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    A relatively simple but accurate representation has been developed for magnetic flux surfaces; it is valid for finite ? and it describes configurations with both ellipticity and D-shape. This representation has been applied to the computation of the diffusion coefficient in the plateau regime

  19. Single-Phase convective heat transfer and pressure drop coefficients in concentric annual

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    Zyl, Warren Reece

    2013-01-01

    Varying diameter ratios associated with smooth concentric tube-in-tube heat exchangers are known to have an effect on its convective heat transfer capabilities. Much literature exists for predicting the inner tube’s heat transfer coefficients, however, limited research has been conducted for the annulus and some of the existing correlations are known to have large errors. Linear and nonlinear regression models exist for determining the heat transfer coefficients, however, ...

  20. Heat transfer coefficient correlation for convective boiling inside plain and micro fin tubes using genetic algorithms

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    Two-phase flow heat transfer has been exhaustively studied over recent years. However, in this field several questions remain unanswered. Heat transfer coefficient prediction related to nucleate and convective boiling have been studied using different approaches, numerical, analytical and experimental. In this work, an experimental analysis, data representation and heat transfer coefficient prediction on two-phase heat transfer on nucleate and convective boiling are presented. An empirical correlation is obtained based on genetic algorithms search engine over a dimensional analysis of the two-phase flow heat transfer problem. (author)

  1. The usage of transfer coefficients to describe radionuclide transport from a cow's diet to its milk

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    The terms 'transfer coefficient', 'transfer function' and 'transfer rate' are used to describe the transport of radionuclides from a cow's diet to her milk. Simple derivation of these parameters, their interpretations and interrelationships are given, and possible misinterpretations of published values due to imprecise definitions or incorrectly supplied or omitted units are reviewed. (author)

  2. Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients of the Human Body under Forced Convection from Ceiling

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    Kurazumi, Yoshihito; Rezgals, Lauris

    2014-01-01

    The average convective heat transfer coefficient for a seated human body exposed to downward flow from above was determined. Thermal manikin with complex body shape and size of an average Scandinavian female was used. The surface temperature distribution of the manikin’s body was as the skin temperature distribution of an average person. The measurements were performed in a room with controlled thermal environment. Air temperature was set at 26ºC for cooling and at 20ºC for heating. The radiant temperature asymmetry in horizontal and vertical direction was close to zero, i.e. mean radiant temperature was equal to the air temperature. The air velocity of the isothermal downward flow from the ceiling at height of 1.5 m above the floor (above the top of the head) was set in a range between still air and 0.73 m/s. Based on the analyses of the results relationships for determination of the convective heat transfer coefficient of the whole body (hc [W/(m2•K)]) was proposed: hc=4.088+6.592V1.715 for a seated naked body at 20ºC and hc=2.874+7.427V1.345 for a seated naked body at 26ºC. Differences in the convective heat transfer coefficient of the whole body in low air velocity range, V<0.3 m/s, due to the natural convection were found. The results may be useful during design of air distribution in rooms, e.g. low impulse ventilation, diffuse ventilation, etc.

  3. Experimental investigation of thermal conductivity coefficient and heat exchange between fluidized bed and inclined exchange surface

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    B. Stojanovic

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents experimental research of thermal conductivity coefficients of the siliceous sand bed fluidized by air and an experimental investigation of the particle size influence on the heat transfer coefficient between fluidized bed and inclined exchange surfaces. The measurements were performed for the specific fluidization velocity and sand particle diameters d p=0.3, 0.5, 0.9 mm. The industrial use of fluidized beds has been increasing rapidly in the past 20 years owing to their useful characteristics. One of the outstanding characteristics of a fluidized bed is that it tends to maintain a uniform temperature even with nonuniform heat release. On the basis of experimental research, the influence of the process's operational parameters on the obtained values of the bed's thermal conductivity has been analyzed. The results show direct dependence of thermal conductivity on the intensity of mixing, the degree of fluidization, and the size of particles. In the axial direction, the coefficients that have been treated have values a whole order higher than in the radial direction. Comparison of experimental research results with experimental results of other authors shows good agreement and the same tendency of thermal conductivity change. It is well known in the literature that the value of the heat transfer coefficient is the highest in the horizontal and the smallest in the vertical position of the heat exchange surface. Variation of heat transfer, depending on inclination angle is not examined in detail. The difference between the values of the relative heat transfer coefficient between vertical and horizontal heater position for all particle sizes reduces by approximately 15% with the increase of fluidization rate.

  4. Experimental investigation of thermal conductivity coefficient and heat exchange between fluidized bed and inclined exchange surface

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    B., Stojanovic; J., Janevski; M., Stojiljkovic.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents experimental research of thermal conductivity coefficients of the siliceous sand bed fluidized by air and an experimental investigation of the particle size influence on the heat transfer coefficient between fluidized bed and inclined exchange surfaces. The measurements were perfo [...] rmed for the specific fluidization velocity and sand particle diameters d p=0.3, 0.5, 0.9 mm. The industrial use of fluidized beds has been increasing rapidly in the past 20 years owing to their useful characteristics. One of the outstanding characteristics of a fluidized bed is that it tends to maintain a uniform temperature even with nonuniform heat release. On the basis of experimental research, the influence of the process's operational parameters on the obtained values of the bed's thermal conductivity has been analyzed. The results show direct dependence of thermal conductivity on the intensity of mixing, the degree of fluidization, and the size of particles. In the axial direction, the coefficients that have been treated have values a whole order higher than in the radial direction. Comparison of experimental research results with experimental results of other authors shows good agreement and the same tendency of thermal conductivity change. It is well known in the literature that the value of the heat transfer coefficient is the highest in the horizontal and the smallest in the vertical position of the heat exchange surface. Variation of heat transfer, depending on inclination angle is not examined in detail. The difference between the values of the relative heat transfer coefficient between vertical and horizontal heater position for all particle sizes reduces by approximately 15% with the increase of fluidization rate.

  5. Experimental study of convective coefficient of mass transfer of avocado (Persia americana Mill.)

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    Alves, Suerda Bezerra; Luiz, Marcia Ramos; Amorim, Joselma Araujo de; Gusmao, Rennam Pereira de; Gurgel, Jose Mauricio [Universidade Federal da Paraiba (LES/UFPB), Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil). Lab. de Energia Solar

    2010-07-01

    Most of all energy consumed worldwide comes from fossil fuels derived from petroleum. With the petroleum crisis in the 70 were sought new energy sources, among them renewable. One such source is biodiesel energy, organic matter originated from animal and/or vegetable. Among the various plant species is the avocado (Persia americana Mill.) showing great potential in the production of petroleum extracted from the pulp and the alcohol removed from the seed. The main obstacle for obtaining the petroleum is the high humidity found in the pulp, being necessary to the drying process, which involves the transfer of heat and mass. The aim of this study was to use the mathematical model represented by Newton's Law of Cooling to simulate the mass transfer on the surface of the avocado pulp during the drying process. The equation of the mathematical model was solved numerically and the method of least squares was identified convective coefficient of Mass Transfer. The dryer used in the experimental process was operated with air flow in the vertical, air flow average fixed 3m/s and temperatures of 50, 60 and 70 deg C. The scheme of the dryer used in the research is composed of the following equipment: centrifugal fan, which drives the air-drying; valve, which allows control of airflow; electrical resistance, used for heating air; the drying chamber, where enables measurement of temperature and relative humidity; support for smaller trays; trays smaller, where the samples of the pulp of the avocado are placed; exit of the air of drying for the environment. The result presented shows the ratio of moisture content as a function of temperature over time, where it is possible to also observe that how much bigger the temperature of drying, greater will be the convective coefficient of mass transfer of the avocado. (author)

  6. Pool boiling heat transfer enhancement on porous surface tube

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    The passive residual heat removal exchanger (PRHR HX), which is a key equipment of the passive residual heat removal system, is installed in an elevated pool. Its heat transfer performance affects security and economics of the reactor, and boiling heat transfer in the liquid surrounding the exchanger occurs when the liquid saturation temperature exceeded. The smooth tubes, which are widely used as heat transfer tubes in PRHR HX, can be replaced by some enhanced tubes to improve the boiling heat transfer capability. In this paper, the pool boiling heat transfer characteristics of smooth tube and a machined porous surface tube are investigated by using high-pressure steam condensing inside tube as heating source. Compared with smooth tube,the porous surface tube considerably enhances the boiling heat transfer, and shortens the time significantly before reaching the liquid saturation temperature. Its boiling heat transfer coefficient increases from 68% to 75%, and the wall superheat decreases by 1.5 degree C. Combining effect of condensation inside tube with boiling outside tube, the axial wall temperatures of heat transfer tube are neither uniform nor linear distribution. Based on these investigations, enhance mechanism of the porous surface tube is analyzed. (authors)

  7. Determination of the Heat Transfer Coefficient at the Metal-Mold Interface During Centrifugal Casting

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    Vacca, Santiago; Martorano, Marcelo A.; Heringer, Romulo; Boccalini, Mário

    2015-05-01

    The heat transfer coefficient at the metal-mold interface ( h MM) has been determined for the first time during the centrifugal casting of a Fe-C alloy tube using the inverse solution method. To apply this method, a centrifugal casting experiment was carried out to measure cooling curves within the tube wall under a mold rotation speed of 900 rpm, imposing a centrifugal force 106 times as large as the gravity force (106 G). As part of the solution method, a comprehensive heat transfer model of the centrifugal casting was also developed and coupled to an optimization algorithm. Finally, the evolution of h MM with time that gives the minimum squared error between measured and calculated cooling curves was obtained. The determined h MM is approximately 870 W m-2 K-1 immediately after melt pouring, decreasing to about 50 W m-2 K-1 when the average temperature of the tube is ~973 K (700 °C), after the end of solidification. Despite the existence of a centrifugal force that could enhance the metal-mold contact, these values are lower than those generally reported for static molds with or without an insulating coating at the mold inner surface. The implemented model shows that the heat loss by radiation is dominant over that by convection at the tube inner surface, causing the formation of a solidification front that meets another front coming from the outer surface of the tube.

  8. Upscaling the overland flow resistance coefficient for vegetated surfaces

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    Kim, J.; Ivanov, V. Y.; Katopodes, N.

    2011-12-01

    Estimation of hydraulic resistance for overland flows plays a crucial role in modeling rainfall-runoff, flood routing, and soil erosion processes. The resistance affects not only the accurate calculations of flow variables, but also the predictions of their derivative outcomes. In particular, resistance is highly spatially variable and controlled by local flow conditions and bed characteristics in hillslopes vegetated with patches of shrubs or woody plants. Numerous studies sought general ways of relating hydraulic resistance to roughness coefficients. A typical approach in determining the Darcy-Weisbach friction factor (f) is to relate it to the Reynolds number (Re). The case is applicable when flow completely submerges roughness elements. On the other hand, when the surface covered with stones, organic litter, or vegetation is not fully submerged by the flow, the f-Re relationship does not hold. Flow dimensionless variables other than Re may become predominant in determining the resistance. There is little information on how to determine the roughness coefficient of vegetated hillslopes of arbitrary scale as a function of flow variables and bed characteristics. Although many field or laboratory studies have attempted to address the problem, most of them were carried out in channels and over a limited range of possible flow conditions. The objective of this study was to investigate the upscaling properties of the resistance coefficient by resolving the details of the flow process at an extremely fine-scale. The domain was conceptualized as a sloped plane with a number of "obstacles" of centimeter scale (i.e., representing vegetation stems) that have infinitely long height. A number of simulations were designed with a numerical model resolving the two-dimensional form of Saint-Venant equations representing the propagation of dynamic wave. The simulations explored how the resistance coefficient varied with different vegetation covers, domain slopes, flow rates and flow bottom conditions. Two methods, i.e., a "hydrograph analysis" and a "dynamic wave analysis" were used to obtain the upscaled value of Manning's coefficient. A generic regression equation has been derived by using the dimensional analysis and the multiple regression method (R2 = XXX). It allows the derivation of the Manning coefficient for arbitrary flow and surface conditions for sloping vegetated surfaces. Particular properties of the roughness coefficient dependence on contributing variables will be also discussed.

  9. Local heat transfer coefficients during the evaporation of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) in a plate heat exchanger

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    EMILA ŽIVKOVI?; STEPHAN KABELAC; SLOBODAN ŠERBANOVI?

    2009-01-01

    The evaporation heat transfer coefficient of the refrigerant R-134a in a vertical plate heat exchanger was investigated experimentally. The area of the plate was divided into several segments along the vertical axis. For each of the segments, the local value of the heat transfer coefficient was calculated and presented as a function of the mean vapor quality in the segment. Owing to the thermocouples installed along the plate surface, it was possible to determine the temperature distribution ...

  10. Study of Oxygen Mass Transfer Coefficient in Microbial Leaching of Uranium

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    Oxygen mass transfer coefficient is one of the most important parameters in the design of aerobic process bioreactor, which is represented by the overall volumetric oxygen mass transfer. The purpose of this article was the investigation of the mass transfer coefficient in the vast range of operational parameters in a stirred tank reactor. The effects of cell concentration, stirred power consumption and apparent air velocity on the mass transfer coefficient show that oxygen mass transfer in microbial leaching of uranium and in this range of parameter is not limited in these experiments. The overall volumetric oxygen mass transfer was determined in the range of 36-84 hr-1. Agreements of the suggested mathematical correlation for predicting the mass transfer were also evaluated. The results showed that the equation based on the rpm and/or power consumption and apparent air velocity specifies a good agreement with the experimental results with the coefficient of determination of R2=94.2 and 93.4. It was concluded that the introduced models are suitable for evaluation of the mass transfer coefficient in the microbial leaching of uranium.

  11. Determining heat transfer coefficients in radial flow through a polyethylene packed

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    Luís Patiño; Yordy González; Antonio Carmona; José Valero; Henry Espinoza

    2010-01-01

    A numerical-experimental methodology was used for determining interstitial heat transfer coefficients in water flowing through po-rous media where it was not in heat balance with the solid phase. Heat transfer coefficients were obtained through the single blow transient test method, combining experimental test equipment results with a mathematical model’s numerical solution. The partial differential equation system produced by the mathematical model was resolved by a numerical finite volume...

  12. MM98.04 Measurement of temperature and determination of heat transfer coefficient in backward can extrusion

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    Henningsen, Poul; Hattel, Jesper Henri

    1998-01-01

    Temperature is measured during backward can extrusion of steel. The process is characterised by large deformations and very high surface pressure. In the experiments, a can in low carbon steel with a lubrication layer of phosphate soap is formed. The temperature is measured by thermocouples in the die insert. The die insert is divided into two halves where the thermocouples are welded to the end of milled grooves in the lower part. The temperature of the workpiece is measured by welding a thermocouple directly onto the free surface.All of the temperature measurements in the tool and the workpiece are compared with a number of FEM simulations computed with different heat transfer coefficients. The current heat transfer coefficient is determined from the simulations.

  13. Determination and correlation of mass transfer coefficients in a stirred cell

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    In the proposed Molten Salt Breeder Reactor flowsheet, a fraction of the rare earth fission products is removed from the fuel salt in mass transfer cells. To obtain design parameters for this extraction, the effect of cell size, blade diameter, phase volume, and agitation rate on the mass transfer for a high density ratio system (mercury/water) in nondispersing square cross section contactors was determined. Aqueous side mass transfer coefficients were measured by polarography over a wide range of operating conditions. Correlations for the experimental mass transfer coefficients as functions of the operating parameters are presented. Several techniques for measuring mercury-side mass transfer coefficients were evaluated and a new one is recommended

  14. Measurement and Prediction of the Average Heat Transfer Coefficient on a Tube

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    Most results are for horizontal tubes of diameter ranging 7.6?51 mm. Only Seethes et al. studied variations in local heat transfer coefficients along the tube periphery while controlling the inclination angle. The main result of the previous investigations is that there is a considerable difference among the local heat transfer coefficients along a tube periphery. This has been the major cause of the discrepancy among the results. It is very important to predict the exact heat transfer coefficient on a tube for the thermal design of tubular type heat exchangers. No results have been reported about the way to predict the average value on a tube except Kang who suggested a method for the horizontal tube. The present study is aimed to find out a way of predicting the average heat transfer coefficient with considering the degree of subcooling and the inclination angle. The average heat transfer coefficient was observed at ? =90 .deg in the saturated water regardless of the tube inclination angle. However, as the water was subcooled the location for the average heat transfer coefficient moves to the lower region of the tube

  15. Transfer coefficients to terrestrial food products in equilibrium assessment models for nuclear installations

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    Transfer coefficients have become virtually indispensible in the study of the fate of radioisotopes released from nuclear installations. These coefficients are used in equilibrium assessment models where they specify the degree of transfer in food chains of individual radioisotopes from soil to plant products and from feed or forage and drinking water to animal products and ultimately to man. Information on transfer coefficients for terrestrial food chain models is very piecemeal and occurs in a wide variety of journals and reports. To enable us to choose or determine suitable values for assessments, we have addressed the following aspects of transfer coefficients on a very broad scale: (1) definitions, (2) equilibrium assumption, which stipulates that transfer coefficients be restricted to equilibrium or steady rate conditions, (3) assumption of linearity, that is the idea that radioisotope concentrations in food products increase linearly with contamination levels in the soil or animal feed, (4) methods of determination, (5) variability, (6) generic versus site-specific values, (7) statistical aspects, (8) use, (9) sources of currently used values, (10) criteria for revising values, (11) establishment and maintenance of files on transfer coefficients, and (12) future developments. (auth)

  16. Measurement of heat transfer coefficient using termoanemometry methods.

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    Dan?ová, Petra; Sitek, P.; Vít, T.

    Liberec : Technical University of Liberec, 2013 - (Vít, T.; Dan?ová, P.; Novotný, P.), s. 152-155 ISBN 978-80-260-5375-0. [Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2013. Kutná hora (CZ), 19.11.2013-22.11.2013] Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : syntetic jet * thermoanemometry * heat transfer Subject RIV: BJ - Thermodynamics

  17. Modeling of the substrate and product transfer coefficients for ethanol fermentation

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    The transfer phenomena of the substrate and product for ethanol fermentation with immobilized biocatalyst were investigated. Fermentation was carried out with a biocatalyst consisting of Ca-alginate gel in the form of two-layer spherical beads in anaerobic conditions. The determination of kinetic parameters was achieved by fitting bioreaction progress curves to the experimental data. The calculation of the diffusion coefficients was performed by numerical methods for experimental conditions. Finally, the glucose and ethanol transfer coefficients are defined and determined, using the effective diffusion coefficients. (Abstract Copyright [2008], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  18. On the radial heat transfer coefficient in grooved heat pipe

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    Rossomme, Séverine; Goffaux, Cécile; Hillewaert, Koen; Colinet, Pierre

    2009-01-01

    It is well known that microscopic effects are important in the evaluation of the radial heat transfer within a grooved heat pipe evaporator. We develop a multi-scale model which is composed of two parts, macroscopic and microscopic, which cannot be decoupled from each other. In our study, we include various effects such as the disjoining pressure, the influence of the interfacial curvature, the variation of the saturation temperature, the interfacial resistance and the thermal conduction. The...

  19. Determining the surface roughness coefficient by 3D Scanner

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    Karmen Fifer Bizjak

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Currently, several test methods can be used in the laboratory to determine the roughness of rock joint surfaces.However, true roughness can be distorted and underestimated by the differences in the sampling interval of themeasurement methods. Thus, these measurement methods produce a dead zone and distorted roughness profiles.In this paper a new rock joint surface roughness measurement method is presented, with the use of a camera-typethree-dimensional (3D scanner as an alternative to current methods. For this study, the surfaces of ten samples oftuff were digitized by means of a 3D scanner, and the results were compared with the corresponding Rock JointCoefficient (JRC values. Up until now such 3D scanner have been mostly used in the automotive industry, whereastheir use for comparison with obtained JRC coefficient values in rock mechanics is presented here for the first time.The proposed new method is a faster, more precise and more accurate than other existing test methods, and is apromising technique for use in this area of study in the future.

  20. A power perturbation technique for the measurement of fuel-to-coolant heat transfer coefficients in fast reactors

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    This technique provides a method of obtaining average fuel to coolant heat transfer coefficients for individual fuel subassemblies in fast reactors. A series of experiments on the UK prototype fast reactor (PFR) over the period 1977-1979 have demonstrated that the technique is simple, requires no special instrumentation other than thermocouples to monitor coolant outlet temperatures, and the measurement can be made during normal reactor operation. Thus it is possible to determine how heat transfer coefficients change with operating conditions and with the degree of burn-up in the fuel. The analysis of a single experiment is presented to illustrate the technique. This was conducted at a single reduced power level of 200 thermal megawatts for two different primary coolant flow rates, both steady fractions of the maximum (0.88 and 0.47). Cyclic and single-step perturbations of about 10% amplitude were impressed on the steady power and the delayed coolant temperature response at subassembly outlets was monitored. Burn-ups in the subassemblies ranged between 1.0% and 4.7%. From the measured delays at the two flows it was possible to determine the fuel time-constant and hence the fuel-to-coolant heat transfer coefficient. It was also shown that a simple, lumped-element, heat transfer model can be used to obtain sufficiently accurate estimates from measurements at just one coolant flow. Fuel surface-to-coolant thermal conductances (i.e. gap conductances) were subsequently de.e. gap conductances) were subsequently derived from the heat transfer coefficients. These ranged between 2.4 kW m-2K-1 and 3.3 kW m-2K-1 with the smaller conductances being obtained for those fuel elements with the larger degree of burn-up. These values are lower than expected but consistent with a higher than expected value for the negative power coefficient of reactivity feedback which has been observed at reduced power. (orig.)

  1. Study of the measurement about the apparent heat transfer coefficient of solid uranium hexafluoride

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    In order to provide the conditions for designing the congealed accept container of uranium hexafluoride, a set of experiment system of measuring apparent heat transfer coefficient in which the small-sized congealed accept container was considered as main equipment was set up. Then the experiments of loading and unloading uranium hexafluoride were carried out. The process of loading and unloading uranium hexafluoride in small-sized congealed accept container were simulated by the barrel model of steady heat transfer in this paper, and the apparent heat transfer coefficient of solid uranium hexafluoride was obtained. (authors)

  2. The use of neural network to estimate mass transfer coefficient from the bottom of agitated vessel

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    ElShazly, Yehia M. S.

    2015-04-01

    In this study, the ability of the artificial neural network ( ANN) to estimate the rate of mass transfer coefficient was compared against the mass transfer correlation obtained by dimensional analysis in terms of Sherwood, Schmidt and Reynolds numbers. The results showed that the ANN is better than the conventional mass transfer correlation in most cases and the best results are obtained at 3-7 neurons in the hidden layer.

  3. Transient volumetric heat transfer coefficient prediction of a three-phase direct contact condenser

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    Mahood, Hameed B.; Sharif, Adel O.; Thorpe, Rex B.

    2015-02-01

    An experimental investigation for the time dependent volumetric heat transfer coefficient of the bubbles type, three-phase direct contact condenser has been carried out utilising a short column (70 cm in total height and 4 cm inner diameter). A 47 cm active height was chosen with five different mass flow rate ratios and three different initial dispersed phase temperatures. Vapour pentane and constant temperature tap water as dispersed and continuous phases were implemented. The results showed that the volumetric heat transfer coefficient decreases with increased time until it almost reaches its steady state conditions. A sharp decrease in the volumetric heat transfer coefficient was found at the beginning of the operation and, diminished over a short time interval. Furthermore, a positive effect of the mass flow rate ratios on the volumetric heat transfer coefficient was noted and this was more pronounced at the beginning of the operation. On the other hand, the volumetric heat transfer coefficient decreased with an increase in the continuous phase mass flow rate and there was no considerable effect of the initial dispersed phase temperatures, which confirms that latent heat transfer is dominant in the process.

  4. The influence of surfactant on mass transfer coefficients in evaporation of volatile organic compound from water basin

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    Bunyakan, C.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Volatile organic compounds (VOCs have been found in wastewater of many chemical industries. Evaporation of VOCs from open water basin in waste treatment facilities causes air-pollution and has been regulated in many countries. Reduction or prevention of VOCs evaporation from open water basin is then necessary. The aim of this research was to investigate the influence of surface film generated by an insoluble surfactant on the mass transfer coefficient of VOCs evaporating from water. Hexadecanol and octadecanol were used as surfactant in this investigation with the amount in the range of 0 to 35 ?g/cm2 and 0 to 25 ?g/cm2, respectively. The VOCs used in this study were methanol, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone and toluene. The experimental results showed that the surfactant film can reduce the gas film and liquid coefficients by 56 and 80 %, respectively. The suitable amounts of the surfactant were 25 ?g/cm2 for hexadecanol and 15 ?g/cm2 for octadecanol. From this investigation we can conclude that covering the water surface with a film of hexadecanol or octadecanol could significantly reduce the VOCs evaporation rate.Finally, the empirical equations correlating gas film and liquid film coefficient to amount of surfactants were developed and verified against the experimental data. The predicted values of the overall mass transfer coefficients, obtained by using these empirical equations, were in good agreement with the measured values. Thus the empirical equations of mass transfer coefficients developed in this work can be used to predict the evaporation rates of VOCs from water surface covered by hexadecanol or octadecanol film.

  5. Prediction of overall heat transfer coefficient for RMI insulation using the test and analysis

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    Both parts of shell and layers have different thermal transfer flow; shell-part is conductivity loss, layer is convective and radiative loss that would contribute to calculate the total heat value with difficulty. We developed the new method about prediction of RMI's total value by separating the shell and layer as a function of heat resistivity. Whereas heat transfer value at the insulation shell is calculated by CFD analysis according to various insulation sizes, multi-layer would be done by thermal test. These predicted models are compared with final insulation sample of overall heat transfer value for the validation. RMI insulation was investigated by GHP (guarded hot plate) measuring instrument (inner-layer) and thermal analysis simulation(CFD method) to predict the approximate value of overall heat transfer. The results are as follows. - Thickness of out-shell as same meaning of outshell ratio is determined very carefully at RMI design. Because it can lead to very large changes in heat transfer. For example, whereas thickness of out-shell with 0.1mm(0.13%) shows 0.16 W/m2K through surface of out-shell, that of 0.4mm(0.53%) thickness is 0.49 W/m2K which is increased nonlinearly. - Inner-layer and out-shell of RMI is arranged in parallel, so that overall heat transfer coefficient would be written with sum of each part. For example, at the condition of 70 .deg. C, inner-layer part(0.06mm) is 0.56 W/m2K and out-shell part(0.7mm) is 0.72 W/m2K, and overall value is 1.28 W/m2K. - We could expect that heat transfer value is changed according to out-shell ratio, because out-shell ratio as conductivity loss is connected with insulation size and inner-layer as radiation blocking is independent

  6. Wet surface heat transfer and pressure drop of aluminum parallel flow heat exchangers at different inclination angles

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    The effect of inclination angle on the heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of brazed aluminum heat exchangers was experimentally investigated under wet conditions. Three samples having different fin pitches (1.25, 1.5 and 2.0 mm) were tested. Results show that heat transfer coefficients are not affected by the inclination angle. However, friction factors increase as the inclination angle increases with negligible difference between the forward and backward inclination. The effect of fin pitch on the heat transfer coefficient and on the pressure drop is also discussed. Comparison of the dry and wet surface heat transfer coefficients reveals that dry surface heat transfer coefficients are significantly larger than wet surface heat transfer coefficients. Possible explanation is provided by considering the condensate drainage pattern. The data are also compared with the existing correlation

  7. The effect of satellite retrieved cloud optical thickness on surface UV irradiance and photolysis rate coefficients

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    Pandey, P.; De Ridder, K.; Gillotay, D.

    2011-12-01

    In the present study, we consider the effect of remotely sensed COT on surface UV irradiance and photolysis rate coefficients. These coefficients and the effect of cloud there on, play a crucial role in atmospheric chemistry, in particular the formation of ozone. The COT for this study is retrieved from the Spinning Enhanced Visible infrared Imager (SEVIRI) by implementing semi-analytical cloud retrieval algorithm for the month of June 2006. A simple parameterization of the effect of cloud on surface UV-A and UV-B irradiance, based on a series of simulations performed with the Tropospheric Ultraviolet and Visible (TUV) radiative transfer model, is developed. The required columnar ozone concentration is set to 335 DU that is obtained from multi sensor Re-analysis data set for June 2006 near the centre of our study domain (Belgium) and the surface albedo is set to 5% for the radiative transfer calculations. For the purpose of validation, measurements of UV-A and UV-B irradiance from two Belgian stations, Ostend and Redu, are used. The time series of the modeled UV-A and UV-B irradiance against the measurements shows a good agreement. This is apparent from the model versus measurement error statistics. The mean absolute error, correlation coefficient and index of agreement for UV-A irradiance for both stations are found to be ~5.6 W/m2, ~0.92 and ~0.93 respectively; whereas, for the UV-B irradiance they are ~0.58 W/m2, ~0.93 and ~0.86, respectively. The effect of COT on photolysis rate coefficients of different photolytic reactions is also presented along with simple parameterizations to account for the effect of cloud. The maximum error associated with the parameterization is found to be of the order of few percent or less, with the highest error of 9%.

  8. Prediction of mass transfer coefficients in a pulsed packed extraction column using effective diffusivity

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    M., Torab-Mostaedi; J., Safdari.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The volumetric overall mass transfer coefficients have been measured in a pulsed packed extraction column using diffusion model for two different liquid-liquid systems. The effects of operational variables such as pulsation intensity and dispersed and continuous phase flow rates on volumetric overal [...] l mass transfer coefficients have been investigated. Effective diffusivity is substituted for molecular diffusivity in the Gröber equation for prediction of dispersed phase overall mass transfer coefficients. The enhancement factor is determined experimentally and therefrom an empirical correlation is derived for prediction of effective diffusivity as a function of Reynolds number, Schmidt number and viscosity ratio. Good agreement between prediction and experiments was found for all operating conditions that were investigated.

  9. Local Mass Transfer Coefficient for Idealized 2D Urban Street Canyon Models

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    Leung, Ka Kit; Liu, Chun-Ho

    2011-09-01

    Human activities in urban areas is one of the major sources of anthropogenic releases in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). The mechanism of urban morphology for the heat and mass transfer in built environment is thus an attractive topic in the research community. In this paper, a series of laboratory measurements is conducted to elucidate the mass transfer from hypothetical urban roughness constructed by idealized 2D street canyons. The experiments are carried out in the wind tunnel in the University of Hong Kong. The urban ABL structure inside the wind tunnel is controlled by placing small cubic Styrofoam blocks upstream of the test section. The street canyons are fabricated by movable rectangular acrylic blocks so that different building height to street width (aspect) ratios are examined. The height of building blocks is kept minimum to make sure that the urban ABL over the street canyons is high enough for fully developed turbulent flows. The prevailing wind is normal to the street axis, demonstrating the scenario of least pollutant removal from the street canyons to the urban ABL. The sample street canyon is covered by soaked filter papers to represent uniform mass concentrations on the building facades and ground surface. The wet bulb temperature of the filter papers is continuously monitored to ensure saturated conditions. Their weight before and after an experiment is used to measure the amount of water evaporated. Preliminary results illustrate the local mass transfer coefficient distribution for aspect ratios 1/4, 1/2, 1, and 2, which are comparable with those available in literuatre.

  10. Transfer coefficient study of Sr-90 in the soil-grass-milk chain for Cuba

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    One of the most important problems in modern radioecology is the lack of able information about the features of radionuclide migration in tropical and subtropical environment. The development of nuclear energy and the enhancing in the applications of nuclear techniques in those latitudes indicate that studies in this area are necessary. Cuba is carrying out studies on radioecological characterization of the principal food chains in the country. One of the objectives of these studies is to define the values of the transfer coefficients to be used in the evaluation programs for the assessment of the radiological impact of practices which involve ionizing radiation. This paper shows the results obtained in the determination of Sr-90 transfer coefficients in soil-grass-milk food chain in 'La Quebrada', a place near the Havana City where an important part of the milk that the citizens consume is produced. Transfer coefficients for Sr-90 were calculated on the basis of data collected during 5 years in the region. Soil-grass transfer coefficients are in the range 0.18-5 while grass-milk coefficients are in the range of 1.2x10-4 - 6x10-3 day/L. These values are in accordance with values reported by other authors in the literature. (authors). 4 refs., 2 tabs

  11. Variation of the transfer coefficient for radiocaesium transport to sheep's milk during a complete lactation period

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    The variation with time in the transfer coefficient for radiocaesium transport to sheep's milk was measured during an entire lactation period. One hundred and forty ewes were used. The animals were segregated into groups of six ewes and throughout their lactation period, every week one of the groups was given a diet of ground wheat, contaminated with radiocaesium from the Chernobyl accident. The results showed an increase of radiocaesium activity concentration in the milk by a factor of three, over the 21-week lactation period. A significant correlation was found between transfer coefficients for radiocaesium and average daily milk yield. (Author)

  12. Measurement of the thermal conductivity and heat transfer coefficient of a binary bed of beryllium pebbles

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    Donne, M.D.; Piazza, G. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Technik und Umwelt (Germany). Inst. fuer Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik; Goraieb, A.; Sordon, G.

    1998-01-01

    The four ITER partners propose to use binary beryllium pebble bed as neutron multiplier. Recently this solution has been adopted for the ITER blanket as well. In order to study the heat transfer in the blanket the effective thermal conductivity and the wall heat transfer coefficient of the bed have to be known. Therefore at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe heat transfer experiments have been performed with a binary bed of beryllium pebbles and the results have been correlated expressing thermal conductivity and wall heat transfer coefficients as a function of temperature in the bed and of the difference between the thermal expansion of the bed and of that of the confinement walls. The comparison of the obtained correlations with the data available from the literature show a quite good agreement. (author)

  13. Transient Heat Diffusion with Temperature-Dependent Conductivity and Time-Dependent Heat Transfer Coefficient

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    Moitsheki, Raseelo J.

    2008-01-01

    Lie point symmetry analysis is performed for an unsteady nonlinear heat diffusion problem modeling thermal energy storage in a medium with a temperature-dependent power law thermal conductivity and subjected to a convective heat transfer to the surrounding environment at the boundary through a variable heat transfer coefficient. Large symmetry groups are admitted even for special choices of the constants appearing in the governing equation. We construct one-dimensional optimal systems for the...

  14. MEASUREMENT OF QUENCHING INTENSITY, CALCULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT AND GLOBAL DATABASE OF LIQUID QUENCHANTS

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    Božidar Liš?i?; Tomislav Filetin

    2012-01-01

    This paper explains the need for a database of cooling intensities for liquid quenchants, in order to predict the quench hardness, microstructure, stresses and distortion, when real engineering components of complex geometry are quenched. The existing laboratory procedures for cooling intensity evaluation, using small test specimens, and Lumped-Heat-Capacity Method for calculation of heat transfer coefficient, are presented. Temperature Gradient Method for heat transfer calculation in worksho...

  15. Time dependence of the 137Cs and 90Sr transfer coefficient in a Mediterranean ecosystem

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    The soil-plant transfer of 137Cs and 90Sr was studied in a low turnover rate Mediterranean ecosystem. The available activities of the two radionuclides in the soil and their stable chemical analogues, K and Ca, respectively, evolve periodically over time due to the marked dry and wet seasons existing in this type of climate. This seriously restricts the validity of using constant transfer and discrimination coefficients

  16. Photon mass energy transfer coefficients for elements z=1 to 92 and 48 additional substances of dosimetric interest.

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    Kato, Hideki

    2014-07-01

    Photon mass energy transfer coefficient is an essential factor when converting photon energy fluence into kinetic energy released per unit mass (kerma). Although mass attenuation coefficient and mass energy absorption coefficients can be looked up in databases, the mass energy transfer coefficient values are still controversial. In this paper, the photon mass energy transfer coefficients for elements Z=1-92 were calculated based on cross-sectional data for each photon interaction type. Mass energy transfer coefficients for 48 compounds and/or mixtures of dosimetric interest were calculated from coefficient data for elements using Bragg's additivity rule. We additionally developed software that can search these coefficient data for any element or substance of dosimetric interest. The database and software created in this paper should prove useful for radiation measurements and/or dose calculations. PMID:25055949

  17. Engineering photonic band gap in 1D phonic crystals using fresnel coefficients and comparing with the results of transfer matrix meghod

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper photonic band gaps of 1D photonic crystal are compared by using transfer matrix method and Fresnel coefficients method. In Fresnel coefficients method, the refractive indices of each layer and incidence light angle to the surface are used for calculating Fresnel coefficients, and then the necessary and sufficient condition for a 100% reflection from the surface of double layer dielectrics is applied in such a way that reflection coefficient tends to unity so that photonic band gaps are determined. But in transfer matrix method there are some complications needed for solving quadratic partial differential equations and applying continuity of tangent components of fields and Bloch’s condition, though the results are the same

  18. Experimental study of overall heat transfer coefficient in the application of dilute nanofluids in the car radiator

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    Heat transfer of coolant flow through the automobile radiators is of great importance for the optimization of fuel consumption. In this study, the heat transfer performance of the automobile radiator is evaluated experimentally by calculating the overall heat transfer coefficient (U) according to the conventional ?-NTU technique. Copper oxide (CuO) and Iron oxide (Fe2O3) nanoparticles are added to the water at three concentrations 0.15, 0.4, and 0.65 vol.% with considering the best pH for longer stability. In these experiments, the liquid side Reynolds number is varied in the range of 50–1000 and the inlet liquid to the radiator has a constant temperature which is changed at 50, 65 and 80 °C. The ambient air for cooling of the hot liquid is used at constant temperature and the air Reynolds number is varied between 500 and 700. However, the effects of these variables on the overall heat transfer coefficient are deeply investigated. Results demonstrate that both nanofluids show greater overall heat transfer coefficient in comparison with water up to 9%. Furthermore, increasing the nanoparticle concentration, air velocity, and nanofluid velocity enhances the overall heat transfer coefficient. In contrast, increasing the nanofluid inlet temperature, lower overall heat transfer coefficient was recorded. -- Highlights: ? Overall heat transfer coefficient in the car radiator measured experimentally. ? Nanofluids showed greater heat transfer performance comparing with water. ? Increasing liquid and air Re increases the overall heat transfer coefficient. ? Increasing the inlet liquid temperature decreases the overall heat transfer coefficient

  19. Convective and radiative heat transfer coefficients for individual human body segments

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    de Dear, R. J.; Arens, Edward; Hui, Zhang; Oguro, Masayuki

    Human thermal physiological and comfort models will soon be able to simulate both transient and spatial inhomogeneities in the thermal environment. With this increasing detail comes the need for anatomically specific convective and radiative heat transfer coefficients for the human body. The present study used an articulated thermal manikin with 16 body segments (head, chest, back, upper arms, forearms, hands, pelvis, upper legs, lower legs, feet) to generate radiative heat transfer coefficients as well as natural- and forced-mode convective coefficients. The tests were conducted across a range of wind speeds from still air to 5.0 m/s, representing atmospheric conditions typical of both indoors and outdoors. Both standing and seated postures were investigated, as were eight different wind azimuth angles. The radiative heat transfer coefficient measured for the whole-body was 4.5 W/m2 per K for both the seated and standing cases, closely matching the generally accepted whole-body value of 4.7 W/m2 per K. Similarly, the whole-body natural convection coefficient for the manikin fell within the mid-range of previously published values at 3.4 and 3.3 W/m2 per K when standing and seated respectively. In the forced convective regime, heat transfer coefficients were higher for hands, feet and peripheral limbs compared to the central torso region. Wind direction had little effect on convective heat transfers from individual body segments. A general-purpose forced convection equation suitable for application to both seated and standing postures indoors was hc=10.3v0.6 for the whole-body. Similar equations were generated for individual body segments in both seated and standing postures.

  20. Comparison of Theoretical and Experimental Mass Transfer Coefficients of Gases in Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes.

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    Kárászová, Magda; Šim?ík, Miroslav; Friess, K.; Lísal, Martin; Jansen, J. C.; Sedláková, Zuzana; R?ži?ka, Marek; Izák, Pavel

    Prague : -, 2013, s. 1. ISBN N. [Annual Meeting NAMS 2013 /23/. Boise, Idaho (US), 08.06.2013-12.06.2013] R&D Projects: GA ?R GAP106/10/1194 Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : mass transfer coefficients * ionic liquid membranes * permeability and selectivity Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

  1. Influence of Glass Coating Thickness on Interfacial Heat Transfer Coefficient during Forming of Nickel Based Superalloys

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    Busuttil, M.; Lin, Yp; Gebelin, Jc; Reed, Rc

    2013-01-01

    The influence of glass coating thickness on the interfacial heat transfer coefficient has been examined using numerical modeling. Temperature and heat flux during working of a Inconel 718 work-piece and colder H13 dies have been simulated. The thickness of the glass coating is found to have a significant influence on the forming characteristic. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

  2. Eddy Diffusion Coefficients of Suspended Particulate Matter: Effects of Wind Energy Transfer and Stratification

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    Lund-Hansen, Lars Chresten; Pejrup, Morten; Valeur, Jens; Jensen, Anders

    1994-06-01

    Gross sedimentation rates (GSR) have been measured using sediment traps placed at nine different levels above the bed (0·3, 0·5, 0·8, 1·0, 2·0, 4·0, 6·0, 8·0 and 10·0 m). The sediment traps were deployed for 1·25 years and recovered 28 times during the study period. Low average GSR values of 5·5 g m -2 day -1 were obtained at 10·0 m, and high average GSR values of 114·8 g m -2 day -1 were obtained at 0·3 m. An expression for the eddy diffusion coefficient of suspended particulate matter ( K s), based on the measured GSR is given. The expression has been used for modelling of K s at the different trap levels above the bed. High values (?42 cm 2 s -1) of K s were obtained at the upper traps, whereas low values (?2 cm 2 s -1) were obtained near the bed. Comparison between level of turbulent energy in terms of shear stress at the boundaries of the water column, i.e. from the wind and the bed flow, showed that wind energy exceeded that of the bed flow by a factor 16. At 5·0 m K s was positively correlated ( r=0·66) to the eddy diffusion coefficient of momentum ( K m) derived from the wind energy transfer to the water, giving an average ? of 0·5 for K s =? K m. The density difference between surface and bottom waters has been designated a parameter of stratification, and is discussed in relation to variations of K s and K m .

  3. The prediction of heat transfer coefficient in circulating fluidized bed combustors

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    Hamdan, M.A.; Al-qaq, A.M. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Jordan Amman, Qween Rania Street, Amman, AL Jbeeha 11942 (Jordan)

    2008-11-15

    In the present work, a theoretical study is performed to modify an existing model that is used to predict the heat transfer coefficient in circulating fluidized bed combustors. In the model, certain parameters were used as being of constant values, which leads to an error in the obtained value of the heat transfer coefficient. In this study and as a first step, the model is thoroughly studied and then the variation of the coefficient with these parameters is presented. Having done that, correlation for these parameters are obtained and then used in the model. Finally the modified model was tested against previously experimental and theoretical data that is available in literature. It was found that the accuracy of the model has been improved after it has been modified. (author)

  4. The prediction of heat transfer coefficient in circulating fluidized bed combustors

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    In the present work, a theoretical study is performed to modify an existing model that is used to predict the heat transfer coefficient in circulating fluidized bed combustors. In the model, certain parameters were used as being of constant values, which leads to an error in the obtained value of the heat transfer coefficient. In this study and as a first step, the model is thoroughly studied and then the variation of the coefficient with these parameters is presented. Having done that, correlation for these parameters are obtained and then used in the model. Finally the modified model was tested against previously experimental and theoretical data that is available in literature. It was found that the accuracy of the model has been improved after it has been modified

  5. Evaluation of the heat transfer coefficient at the metal-mould interface during flow

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Calculation results concerning the heat transfer coefficient at the metal-mould interface during flow of the AlMg10 alloy in the channel-like cavity of the spiral castability test mould. The experimental cooling curve as well as changes of metal flow velocity have been determined on the basis of the measured metal temperature during flow. The cooling curve equation for the examined alloy, derived from the heat balance condition in a casting-mould system and taking into account experimental data concerning changes in metal temperature and its flow velocity, has enabled evaluation of the heat transfer coefficient at a chosen point of a metal stream along the mould channel. Graphic representations of changes of this coefficient against time and the channel length have been shown.

  6. Resonant charge transfer at dielectric surfaces

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    Marbach, Johannes; Bronold, Franz Xaver; Fehske, Holger

    2012-01-01

    We report on the theoretical description of secondary electron emission due to resonant charge transfer occurring during the collision of metastable nitrogen molecules with dielectric surfaces. The emission is described as a two step process consisting of electron capture to form an intermediate shape resonance and subsequent electron emission by decay of this ion, either due to its natural life time or its interaction with the surface. The electron capture is modeled using ...

  7. Uptake, Efflux, and Mass Transfer Coefficient of Fluorescent PAMAM Dendrimers into Pancreatic Cancer Cells

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    Opitz, Armin W.; Czymmek, Kirk J.; Wickstrom, Eric; Wagner, Norman J.

    2012-01-01

    Targeted delivery of imaging agents to cells can be optimized with the understanding of uptake and efflux rates. Cellular uptake of macromolecules is studied frequently with fluorescent probes. We hypothesized that the internalization and efflux of fluorescently labeled macromolecules into and out of mammalian cells could be quantified by confocal microscopy to determine the rate of uptake and efflux, from which the mass transfer coefficient is calculated. The cellular influx and efflux of a third generation poly(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimer labeled with an Alexa Fluor 555 dye was measured in Capan-1 pancreatic cancer cells using confocal fluorescence microscopy. The Capan-1 cells were also labeled with 5-chloromethylfluorescein diacetate (CMFDA) green cell tracker dye to delineate cellular boundaries. A dilution curve of the fluorescently labeled PAMAM dendrimer enabled quantification of the concentration of dendrimer in the cell. A simple mass transfer model described the uptake and efflux behavior of the PAMAM dendrimer. The effective mass transfer coefficient was found to be 0.054 ± 0.043 ?m/min, which corresponds to a rate constant of 0.035 ± 0.023 min?1 for uptake of the PAMAM dendrimer into the Capan-1 cells. The effective mass transfer coefficient was shown to predict the efflux behavior of the PAMAM dendrimer from the cell if the fraction of labeled dendrimer undergoing non-specific binding is accounted for. This work introduces a novel method to quantify the mass transfer behavior of fluorescently labeled macromolecules into mammalian cells. PMID:23022133

  8. Soil plant transfer coefficient of 14C-carbofuran in brassica sp. vegetable agroecosystem

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    The soil plant transfer coefficient or f factor of 14C-carbofuran pesticide was studied in outdoor lysimeter experiment consisting of Brassica sp. vegetable crop, riverine alluvial clayey soil and Bungor series sandy loam soil. Soil transfer coefficients at 0-10 cm soil depth were 4.38 ± 0.30, 5.76 ± 1.04, 0.99 ± 0.25 and 2.66 ± 0.71; from IX recommended application rate in alluvial soil, 2X recommended application rate in alluvial soil, IX recommended application rate in Bungor soil and 2X recommended application rate in Bungor soil, respectively. At 0-25 cm soil depth, soil plant transfer coefficients were 8.96 ± 0.91, 10.40 ± 2.63, 2.34 ± 0.68 and 619 ±1.40, from IX recommended application rate in alluvial soil, 2X recommended application rate in alluvial soil, IX recommended application rate in Bungor soil and 2X recommended application rate in Bungor soil, respectively. At 77 days after treatment (DAT), the soil plant transfer coefficient was significantly higher in riverine alluvial soil than Bungor soil whereas shoot and root growth was significantly higher in Bungor soil than in riverine alluvial soil. At both 0-10 cm Brassica sp. rooting depth and 0-25 cm soil depth, the soil plant transfer coefficient was significantly higher in 2X recommended application rate of 14C-carbofuran as compared to IX recommended application rate, in both Bungor and riverine alluvial soils. (Author)

  9. Experimental determination of heat transfer coefficient in the slip regime and its anomalously low value.

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    Demsis, Anwar; Verma, Bhaskar; Prabhu, S V; Agrawal, Amit

    2009-07-01

    In this paper, the measurement of the heat transfer coefficient in rarefied gases is presented; these are among the first heat transfer measurements in the slip flow regime. The experimental setup is validated by comparing friction factor in the slip regime and heat transfer coefficient in the continuum regime. Experimental results suggest that the Nusselt number is a function of Reynolds and Knudsen numbers in the slip flow regime. The measured values for Nusselt numbers are smaller than that predicted by theoretical or simulation results, and can become a few orders of magnitude smaller than the theoretical values in the continuum regime. The results are repeatable and expected to be useful for further experimentation and modeling of flow in the slip and transition regimes. PMID:19658810

  10. Measurements of heat transfer coefficients for direct contact condensation in core makeup tanks using holographic interferometer

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    The present work is to improve our understanding and analysis of direct contact condensation on the gravity injection of CMTs and to measure the heat transfer coefficients around steam bubbles using the holographic interferometry and the high speed camera. The condensation regime map associated with the downward injection of steam into water through the steam pipe is investigated to understand the mechanism of the direct contact condensation. The present map shows that the boundary of chugging and subsonic jetting with the larger diameter pipe is shifted to the larger steam mass flux. Steam cavity mode, ever not found in the literature and the unique mode of downward injection for the present geometry, is observed at the low subcooled water temperature. With the holographic interferometry and the high speed camera, the heat transfer mechanism for the direct contact condensation in CMTs is understood and the heat transfer coefficients are measured

  11. Experimental determination of heat transfer coefficient in natural convection within a inclined channel

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    An experimental test to study natural convection heat transfer to air within a trapezoidal channel area was carried out, heating one of its faces. The temperature in different points along the heated face, inlet and outlet air temperature, environment temperature, the current and voltage supplied to the heater were measured. From the measures, the power applied and the average heat transfer coefficient in the channel were determined. During the experimental test the power applied, channel inclination and the air entrance and exit position, were changed. The values obtained from the different test modes show that the heat transfer coefficient is independent of the power and strongly dependent of the channel inclination and channel position. (author)

  12. Aggregated transfer coefficients. A simple approach to modelling transfer of radionuclides to food products from semi-natural ecosystems

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    A recent VAMP (Validation of Environmental Model Predictions) report collated values for aggregated transfer coefficients (Tag) which can describe the integrated transfer of radiocaesium to food products from semi-natural ecosystems. Further Tag data are presented for sheep and mushrooms which suggest that subdivision of Tag values to take soil type and seasonal variation into account is potentially valuable. For sheep, Tag values for organic soils are generally one to two orders of magnitude higher than those for sandy and clay soils. For most other semi-natural foodstuffs there are currently inadequate data to make such subdivisions. (author). 19 refs, 1 fig., 4 tabs

  13. A novel liquid crystal image processing technique using multiple gas temperature steps to determine heat transfer coefficient distribution and adiabatic wall temperature

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    Abu Talib, Ar; Neely, Aj; Ireland, Pt; Mullender, Aj

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents a novel experimental technique, which combines thermochromic liquid crystals with multiple steps in gas temperature, to determine heat transfer coefficient and adiabatic wall temperature distributions. The transient heat transfer experiments have been conducted on a flat plate using the low-temperature analogue of an ISO standard propane-air burner commonly used in aero-engine fire certification. The technique involves the measurement of the surface temperature response of...

  14. The effects of surface roughness on the heat transfer at the metal-mold interface

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    Heat transfer coefficient values at the metal-mold interface are an important parameter in the production of sound quality castings. This investigation focused primarily on the effect of surface roughness on heat transfer coefficient values. The paper will describe the development of a versatile apparatus. This apparatus was instrumented with thermocouples, displacement sensors-LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) and an electrical contact detection circuit. The equipment facilitated the recording of the temperature profile in chill and casting, as well as the detection and measurement of movement at the metal-mold interface including mold expansion and air-gap detection and measurement. Experiments were carried out by casting various aluminum alloys against different chill materials, each of various surface roughness. Inverse heat transfer analysis was used to estimate the heat transfer coefficient at the metal mold interface. This estimation revealed how the heat transfer coefficient changes during the metal solidification. Generally, an increase in surface roughness results in a decrease in the heat transfer coefficient at the metal mold interface. (author)

  15. A stability-dependent parametrization of transfer coefficients for momentum and heat over polar sea ice to be used in climate models

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    Lüpkes, Christof; Gryanik, Vladimir M.

    2015-01-01

    The interaction between sea ice and atmosphere depends strongly on the near-surface transfer coefficients for momentum and heat. A parametrization of these coefficients is developed on the basis of an existing parametrization of drag coefficients for neutral stratification that accounts for form drag caused by the edges of ice floes and melt ponds. This scheme is extended to better account for the dependence of surface wind on limiting cases of high and low ice concentration and to include near-surface stability effects over open water and ice on form drag. The stability correction is formulated on the basis of stability functions from Monin-Obukhov similarity theory and also using the Louis concept with stability functions depending on the bulk Richardson numbers. Furthermore, a parametrization is proposed that includes the effect of edge-related turbulence also on heat transfer coefficients. The parametrizations are available in different levels of complexity. The lowest level only needs sea ice concentration and surface temperature as input, while the more complex level needs additional sea ice characteristics. An important property of our parametrization is that form drag caused by ice edges depends on the stability over both ice and water which is in contrast to the skin drag over ice. Results of the parametrization show that stability has a large impact on form drag and, thereby, determines the value of sea ice concentration for which the transfer coefficients reach their maxima. Depending on the stratification, these maxima can occur anywhere between ice concentrations of 20 and 80%.

  16. Transferring calibration coefficients from ionisation chambers used for diagnostic radiology to transmission chambers

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    In this work, the response of a double volume transmission ionisation chamber, developed at the Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, was compared to that of a commercial transmission chamber. Both ionisation chambers were tested in different X-ray beam qualities using secondary standard ionisation chambers as reference dosimeters. These standard ionisation chambers were a parallel-plate and a cylindrical ionisation chambers, used for diagnostic radiology and mammography beam qualities, respectively. The response of both transmission chambers was compared to that of the secondary standard chambers to obtain coefficients of equivalence. These coefficients allow the transmission chambers to be used as reference equipment. - Highlights: ? Calibration coefficients of standard ionisation chambers were transferred to transmission chambers. ? Coefficients of equivalence were obtained. ? Transmission chambers presented good response stability. ? Transmission chambers can be used as reference equipment considering their response variation.

  17. Measurement of Heat Transfer Coefficients in an Agitated Vessel with Tube Baffles

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    M. Dostál; K. Petera; F. Rieger

    2010-01-01

    Cooling or heating an agitated liquid is a very common operation in many industrial processes. A classic approach is to transfer the necessary heat through the vessel jacket. Another option, frequently used in the chemical and biochemical industries is to use the heat transfer area of vertical tube baffles. In large equipment, e.g. fermentor, the jacket surface is often not sufficient for large heat transfer requirements and tube baffles can help in such cases. It is then important to know th...

  18. Experimental study on condensation heat transfer of steam on vertical titanium plates with different surface energies

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    Baojin, Qi; Li, Zhang; Hong, Xu; Yan, Sun [State-Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237 (China)

    2011-01-15

    Visual experiments were employed to investigate heat transfer characteristics of steam on vertical titanium plates with/without surface modifications for different surface energies. Stable dropwise condensation and filmwise condensation were achieved on two surface modification titanium plates, respectively. Dropwise and rivulet filmwise co-existing condensation form of steam was observed on unmodified titanium surfaces. With increase in the surface subcooling, the ratio of area ({eta}) covered by drops decreased and departure diameter of droplets increased, resulting in a decrease in condensation heat transfer coefficient. Condensation heat transfer coefficient decreased sharply with the values of {eta} decreasing when the fraction of the surface area covered by drops was greater than that covered by rivulets. Otherwise, the value of {eta} had little effect on the heat transfer performance. Based on the experimental phenomena observed, the heat flux through the surface was proposed to express as the sum of the heat flux through the dropwise region and rivulet filmwise region. The heat flux through the whole surface was the weighted mean value of the two regions mentioned above. The model presented explains the gradual change of heat transfer coefficient for transition condensation with the ratio of area covered by drops. The simulation results agreed well with the present experimental data when the subcooling temperature is lower than 10 C. (author)

  19. Solar desalination based on humidification process - I. Evaluating the heat and mass transfer coefficients

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    Nawayseh, N.K. [University Sains Malaysia, Penang (Malaysia). School of Industrial Technology; Farid, M.M. [University of Auckland (New Zealand). Dept. of Chemical and Material Engineering; Al-Hallaj, S.; Al-Timimi, A.R. [Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid (Jordan). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1999-07-01

    Solar desalination with a humidification-dehumidification process has proven to be an efficient means of utilizing solar energy for the production of fresh water from saline or sea water. The process used in this work is a closed air cycle type, in which air is circulated in the unit by natural draft between the humidifier and condenser. In order to scale up a unit of this type, it is necessary to obtain sufficient information on the process of heat and mass transfer in the unit. The humidifier and the condenser had to be specially designed to maintain minimum pressure drop in the unit. The mass transfer coefficient in the humidifier was found to be affected mostly by the water flow rate due to its effect on the wetting area of the packing. In natural draft operation, the air circulation rate was found to increase with water flow rate, causing a further increase in the mass transfer coefficient. It was possible to predict and correlate the mass and heat transfer coefficients in the humidifiers and condensers, having different designs, in the three units constructed in Jordan and Malaysia. (author)

  20. Integration Of Heat Transfer Coefficient In Glass Forming Modeling With Special Interface Element

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    Numerical modeling of the glass forming processes requires the accurate knowledge of the heat exchange between the glass and the forming tools. A laboratory testing is developed to determine the evolution of the heat transfer coefficient in different glass/mould contact conditions (contact pressure, temperature, lubrication...). In this paper, trials are performed to determine heat transfer coefficient evolutions in experimental conditions close to the industrial blow-and-blow process conditions. In parallel of this work, a special interface element is implemented in a commercial Finite Element code in order to deal with heat transfer between glass and mould for non-meshing meshes and evolutive contact. This special interface element, implemented by using user subroutines, permits to introduce the previous heat transfer coefficient evolutions in the numerical modelings at the glass/mould interface in function of the local temperatures, contact pressures, contact time and kind of lubrication. The blow-and-blow forming simulation of a perfume bottle is finally performed to assess the special interface element performance

  1. Local heat transfer coefficients during the evaporation of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a in a plate heat exchanger

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    EMILA ŽIVKOVI?

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The evaporation heat transfer coefficient of the refrigerant R-134a in a vertical plate heat exchanger was investigated experimentally. The area of the plate was divided into several segments along the vertical axis. For each of the segments, the local value of the heat transfer coefficient was calculated and presented as a function of the mean vapor quality in the segment. Owing to the thermocouples installed along the plate surface, it was possible to determine the temperature distribution and vapor quality profile inside the plate. The influences of the mass flux, heat flux, pressure of system and the flow configuration on the heat transfer coefficient were also taken into account and a comparison with literature data was performed.

  2. A look-up table for film-boiling heat-transfer coefficients in tubes with vertical upward flow

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    A look-up table of film-boiling heat-transfer coefficients has been developed for steam-water flow inside vertical tubes, using a methodology similar to that for the look-up table of critical heat flux. The film-boiling look-up table provides heat-transfer coefficients at discrete values of pressure, mass flux, heat flux and thermodynamic quality, covering both the inverted annular-flow film-boiling (IAFB) and the dispersed-flow film-boiling (DFFB) regions. The table values are established using 14 687 film-boiling heat-transfer data points for tubes compiled in the AECL film-boiling data bank. At conditions where no data are available, these values are calculated using the Groeneveld-Delorme correlation (for the DFFB region) and the Hammouda model (for the IAFB region). The film-boiling look-up table and other leading film-boiling prediction methods have been assessed using the available data base. The look-up table predicts the surface-temperature data with a root-mean-square error of 6.73% and an average error of 1.2%, which is an improvement over that of other prediction methods. In addition, the film-boiling look-up table covers a wide range of flow conditions, provides a smooth transition between IAFB and DFFB regions, requires little computing time, and exhibits correct asymptotic and parametric trends. (author)

  3. Study of the average heat transfer coefficient at different distances between wind tunnel models

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    Gnyrya, A.; Korobkov, S.; Mokshin, D.; Koshin, A.

    2015-01-01

    The paper presents investigations of physical and climatic factors with regard to design and process variables having effect on heat transfer in the building model system at different distances between them in the airflow direction. The aim of this work is to improve energy efficiency of exterior walls of buildings. A method of physical simulation was used in experiments. Experimental results on the average values of the heat transfer coefficient in the building model system are presented herein. A series of experiments was carried out on a specific aerodynamic test bench including a subsonic wind tunnel, heat models and devices for giving thermal boundary conditions, transducers, and the record system equipment. The paper contains diagrams of the average heat transfer distribution at fixed Reynolds number and the airflow angle of attack; the average values of the heat transfer coefficient for each face and wind tunnel models as a whole at maximum, medium, and large distances between them. Intensification of the average heat transfer was observed on the downstream model faces depending on the distance between models.

  4. Transient Heat Diffusion with Temperature-Dependent Conductivity and Time-Dependent Heat Transfer Coefficient

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    Raseelo J. Moitsheki

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Lie point symmetry analysis is performed for an unsteady nonlinear heat diffusion problem modeling thermal energy storage in a medium with a temperature-dependent power law thermal conductivity and subjected to a convective heat transfer to the surrounding environment at the boundary through a variable heat transfer coefficient. Large symmetry groups are admitted even for special choices of the constants appearing in the governing equation. We construct one-dimensional optimal systems for the admitted Lie algebras. Following symmetry reductions, we construct invariant solutions.

  5. MM98.43 Experimental determination of the heat transfer coefficient Under dynamic process conditions in backward can extrusion

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    Henningsen, Poul; Hattel, Jesper Henri

    1998-01-01

    The large deformations in backward can extrusion result in a rise of temperature of more than 200 oC. In the experiments, cans in low carbon steel are formed with a lubrication layer of phosphate soap. The temperature is measured by thermocouples in the die insert and the punch. The die insert is divided into two halves where the thermocouples are welded to the end of milled grooves in the lower part. The temperature of the workpiece is measured by welding a thermocouple directly onto the free surface. The punch is equipped with three thermocouples mounted at a distance of 0.2 mm from the surface. The thermocouples are welded to the end of grooves milled in a small plug, which is pressed into a hold in the punch nose. All the temperature measurements in the tool and the workpiece are compared with a number of finite element (FE) simulations computed with different heat transfer coefficients. The current heat transfer coefficient (HTC) is then determined by the least square method

  6. MM98.34 Experimental Measurements of Die temperatures and determination of heat transfer coefficient in backward can extrusion

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    Henningsen, Poul; Hattel, Jesper Henri

    1998-01-01

    The large deformations in backward can extrusion result in a rise of temperature of more than 200 degrees Centigrade. In the experiments cans in low carbon steel are formed, with a lubrication layer of phosphate soap. The temperature is measured by thermocouples in the die insert and the punch. The die insert is divided into two halves where the thermocouples are welded to the end of milled grooves in the lower part. The temperature of the workpiece is measured by welding a thermocouple directly onto the free surface.The punch is equipped with three thermocouples mounted at a distance of 0.2 mm from the surface. The thermocouples are welded to the end of grooves milled in a small plug, Which is pressed into a hold in the punch nose. All the temperature measurements in the tool and the workpiece are compared with a number of FEM simulations computed with different heat transfer coefficients. The current heat transfer coefficient is determined as the one resulting in the best agreement between measurements and the simulations.

  7. Whole system and estimation technique of overall heat transfer coefficient of evaporator and superheater

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    A hybrid diagnostic agent system is developed to detect and identify early an anomaly that happens in the fast-breeder reactor 'Monju'. The system outputs a diagnostic result by integrating the results of diagnosis by four diagnostic software agents. They are (1) an estimation agent of overall heat transfer coefficient of evaporator and superheater, (2) a state identification agent based on SVM (Support Vector Machine), (3) an anomaly detection agent by WT (Wavelet Transformation), and (4) a CBR (Case-Based Reasoning) agent using several attributes in both time and frequency domain. This paper describes the whole system and the estimation technique of overall heat transfer coefficient by simple physical models from 'Monju' process signals. (author)

  8. Determination of heat transfer coefficient for cooling devices in permanent mould

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    Potiron, A.; Gerometta, C.; Plun, J.M. [ENSAM, Angers (France); Caratini, Y. [Pechiney CRV, Voreppe (France); Rigaut, C. [Aluminium Pechiney, Voreppe (France)

    1995-12-31

    Simulation of casting processes is now industrially available with different softwares proposed to foundrymen. Yet, it is always difficult to provide the boundary conditions as correct as possible to represent accurately the environment of the mould. The knowledge of heat transfer coefficient used to modelize the cooling devices in permanent moulds is very important, as well as the acquisition of accurate data regarding die coatings or physical properties. After having conducted a sample survey with French foundries, the experiment conditions have been defined. Two main types of cooling device have been studied: water running in a pipe and air flowing in a special shape to provide localized cooling. Some of the heat transfer coefficients have been simply calculated using Colburn`s law, others have been determined using a 1D or 2D inverse method. Auto-validation results obtained on the experimental device simulated with SIMULOR, a 3D finite volume software, are encouraging.

  9. Estimations of the coefficient of vertical turbulent transfer in the lower thermosphere

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    Chunchuzov, E. P.; Shagaev, M. V.

    1984-02-01

    An important parameter of the turbopause, the coefficient of vertical turbulent exchange transfer, may be evaluated in terms of the turbulent energy generation rate, the horizontal gradient of the mean temperature, and a constant (g/Coriolus parameter for middle latitudes). For a determination of the horizontal gradient, a series of temperature measurements were made in three different regions of the night sky. Simultaneous temperature measurements were made across two OH bands. Standard spectral analysis was used to determine the other properties. Individual values of the gradients were significantly large (on the average 0.052 K/km with a dispersion 0.019 K/km), as was the isotropic distribution. This is in part due to internal-gravity-wave dissipation at the hydroxyl layer altitudes. The calculated coefficients of vertical turbulent transfer agree well with a value obtained by rocket methods.

  10. Transverse heat transfer coefficients on a full size dual channel CICC ITER conductor

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    Renard, B.; Martinez, A.; Duchateau, J.-L.; Tadrist, L.

    2006-07-01

    Dual channel Cable-In-Conduit Conductors (CICC) provide low hydraulic resistance and faster central channel circulation, limiting superconductors temperature rise. The Poloidal Field Insert Sample (PFIS) was tested in the SULTAN facility to evaluate the thermal coupling between the CICC channels upon an experimental heat transfer coefficient assessment. Simple assumptions on the flow - homogeneous central and annular temperatures, no jacket conduction, no steel inertia and diffusivity - lead to a one-dimensional thermal model fully solved in its transient response to a Heavyside temperature evolution at the inlet, using a Laplace transformation. Transient temperature step data fitted with the analytical resolution provide heat transfer coefficients as a function of mass flow rate, compared to crude predictions. The transient measurements provided consistent measurements on the full range of mass flow rate in both vertical flow directions, whereas steady state homogenization characteristic length measures pursuing the same goal suffer from annular isothermal assumption. Recommendations are made for the thermohydraulic instrumentation of future conductor samples.

  11. Immersion condensation on oil-infused heterogeneous surfaces for enhanced heat transfer.

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    Xiao, Rong; Miljkovic, Nenad; Enright, Ryan; Wang, Evelyn N

    2013-01-01

    Enhancing condensation heat transfer is important for broad applications from power generation to water harvesting systems. Significant efforts have focused on easy removal of the condensate, yet the other desired properties of low contact angles and high nucleation densities for high heat transfer performance have been typically neglected. In this work, we demonstrate immersion condensation on oil-infused micro and nanostructured surfaces with heterogeneous coatings, where water droplets nucleate immersed within the oil. The combination of surface energy heterogeneity, reduced oil-water interfacial energy, and surface structuring enabled drastically increased nucleation densities while maintaining easy condensate removal and low contact angles. Accordingly, on oil-infused heterogeneous nanostructured copper oxide surfaces, we demonstrated approximately 100% increase in heat transfer coefficient compared to state-of-the-art dropwise condensation surfaces in the presence of non-condensable gases. This work offers a distinct approach utilizing surface chemistry and structuring together with liquid-infusion for enhanced condensation heat transfer. PMID:23759735

  12. Measurement of Mass Transfer Coefficient in Three Airlift Reactors of Different Scale.

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    Blažej, M.; Juraš?ík, M.; Markoš, J.; Drahoš, Ji?í

    Bratislava : Slovak University of Technology , 2004 - (Markoš, J.; Štefuca, V.), s. 198 ISBN 80-227-2052-6. [International Conference of Slovak Society of Chemical Engineering /31./. Tatranské Matliare (SK), 24.05.2004-28.05.2004] Grant ostatní: GA SR(SK) VEGA 1/0066/03 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4072921 Keywords : mass transfer coefficient * scale-up * internal loop airlift reactor Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

  13. FREG-4: a computer program to predict the fuel-to-cladding heat transfer coefficient in accordance with the fuel-rod irradiation history

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    Program FREG series calculate temperature distribution in a fuel rod and the stored energy based on the distribution. The temperature distribution is calculated accordance with the fuel rod irradiation history. The temperature in the fuel rod is severely influenced with gap heat transfer coefficients between fuel pellet surface and cladding inner surface. Enphasis is placed on how to find the gap heat transfer coefficients. FREG-4 is a version-up program of FREG-3. Major modification from FREG-3 is handlings of fission product gas release, which have influences on the gap heat transfer. FREG-4 distingushed fission-product isotopes remained in pellets and fission-product gaseous isotopes released from the pellets, and considers that the released isotopes are transported for plenums to balance whole fuel rod internal pressure and transformed into another isotopes due to decay and the nuetron absorptions. The present report describes modified models from FREG-3 and user's manual for FREG-4. (author)

  14. Heat transfer coefficient, two-phase flow boiling of HFC134a

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    Evaporation of HFC134a inside smooth, horizontal tubes is studied. Tests are made with pure refrigerant and with oil-refrigerant mixtures. Heat flux has varied from 2 kW/m2 to 10 kW/m2. The inner diameter of the tubes are 12 mm. Two evaporators are used, 4 and 10 m long. Oil content is varied from 0 to 2.5 mass percentage (synthetic oil, EXP-0275). Oil free HFC134a is found to have higher heat transfer coefficient than HCF22 at the same heat flux, as well as mass flux. The effect of oil in the refrigerant depends on the flux. At 2 and 4 kW/m2, the heat transfer coefficient has a maximum value for an oil content of around 0.5 mass percentage. No increase at all is registered for a heat flux of 6 kW/m2. Heat transfer coefficients for pure refrigerant are also compared to existing correlations. Pierre's correlation predict values with a reasonable accuracy

  15. Evaluation of Heat and Mass Transfer Coefficients for R134a/DMF Bubble Absorber

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System (VARS has generated renewed interest and is being viewed as one of the alternatives for vapour compression refrigeration due to its potential for waste heat utilization. To improve the efficiency of these systems, it is necessary to study heat and mass transfer processes in absorption system components. The absorber, one of the crucial components in VARS is considered for study. Experimental investigation is carried out to study heat and mass transfer characteristics in a glass absorber. A new combination of R134a/DMF is used as the working fluid to overcome the limitations of well known working pairs, ammonia-water and lithium bromide-water. The effects of parameters viz., gas flow rate, solution initial concentration, solution pressure and solution temperature on absorber performance are analyzed. Heat and mass transfer coefficients evaluated from the experiments are compared with the numerical model and it is found that agreement is good. Heat and mass transfer coefficients increase as the gas flow rate, solution initial concentration and solution temperature increase whereas they decrease as the solution pressure increases. Sherwood number and Nusselt number evaluated from the experimental data are compared with those obtained from the numerical correlations developed earlier by the authors.

  16. Comparison of boiling heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop correlations for evaporators

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    Evaporator design is an important aspect for the HVAC industry. As the demand for more efficient and compact heat exchangers increase, researches on estimation of two-phase flow heat transfer and pressure drop gain importance. Due to complexity of the hydrodynamic and heat transfer of the two-phase flow, there are many experimental studies available for refrigerants int he literature. In this study, a model for boiling heat transfer in a horizontal tube has been developed and the simulation results are compared with experimental ones published in the literature. In these comparisons, heat transfer coefficient is calculated by using Kattan-Thome-Favrat (1998), Shah (1982), Kandilikar (1990), Chaddock and Brunemann (1967) correlations under different operational conditions such as saturation pressure, mass flux, the type of refrigerant and two phase flow pattern. Besides that flow pattern has also been considered in the simulation by using Thome and El Hajal (2002) model. For pressure drop Lockhart-Martinelli (1949), Mueller-Steinhagen-Hack (1986) and Groennerund (1979) correlations are used in simulations. Local vapor quality change at each experimental condition through the model is determined. Roughness is an important parameter for frictional pressure drop. Friction coefficient is determined by using Churchill (1977) model. (author)

  17. Sensitivity analysis of dose coefficients for 239Pu to transfer rates

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    It is reported that the biokinetic models and parameter values of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) for dose estimation have uncertainties owing to insufficiency of human data. A code has been developed to reproduce the ICRP's dose coefficient for 239Pu, which is one of the most important elements for occupational exposure and its effective dose is much concerned with its own distribution in the body for dominance of alpha decay. By using this code, each transfer rate was modified by a factor of 2, 3 and 4, and the sensitivities of effective doses due to these changes calculated. Consequently, the transfer rates that give a large sensitivity were specified, and it was shown that in many cases changes of transfer rates are not very influential on effective doses for 239Pu. (author)

  18. Prediction of the heat transfer coefficient for ice slurry flows in a horizontal pipe

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    Kousksou, T.; Jamil, A.; Zeraouli, Y. [Laboratoire de Thermique Energetique et Procedes, Avenue de l' Universite, BP 1155, 64013 Pau Cedex (France); El Rhafiki, T. [Laboratoire de Thermique Energetique et Procedes, Avenue de l' Universite, BP 1155, 64013 Pau Cedex (France); Laboratoire d' Energetique, Mecanique des Fluides et Sciences des Materiaux, Universite AbdelMalek Essaidi, 90000 Tetouan (Morocco)

    2010-06-15

    In this study, heat transfer for ice slurry flows was investigated. For the experiments, ice slurry was made from 9% ethanol-water solution flow in a 20 mm internal diameter, 1000 mm long horizontal copper tube. The ice slurry was heated by a cylindrical electrical resistance. Experiments of the melting process were conducted with changing the ice slurry mass flux rate and the heat flux. The enthalpy-porosity formulation was used to predict the ice slurry temperature and the local values of heat transfer coefficient in the exchanger. Measurements and data acquisition of ice slurry temperature and mass flow rate at the inlet and outlet are performed. It was found that the heat transfer rates increase with the mass flow rate, the ice fraction and the heat flux density. However, the effect of ice fraction appears not to be significant at high mass flow rates. In addition, the correlation proposed by Christensen and Kauffeld gives good agreement with numerical results. (author)

  19. Prediction of the heat transfer coefficient for ice slurry flows in a horizontal pipe

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    In this study, heat transfer for ice slurry flows was investigated. For the experiments, ice slurry was made from 9% ethanol-water solution flow in a 20 mm internal diameter, 1000 mm long horizontal copper tube. The ice slurry was heated by a cylindrical electrical resistance. Experiments of the melting process were conducted with changing the ice slurry mass flux rate and the heat flux. The enthalpy-porosity formulation was used to predict the ice slurry temperature and the local values of heat transfer coefficient in the exchanger. Measurements and data acquisition of ice slurry temperature and mass flow rate at the inlet and outlet are performed. It was found that the heat transfer rates increase with the mass flow rate, the ice fraction and the heat flux density. However, the effect of ice fraction appears not to be significant at high mass flow rates. In addition, the correlation proposed by Christensen and Kauffeld gives good agreement with numerical results.

  20. Effect of blade tip geometry on heat transfer coefficients on gas turbine blade tips and near tip regions

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    Detailed heat transfer coefficient distributions on two types of gas turbine blade tip, plane tip and squealer tip, were measured using a hue-detection base transient liquid crystals technique. The heat transfer coefficients on the shroud and near tip regions of the pressure and suction sides of the blade were also measured. The heat transfer measurements were taken at the three different tip gap clearances of 1.0%, 1.5%, and 2.5% of blade span. Results show the overall heat transfer coefficients on the tip and shroud with squealer tip blade were lower than those with plane tip blade. By using squealer tip, however, the reductions of heat transfer coefficients near the tip regions of the pressure and suction sides were not remarkable

  1. Dependence of the friction coefficient between two rough surfaces on their reciprocal correlation function

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    Nikoofard, H.; Vasheghani Farahani, S.; Jafari, G. R.

    2014-11-01

    The friction coefficient between surfaces depends not only on their roughness but also on their relative speed. The aim of this work is to show how the friction coefficient would vary with the relative speed of the two rough surfaces provided accounting affects of their reciprocal correlation. The reciprocal spectral density of the two surfaces is studied in addition to their structure function. It is shown that the reciprocal spectral density has important impacts on the friction coefficient of the surfaces, in a sense that a positive or a negative reciprocal correlation would cause a decrease or an increase in the friction coefficient. In addition, the friction is studied in the context of the relaxation time. It is shown that there is a threshold for the relative velocity of the two surfaces, where by exceeding the threshold velocity the friction coefficient would not increase, but decrease.

  2. Effect of pressure on heat transfer coefficient at the metal/mold interface of A356 aluminum alloy

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    Fardi Ilkhchy, A.; Jabbari, Masoud

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to correlate interfacial heat transfer coefficient (IHTC) to applied external pressure, in which IHTC at the interface between A356 aluminum alloy and metallic mold during the solidification of casting under different pressures were obtained using the inverse heat conduction problem (IHCP) method. The method covers the expedient of comparing theoretical and experimental thermal histories. Temperature profiles obtained from thermocouples were used in a finite difference heat flow program to estimate the transient heat transfer coefficients. The new simple formula was presented for correlation between external pressure and heat transfer coefficient. Acceptable agreement with data in literature shows the accuracy of the proposed formula.

  3. Development of a New Correlation for Condensation Heat Transfer Coefficient inside a Vertical Tube in the Presence of Noncondensable Gas

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    Even a small amount of noncondensable gas can reduce the condensation heat transfer considerably. In the condenser tube, the condensate flows as an annular liquid film adjacent to the tube wall, while the vapor/noncondensable gas mixture flows in the core region. Consequently, the noncondensable gas layer that forms adjacent to the liquid/gas interface reduces the heat transfer capability. Several correlations were developed to evaluate steam condensation heat transfer with noncondensable gas in a vertical condenser tube. In this study, two empirical correlations proposed by Vierow and Schrock and Kuhn are considered and a new correlation is developed to improve the accuracy of prediction. In these correlations, the local heat transfer coefficient is simply expressed in the form of a 'degradation factor,' defined as the ratio of the experimental heat transfer coefficient to a reference heat transfer coefficient

  4. Studying fluid-to-particle heat transfer coefficients in vessel cooking processes using potatoes as measuring devices

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    Feyissa, Aberham Hailu; Christensen, Martin Gram

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents and demonstrates a novel idea of using spherical potatoes as a dispensable, cheap device for determining the fluid-to-particle heat transfer coefficient, hfp in vessel cooking processes. The transmission of heat through the potato can be traced by measuring the distance from the surface to the gelatinization front, which is easy to identify visually. Knowing this distance, the gelatinization temperature, the period of immersion, and the average radius of the potato, the heat transfer coefficient can be calculated. Either a numerical model based on the Finite Element Method (FEM) or an analytical solution of the Fourier equation can be applied for the calculation. The gelatinization temperature of the potatoes used was determined to be 67°C by a direct temperature measurement and by visual inspection of the progression of the gelatinization front. A sensitivity analysis demonstrates that the method is rather precise at relevant values of hfp in vessel cooking (100–300 [W/m2K]), allowing a prediction of the centre temperature within ±0.6°C.

  5. Study of oxygen mass transfer coefficient and oxygen uptake rate in a stirred tank reactor for uranium ore bioleaching

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    Highlights: ? Mass transfer coefficient does not depend on biomass concentration. ? The pulp density has a negative effect on mass transfer coefficient. ? The pulp density is the unique factor that affects maximum OUR. ? In this work, Neale’s correlation is corrected for prediction of mass transfer coefficient. ? Biochemical reaction is a limiting factor in the uranium bioleaching process. - Abstract: In this work, the volumetric oxygen mass transfer coefficient and the oxygen uptake rate (OUR) were studied for uranium ore bioleaching process by Acidthiobacillus ferrooxidans in a stirred tank reactor. The Box-Bohnken design method was used to study the effect of operating parameters on the oxygen mass transfer coefficient. The investigated factors were agitation speed (rpm), aeration rate (vvm) and pulp density (% weight/volume) of the stirred tank reactor. Analysis of experimental results showed that the oxygen mass transfer coefficient had low dependence on biomass concentration but had higher dependence on the agitation speed, aeration rate and pulp density. The obtained biological enhancement factors were equal to ones in experiments. On the other hand, the obtained values for Damkohler number (Da < 0.468) indicated that the process was limited by the biochemical reaction rate. Experimental results obtained for oxygen mass transfer coefficient were correlated with the empirical relations proposed by Garcia-Ochoa and Gomez (2009) and Neale and Pinches (1994). Due to the high relative error in the correlation of Neale and Pinches, that correlation was corrected and the coefficient of determination was calculated to be 89%. The modified correlation has been obtained based on a wide range of operating conditions, which can be used to determine the mass transfer coefficient in a bioreactor

  6. Rate coefficients and inelastic momentum transfer cross sections for electronic excitation of N2 by electrons

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    Rate coefficients, as a function of the electron temperature, have been determined from the integral cross sections for excitation of the 19 singlet and triplet electronic states of N2 within 14.2 eV of the ground state. For electron temperatures less than 10 eV, the rates for excitation of the A 3?+/sub u/, B 3Pi/sub g/, W 3?/sub u/, and a 1Pi/sub g/ are all greater than that for excitation of the C 3Pi/sub u/ state. The differential cross sections for excitation of these same electronic states were also used to calculate the inelastic momentum transfer associated with the excitation of these states. The total momentum transfer cross section for electrons in N2, as a function of the electron energy, was obtained by adding the inelastic momentum transfer to that associated with elastic scattering. Inelastic momentum transfer accounts for about 25% of the total momentum transfer above 15 eV. Over the energy range 20--60 eV, inelastic scattering contributes 20--25% to the total N2 electron scattering cross section. The total scattering cross section obtained here is in good agreement with a recent direct measurement of this cross section

  7. Experimental investigation of heat transfer coefficients for reflux condensation in the presence of noncondensable gas

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    In the Loss-of-RHR accident during mid-loop operation reflux condensation in U-tube riser is experimentally studied. The present experimental study handles with the reflux condensation in the presence of noncondensable gas in a vertical tube. The main interest is to investigate the parametric effects such as inlet air mass fraction, system pressure and inlet steam flow rate on reflux condensation heat transfer. The test facility is mainly composed of two parts: an air-steam mixture generation part and a reflux condensation part(test section). Air is used as a noncondensable gas. Experiments are performed under the system pressure of 1 ? 2.5bar, inlet steam flow rate of 1.04 ? 2.15kg/hr and inlet air mass fraction of 0 ? 57.9%. From experimental results, several characteristics of parametric effects are confirmed. The presence of air causes a decrease in heat transfer coefficients and, as a result, increases the active condensation length. As the inlet steam flow rate increases, the active length slightly increases during reflux condensation. As the system pressure increases, the active condensation length somehow decreases with an increase in heat transfer coefficients in that zone. And the flooding limit for inlet mixture flow rate is much less than that of Wallis' flooding formula

  8. Transient measurement of dual channel CICC heat transfer coefficients on a full size ITER conductor

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    Dual channel Cable-In-Conduit Conductors (CICC) provide low hydraulic resistance and faster central channel circulation, limiting superconductors temperature rise. The Poloidal Field Insert Sample (PFIS) was tested in the SULTAN facility to evaluate the thermal coupling between the CICC channels upon an experimental heat transfer coefficient assessment. Simple assumptions on the flow homogeneous central and annular temperatures, no jacket conduction, no steel inertia and diffusivity lead to a one-dimensional thermal model fully solved in its transient response to a Heavy-side temperature evolution at the inlet, using a Laplace transformation. Transient temperature step data fitted with the analytical resolution provide heat transfer coefficients as a function of mass flow rate, compared to crude predictions and steady state evaluations, where annular and central temperatures are homogenized in compliance with the CICC heat transfer characteristic length. The transient measurements are subject to the inertia and diffusivity of the conductor, whereas comparable steady state measures suffer from annular isothermal assumption. Recommendations are made for the thermohydraulic instrumentation of future conductor samples. (authors)

  9. Prediction of forced convective boiling heat transfer coefficient of pure refrigerants and binary refrigerant mixtures inside a horizontal tube

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    Forced convective boiling heat transfer coefficients were predicted for an annular flow inside a horizontal tube for pure refrigerants and nonazeotropic binary refrigerant mixtures. The heat transfer coefficients were calculated based on the turbulent temperature profile in liquid film and vapor core considering the composition difference in vapor and liquid phases, and the nonlinearity in mixing rules for the calculation of mixture properties. The heat transfer coefficients of pure refrigerants were estimated within a standard deviation of 14% compared with available experimental data. For nonazeotropic binary refrigerant mixtures, prediction of the heat transfer coefficients was made with a standard deviation of 18%. The heat transfer coefficients of refrigerant mixtures were lower than linearly interpolated values calculated from the heat transfer coefficients of pure refrigerants. This degradation was represented by several factors such as the difference between the liquid and the overall compositions, the conductivity ratio and the viscosity ratio of both components in refrigerant mixtures. The temperature change due to the concentration gradient was a major factor for the heat transfer degradation and the mass flux itself at the interface had a minor effect

  10. Turbulence at the Air-Water Interface in Lakes of Different Sizes: Consequences for Gas Transfer Coefficients

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    MacIntyre, S.; Crowe, A. T.; Amaral, J. H.; Arneborg, L.; Bastviken, D.; Forsberg, B. R.; Melack, J. M.; Tota, J.; Tedford, E. W.; Karlsson, J.; Podgrajsek, E.; Andersson, A.; Rutgersson, A.

    2014-12-01

    Similarity scaling predicts that wind induced shear will be the dominant source of turbulence near the air-water interface in lakes with low to moderate wind forcing. Turbulence is expected to be enhanced with wave activity; results are conflicting on the effects of heating and cooling. We measured turbulence with an acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV) and / or a temperature-gradient microstructure profiler and obtained correlative time series measurements of meteorology and water column temperature in a 800 m2 arctic pond, a 1 ha boreal lake, and a large tropical reservoir. Turbulence measurements with both instruments corroborated those calculated from similarity scaling in the boreal lake. Within the arctic pond, dissipation rates obtained with the ADV were in agreement with those from similarity scaling when winds exceeded ~1.5 m/s with a greater frequency of measurable dissipation rates when surface waves were present. Dissipation rates in the tropical reservoir reached and often exceeded 10?6 m2 s-3 in the upper meter under light winds and decreased by an order of magnitude with cooling or rainfall. Under cooling, dissipation rates were at least an order of magnitude higher in the uppermost 25 cm bin than in the water column below. Gas transfer coefficients calculated from concurrent measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes with floating chambers and the surface renewal model using the estimates of turbulence were in agreement. These results support the predictions of Monin-Obuhov similarity scaling in that shear dominates turbulence production near the air-water interface under heating and cooling, illustrate spatial variability in turbulence production in small water bodies due to the intermittency of wind interacting with the water's surface, are in agreement with prior oceanic observations that shear and associated turbulence can be intensified in shallow mixing layers under heating with light winds, and illustrate the utility of similarity scaling for predicting gas transfer coefficients.

  11. Pool Boiling Heat Transfer on the Inside Surface of an Inclined Tube

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    Kang, Myeong Gie [Andong National Univ., Andong (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-10-15

    The present study is aimed at the determination of heat transfer characteristics on the inside surface of a tube while changing the inclination angle. Changes in pool boiling heat transfer coefficients on the inside surface of a 16.2 mm internal diameter has been studied experimentally at atmospheric pressure. Experiments were performed at six different inclination angles to investigate variations in the heat transfer coefficients due to the inclination angle change. Results for 30 .deg.???90 .deg. are almost same whereas the result for ? =15 .deg. is different from the other angles. To predict the heat transfer coefficients an empirical correlation has been developed as ?{sub b} 1/(A + Blnq{sup )}. The developed correlation can predict the measured experimental data within ±4% error bound. Pool boiling is closely related with the design of passive type heat exchangers, which have been investigated in nuclear power plants to achieve safety functions in case of no power supply. Since the space for the installation of a heat exchanger is usually limited, developing more efficient heat exchangers is important. Several researchers have published results for the pool boiling on the outside surface. Jung et al. experimented boiling heat transfer in R-11 to investigate heat transfer mechanisms on the inside surface of a circular cylindrical tank. They simulated the surface by a flat plate. Somewhat detailed study on the inclination angle itself was previously done by Nishikawa et al. by using the combination of a plate and water. Jabardo and Filho performed an experimental study of forced convective boiling of refrigerants in a 12.7 mm internal diameter tube to investigate effects of physical parameters over the variations in local surface temperature. However, mechanisms of pool boiling are much different from those of the forced convective boiling. Kang investigated pool boiling heat transfer of water on the inside surface of a horizontal tube at atmospheric pressure. Experiments were performed at four different azimuthal angles to investigate variations in local heat transfer coefficients along the tube periphery. The local coefficient changes much along the tube periphery and the minimum was observed at the tube bottom. Summarizing the previous works, it is identified that the study for pool boiling heat transfer on the inside surface of a tube is very rare.

  12. Analysis of the transverse heat transfer coefficients in a dual channel ITER-type cable-in-conduit conductor

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    Marinucci, C; Bruzzone, P; Stepanov, B

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes a new method to determine the equivalent heat transfer coefficients, i.e., radial and azimuthal, in CICC’s with parallel cooling channels. The method is based on the measurement of the steady state temperature response to a step heating. The experiment is modelled by a set of transport equations for the temperature distribution that contain explicitly the parametric dependence on the transverse heat transfer coefficients. The equations are solved analytically and the values of the equivalent transverse heat transfer coefficients are obtained as the best fit of the experimental temperature distributions. We show the results obtained with the method by application to a short length sample experiment in the SULTAN test facility using an ITER-type CICC with special instrumentation, and with heaters to generate a variety of heat slugs. The values of heat transfer coefficient are consistent with expected values, based in particular on the theory of dispersion in porous media.

  13. Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop with Rough Surfaces, a Literature Survey

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    Bhattacharyya, A.

    1964-05-15

    This literature survey deals with changes in heat transfer coefficient and friction factor with varying nature and degree of roughness. Experimental data cover mainly the turbulent flow region for both air and water as flow mediums. Semiempirical analysis about changes in heat transfer coefficient due to roughness has been included. An example of how to use these data to design a heat exchanger surface is also cited. The extreme case of large fins has not been considered. Available literature between 1933 - 1963 has been covered.

  14. Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop with Rough Surfaces, a Literature Survey

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    This literature survey deals with changes in heat transfer coefficient and friction factor with varying nature and degree of roughness. Experimental data cover mainly the turbulent flow region for both air and water as flow mediums. Semiempirical analysis about changes in heat transfer coefficient due to roughness has been included. An example of how to use these data to design a heat exchanger surface is also cited. The extreme case of large fins has not been considered. Available literature between 1933 - 1963 has been covered

  15. Effect of Mass on Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient During Onion Flakes Drying

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    Tiwari, G. N.; Anil Kumar, *

    2006-01-01

    In this present study an open sun and greenhouse drying of onion flakes has been performed to study the effect of mass on convective heat transfer coefficient. Three sets of experiments with total quantity of onion as 300, 600 and 900 g were done. The onion was continuously dried for 33 h both in open sun and in the roof type even span greenhouse with floor area of 1.2 x 0.78 m2. Experiments were carried out during the months of October to December 2003 at IIT Delhi (28°35`N 72°12`E). Exper...

  16. Mass Transfer Coefficient During Cathodic Protectionof Low Carbon Steel in Seawater

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    Ameel Mohammed Rahman; Anees Abdullah Khadom; Khalid W. Hameed

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this research is to calculate mass transfer coefficient, kd, during cathodic protection of low carbon steel in neutral seawater (3.5% W/V NaCl in distilled water with pH = 7). Two types of cathodic protection were used:First: Sacrificial anode cathodic protection (SACP) were a pipeline of steel carrying seawater using zinc as a sacrificial anode and with variable temperatures ranged (0 ? 45oC) and volumetric flow rate ranged (5 ? 900 lit/hr). It was found that the kd increases with...

  17. Mass transfer regularities in separation cascades with constant partition coefficient in stages

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    Terms are obtained for distribution of concentrations of binary isotope mixture components along cascade with constant partition coefficient in stages. Using optimality of thermodynamic power maximum and separation work maximum as criterion regularities of mass transfer are investigated. Advisability of use of theory of ideal cascade is confirmed not only in the case of low enrichment in stage but also in the case of significant one. Optimal summarized flow in cascade, obtained by means of two selected criteria of efficiency, exceeds value calculated on the base of ideal cascade theory by 3-4 %

  18. Evaluation of the heat transfer coefficient at the metal-mould interface during flow

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    Z. Konopka; M. ??giewka; A. Zyska

    2007-01-01

    Calculation results concerning the heat transfer coefficient at the metal-mould interface during flow of the AlMg10 alloy in the channel-like cavity of the spiral castability test mould. The experimental cooling curve as well as changes of metal flow velocity have been determined on the basis of the measured metal temperature during flow. The cooling curve equation for the examined alloy, derived from the heat balance condition in a casting-mould system and taking into account experimental da...

  19. Comparison of Theoretical and Experimental Mass Transfer Coefficients of Gases in Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes.

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    Kárászová, Magda; Šim?ík, Miroslav; Friess, K.; Randová, A.; Jansen, J. C.; R?ži?ka, Marek; Sedláková, Zuzana; Izák, Pavel

    2013-01-01

    Ro?. 118, 30 OCT (2013), s. 255-263. ISSN 1383-5866 R&D Projects: GA ?R GAP106/10/1194; GA MŠk(CZ) 7C11009 Grant ostatní: RFCS(XE) RFCR-CT-2010-00009; INP(IT) PON01_01840; HA MŠk(CZ) CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0071 Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : biogas purification * supported ionic liquid membranes * mass transfer coefficients Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Impact factor: 3.065, year: 2013

  20. Heat-transfer mechanism of liquid film flow in a vertical, finely grooved heating surface

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    The heating surface structure characteristic of a vertical tube is emphasized in order to obtain nucleate boiling stability in the liquid film and to avoid the splitting of the liquid film into rivulets. Horizontally, vertically, and obliquely grooved surfaces were used in this paper with a constant liquid flow rate and isothermal surface conditions. The overall, as well as local, heat-transfer coefficients, the heat-transfer mechanisms, the flow characteristics, and the dry-out have been observed and measured. A comparison with pool boiling data is made. Useful findings were obtained from the above experimental analysis

  1. Infrared Thermography applied to measurement of Heat transfer coefficient of water in a pipe heated by Joule effect

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    Leblay, P.; Henry, J. F.; Caron, D; Leducq, D.; Bontemps, A.; Fournaison, L.

    2012-01-01

    A methodology has been developed based on periodic excitation by Joule effect and infrared thermography measurement. It has been applied to measure heat transfer coefficients of water flowing in a round tube and in a multiport-flat tube. Models were developed to deduce heat transfer coefficient from wall temperature amplitude and heat flux measurement. For the round tube and for the multiport flat tubes, Reynolds number investigated ranges respectively from 2000 to 14000 and from 800 to 10000...

  2. Experimental apparatus for measuring heat transfer coefficients by the Wilson plot method

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    Fernandez-Seara, Jose [Area de Maquinas y Motores Termicos, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Campus Lagoas-Marcosende, No 9, 36200 Vigo (Spain); UhIa, Francisco Jose [Area de Maquinas y Motores Termicos, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Campus Lagoas-Marcosende, No 9, 36200 Vigo (Spain); Sieres, Jaime [Area de Maquinas y Motores Termicos, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Campus Lagoas-Marcosende, No 9, 36200 Vigo (Spain); Campo, Antonio [Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 (United States)

    2005-05-01

    The Wilson plot is a technique to estimate the film coefficients in several types of heat transfer processes and to obtain general heat transfer correlations. This method is an outstanding tool in practical applications and in laboratory research activities that involve analysis of heat exchangers. Moreover, the application of this method is simple enough to be taught in laboratory practices for students at university and doctoral level of physics and engineering. Therefore, an experimental apparatus has been designed and built in our laboratory that allows the students to carry out experiments based on the application of the Wilson plot method. In this note, the principles of the method are explained, the experimental apparatus is described and representative results of the experimental data taken from the apparatus and the application of the Wilson plot method are shown. (note)

  3. A review of measured values of the milk transfer coefficient (fsub(m)) for iodine

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    Most published assessments of the environmental transport of iodine have used a value of 1 X 10-2 days per litre (d/1) for the transfer coefficient (fsub(m)) which relates the concentration per litre of milk to the daily amount of the element ingested by a cow. However, the USNRC has recommended (USNRC 77) a value of 0.6 X 10-2 d/1 for the transfer of iodine to cow's milk and 6 X 10-2 d/1 for goat's milk. A literature survey of published values of fsub(m) leads to a recommendation which deviates from the values chosen by the USNRC. An fsub(m) of 0.5 d/1 for goat's milk and an fsub(m) of 1 X 10-2 for cow's milk appear to be more appropriate. (author)

  4. Measurement and modelling of forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of Al2O3- and SiO2-water nanofluids

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    Forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of SiO2- and Al2O3-water nanofluids were characterized. The experimental facility was composed of thermal-hydraulic loop with a tank with an immersed heater, a centrifugal pump, a bypass with a globe valve, an electromagnetic flow-meter, a 18 kW in-line pre-heater, a test section with band heaters, a differential pressure transducer and a heat exchanger. The test section consists of a 1000 mm long aluminium pipe with an inner diameter of 31.2 mm. Eighteen band heaters were placed all along the test section in order to provide a uniform heat flux. Heat transfer coefficient was calculated measuring fluid temperature using immersed thermocouples (Pt100) placed at both ends of the test section and surface thermocouples in 10 axial locations along the test section (Pt1000). The measurements have been performed for different nanoparticles (Al2O3 and SiO2 with primary size of 11 nm and 12 nm, respectively), volume concentrations (1% v., 5% v.), and flow rates (3 103Re5). Maximum heat transfer coefficient enhancement (300%) and pressure drop penalty (1000%) is obtained with 5% v. SiO2 nanofluid. Existing correlations can predict, at least in a first approximation, the heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of nanofluids if thermal conductivity, viscosity and specific heat were properly modelled.eat were properly modelled.

  5. Determining the surface roughness coefficient by 3D Scanner

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    Karmen Fifer Bizjak

    2010-01-01

    Currently, several test methods can be used in the laboratory to determine the roughness of rock joint surfaces.However, true roughness can be distorted and underestimated by the differences in the sampling interval of themeasurement methods. Thus, these measurement methods produce a dead zone and distorted roughness profiles.In this paper a new rock joint surface roughness measurement method is presented, with the use of a camera-typethree-dimensional (3D) scanner as an alternative to curren...

  6. A comparative study of transfer coefficient of Iodine from grass to cow milk under equilibrium and postulated accidental scenario

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    Extensive studies on transfer of 131I through grass-cow-milk pathway after the Chernobyl accident were reported. But, under nor mal operational conditions of a power reactor, 131I is not present in measurable concentration in environmental matrices around a nuclear power generating station. Hence, database on 131I transfer coefficients for grass-cow-milk pathway in equilibrium conditions in the environment of a nuclear power plant are sparse. One of method to estimate the equilibrium transfer coefficient is to use stable iodine, which is present naturally in very low levels in the environmental matrices. By measuring the concentration of stable iodine concentration in grass and cow milk, the grass-to-milk transfer coefficient of iodine can be estimated. Since the metabolism of stable and radioiodine is same, the data obtained for transfer coefficient of stable iodine could be used for predicting the transfer for radioiodine to cow milk. The measurement of stable iodine in the environmental sample is very challenging because of its extremely low concentration. Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) can be used to estimate stable iodine in the environment matrices after suitably optimizing the condition to minimize interferences. This paper presents the results of a systematic study on the transfer coefficients for grass-cow milk pathway of iodine in normal (equilibrium) situations as well as for a postulated (simulated) emergency condition in Kaiga region

  7. Oxygen mass-transfer coefficients for different sample containers used in the headspace biochemical oxygen demand test.

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    Logan, B E; Kohler, D

    2001-01-01

    To accurately measure the oxygen demand of a wastewater sample in a headspace biochemical oxygen demand (HBOD) or other respirometric test, the rate of oxygen transfer to the aqueous phase must be greater than the oxygen exertion rate by the sample. Oxygen mass-transfer coefficients (Kawa) measured for 28-, 55-, and 160-mL, partially full (18 to 89%) containers placed on their sides on a shaker table and mixed at 200 r/min averaged 8.0 h-1 (range 5.4 to 9.9 h-1). For this mass-transfer coefficient, HBOD values as great as 1340 mg/L.d are possible at the start of an HBOD test, although the maximum daily HBOD declines to 192 mg/L.d at the end of the test because of oxygen depletion in the sample headspace. Mass-transfer coefficients for shaken samples decreased only at low shaking speeds (< 50 r/min). Oxygen mass-transfer coefficients for shaken samples were always larger than those (average of 1.8 h-1) measured for samples in a 250-mL bottle mixed with a stir bar on a stir plate. These mass-transfer coefficients indicate that the oxygen demand of typical full-strength municipal wastewaters can be measured in HBOD tests without oxygen transfer limiting the reaction rate. PMID:11558304

  8. Volumetric mass transfer coefficient and hydrodynamic study of a new self-inducing turbine

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    Highlights: • Experimental study of a new self inducing turbine. • Hydrodynamic parameters study of the generated flow. • Experimental study of the evolution of kLa and we give an empirical correlation. • Comparing our results to a previous research [17]. • Find a good agreements, with better performances of our turbine. - Abstract: The self-inducing turbines are among mobile agitations which present a very interesting potential in terms of energy in the field of wastewater treatment by activated sludge. Often, the reactions involved in this type of contactors are limited by the gas–liquid mass transfer. The objective of this experimental work is the determination of the oxygenation capacity of a new self-inducing turbine, a holed hollow cylinder, having a thickness of W = 1.5 cm and a diameter D = 9 cm, with 6 holes having a diameter of 0.5 cm each. During this experimental work, we evaluated the volumetric mass transfer coefficient kLa, which is directly related to the oxygenation capacity (OC) and this for various rotational speeds of the turbine as well as for various submergences. We finally succeeded to find an empirical correlation for our new self inducing turbine. The most common method used to estimate experimentally the coefficient kLa is the technique of dynamic oxygenation and deoxygenation. We finally concluded that this new turbine had a satisfying aeration capacity, which increases with the increase of the rotational speed, and decreases when increasing the submergence of the impeller

  9. Electron transfer in gas surface collisions

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    In this thesis electron transfer between atoms and metal surfaces in general is discussed and the negative ionization of hydrogen by scattering protons at a cesiated crystalline tungsten (110) surface in particular. Experimental results and a novel theoretical analysis are presented. In Chapter I a theoretical overview of resonant electron transitions between atoms and metals is given. In the first part of chapter II atom-metal electron transitions at a fixed atom-metal distance are described on the basis of a model developed by Gadzuk. In the second part the influence of the motion of the atom on the atomic charge state is incorporated. Measurements presented in chapter III show a strong dependence of the fraction of negatively charged H atoms scattered at cesiated tungsten, on the normal as well as the parallel velocity component. In chapter IV the proposed mechanism for the parallel velocity effect is incorporated in the amplitude method. The scattering process of protons incident under grazing angles on a cesium covered surface is studied in chapter V. (Auth.)

  10. Effects of temperature-dependent molecular absorption coefficients on the thermal infrared remote sensing of the earth surface

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    Wan, Zhengming; Dozier, Jeff

    1992-01-01

    The effect of temperature-dependent molecular absorption coefficients on thermal infrared spectral signatures measured from satellite sensors is investigated by comparing results from the atmospheric transmission and radiance codes LOWTRAN and MODTRAN and the accurate multiple scattering radiative transfer model ATRAD for different atmospheric profiles. The sensors considered include the operational NOAA AVHRR and two research instruments planned for NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS): MODIS-N (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer-Nadir-Mode) and ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer). The difference in band transmittance is as large as 6 percent for some thermal bands within atmospheric windows and more than 30 percent near the edges of these atmospheric windows. The effect of temperature-dependent molecular absorption coefficients on satellite measurements of sea-surface temperature can exceed 0.6 K. Quantitative comparison and factor analysis indicate that more accurate measurements of molecular absorption coefficients and better radiative transfer simulation methods are needed to achieve SST accuracy of 0.3 K, as required for global numerical models of climate, and to develop land-surface temperature algorithms at the 1-K accuracy level.

  11. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENT OVER THE DIMPLED SURFACE

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    Dr. Sachin L. Borse; Iftikarahamad H. Patel

    2012-01-01

    Over the past couple of years the focus on using concavities or dimples provides enhanced heat transfer has been documented by a number of researchers. Dimples are used on the surface of internal flow passages because they produce substantial heat transfer augmentation. This project work is concerned with experimentalinvestigation of the forced convection heat transfer over the dimpled surface. The objective of the experiment is to find out the heat transfer and air flow distribution on dimpl...

  12. Numerical study of turbulent fluid flow and heat transfer in lateral perforated extended surfaces

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    Numerical study has been performed in this study to investigate the turbulent convection heat transfer on a rectangular plate mounted over a flat surface. Thermal and fluid dynamic performances of extended surfaces having various types of lateral perforations with square, circular, triangular and hexagonal cross sections are investigated. RANS (Reynolds averaged Navier–Stokes) based modified k–? turbulence model is used to calculate the fluid flow and heat transfer parameters. Numerical results are compared with the results of previously published experimental data and obtained results are in reasonable agreement. Flow and heat transfer parameters are presented for Reynolds numbers from 2000 to 5000 based on the fin thickness. - Highlights: • Lateral perforation shape has significant effects on fin thermal performance. • Solid fins have higher skin friction coefficient value than the perforated ones. • Triangular perforated fins have the lowest skin friction coefficient value. • Hexagonal perforated fins show better thermal and fluid dynamic performances

  13. Effect of the mass transfer coefficient on the erosion-corrosion rate of specimens tested in the Ciroco loop

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    The erosion-corrosion rate of steels should theoretically depend upon the mass transfer coefficient of the outflow. It is shown with 2 examples: 1) Erosion-corrosion after a steam generator orifice used in some nuclear plant. In this case actual thickness of metal erosion are available. Mass transfer is estimated by a polarographic method. 2) Erosion corrosion produced by impact of a jet. A parallel between the mass transfer coefficients obtained by polarography and the measurements of corrosion depths permits a verification of this dependence

  14. An experimental study on a simultaneous determination of reference free-stream temperature and convective heat transfer coefficients

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    This paper deals with the development of a new method that can obtain the heat transfer coefficient and reference free stream temperature simultaneously. The method is experimentally verified through comparison with results in convective heat transfer experiments of a circular impinging jet using two narrow-band TLCs. The general method described in this paper is highly recommended to many heat transfer models with the unknown or ambiguous free stream temperature

  15. Heat transfer coefficient calculation for analysis of ITER shield block using CFX and ANSYS

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    Highlights: ? Benchmark HTC modeling in CFX and compare this modeling with empirical formulas. ? Given the error formulas derived from theory. ? Benchmark HTC modeling in ANSYS and the results is consistent with the conclusion of error estimate from theory. - Abstract: In thermal-mechanical analysis of ITER shield block using ANSYS code, it needs the real heat transfer coefficient (HTC) values which are computed by CFX. Because two kinds of HTC values can be gotten from CFX and which has some difference with ANSYS, so it is necessary to estimate the error caused by HTC transferred from CFX to ANSYS. In this paper, HTC values got from CFX was firstly benchmarked with the results got from empirical formulas, then estimated the error caused by HTC transferred from theory and gave the expressions of the error, thirdly benchmark work of ANSYS results in 4 cases was done, then compared the error with former error estimated formula derived from theory. In the end, conclusions will be given based on above benchmark works.

  16. Angular anisotropy of group averaged absorption coefficient and its effect on the behavior of diffusion approach in radiative transfer

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    Multi-group method, a generally accepted procedure for handling the radiative transfer equation, is accompanied by the group averaged absorption coefficient, and actually the coefficient is angularly anisotropic. In the paper, we present a brief discussion how the anisotropy of the coefficient makes the material absorb photons at different rate in each direction, also study its effect on the diffusion approach by comparing the results calculated using multi-group diffusion and multi-group discrete ordinate SN for the isotropic and anisotropic group averaged absorption coefficients respectively, and find that the anisotropy deteriorates the behavior of diffusion approach

  17. Dependence of the surface backscattering coefficients on roughness, frequency and polarization states

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    Fung, A. K.; Chen, K. S.

    1992-01-01

    This paper summarizes the properties of the surface backscattering coefficient as a function of roughness, incidence angle, frequency and polarization state. Results are presented in the form of like- and cross-polarized backscattering coefficient curves versus the incidence angle and the polarization state for different values of the surface roughness parameters and frequency. It is seen that there is a gradual transition from the standard small perturbation scattering model into the Kirchhoff scattering model as frequency increases. It is also shown that in the intermediate frequency region neither the small perturbation nor the Kirchhoff model is applicable. The maximum value of the polarized backscattering coefficient occurs at VV polarization and its two minimum values occur at zero ellipticity and orientation angles between 0 deg and 45 deg and between 135 deg and 180 deg. The cross-polarized scattering coefficient has two maximum values which occur in the same polarization state regions as the minima of the polarized coefficients.

  18. SAFARI 2000 Surface Atmospheric Radiative Transfer (SMART), Dry Season 2000

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ABSTRACT: Surface-sensing Measurements for Radiative Transfer (SMART) and Chemical, Optical, and Microphysical Measurements of In-situ Troposphere (COMMIT) consist...

  19. Connection coefficients for cold plasma wave propagation near metallic surfaces

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    Sheaths tend to form when immersing metallic objects in plasmas. As it avoids the need to capture the sheath details, which occur on the Debye length scale while antennas are typically various orders of magnitude larger, the sheath boundary condition due to D'Ippolito and Myra (2006 Phys. Plasmas 13 102508, 2008 Phys. Plasmas 15 102501) offers antenna designers a major reduction in the numerical problem size they face. The sheath boundary condition was derived by making a number of simplifying assumptions to enable finding an analytical approximation of the conditions rapidly oscillating waves have to satisfy beyond the sheath that forms close to such objects. This paper discusses the solution of the cold plasma wave equation for sheath relevant density profiles, e.g. highlighting the role of the orientation of the static magnetic field and of oblique incidence, and underlining the impact the density profile has on the wave physics. It illustrates that the cross-talk between the waves impinging on and those excited at the wall and in the sheath sensitively depends on a number of parameters. The 2 × 2 connection coefficient matrix that is numerically obtained captures the sheath region fast time scale wave physics for a given density profile. When supplemented with a satisfactory model for the slow time scale variation it is a numerical tool that permits upgrading the realism of the fast time scale wave physics contained in the sheath boundary condition and that can h sheath boundary condition and that can help delimiting the range of applicability of simplified models, and assessing if a sufficiently general set of boundary conditions to describe the effect of the sheath can at all be constructed. (paper)

  20. Effect of surface roughness on boiling heat transfer

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    In boiling heat transfer, many vapors are generated on the heating surface in high heat flux region. If many vapors are stayed on the heating surface, they are collaborated and developed to a vapor film. As the result, the heating surface is covered with the vapor film and the critical heat flux would be decreased. On the rough heating surface, boiling bubbles do not detach completely from the surface. In this case, the fluid state on the surface is considered as a kind of non-equilibrium two phase flow. Authors investigated experimentally the effect of surface roughness on the boiling heat transfer. The heating surfaces with lattice grooves which had different depth and width were employed as typical examples of surface roughness, and the grooving angle was approximately 60 degrees at the top. The authors obtained experimental results on water boiling for the rough heating surface that the critical heat flux decreased below a half value of the usual critical heat flux and the heat flux increased monotonously with the increasing of superheat of the heating surface under some condition of heating surface. The roughness of the heating surface in boiling heat transfer gives considerably an effect on the critical heat flux and the characteristics of heat transfer. The experimental results are different from the common knowledge about boiling heat transfer for the surface roughness. According to the present research, authors need some additional treatment to the surface ofome additional treatment to the surface of nuclear fuel elements and the design of electronic circuits etc

  1. Distribution coefficient and transfer factor of stable iodine in agricultural soils in Aomori, Japan

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    Soil-to-solution distribution coefficient (Kd) and soil-to-plant transfer factor (TF) were determined for agricultural soils and selected plants in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, by means of analysis of stable I in soil and plant samples. The concentration of I in the soil samples varied between 0.52 and 82.8 mg kg-1 (geometric mean of 4.4 mg kg-1). The Kd, which was defined as the ratio of I concentration in soil to that in water extracted from the soil, was 1.5 x 103 in geometric mean (L/kg). The TF value was defined as the ratio of I concentration in plant to that in soil. Geometric means of the TF on dry weight base obtained in this study were 3.2 x 10-2 for komatsuna, 2.0 x 10-2 for Japanese radish and 2.3 x 10-2 for pasture grass. (author)

  2. Local heat transfer coefficients for condensation in stratified countercurrent steam-water flows

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    A study of steam condensation in countercurrent stratified flow of steam and subcooled water has been carried out in a rectangular channel inclined 33 deg to the horizontal. The variables in this experiment were the inlet water and steam flow rates, and the inlet water temperature. Condensation heat transfer coefficients were determined as functions of local steam and water flow rates, and the degree of subcooling. Correlations are given for the local Nusselt number for the smooth and for the rough interface regimes, and also for the dimensionless wave amplitude. A turbulence-centered model is also developed. It is shown that better agreement with the data can be obtained if the characteristic scales in the turbulent Nusselt number and Reynolds numbers are related to measured interfacial parameters rather than the bulk flow parameters. The important effect of interfacial shear, missing in previous eddy-transport models, is thus implicitly included

  3. Effect factors of heat transfer coefficient between hollow glass microsphere and furnace atmosphere

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    In order to achieve an effective control of the heat transfer coefficient (hq) between microsphere and furnace atmosphere in the fabrication of hollow glass micro-sphere by sol-gel technology, the effects of component percentage, temperature and total pressure of gas mixture on hq are studied. Further, the influences of diameter and wall thickness of hollow glass microsphere on hq are also investigated. The results show that in the range of component percentage, temperature and pressure of gas mixture commonly used in the fabrication of hollow glass microsphere by sol-gel technology, the temperature and total pressure of gas mixture and the wall thickness of hollow glass microsphere have little influence on hq, but hq significantly increases with the volume fraction of helium in the furnace atmosphere and significantly decreases with increasing of microsphere diameter. (authors)

  4. Determination of air side heat transfer coefficient in a mini-channel heat exchanger using Wilson Plot method

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    Thoo, K. K.; Chin, W. M.; Heikal, M. R.

    2013-12-01

    In this study, the air side heat transfer coefficient of an aluminium mini-channel heat exchanger was investigated for single-phase flow in the mini-channel, with water in the tubes and air on the outside. Research methods included hydraulic tests on a single mini-channel tube, Wilson Plot experiments and experiment validation. Results obtained from the hydraulic test showed that turbulent flow occurred in the tube at a Reynolds number of 830. Wilson Plot experiments were conducted to determine air side heat transfer coefficient of the heat exchanger. The tube side Reynolds number was maintained above 1000 to ensure turbulent flow and tube side heat transfer coefficient was calculated using Gnielinski equation for turbulent flow. The air side heat transfer coefficients obtained from the Wilson Plot experiments were in good agreement with known correlations. The outcome of this study is to use the air side heat transfer coefficient to calculate the performance of refrigerant condensers for different tube pass ratios and flow pass configurations.

  5. Effect of surface wettability on carbon nanotube water-based nanofluid droplet impingement heat transfer

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    Jackson, Robert Gordon; Kahani, Mostafa; Karwa, Nitin; Wu, Alex; Lamb, Robert; Taylor, Robert; Rosengarten, Gary

    2014-07-01

    Recent studies into droplet impingement heat transfer have demonstrated that it has great potential for providing high heat flux cooling in areas such as thermal management of electronics. The wettability of the surface affects the flow dynamics of the impingement process and the resulting heat transfer. In this study, the effect of surface wettability on carbon nanotube water-based nanofluid droplet impingement heat transfer has been studied and compared with water. Superhydrophobic or hydrophilic coatings are applied on one face of monocrystalline silicon wafers (the drop impinges on this face) while the other face is painted matt black to permit infrared thermography. The silicon wafer is preheated to 40 °C and a single droplet impinges normally on the top facing coated surface of the monocrystalline silicon wafer. The inverse heat conduction problem has been solved using the measured black face temperature. For both the water and nanofluid droplets, the convective heat transfer coefficient reduces with the decrease in surface wettability. It is found that the nanofluid produce a significantly higher convective heat transfer coefficient during droplet impingement than water, with the enhancement increasing with increasing wettability.

  6. A Method for Estimating Mass-Transfer Coefficients in a Biofilter from Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer Data

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    Nielsen, Anders Michael; Nielsen, Lars Peter

    2009-01-01

    A membrane inlet mass spectrometer (MIMS) was used in combination with a developed computer model to study and improve management of a biofilter (BF) treating malodorous ventilation air from a meat rendering facility. The MIMS was used to determine percentage removal efficiencies (REs) of selected sulfur gases and to provide toluene retention profiles for the model to determine the air velocity and overall mass-transfer coefficient of toluene. The mass-transfer coefficient of toluene was used as a reference for determining the mass transfer of sulfur gases. By presenting the model to scenarios of a filter bed with a consortium of effective sulfur oxidizers, the most likely mechanism for incomplete removal of sulfur compounds from the exhaust air was elucidated. This was found to be insufficient mass transfer and not inadequate bacterial activity as anticipated by the manager of the BF. Thus, knowing the relationship between mass-transfer coefficients and air velocity for a given type of BF allows for an improved dimensioning and managing of this and similar BFs. This research demonstrates that it is possible to estimate mass-transfer coefficients and air velocity in BFs using MIMS in combination with computer modeling. Udgivelsesdato: February

  7. Determination of surface tension coefficient of liquids by diffraction of light on capillary waves

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    This paper describes a simple technique for determining the coefficient of the surface tension of liquids, based on laser light diffraction on capillary waves. Capillary waves of given frequency are created by an exciter needle acting on the surface of liquid and represent a reflective diffraction grating, the constant of which (the wavelength of capillary waves) can be determined based on a known incidence angle of light (grazing angle). We obtain the coefficient of the surface tension of liquids by applying the dispersion relation for capillary waves and analyze the difficulties that arise when setting up and conducting the experiment in detail. (paper)

  8. Parameters of Nocilla gas/surface interaction model from measured accomodation coefficients

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    Collins, Frank G.; Knox, E. C.

    1994-04-01

    Free-molecule aerodynamic coefficients are computed for a flat plate surface element at various angles of attack using the normal and tangential accomodation coefficients and the Nocilla model of the gas/surface interaction. The Nocilla model assumes that the molecules reflect from a surface in the form of a drifting Maxwellian with a mean velocity at a specific temperature. The computations use curve fits of the angular variation of the existing measurements of the accomodation coefficients and of the parameters in the Nocilla model. The two methods indicate that a surface element has considerably more lift than predicted by an assumption of diffuse scattering. In other respects the predictions by the two methods do not agree.

  9. Simulation of Convective Heat-Transfer Coefficient in a Buried Exchanger

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    Taoufik Mnasri

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This study presents analytical models allowing to study a forced convection laminar flow in non-established dynamic and thermic regimes. We treated a flow in a bitubular exchanger in permanent thermal contact with a semi-infinite medium, such as the ground. The wall temperature as well as the wall heat flux evolve in the course of time until a quasi-steady mode. The theoretical method is original because it uses Green's functions method to determine the analytical solutions of the heat propagation equation on the wall during the heating phase. These analytical solutions allow to identify the temperature distribution versus time. The complexity of the system geometry as well as the infinity of the medium surrounding the exchanger make the traditional methods of numerical resolution unable to solve the problem. We used, to solve it, the finite volume method coupled with the finite element method at the boundary. We studied the effect of Reynolds number, the fluid entry temperature and the transfer duration on the axial evolution of the heat transfer coefficient. We illustrated also the profile of the temperature field in the fluid medium.

  10. Effect of heat transfer coefficient on sheath and fuel centreline temperatures in SCWRS

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    SuperCritical Water-cooled nuclear Reactors (SCWRs) utilize light water above the pseudocritical point as a reactor coolant. This Generation IV reactor concept is currently in its preliminary design phase. This paper discusses the variables that influence heat transfer from the fuel. The coolant Heat Transfer Coefficient (HTC). Axial Heat Flux Profile (AHFP), sheath (clad) geometry and fuel thermal conductivity all impact the sheath and fuel centreline temperatures. The presented analysis utilizes the most recent HTC correlation developed for supercritical water, the Mokry et al. correlation (2009). The proposed sheath geometry is based on smaller diameter fuel elements than that of the current design to accommodate more fuel rods. Both uniform and cosine AHFPs, at average channel power, are applied. The results presented describe a sensitivity analysis of the effect of incrementing the HTC on sheath and fuel centreline temperatures. With a uniform AHFP and increasing HTC increments from 50 - 200% HTC the average temperature difference compared to 100% HTC are decreases from 13 to -18%. With a cosine AHFP and HTC incremented from 50 - 200% HTC the average temperature difference compared to 100% HTC have the range of 20 to -10%. (author)

  11. Measurement of condensation Heat Transfer Coefficient inside a vertical tube in the presence of noncondensable gas

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    Degradation of condensation HTC (Heat Transfer Coefficient) under an air presence in a vertical tube was explored both experimentally and analytically, with the aim of developing evaluation methods for the design of passive containment cooling systems in the next generation reactors. Measurements were done using a stainless steel tube of 49.5 mm I.D. and 2.0 m length, enclosed by a cooling jacket. Flow rates of steam, air and cooling water, and the system pressure were varied as the experimental parameters. First, condensation HTC was correlated to a function of mixture Reynolds number and air partial pressure ratio, in which thermal resistance of the condensate film was excluded. Secondly, an analogy between heat and mass transfer was applied. The calculated values agreed well with the measured values of condensation HTCs in turbulent flow, while an obvious underestimation was observed for the flow in which mixture Reynolds number was lower than 2,300. Finally, ratios of calculated to experimental HTCs, which include thermal resistances of the condensate film, averaged 1.01 for turbulent steam flow. (author)

  12. Soret and Dufour effects on convective heat and mass transfer in stagnation-point flow towards a shrinking surface

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    A mathematical model is presented to study the Soret and Dufour effects on the convective heat and mass transfer in stagnation-point flow of viscous incompressible fluid towards a shrinking surface. Suitable similarity transformations are used to convert the governing partial differential equations into self-similarity ordinary differential equations that are then numerically solved by shooting method. Dual solutions for temperature and concentration are obtained in the presence of Soret and Dufour effects. Graphical representations of the heat and mass transfer coefficients, the dimensionless thermal and solute profiles for various values of Prandtl number, Lewis number, Soret number and Dufour number are demonstrated. With Soret number the mass transfer coefficient which is related to mass transfer rate increases for both solutions and the heat transfer coefficient (related to heat transfer rate) for both solutions becomes larger with Dufour number. The Prandtl number causes reduction in heat and the mass transfer coefficients and similarly with the Lewis number mass transfer coefficient decreases. Also, double crossing over is found in dual dimensionless temperature profiles for increasing Soret number and in dual dimensionless concentration profiles for the increase in Dufour number. Due to the larger values of Dufour number the thermal boundary layer increases and for Prandtl number increment it decreases; whereas, the solute boundary layer thickness reduces with increasing values of Prandtl number and Lewis number. (paper)

  13. Rhodium self-powered detectors transfer regime influence on fuel and emitter material depletion correction coefficients in RBMK-1000 reactors

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    The influence of the rhodium self-powered detector transition regime in the RBMK-1000 reactor on correction coefficients taking into account fuel and emitter material burnups is considered. It is shown that application of the known correction coefficients dependence on burnup after the detector transfer into another fuel channel is possible only taking into account the channel power generation and time-integrated current produced by the detector for the moment of transition. 4 refs., 3 figs

  14. Measurement of subcooled boiling pressure drop and local heat transfer coefficient in horizontal tube under LPLF conditions

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    Highlights: ? Measured subcooled boiling pressure drop and local heat transfer coefficient in horizontal tubes. ? Infra-red thermal imaging is used for wall temperature measurement. ? Developed correlations for pressure drop and local heat transfer coefficient. -- Abstract: Horizontal flow is commonly encountered in boiler tubes, refrigerating equipments and nuclear reactor fuel channels of pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR). Study of horizontal flow under low pressure and low flow (LPLF) conditions is important in understanding the nuclear core behavior during situations like LOCA (loss of coolant accidents). In the present work, local heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop are measured in a horizontal tube under LPLF conditions of subcooled boiling. Geometrical parameters covered in this study are diameter (5.5 mm, 7.5 mm and 9.5 mm) and length (550 mm, 750 mm and 1000 mm). The operating parameters varied are mass flux (450–935 kg/m2 s) and inlet subcooling (29 °C, 50 °C and 70 °C). Infra-red thermography is used for the measurement of local wall temperature to estimate the heat transfer coefficient in single phase and two phase flows with water as the working medium at atmospheric pressure. Correlation for single phase diabatic pressure drop ratio (diabatic to adiabatic) as a function of viscosity ratio (wall temperature to fluid temperature) is presented. Correlation for pressure drop under subcooled boiling conditions as a function of Boiling number (Bo) and Jakob number (Ja) is obtained. Correlation for single phase heat transfer coefficient in the thermal developing region is presented as a function of Reynolds number (Re), Prandtl number (Pr) and z/d (ratio of axial length of the test section to diameter). Correlation for two phase heat transfer coefficient under subcooled boiling condition is developed as a function of boiling number (Bo), Jakob number (Ja) and Prandtl number (Pr)

  15. Experimental result of BWR post-CHF tests. Critical heat flux and post-CHF heat transfer coefficient. Contract research

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    Authors performed post-CHF experiments under wider pressure ranges of 2 MPa - 18 MPa, wider mass flux ranges of 33 kg/m2s - 1651 kg/m2s and wider superheat of heaters up to 500 K in comparison to experimental ranges at previous post-CHF experiments. Data on boiling transition, critical heat flux and post-CHF heat transfer coefficient were obtained. Used test section was 4x4-rod bundle with heaters, which diameter and length were the same as those of BWR nuclear fuels. As the result of the experiments, it was found that the boiling transition occurred just below several grid spacers, and that the fronts of the boiling transition region proceeded lower with increase of heated power. Heat transfer was due to nucleate boiling above grid spacers, while it was due to film boiling below grid spacers. Consequently, critical heat flux is affected on the distance from the grid spacers. Critical heat flux above the grid spacers was about 15% higher than that below the grid spacers, by comparing them under the same local condition. Heat transfer by steam turbulent flow was dominant to post-CHF heat transfer, when superheat of heaters was sufficiently high. Then, post-CHF heat transfer coefficient was predicted with heat transfer correlations for single-phase flow. On the other hand, when superhead of heaters was not sufficiently high, post-CHF heat transfer coefficient was higher than the prediction with heat transfer correlations for single-phase flow. Mass flux effect on post-CHF heat transfer coefficient was described by standardization of post-CHF heat transfer coefficient with the prediction for single-phase flow. However, pressure effect, superheat effect and effect of position were not described. Authors clarified that those effects could be described with functions of heater temperature and position. Post-CHF heat transfer coefficient was lowest just blow the grid spacers, and it increased with the lower positions. It increased by about 30% in one span of the grid spacers, which length was about 50 cm. (author)

  16. Experimental result of BWR post-CHF tests. Critical heat flux and post-CHF heat transfer coefficient. Contract research

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    Iguchi, Tadashi; Anoda, Yoshinari [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment; Iwaki, Chikako [Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    2002-02-01

    Authors performed post-CHF experiments under wider pressure ranges of 2 MPa - 18 MPa, wider mass flux ranges of 33 kg/m{sup 2}s - 1651 kg/m{sup 2}s and wider superheat of heaters up to 500 K in comparison to experimental ranges at previous post-CHF experiments. Data on boiling transition, critical heat flux and post-CHF heat transfer coefficient were obtained. Used test section was 4x4-rod bundle with heaters, which diameter and length were the same as those of BWR nuclear fuels. As the result of the experiments, it was found that the boiling transition occurred just below several grid spacers, and that the fronts of the boiling transition region proceeded lower with increase of heated power. Heat transfer was due to nucleate boiling above grid spacers, while it was due to film boiling below grid spacers. Consequently, critical heat flux is affected on the distance from the grid spacers. Critical heat flux above the grid spacers was about 15% higher than that below the grid spacers, by comparing them under the same local condition. Heat transfer by steam turbulent flow was dominant to post-CHF heat transfer, when superheat of heaters was sufficiently high. Then, post-CHF heat transfer coefficient was predicted with heat transfer correlations for single-phase flow. On the other hand, when superhead of heaters was not sufficiently high, post-CHF heat transfer coefficient was higher than the prediction with heat transfer correlations for single-phase flow. Mass flux effect on post-CHF heat transfer coefficient was described by standardization of post-CHF heat transfer coefficient with the prediction for single-phase flow. However, pressure effect, superheat effect and effect of position were not described. Authors clarified that those effects could be described with functions of heater temperature and position. Post-CHF heat transfer coefficient was lowest just blow the grid spacers, and it increased with the lower positions. It increased by about 30% in one span of the grid spacers, which length was about 50 cm. (author)

  17. Evaluation of fission-product gases in program GAPCON series and FREG-3 to estimate the gap heat transfer coefficient

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    In safety evaluation of a fuel rod, estimation of the stored energy in the fuel rod is indispensable. For this estimation, the temperature distribution in the fuel rod is calculated. Most important in determination of the temperature distribution is the gap heat transfer coefficient (gap conductance) between pellet surface and cladding inner surface. Under fuel rod operating condition, the mixed gas in the gap is composed of He, Xe and Kr. He is initial seald gas. Xe and Kr are fission-product gases, of which the quantities depend on the fuel burn-up. In program GAPCON series (GAPCON and GAPCON-THERMAL-1 and -2) and FREG-3, these quantities are given as a function of the irradiation time, power rating and neutron flux in estimation of the thermal conductivity of the mixed gas. The methods of calculating the quantities of Xe and Kr in the programs have been examined. Input of the neutron flux which influences F.P. gas production rates is better than the determination from the fuel-rod power rating. (auth.)

  18. Method of oscillating surface for the determination of the mutual friction coefficient B in superfluids

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    A method to determine mutual friction coefficient between normal and superfluid components in superfluid helium-3 has been described. To increase the accuracy of measurement of mutual friction coefficient B the method of oscillation of coasxial cylindric surfaces is realized, in which a multiple intensification of the effect of mutual friction between normal and superfluid components takes place as compared with a hollow cylinder. Results of the experiment carried out for He-2 are presented

  19. Effect of sprayed density on the pressure drop and mass transfer coefficient in hydrogen-water liquid phase catalytic bed

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    The effects of liquid sprayed density on the pressure drop and mass transfer coefficient were discussed in a hydrogen-water liquid phase catalytic bed of ?24 mm x 1000 mm, which was filled with the mixture of hydrophobic catalyst and packing. The pressure drop (?p) increases obviously with the liquid sprayed density (l) in higher gas velocity and slightly with l in lower gas velocity. When the gas velocity is lower, l and entrained liquid (?) have little effect on the mass transfer coefficient (Kya). While the gas velocity is higher, Kya increases with l, ? has effect on Kya. (authors)

  20. Effect of temperature and pressure on the overall heat transfer coefficient in VHTR-based SI process heat exchangers

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    In this paper, a sensitivity analysis on the overall heat transfer coefficient has been carried out as a function of operation temperature and pressure. The sulfur-iodine (SI) cycle and Westinghouse sulfur hybrid cycle, combined with a very high temperature gas-cooled reactor (VHTR), are well-known as feasible technologies for hydrogen production. The SI process consists of a Bunsen reactor; H2SO4, SO3, and HIx decomposers; and a HI pre-heater. The overall heat transfer coefficient of the process heat exchanger (PHE) used in the SI process is a very important factor when sizing the PHE

  1. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT AND FRICTION FACTOR OF Al2O3 NANOFLUID IN A PACKED BED COLUMN

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    G.Srinivasa Rao; Sharma, K. V.; S.P. Chary; Rahman, M.M.; K. Kadirgama; M.M.Noor

    2011-01-01

    The forced convection heat transfer coefficient and friction factor are determined for the flow of water and nanofluid in a vertical packed bed column. The analysis is undertaken in the laminar and transition Reynolds number range. The column is filled with spherical glass beads as the bed material. The heat transfer coefficients with Al2O3 nanofluid increased by 12% to 15% with the increase of volume concentration from 0.02% to 0.5% compared with water. The experimental values of axial tempe...

  2. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT AND FRICTION FACTOR OF Al2O3 NANOFLUID IN A PACKED BED COLUMN

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    G. Srinivasa Rao

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The forced convection heat transfer coefficient and friction factor are determined for the flow of water and nanofluid in a vertical packed bed column. The analysis is undertaken in the laminar and transition Reynolds number range. The column is filled with spherical glass beads as the bed material. The heat transfer coefficients with Al2O3 nanofluid increased by 12% to 15% with the increase of volume concentration from 0.02% to 0.5% compared with water. The experimental values of axial temperature are in good agreement with the NTU-? method proposed by Schumann’s model.

  3. Impact of External Pressure on the Heat Transfer Coefficient during Solidification of Al-A356 Alloy

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    Jabbari, Masoud; Ilkhchy, A.Fardi

    In this paper the interfacial heat transfer coefficient (IHTC) is correlated to applied external pressure, in which IHTC at the interface between A356 aluminum alloy and metallic mold during the solidification of the casting under different pressures were obtained using the Inverse Heat Conduction Problem (IHCP) method. The method covers the expedient of comparing theoretical and experimental thermal histories. Temperature profiles obtained from thermocouples were used in a finite difference heat flow program to estimate the transient heat transfer coefficients. The new simple formula was presented and compared with data in literature which shows acceptable agreement.

  4. Water mist effect on heat transfer coefficient in cooling of casting die

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    R.W?adysiak

    2008-01-01

    This project is showing investigation results of heat transfer process between cast iron die and environment during cooling of die in the temperature range 600÷100 C with compressed air, spray water and water mist streamed under pressure 0.35 0.45 MPa in air jet0.3 0.4 MPa .At the paper are shown results of cooling die’s flat wall using open cooling system. The temperature gradient was presented at die’s wallthickness and calculated thermal curve for cooling surface. The calculation results o...

  5. Calculations of the Energy Accommodation Coefficient for Gas-Surface Interactions

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    Fan, Guoqing; Manson, J. R.

    2008-01-01

    Calculations are carried out for the energy accommodation coefficient at a gas-surface interface using a recently developed classical mechanical theory of atom-surface collisions that includes both direct scattering and trapping-desorption processes in the physisorption well of the interaction potential. Full three-dimensional calculations are compared with the available data for the accommodation of rare gases at a tungsten surface and good agreement is found for the heavie...

  6. Stress-intensity-factor influence coefficients for surface flaws in pressure vessels

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    In the fracture-mechanics analysis of reactor pressure vessels, stress-intensity-factor influence coefficients are used in conjunction with superposition techniques to reduce the cost of calculating stress-intensity factors. The present study uses a finite-element code, together with a virtual crack extension technique, to obtain influence coefficients for semielliptical surface flaws in a cylinder, and particular emphasis was placed on mesh convergence (less than 1% error was sought in the results from any one mesh construction parameter). Comparison of the coefficients with those obtained by other investigators shows good agreement. Furthermore, stress-intensity factors obtained by superposition for a severe thermal-transient loading condition agree within 1% of the values calculated by a direct finite-element method. Influence coefficients were calculated for three specific axially oriented semielliptical surface flaws. The first was a 2-m-long inner-surface flaw in a nuclear reactor pressure vessel with depth-to-wall-thickness ratios between 0.2 and 0.9. The second was an inner-surface flaw in the reactor vessel with a surface-length-to-depth ratio of 6 and with depth-to-wall-thickness ratios between 0.05 and 0.2. The third was a 1-m-long flaw on the outer surface of a test vessel with depth-to-wall-thickness ratios between 0.1 and 0.9. For the reactor vessel, separate coefficients were calculated for the cladding on the inner surface and for the base-material regnner surface and for the base-material region. This allows for an accurate accounting of the effect of thermal stresses in the cladding on the stress-intensity factor for surface flaws that extend through the cladding into the base material

  7. Effect of greenhouse on crop drying under natural and forced convection I: Evaluation of convective mass transfer coefficient

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    In this paper, a study of convective mass transfer coefficient and rate of moisture removal from cabbage and peas for open sun drying and inside greenhouse drying has been performed as a function of climatic parameters. The hourly data for the rate of moisture removal, crop temperature, relative humidity inside and outside the greenhouse and ambient air temperature for complete drying have been recorded. The experiments were conducted after the crop harvesting season from September to December 2001. These data were used for determination of the coefficient of convective mass transfer and then for development of the empirical relation of convective mass transfer coefficient with drying time under natural and forced modes. The empirical relations with convective mass transfer for open and greenhouse drying have been compared. The convective mass transfer coefficient was lower for drying inside the greenhouse with natural mode as compared to open sun drying. Its value was doubled under the forced mode inside the greenhouse drying compared to natural convection in the initial stage of drying

  8. Modeling and simulating the drying of grass seeds (Brachiaria brizantha) in fluidized beds: evaluation of heat transfer coefficients

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    A. C., Rizzi Jr.; M. L., Passos; J. T., Freire.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available This work is aimed at modeling the heat transfer mechanism in a fluidized bed of grass seeds (Brachiaria brizantha) for supporting further works on simulating the drying of these seeds in such a bed. The three-phase heat transfer model, developed by Vitor et al. (2004), is the one used for this prop [...] osal. This model is modified to uncouple one of the four adjusted model parameters from the gas temperature. Using the first set of experiments, carried out in a laboratory scale batch fluidized bed, the four adjusted model parameters are determined, generating the heat transfer coefficient between particles and gas phase, as well as the heat transfer coefficient between the column wall and ambient air. The second set of experiments, performed in the same unit at different conditions, validates the modified model.

  9. FREG-3: a computer program to predict the fuel-to-cladding heat transfer coefficient in accordance with fuel-rod irradiation history

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    FREG-3 predicts the temperature distribution in a fuel rod and the stored energy based on the distribution. The temperature distribution is calculated in accordance with fuel-rod irradiation history under normal operating conditions. An important factor in obtaining the temperature distribution is the gap heat transfer coefficient between pellet outer surface and cladding inner surface. To obtain the proper coefficient, the program incorporates submodels and correlations. Purpose of the program is to evaluate stored energy in the fuel rod preceding the initiation of the LOCA. The estimated stored energy is a significant key parameter in safety evaluation of the fuel rod. The program can also be used as the best estimate code, if calculation models or correlations are appropriately chosen. The calculation procedure and the models used are described. (auth.)

  10. Measurements of absorbed heat flux and water-side heat transfer coefficient in water wall tubes

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    Taler, Jan; Taler, Dawid; Kowal, Andrzej

    2011-04-01

    The tubular type instrument (flux tube) was developed to identify boundary conditions in water wall tubes of steam boilers. The meter is constructed from a short length of eccentric tube containing four thermocouples on the fire side below the inner and outer surfaces of the tube. The fifth thermocouple is located at the rear of the tube on the casing side of the water-wall tube. The boundary conditions on the outer and inner surfaces of the water flux-tube are determined based on temperature measurements at the interior locations. Four K-type sheathed thermocouples of 1 mm in diameter, are inserted into holes, which are parallel to the tube axis. The non-linear least squares problem is solved numerically using the Levenberg-Marquardt method. The heat transfer conditions in adjacent boiler tubes have no impact on the temperature distribution in the flux tubes.

  11. Heat and mass transfer characteristics of organic sorbent coated on heat transfer surface of a heat exchanger

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    Inaba, Hideo [Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama (Japan); Komatsu, Fujio; Horibe, Akihiko; Haruki, Naoto [Okayama University, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Tsushima, Okayama (Japan); Machida, Akito [Advanced Tech.Lab., Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd., Moriya, Ibaraki (Japan)

    2008-09-15

    This paper describes heat and mass transfer characteristics of organic sorbent coated on heat transfer surface of a fin-tube heat exchanger. The experiments in which the moist air was passed into the heat exchanger coated with sorption material were conducted under various conditions of air flow rate (0.5-1.0 m/s) and the temperature of brine (14-20 C) that was the heat transfer fluid to cool the air flow in the dehumidifying process. It is found that the sorption rate of vapor is affected by the air flow rate and the brine temperature. Meanwhile, the attempt of clarifying the sorption mechanism is also conducted. Finally the average mass transfer coefficient of the organic sorbent coated on heat transfer surface of a fin-tube heat exchanger is non-dimensionalized as a function of Reynolds number and non-dimensional temperature, and it is found that the effect of non-dimensional temperature on them is larger than Reynolds number. (orig.)

  12. Measurement and modelling of forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of Al2O3- and SiO2-water nanofluids

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    Julia, J. E.; Hernández, L.; Martínez-Cuenca, R.; Hibiki, T.; Mondragón, R.; Segarra, C.; Jarque, J. C.

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    Forced convective heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of SiO2- and Al2O3-water nanofluids were characterized. The experimental facility was composed of thermal-hydraulic loop with a tank with an immersed heater, a centrifugal pump, a bypass with a globe valve, an electromagnetic flow-meter, a 18 kW in-line pre-heater, a test section with band heaters, a differential pressure transducer and a heat exchanger. The test section consists of a 1000 mm long aluminium pipe with an inner diameter of 31.2 mm. Eighteen band heaters were placed all along the test section in order to provide a uniform heat flux. Heat transfer coefficient was calculated measuring fluid temperature using immersed thermocouples (Pt100) placed at both ends of the test section and surface thermocouples in 10 axial locations along the test section (Pt1000). The measurements have been performed for different nanoparticles (Al2O3 and SiO2 with primary size of 11 nm and 12 nm, respectively), volume concentrations (1% v., 5% v.), and flow rates (3 103Renanofluid. Existing correlations can predict, at least in a first approximation, the heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop of nanofluids if thermal conductivity, viscosity and specific heat were properly modelled.

  13. A detailed experimental investigation of a perforated heat transfer surface applied to gas turbine recuperators

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    Adams, JC; Ireland, Pt; Oswald, J.

    2003-01-01

    An effort is made to explain and improve the understanding of the mechanisms behind the thermo-hydraulic performance of perforated extended surfaces used in compact heat exchangers in the laminar flow regime (Re D = 400-2500). A transient liquid crystal technique, which uses Helium as operating fluid, together with digital image photographic processing have been used to provide measurements of local heat transfer coefficients for this geometry. This work has found that through the use of perf...

  14. Mean heat transfer coefficients during the evaporation of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) in a plate heat exchanger

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    EMILA DJORDJEVIC; STEPHAN KABELAC; SLOBODAN SERBANOVIC

    2007-01-01

    In this study the transfer coefficient of evaporation heat of the refrigerant 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) in a vertical plate heat exchanger was experimentally investigated. The results are presented as the dependancy of the mean heat transfer coefficient for the whole heat exchanger on the mean vapor quality. The influences of mass flux, heat flux and flow configuration on the heat transfer coefficient were also taken into account and a comparison with previously published experimenta...

  15. Surface heat transfer due to sliding bubble motion

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    The presence of a rising bubble in a fluid can greatly enhance heat transfer from adjacent heated surfaces such as in shell and tube heat exchangers and chemical reactors. One specific case of this is when a bubble impacts and slides along the surface. The result is heat transfer enhancement by two main mechanisms: first, the bubble itself acting as a bluff body, and second, the wake generated behind the bubble leads to increasing mixing. The current research is concerned with measuring the heat transfer from a submerged heated surface that is subject to a sliding bubble flow. An ohmically heated 25 ?m thick stainless steel foil, submerged in a water tank, forms the test surface. An air bubble is injected onto the lower surface of the test plate, it slides along its length and the effects are monitored by two methods. Thermochromic liquid crystals (TLC's) are used in conjunction with a high speed camera to obtain a time varying 2D temperature map of the test surface. A second synchronised camera mounted below the foil records the bubble motion. Tests are performed at angles of 10 deg., 20 deg. and 30 deg. to the horizontal. This paper reports on the enhancement of the heat transfer due to the bubble. It has been found that the angle made between the heated surface and the horizontal influences heat transfer by changing the bubble's motion. In general, a steeper angle leads to a higher bubble velocity, which results in greater heat transfer enhancementheat transfer enhancement

  16. Evaluation of heat transfer coefficient in assisting mixed convection on a vertical element with uniform heat flux

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    The loss of cooling accident (LOCA) in a nuclear reactor is a case where the heat transfer by forced convection is of the same order of magnitude as the heat transfer by natural convection. Two simple theoretical solutions for evaluating the heat transfer coefficient are presented, assuming a combined velocity and temperature profile of natural and forced convection, within the boundary layer. The following mathematical form is proposed: Y= [1+Xsup(n)]sup(1/n) which is a general expression for a combined effect of wo limiting solutions. (author)

  17. Estimation of the friction coefficient between wheel and rail surface using traction motor behaviour

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    The friction coefficient between a railway wheel and rail surface is a crucial factor in maintaining high acceleration and braking performance of railway vehicles thus monitoring this friction coefficient is important. Restricted by the difficulty in directly measuring the friction coefficient, the creep force or creepage, indirect methods using state observers are used more frequently. This paper presents an approach using a Kalman filter to estimate the creep force and creepage between the wheel and rail and then to identify the friction coefficient using the estimated creep force-creepage relationship. A mathematic model including an AC motor, wheel and roller is built to simulate the driving system. The parameters are based on a test rig at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Kalman filter is designed to estimate the friction coefficient based on the measurements of the simulation model. Series of residuals are calculated through the comparison between the estimated creep force and theoretical values of different friction coefficient. Root mean square values of the residuals are used in the friction coefficient identification.

  18. Effect of variable heat transfer coefficient on tissue temperature next to a large vessel during radiofrequency tumor ablation

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    Pinheiro Cleber

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background One of the current shortcomings of radiofrequency (RF tumor ablation is its limited performance in regions close to large blood vessels, resulting in high recurrence rates at these locations. Computer models have been used to determine tissue temperatures during tumor ablation procedures. To simulate large vessels, either constant wall temperature or constant convective heat transfer coefficient (h have been assumed at the vessel surface to simulate convection. However, the actual distribution of the temperature on the vessel wall is non-uniform and time-varying, and this feature makes the convective coefficient variable. Methods This paper presents a realistic time-varying model in which h is a function of the temperature distribution at the vessel wall. The finite-element method (FEM was employed in order to model RF hepatic ablation. Two geometrical configurations were investigated. The RF electrode was placed at distances of 1 and 5 mm from a large vessel (10 mm diameter. Results When the ablation procedure takes longer than 1–2 min, the attained coagulation zone obtained with both time-varying h and constant h does not differ significantly. However, for short duration ablation (5–10 s and when the electrode is 1 mm away from the vessel, the use of constant h can lead to errors as high as 20% in the estimation of the coagulation zone. Conclusion For tumor ablation procedures typically lasting at least 5 min, this study shows that modeling the heat sink effect of large vessels by applying constant h as a boundary condition will yield precise results while reducing computational complexity. However, for other thermal therapies with shorter treatment using a time-varying h may be necessary.

  19. Experimental study on augmentation of nucleate boiling heat transfer on nano porous surfaces

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    Nucleate boiling broadly occurs in thermal hydraulic and safety systems of nuclear power plant (NPP). Heat transfer performance of nucleate boiling is closely related to efficiency and safety of NPPs. Hence, there have been numerous researches to effectively enhance nucleate boiling heat transfer performance. A number of recent studies have reported significant enhancements in nucleate boiling heat transfer coefficient (NBHTC) and critical heat flux (CHF) by fabricating nano/microscale structures on a boiling surface. Wei et al. showed that both NBHTC and CHF can be significantly enhanced with micro pin finned structures. They explained enhancement of NBHTC and CHF that occurred by increase in effective heat transfer area due to micro pin finned structures. Ahn et al. reported 100% enhancement in CHF on a boiling surface with nano/micro hybrid structures. They analyzed CHF enhancement that was caused by improvement of surface wettability on Nano/micro hybrid structures. In this study, an ordered nano porous surface was prepared using anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) technique and nucleate boiling heat transfer performance was examined in a pool with FC 72. Furthermore, the pool boiling result on the nano porous surface was interpreted based on heterogeneous bubble nucleation theory from a cavity

  20. Experimental study on augmentation of nucleate boiling heat transfer on nano porous surfaces

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    Park, Young Jae; Kim, Hyung Dae [Kyung Hee Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-10-15

    Nucleate boiling broadly occurs in thermal hydraulic and safety systems of nuclear power plant (NPP). Heat transfer performance of nucleate boiling is closely related to efficiency and safety of NPPs. Hence, there have been numerous researches to effectively enhance nucleate boiling heat transfer performance. A number of recent studies have reported significant enhancements in nucleate boiling heat transfer coefficient (NBHTC) and critical heat flux (CHF) by fabricating nano/microscale structures on a boiling surface. Wei et al. showed that both NBHTC and CHF can be significantly enhanced with micro pin finned structures. They explained enhancement of NBHTC and CHF that occurred by increase in effective heat transfer area due to micro pin finned structures. Ahn et al. reported 100% enhancement in CHF on a boiling surface with nano/micro hybrid structures. They analyzed CHF enhancement that was caused by improvement of surface wettability on Nano/micro hybrid structures. In this study, an ordered nano porous surface was prepared using anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) technique and nucleate boiling heat transfer performance was examined in a pool with FC 72. Furthermore, the pool boiling result on the nano porous surface was interpreted based on heterogeneous bubble nucleation theory from a cavity.

  1. Mass Transfer Coefficient During Cathodic Protectionof Low Carbon Steel in Seawater

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    Ameel Mohammed Rahman

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to calculate mass transfer coefficient, kd, during cathodic protection of low carbon steel in neutral seawater (3.5% W/V NaCl in distilled water with pH = 7. Two types of cathodic protection were used:First: Sacrificial anode cathodic protection (SACP were a pipeline of steel carrying seawater using zinc as a sacrificial anode and with variable temperatures ranged (0 ? 45oC and volumetric flow rate ranged (5 ? 900 lit/hr. It was found that the kd increases with increasing temperature and volumetric flow rate of seawater, where kd ranged (0.24×10-6 ? 41.6×10-6 m/s.Second: Impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP technique adopting a rotating vertical steel cylinder in seawater with variable temperatures ranged (0 ? 45oC and rotating velocity ranged (0 ? 400 rpm. It was found that the kd increases with increasing temperature and rotating velocity, where kd ranged (7.25×10-6 ? 36.82×10-6 m/s.

  2. Experimentally Determined Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients for Spacesuit Liquid Cooled Garments

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    Bue, Grant; Rhodes, Richard; Anchondo, Ian; Westheimer, David; Campbell, Colin; Vogel, Matt; Vonaue, Walt; Conger, Bruce; Stein, James

    2015-01-01

    A Human-In-The-Loop (HITL) Portable Life Support System 2.0 (PLSS 2.0) test has been conducted at NASA Johnson Space Center in the PLSS Development Laboratory from October 27, 2014 to December 19, 2014. These closed-loop tests of the PLSS 2.0 system integrated with human subjects in the Mark III Suit at 3.7 psi to 4.3 psi above ambient pressure performing treadmill exercise at various metabolic rates from standing rest to 3000 BTU/hr (880 W). The bulk of the PLSS 2.0 was at ambient pressure but effluent water vapor from the Spacesuit Water Membrane Evaporator (SWME) and the Auxiliary Membrane Evaporator (Mini-ME), and effluent carbon dioxide from the Rapid Cycle Amine (RCA) were ported to vacuum to test performance of these components in flight-like conditions. One of the objectives of this test was to determine the overall heat transfer coefficient (UA) of the Liquid Cooling Garment (LCG). The UA, an important factor for modeling the heat rejection of an LCG, was determined in a variety of conditions by varying inlet water temperature, flow rate, and metabolic rate. Three LCG configurations were tested: the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) LCG, the Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) LCG, and the OSS auxiliary LCG. Other factors influencing accurate UA determination, such as overall heat balance, LCG fit, and the skin temperature measurement, will also be discussed.

  3. An Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer Coefficients for Spiral Plate Heat Exchanger

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    Kaliannan Saravanan

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Spiral plate heat exchangers play a vital role in cooling high density and high viscous fluids. This paper presents an experimental investigation of convective heat transfer co-efficient for electrolytes using spiral plate heat exchanger. The test section consists of a Plate of width 0.3150 m, thickness 0.001 m and mean hydraulic diameter of 0.01 m. The mass flow rate of hot fluid is varying from 0.4 kg sec-1 to 0.8 kg sec-1 and the mass flow rate of cold fluid varies from 0.3 kg sec-1 to 0.8 kg sec-1. Experiments have been conducted by varying the mass flow rate, temperature and pressure of cold fluid, keeping the mass flow rate of hot fluid constant. The effects of relevant parameters on spiral plate heat exchanger are investigated. The data obtained from the experimental study are compared with the theoretical data. Besides, a new correlation for the nusselt number that can be used for practical applications is proposed.

  4. Experimental Heat Transfer Coefficients and Friction Factors in a Rib-Roughened Leading-Edge Cooling Cavity of a Gas Turbine Airfoil

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    Hagan, Peter

    A gas turbine airfoil contains multiple coolant passageways. These passages usually have rib roughened wall surfaces in order to increase the heat transfer from the blade to the cooling air. Auxiliary power and compressed air is very valuable in a gas turbine, therefore low pumping power requirements are crucial. The thermal performance of three different coolant channel geometries with three different rib sizes was investigated. Heat transfer calculations were performed for Reynolds numbers ranging from 6,000 to 40,000. The performance characteristics were calculated through the use of the convective heat transfer coefficient and the friction factor. In this study, the most desirable characteristics are a high heat transfer coefficient and minimal pumping power requirements. The thermal performance of each case was determined by comparing the average Nusselt numbers to the friction factor ratio. The resulting value was then plotted against the Reynolds number for each case. The trending data indicated thermal efficiency decreases with an increasing Reynolds number for all cases. The picture data shows increased thermal efficiency at larger distances from the nose portion of the cavity. In addition, thermal efficiency was higher at the half distance of the rib pitch while areas close to the ribs saw a lower thermal efficiency. The following experimental data will show that Rig 2 and 3 are the most thermally efficient geometries, with Rig 2 requiring lower pumping power and Rig 3 having a higher average Nusselt number.

  5. Determination of the electron-impact transfer rate coefficients between the Ar(1s) states in an afterglow discharge

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    Electron-impact transfer rate coefficients, from Ar(1s5) to Ar(1s4) and from Ar(1s3) to Ar(1s2), are obtained in the afterglow of a capacitive discharge. The discharge is generated by a pulsed 13.56?MHz rf power source with 20?mTorr argon. The densities of the four argon 1s states are measured by diode laser absorption, the electron temperature (Te) is measured by a Langmuir probe and the electron density is measured by both the probe and a microwave interferometer. Using the measured parameters and a kinetic model for Ar metastable states in the afterglow, the electron-impact transfer rate coefficients are determined in a Te range of 0.25?1.0?eV. It is found that the obtained rate coefficients agree well with those from the R-matrix calculation. (paper)

  6. Partition coefficients and thermodynamics of transfer of novel drug-like spiro-derivatives in model biological solutions

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    Highlights: ? Partition coefficients octanol/buffer of new drug-like spiro-derivatives were determined. ? Thermodynamic functions of transfer were calculated. ? The correlations partition coefficients and molecular descriptors are discussed. -- Abstract: Temperature dependences of partition coefficient for 11 drug-like spiro-derivatives of 1,3-thiazine in the system aqueous phosphate buffer/organic phase (hexane, octanol) have been determined over the temperature range (293.15 to 315.15) K by the isothermal saturation method. The effects of aliphatic chain substituent structure and introduction of oxygen, chlorine, bromine and fluorine atoms on the partitioning processes of the substances studied were examined. It has been established that among the substances investigated halogen derivatives possess the lowest partition coefficients in buffer/hexane system and the highest ones in buffer/octanol system. Regularities between the partition coefficients and the descriptors reflecting the capability of the solutes to undergo specific and nonspecific interactions with solvent molecules were revealed. The thermodynamic functions describing the partitioning process were calculated. It was found that differences in the partition coefficients depend on the enthalpies of transfer

  7. Effect of Lubricant Viscosity and Surface Roughness on Coefficient of Friction in Rolling Contact

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to investigate the effect of surface roughness and lubricant viscosity on coefficient of friction in silicon nitride- steel rolling contact. Two samples of silicon nitride with two different values of surface roughness were tested against steel counter face. The test was performed on four ball tester in presence of lubricant with two different values of viscosity. Taguchi technique a methodology in design of experiment implemented to plan the experimentation and same is utilized to evaluate the interacting effect of surface roughness and lubricant viscosity. Analysis of experimental results presents a strong interaction between surface roughness and lubricant viscosity on coefficient of friction in rolling contact.

  8. Evaluation of interfacial mass transfer coefficient as a function of temperature and pressure in carbon dioxide/normal alkane systems

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    Nikkhou, Fatemeh; Keshavarz, Peyman; Ayatollahi, Shahab; Jahromi, Iman Raoofi; Zolghadr, Ali

    2015-04-01

    CO2 gas injection is known as one of the most popular enhanced oil recovery techniques for light and medium oil reservoirs, therefore providing an acceptable mass transfer mechanism for CO2-oil systems seems necessary. In this study, interfacial mass transfer coefficient has been evaluated for CO2-normal heptane and CO2-normal hexadecane systems using equilibrium and dynamic interfacial tension data, which have been measured using the pendant drop method. Interface mass transfer coefficient has been calculated as a function of temperature and pressure in the range of 313-393 K and 1.7-8.6 MPa, respectively. The results showed that the interfacial resistance is a parameter that can control the mass transfer process for some CO2-normal alkane systems, and cannot be neglected. Additionally, it was found that interface mass transfer coefficient increased with pressure. However, the variation of this parameter with temperature did not show a clear trend and it was strongly dependent on the variation of diffusivity and solubility of CO2 in the liquid phase.

  9. FEM method with the use of Trefftz functions for determination of heat transfer coefficient in a minichannel

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the FEM method for determination of boiling heat transfer coefficient in cooling liquid flow in a rectangular minichannel with asymmetric heating. Experimental research has focused on the transition from single phase forced convection to nucleate boiling, i.e. the zone of boiling incipience. The “boiling front” location has been determined from the temperature distribution of the heated wall obtained from liquid crystal thermography. The main part of the test section has been a minichannel of pre-set depth from 0.7 to 2.0 mm, of different spatial orientations. Local values of heat transfer coefficient have been determined following the solution of the two-dimensional inverse heat transfer problem. This problem has been solved with the use of Trefftz functions. Trefftz functions have been used to construct base functions in the finite element method (FEMT.

  10. FEM method with the use of Trefftz functions for determination of heat transfer coefficient in a minichannel

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    Piasecka, Magdalena; Maciejewska, Beata

    2012-04-01

    The paper presents the FEM method for determination of boiling heat transfer coefficient in cooling liquid flow in a rectangular minichannel with asymmetric heating. Experimental research has focused on the transition from single phase forced convection to nucleate boiling, i.e. the zone of boiling incipience. The "boiling front" location has been determined from the temperature distribution of the heated wall obtained from liquid crystal thermography. The main part of the test section has been a minichannel of pre-set depth from 0.7 to 2.0 mm, of different spatial orientations. Local values of heat transfer coefficient have been determined following the solution of the two-dimensional inverse heat transfer problem. This problem has been solved with the use of Trefftz functions. Trefftz functions have been used to construct base functions in the finite element method (FEMT).

  11. Confirmation of selected milk and meat radionuclide transfer coefficients. Third technical progress report, September 1984-August 1985

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    The goat milk transfer coefficient of Tc administered as TcO4- was found to be 20 to 40 times that of Tc administered in a reduced form. The fraction of Tc, as TcO4-, transferred from gut to blood was approximately 6 to 10 times that of reduced Tc. The milk transfer coefficient of Tc administered as TcO4- was 6 to 8 times greater for goats than cows. The fraction of Tc, as TcO4-, absorbed from the gut by cows, however, was approximately twice that absorbed by goats. The mean time for loss of Tc in cows' milk based on the average values plotted in Figure 2 was approximately 10 hours. The fraction of Tc, administered as TcO4-, absorbed from blood to mammary gland by cows was estimated to be approximately 2% that of goats. 4 refs., 15 tabs

  12. Effect of azimuthal variation of heat-transfer coefficient and pellet-cladding gap on fuel-pin cladding deformation

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    The importance of azimuthal temperature variation upon the diametral strain of PWR zircaloy cladding at fuel pin failure is discussed and causes of temperature gradients are considered. A correlation between the surface heat-transfer coefficient profile and the pitch-to-diameter ratio of the pin bundle has been incorporated in the ADVICE computer code. This enables the code to calculate the temperature distribution in a segment of the fuel pin and hence to predict the deformation of the fuel cladding, both before and after contact with adjacent rods. The code also predicts the bowing of the cladding and relative movement between the fuel pellet and the cladding. Two postulated loss-of-coolant flow histories have been studied using the ADVICE code, and estimates of the deformation histories and the failure strains are presented. In the first case the cladding failed while in the alpha phase and the failure strain was limited by temperature gradients caused by unstable bowing. In the second, the cladding started to change phase before cladding substantial deformation had occurred and it hardly bowed at all. In this case, the cladding temperature remained relatively uniform and a higher failure strain was predicted. (author)

  13. Coefficient of friction between carbon steel and perlite concrete surfaces. Test report

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    The results of coefficient of friction, ?, tests conducted on perlite blocks and carbon steel plates under various conditions are discussed. Variables included in the test entailed the use of lubricants (i.e. water and simulated radioactive waste solution) abrasives (120 grit, 60 grit, 40 grit sand paper) applied to the surfaces of the perlite block and carbon steel plates

  14. Determination of the external mass transfer coefficient and influence of mixing intensity in moving bed biofilm reactors for wastewater treatment.

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    Nogueira, Bruno L; Pérez, Julio; van Loosdrecht, Mark C M; Secchi, Argimiro R; Dezotti, Márcia; Biscaia, Evaristo C

    2015-09-01

    In moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBR), the removal of pollutants from wastewater is due to the substrate consumption by bacteria attached on suspended carriers. As a biofilm process, the substrates are transported from the bulk phase to the biofilm passing through a mass transfer resistance layer. This study proposes a methodology to determine the external mass transfer coefficient and identify the influence of the mixing intensity on the conversion process in-situ in MBBR systems. The method allows the determination of the external mass transfer coefficient in the reactor, which is a major advantage when compared to the previous methods that require mimicking hydrodynamics of the reactor in a flow chamber or in a separate vessel. The proposed methodology was evaluated in an aerobic lab-scale system operating with COD removal and nitrification. The impact of the mixing intensity on the conversion rates for ammonium and COD was tested individually. When comparing the effect of mixing intensity on the removal rates of COD and ammonium, a higher apparent external mass transfer resistance was found for ammonium. For the used aeration intensities, the external mass transfer coefficient for ammonium oxidation was ranging from 0.68 to 13.50 m d(-1) and for COD removal 2.9 to 22.4 m d(-1). The lower coefficient range for ammonium oxidation is likely related to the location of nitrifiers deeper in the biofilm. The measurement of external mass transfer rates in MBBR will help in better design and evaluation of MBBR system-based technologies. PMID:25996756

  15. Experimental measurement of the interfacial heat transfer coefficients of subcooled flow boiling using micro-thermocouple and double directional images

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    Full text of publication follows: Models or correlations for phase interface are needed to analyze the multi-phase flow. Interfacial heat transfer coefficients are important to constitute energy equation of multi-phase flow, specially. In subcooled boiling flow, bubble condensation at the bubble-liquid interface is a major mechanism of heat transfer within bulk subcooled liquid. Bubble collapse rates and temperatures of each phase are needed to determine the interfacial heat transfer coefficient for bubble condensation. Bubble collapse rates were calculated through image processing in single direction, generally. And in case of liquid bulk temperature, which has been obtained by general temperature sensor such as thermocouple, was used. However, multi-directional images are needed to analyze images due to limitations of single directional image processing. Also, temperature sensor, which has a fast response time, must be used to obtain more accurate interfacial heat transfer coefficient. Low pressure subcooled water flow experiments using micro-thermocouple and double directional image processing with mirrors were conducted to investigate bubble condensation phenomena and to modify interfacial heat transfer correlation. Experiments were performed in a vertical subcooled boiling flow of a rectangular channel. Bubble condensing traces with respect to time were recorded by high speed camera in double direction and bubble collapse rates were calculated by processing recor rates were calculated by processing recorded digital images. Temperatures were measured by micro-thermocouple, which is a K-type with a 12.7 ?m diameter. The liquid temperature was estimated by the developed algorithm to discriminate phases and find each phase temperature in the measured temperature including both liquid and bubble temperature. The interfacial heat transfer coefficient for bubble condensation was calculated from the bubble collapse rates and the estimated liquid temperature, and its correlation was modified. The modified correlation has been compared with other correlations. (authors)

  16. Unsteady convection flow and heat transfer over a vertical stretching surface.

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    Cai, Wenli; Su, Ning; Liu, Xiangdong

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the effect of thermal radiation on unsteady convection flow and heat transfer over a vertical permeable stretching surface in porous medium, where the effects of temperature dependent viscosity and thermal conductivity are also considered. By using a similarity transformation, the governing time-dependent boundary layer equations for momentum and thermal energy are first transformed into coupled, non-linear ordinary differential equations with variable coefficients. Numerical solutions to these equations subject to appropriate boundary conditions are obtained by the numerical shooting technique with fourth-fifth order Runge-Kutta scheme. Numerical results show that as viscosity variation parameter increases both the absolute value of the surface friction coefficient and the absolute value of the surface temperature gradient increase whereas the temperature decreases slightly. With the increase of viscosity variation parameter, the velocity decreases near the sheet surface but increases far away from the surface of the sheet in the boundary layer. The increase in permeability parameter leads to the decrease in both the temperature and the absolute value of the surface friction coefficient, and the increase in both the velocity and the absolute value of the surface temperature gradient. PMID:25264737

  17. Liquid crystal measurements of heat transfer and surface shear stress

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    2000-01-01

    Liquid crystals have become an accurate and convenient means of measuring surface temperature and heat transfer for the gas turbine and heat transfer research communities. The measurement of surface shear stress using liquid crystals is finding increasing favour with aerodynamicists and developments in these techniques ensure that liquid crystals will continue to provide key thermal and shear stress data in the future. The increasing use of three-dimensional finite element computational model...

  18. Filtering Non-Linear Transfer Functions on Surfaces

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    Heitz, Eric; Nowrouzezahrai, Derek; Poulin, Pierre; Neyret, Fabrice

    2014-01-01

    Applying non-linear transfer functions and look-up tables to procedural functions (such as noise), surface attributes, or even surface geometry are common strategies used to enhance visual detail. Their simplicity and ability to mimic a wide range of realistic appearances have led to their adoption in many rendering problems. As with any textured or geometric detail, proper filtering is needed to reduce aliasing when viewed across a range of distances, but accurate and efficient transfer func...

  19. MASS TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS FOR A NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID AND WATER WITH AND WITHOUT ANTI-FOAM AGENTS

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    Mass transfer rates were measured in a large scale system, which consisted of an 8.4 meter tall by 0.76 meter diameter column containing one of three fluids: water with an anti-foam agent, water without an anti-foam agent, and AZ101 simulant, which simulated a non-Newtonian nuclear waste. The testing contributed to the evaluation of large scale mass transfer of hydrogen in nuclear waste tanks. Due to its radioactivity, the waste was chemically simulated, and due to flammability concerns oxygen was used in lieu of hydrogen. Different liquids were used to better understand the mass transfer processes, where each of the fluids was saturated with oxygen, and the oxygen was then removed from solution as air bubbled up, or sparged, through the solution from the bottom of the column. Air sparging was supplied by a single tube which was co-axial to the column, the decrease in oxygen concentration was recorded, and oxygen measurements were then used to determine the mass transfer coefficients to describe the rate of oxygen transfer from solution. Superficial, average, sparging velocities of 2, 5, and 10 mm/second were applied to each of the liquids at three different column fill levels, and mass transfer coefficient test results are presented here for combinations of superficial velocities and fluid levels

  20. MASS TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS FOR A NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID AND WATER WITH AND WITHOUT ANTI-FOAM AGENTS

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    Leishear, R.

    2009-09-09

    Mass transfer rates were measured in a large scale system, which consisted of an 8.4 meter tall by 0.76 meter diameter column containing one of three fluids: water with an anti-foam agent, water without an anti-foam agent, and AZ101 simulant, which simulated a non-Newtonian nuclear waste. The testing contributed to the evaluation of large scale mass transfer of hydrogen in nuclear waste tanks. Due to its radioactivity, the waste was chemically simulated, and due to flammability concerns oxygen was used in lieu of hydrogen. Different liquids were used to better understand the mass transfer processes, where each of the fluids was saturated with oxygen, and the oxygen was then removed from solution as air bubbled up, or sparged, through the solution from the bottom of the column. Air sparging was supplied by a single tube which was co-axial to the column, the decrease in oxygen concentration was recorded, and oxygen measurements were then used to determine the mass transfer coefficients to describe the rate of oxygen transfer from solution. Superficial, average, sparging velocities of 2, 5, and 10 mm/second were applied to each of the liquids at three different column fill levels, and mass transfer coefficient test results are presented here for combinations of superficial velocities and fluid levels.

  1. Studies on soil to grass transfer factor (Fv) and grass to milk transfer coefficient (Fm) for cesium in Kaiga region

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    Detailed studies were carried out to establish site-specific soil to grass transfer factors (Fv) and grass to cow milk transfer coefficients (Fm) for radioactive cesium (137Cs) and stable cesium (Cs) for Kaiga region, where a nuclear power station has been in operation for more than 10 years. The study included adopted cows, cows of local farmers, and cows from the dairy farm. A grass field was developed specifically for the study and 2 local breed cows were adopted and allowed to graze in this grass field. The soil and grass samples were collected regularly from this field and analyzed for the concentrations of 137Cs and stable Cs to evaluate the soil to grass Fv values. The milk samples from the adopted cows were analyzed for the 137Cs and stable Cs concentrations to evaluate Fm values. For comparison, studies were also carried out in dominant grazing areas in different villages around the nuclear power plant and the cows of local farmers which graze in these areas were identified and milk samples were collected and analyzed regularly. The geometric mean values of Fv were found to be 1.1 × 10?1 and 1.8 × 10?1 for 137Cs and stable Cs, respectively. The Fm of 137Cs had geometric mean values of 1.9 × 10?2 d L?1 and 4.6 × 10?2 d L?1, respectively, for adopted Cows 1 and 2; 1.7 × 10?2 d L?1 for the cows of local farmers, and 4.0 × 10?3 d L?1 for the dairy farm cows. The geometric mean values of Fm for stable Cs were similar to those of 137Cs. The Fm value for the dairy farm cows was an order of magnitude lower than those for local breed cows. The Fm values observed for the local breed cows were also an order of magnitude higher when compared to the many values reported in the literature and in the IAEA publication. Possible reasons for this higher Fm values were identified. The correlation between Fv and Fm values for 137Cs and stable Cs and their dependence on the potassium content (40K and stable K) in the soil and grass were also studied. In order to estimate the ingestion dose accurate data of the dietary habits of the population was necessary and this data was collected through a well planned demographic survey. The internal doses to a child due to the ingestion of 137Cs along with the milk of the local cows and from the dairy farm were found to be 0.29 ?Sv y?1 and 0.04 ?Sv y?1,while that to an adult were 0.39 ?Sv y?1 and 0.05 ?Sv y?1, respectively. -- Highlights: • This is a detailed study on Fv and Fm for 137Cs and stable Cs around the Kaiga nuclear power plant, India. • The geometric mean values of Fv were found to be 1.1 × 10?1 and 1.8 × 10?1 for 137Cs and stable Cs, respectively. • The Fm value for 137Cs for the local breed cows was estimated to be 2.4 × 10?2 d L?1. • The Fm value for dairy farm cows (4.0 × 10?3 d L?1) was an order of magnitude lower than those for local breed cows. • The reasons for the higher Fm values for 137Cs for the local breed cows are identified

  2. Grass to cow milk transfer coefficient (Fm) of iodine for equilibrium and emergency situations

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    Radioiodine (131I) is one of the radionuclides likely to get released into the atmosphere in case of a reactor accident, though chances of such an accident are very remote due to stringent engineering safety features. If released to the environment during an accident, 131I may enter the grass?cow?cow milk pathway, leading to increased thyroid dose to those consuming milk, especially infants and children. The estimation of site-specific grass to milk transfer coefficient (Fm) for iodine is essential for an accurate assessment of the radiological hazard to the population in the region surrounding a nuclear power plant. In this study, a method based on the chemical separation of iodine present in grass and cow milk, and subsequent neutron activation analysis (NAA) has been optimized for the determination of stable iodine concentration in grass and cow milk. The method involves preconcentration of iodine from the sample matrix, and determination of iodine by NAA. The detection limit of stable iodine in milk was found to be 1 ng/mL. For the validation of the result, iodine concentration in NIST reference materials was determined simultaneously. The present study has yielded a Fm value of 5.6 x 10-3 d/L for dairy farm cows and 6.3 x 10-3 d/L for local breed cows under equilibrium conditions. These results are similar to the values given in International Atomic Energy Agency report (TRS-472). To spid deposition of iodine on grass and for the estimation of Fm value for an emergency situation, grass grown in the experimental field was sprayed with stable potassium iodide solution and fed to the adopted cows, and the milk samples were collected regularly and analyzed. The Fm value for the simulated accidental situation was found to be 3.9 x 10-3 d/L. (author)

  3. Data Qualification Report For DTN: MO0012RIB00065.002, Parameter Values For Transfer Coefficients

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    A data-qualification evaluation was conducted on Reference Information Base (RIB) data set MOO0 12RIB00065.002, ''Parameter Values for Transfer Coefficients''. The corroborating data method was used to evaluate the data. This method was selected because it closely matches the literature-review method followed to select parameter values. Five criteria were considered when the corroborating method was used: adequacy of the corroborative literature, sufficiency of value-selection criteria, implementation of the selection criteria, documentation of the process, and whether the analysis was conducted in accordance with applicable quality assurance (QA) procedures. Three criteria were used when a literature review was not conducted: appropriate logic used to select parameters, documentation of the process, and whether the analysis was conducted in accordance with applicable QA procedures. The RIB data item, the associated Analysis and Model Report (AMR), the corroborative literature, and the results of an audit revision O/ICN--0 of the AMR were examined. All calculations and the selection process for all values were repeated and confirmed. The qualification team concluded: (1) A sufficient quantity of corroborative literature was reviewed and no additional literature was identified that should have been considered. (2) The selection criteria were sufficient and resulted in valid parameter values. (3) The process was well defined, adequately documented in the AMR, and correctly followed. (4) The analysis was developed in accordance with applicable QA procedures. No negative findings were documented that resulted in questions about the quality of the data. The qualification team therefore recommends that the qualification status of RIB data set MO0012RIB00065.002 be changed to qualified

  4. Calculations of the Energy Accommodation Coefficient for Gas-Surface Interactions

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    Fan, Guoqing

    2008-01-01

    Calculations are carried out for the energy accommodation coefficient at a gas-surface interface using a recently developed classical mechanical theory of atom-surface collisions that includes both direct scattering and trapping-desorption processes in the physisorption well of the interaction potential. Full three-dimensional calculations are compared with the available data for the accommodation of rare gases at a tungsten surface and good agreement is found for the heavier gases for which classical physics is expected to be valid at all measured temperatures.

  5. On the determination of the overall heat transmission coefficient and soil heat flux for a fog cooled, naturally ventilated greenhouse: Analysis of radiation and convection heat transfer

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    A physical model for analyzing the radiative and convective heat transfer in a fog cooled, naturally ventilated greenhouse was developed for estimating the overall heat transmission coefficient based on the conduction, convection and thermal radiation heat transfer coefficients and for predicting the soil heat flux. The contribution of the water vapor of the inside air to the emission and absorption of thermal radiation was determined. Measurements of the outside and inside greenhouse environments to be used in the analysis were conducted around solar noon (12:19-13:00) on a hot sunny day to provide the maximum solar radiation transmission into the greenhouse. The net solar radiation flux measured at the greenhouse floor showed a reasonable agreement with the predicted value. The net fluxes were estimated around noon. The average net radiation (solar and thermal) at the soil surface was 220.0 W m-2, the average soil heat flux was 155.0 W m-2 and the average contribution of the water vapor of the inside air to the thermal radiation was 22.0 W m-2. The average overall heat transmission coefficient was 4.0 W m-2 C-1 and was in the range between 3.0 W m-2 C-1 and 6.0 W m-2 C-1 under the different hot summer conditions between the inside and outside of the naturally ventilated, fog cooled greenhouse

  6. Analysis and optimization of the heat transfer coefficient of a finned heat exchanger submitted to natural convection; Analise e otimizacao do coeficiente de transferencia de calor de um trocador aletado submetido a conveccao natural

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    Rocha, Alan Carlos Bueno da

    1997-07-01

    A heat transfer (condenser) of a domestic freezer was tested in a vertical channel in order to study the influence of the chimney effect in the optimization of the heat transfer coefficient. The variation of the opening of the channel, position and the heating power of the heat exchanger in the heat transfer coefficient was considered. The influence of the surface emissivity on the heat transfer by thermal radiation was studied with the heat exchanger testes without paint and with black paint. The air velocity entering the channel was measured with a hot wire anemometer. In order to evaluate the chimney effect, the heat exchanger was testes in a open ambient. This situation simulates its operational conditions when installed on the freezer system. The variables collected in the experimental procedures was gathered in the form of dimensionless parameters as Nusselt, Rayleigh, Grashof and Prandtl numbers, and dimensional parameters of the convection. The results showed that the highest heat transfer value occurred when both a specific position and a specific channel opening were used. The experiments pointed out that the radiation contribution must be considered in heat transfer calculations. The conclusions showed that different channel openings can improve the heat transfer coefficient in this heat transfer exchanger. (author)

  7. Effects of bridge cable surface roughness and cross-sectional distortion on aerodynamic force coefficients

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    Matteoni, G.; Georgakis, C.T.

    2012-01-01

    Theoretical and experimental investigations to date have assumed that bridge cables can be modeled as ideal circular cylinders and the associated aerodynamic coefficients are invariant with the wind angle-of-attack. On the other hand, bridge cables are normally characterized by local alterations of their inherent surface roughness and shape, which might present a significant disturbance for the surrounding wind flow. The present study focuses on the experimental determination, based on static wind tunnel tests, of the aerodynamic coefficients of full-scale bridge cable section models both perpendicular and inclined to the flow, for varying wind angles-of-attack. The wind tunnel test results demonstrate that the aerodynamic coefficients of bridge cables can be significantly affected by the wind angle-of-attack.

  8. Fouling of roughened stainless steel surfaces during convective heat transfer to aqueous solutions

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    The deterioration of heat transfer performance due to fouling is the prime cause for higher energy consumption and inefficiency in many industrial heat exchangers such as those in power plants, refineries, food and dairy industries. Fouling is also a very complex process in which many geometrical, physical and operating parameters are involved with poorly understood interaction. Among them, the surface roughness is an important surface characteristic that would greatly influence crystallisation fouling mechanisms and hence deposition morphology and stickability to the surface. In this work, the effect of the surface roughness of AISI 304 BA stainless steel surfaces on fouling of an aqueous solution with inverse solubility behaviour has been investigated under convective heat transfer. Several experiments have been performed on roughened surfaces ranging from 0.18 to 1.55 ?m for different bulk concentrations and heat fluxes. The EDTA titration method was used to measure the concentration of the calcium sulphate salt in order to maintain it at constant value during each fouling run. Experimental results show that the heat transfer coefficient of very rough surfaces (1.55 ?m) decreases more rapidly than that of 0.54 ?m. Several facts contribute to this behaviour notably (1) increased of primary heterogeneous nucleation rate on the surfaces; (2) reduction of local shear stress in the valleys and (3) reduced removal rate of the crystals from the surfaces where the roughstals from the surfaces where the roughness elements protrude out of the viscous sub-layer. The results also show linear and proportional variation of the fouling rate and heat flux within the range of operating conditions. In addition, the deposition process in terms of fouling rate could only be affected at lower surface contact angles. Such results would particularly be of interest for new surface treatment technologies which aim at altering the surface texture

  9. Evaluation of flow accelerated corrosion by coupled analysis of corrosion and flow dynamics (2), flow dynamics calculations for determining mixing factors and mass transfer coefficients

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    In order to predict and mitigate flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) of carbon steel piping in PWR and BWR secondary systems, computer program packages for evaluating FAC have been developed by coupling one through three dimensional (1-3D) computational flow dynamics (CFD) models and corrosion models. To evaluate corrosive conditions, e.g., oxygen concentration and electrochemical corrosion potential (ECP) along the flow path, flow pattern and temperature in each elemental volume were obtained with 1D computational flow dynamics (CFD) codes. Precise flow turbulence and mass transfer coefficients at the structure surface were calculated with 3D CFD codes to determine wall thinning rates. One of the engineering options is application of k-? calculation as a 3D CFD code, which has limitation of detail evaluation of flow distribution at very surface of large scale piping. A combination of k-? calculation and wall function was proposed to evaluate precise distribution of mass transfer coefficients with reasonable CPU volume and computing time and, at the same time, reasonable accuracy. (author)

  10. Infrared image filtering applied to the restoration of the convective heat transfer coefficient distribution in coiled tubes

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    Bozzoli, F.; Cattani, L.; Pagliarini, G.; Rainieri, S.

    2015-03-01

    This paper presents and assesses an inverse heat conduction problem (IHCP) solution procedure which was developed to determine the local convective heat transfer coefficient along the circumferential coordinate at the inner wall of a coiled pipe by applying the filtering technique approach to infrared temperature maps acquired on the outer tube's wall. The data-processing procedure filters out the unwanted noise from the raw temperature data to enable the direct calculation of its Laplacian which is embedded in the formulation of the inverse heat conduction problem. The presented technique is experimentally verified using data that were acquired in the laminar flow regime that is frequently found in coiled-tube heat-exchanger applications. The estimated convective heat transfer coefficient distributions are substantially consistent with the available numerical results in the scientific literature.

  11. FEM method with the use of Trefftz functions for determination of heat transfer coefficient in a minichannel

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    Maciejewska Beata; Piasecka Magdalena

    2012-01-01

    The paper presents the FEM method for determination of boiling heat transfer coefficient in cooling liquid flow in a rectangular minichannel with asymmetric heating. Experimental research has focused on the transition from single phase forced convection to nucleate boiling, i.e. the zone of boiling incipience. The “boiling front” location has been determined from the temperature distribution of the heated wall obtained from liquid crystal thermography. The main part of the test section ha...

  12. Flow boiling heat transfer coefficients at cryogenic temperatures for multi-component refrigerant mixtures of nitrogen-hydrocarbons

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    Ardhapurkar, P. M.; Sridharan, Arunkumar; Atrey, M. D.

    2014-01-01

    The recuperative heat exchanger governs the overall performance of the mixed refrigerant Joule-Thomson cryocooler. In these heat exchangers, the non-azeotropic refrigerant mixture of nitrogen-hydrocarbons undergoes boiling and condensation simultaneously at cryogenic temperature. Hence, the design of such heat exchanger is crucial. However, due to lack of empirical correlations to predict two-phase heat transfer coefficients of multi-component mixtures at low temperature, the design of such heat exchanger is difficult.

  13. IR Thermography measurement of convective heat transfer coefficients with periodic excitation by Joule effect applied to the estimation of compact heat exchanger efficiency

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    Leblay, P.; Henry, J. F.; Caron, D; Leducq, D.; Bontemps, A.; Fournaison, L.

    2012-01-01

    A new methodology has been developed to characterize the loss of efficiency of heat exchangers due to a maldistribution of the two-phase flow. The approach consists to measure the distribution of the local heat transfer coefficients with a non-intrusive and fast measurement method, based on a periodic excitation by Joule effect and infrared thermography measurement. An analytical model of the heat transfer is used to deduce heat transfer coefficients from the amplitude of the outside tube tem...

  14. Impact of the increased active surface of the platinum catalyst on the total ammonia recovery coefficient

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    Trumi? B.; Stankovi? D.; Truji? V.

    2009-01-01

    In order to increase the active surface of platinum catalysts for ammonia oxidation and on the basis of theoretic considerations and tests in industrial environment, we have finally decided on their specific design. Efficiency on the newly designed catalyst was checked in industrial circumstances. A comparative analysis of the total ammonia recovery coefficient between the mentioned new catalysts and previously applied platinum catalysts was carried out. All advantages of catalysts with incre...

  15. An efficient method for transfer cross coefficient approximation in model based optical proximity correction

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    Sabatier, Romuald; Fossati, Caroline; Bourennane, Salah; Di Giacomo, Antonio

    2008-10-01

    Model Based Optical Proximity Correction (MBOPC) is since a decade a widely used technique that permits to achieve resolutions on silicon layout smaller than the wave-length which is used in commercially-available photolithography tools. This is an important point, because masks dimensions are continuously shrinking. As for the current masks, several billions of segments have to be moved, and also, several iterations are needed to reach convergence. Therefore, fast and accurate algorithms are mandatory to perform OPC on a mask in a reasonably short time for industrial purposes. As imaging with an optical lithography system is similar to microscopy, the theory used in MBOPC is drawn from the works originally conducted for the theory of microscopy. Fourier Optics was first developed by Abbe to describe the image formed by a microscope and is often referred to as Abbe formulation. This is one of the best methods for optimizing illumination and is used in most of the commercially available lithography simulation packages. Hopkins method, developed later in 1951, is the best method for mask optimization. Consequently, Hopkins formulation, widely used for partially coherent illumination, and thus for lithography, is present in most of the commercially available OPC tools. This formulation has the advantage of a four-way transmission function independent of the mask layout. The values of this function, called Transfer Cross Coefficients (TCC), describe the illumination and projection pupils. Commonly-used algorithms, involving TCC of Hopkins formulation to compute aerial images during MBOPC treatment, are based on TCC decomposition into its eigenvectors using matricization and the well-known Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) tool. These techniques that use numerical approximation and empirical determination of the number of eigenvectors taken into account, could not match reality and lead to an information loss. They also remain highly runtime consuming. We propose an original technique, inspired from tensor signal processing tools. Our aim is to improve the simulation results and to obtain a faster algorithm runtime. We consider multiway array called tensor data T CC. Then, in order to compute an aerial image, we develop a lower-rank tensor approximation algorithm based on the signal subspaces. For this purpose, we propose to replace SVD by the Higher Order SVD to compute the eigenvectors associated with the different modes of TCC. Finally, we propose a new criterion to estimate the optimal number of leading eigenvectors required to obtain a good approximation while ensuring a low information loss. Numerical results we present show that our proposed approach is a fast and accurate for computing aerial images.

  16. In vitro calibration of a system for measurement of in vivo convective heat transfer coefficient in animals

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    Webster John G

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We need a sensor to measure the convective heat transfer coefficient during ablation of the heart or liver. Methods We built a minimally invasive instrument to measure the in vivo convective heat transfer coefficient, h in animals, using a Wheatstone-bridge circuit, similar to a hot-wire anemometer circuit. One arm is connected to a steerable catheter sensor whose tip is a 1.9 mm × 3.2 mm thin film resistive temperature detector (RTD sensor. We used a circulation system to simulate different flow rates at 39°C for in vitro experiments using distilled water, tap water and saline. We heated the sensor approximately 5°C above the fluid temperature. We measured the power consumed by the sensor and the resistance of the sensor during the experiments and analyzed these data to determine the value of the convective heat transfer coefficient at various flow rates. Results From 0 to 5 L/min, experimental values of h in W/(m2·K were for distilled water 5100 to 13000, for tap water 5500 to 12300, and for saline 5400 to 13600. Theoretical values were 1900 to 10700. Conclusion We believe this system is the smallest, most accurate method of minimally invasive measurement of in vivo h in animals and provides the least disturbance of flow.

  17. Sustained frictional instabilities on nanodomed surfaces: Stick-slip amplitude coefficient

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    Quignon, Benoit; Pilkington, Georgia A.

    2013-01-01

    Understanding the frictional properties of nanostructured surfaces is important because of their increasing application in modern miniaturized devices. In this work, lateral force microscopy was used to study the frictional properties between an AFM nanotip and surfaces bearing well-defined nanodomes comprising densely packed prolate spheroids, of diameters ranging from tens to hundreds of nanometers. Our results show that the average lateral force varied linearly with applied load, as described by Amontons' first law of friction, although no direct correlation between the sample topographic properties and their measured friction coefficients was identified. Furthermore, all the nanodomed textures exhibited pronounced oscillations in the shear traces, similar to the classic stick-slip behavior, under all the shear velocities and load regimes studied. That is, the nanotextured topography led to sustained frictional instabilities, effectively with no contact frictional sliding. The amplitude of the stick-slip oscillations, ?f, was found to correlate with the topographic properties of the surfaces and scale linearly with the applied load. In line with the friction coefficient, we define the slope of this linear plot as the stick-slip amplitude coefficient (SSAC). We suggest that such stick-slip behaviors are characteristics of surfaces with nanotextures and that such local frictional instabilities have important implications to surface damage and wear. We thus propose that the shear characteristics of the nanodomed surfaces cannot be fully described by the framework of Amontons' laws of friction and that additional parameters (e.g., ?f and SSAC) are required, when their friction, lubrication, and wear properties are important considerations in related nanodevices. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  18. DETERMINACION COEFICIENTE CONVECTIVO DE MATERIA EN EL SECADO DE SÓLIDOS MATHEMATICAL CORRELATION TO GET MASS TRANSFER COEFFICIENT IN SOLIDS DRYING

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    Reinaldo Sanchez Arriagada

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Una correlación matemática para determinar el coeficiente convectivo de materia durante la evaporación de agua desde la superficie húmeda, fue desarrollada para su aplicación con aire húmedo con bajas diferencias sicrométricas y temperaturas del aire sobre los 60°C. La teoría clásica para determinar coeficientes convectivos de calor y de materia, a través de parámetros adimensionales y de las analogías fenomenológicas difusivas, tienen validez sólo para aire seco. En el secado de sólidos, donde se requiere controlar las tasas de secado para evitar un daño físico en el producto, se impone la necesidad de operar con temperaturas bulbo húmedo por sobre los 40°C o diferencias sicrométricas moderadas. En esos rangos, las expresiones que relacionan los coeficientes convectivos de calor y materia, presentan errores que varían entre 26% y 113% para temperatura de bulbo húmedo entre 30°C y 70°C con diferencia sicrométrica de 10°C. La expresión formulada para esta aplicación, se plantea como una función de: el coeficiente convectivo de transferencia de calor, la temperatura bulbo húmedo y la diferencia sicrométrica. Los resultados obtenidos permiten establecer que, para las condiciones extremas de temperatura de bulbo húmedo y diferencia sicrométrica antes señalada el error se sitúa entre -1.4% a 2.14%, respecto del obtenido a partir de la metodología clásica La correlación obtenida es de forma polinomial, de fácil operación y viable de ser incorporada a cualquier modelo de simulación para la predicción de la dinámica del secadoA mathematical correlation to determine the mass coefficient, during the evaporation of water from a wet surface, was developed for their application in wet air with low psychometric differential and with air temperature above 60°C. The classic theory that has been used in order to get heat and mass convective coefficients, through non-dimensional parameters and phenomenological analogies, turns out to be valid only for dry air. In the particular case of solids drying, where operation requires to be performed under controlled drying rates, in order to prevent physical damage from affecting the product, is necessary to operate on a wet bulb temperature above 40ºC or at moderate psychometric differential. When we work under those ranges of temperature, the expressions that relate heat and mass convective coefficients show errors between 26% and 113% for wet temperature between 30°C and 70°C and psychometric difference of 30°C The expression that has been given for this application is stated as a function of the following: heat transfer coefficient, wet bulb temperature, and psychometric differential. The obtained results allow to settle down that, for the extreme conditions of wet bulb temperature and psychometric differences assigned before, the error is located among -1.4% to 2.14%, regarding the obtained through the classic methodology. The obtained correlation has polynomial form, of easy operation and viable of being incorporate to any simulation pattern for the prediction of the dynamics of the drying

  19. DETERMINACION COEFICIENTE CONVECTIVO DE MATERIA EN EL SECADO DE SÓLIDOS / MATHEMATICAL CORRELATION TO GET MASS TRANSFER COEFFICIENT IN SOLIDS DRYING

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    Reinaldo, Sanchez Arriagada.

    Full Text Available Una correlación matemática para determinar el coeficiente convectivo de materia durante la evaporación de agua desde la superficie húmeda, fue desarrollada para su aplicación con aire húmedo con bajas diferencias sicrométricas y temperaturas del aire sobre los 60°C. La teoría clásica para determinar [...] coeficientes convectivos de calor y de materia, a través de parámetros adimensionales y de las analogías fenomenológicas difusivas, tienen validez sólo para aire seco. En el secado de sólidos, donde se requiere controlar las tasas de secado para evitar un daño físico en el producto, se impone la necesidad de operar con temperaturas bulbo húmedo por sobre los 40°C o diferencias sicrométricas moderadas. En esos rangos, las expresiones que relacionan los coeficientes convectivos de calor y materia, presentan errores que varían entre 26% y 113% para temperatura de bulbo húmedo entre 30°C y 70°C con diferencia sicrométrica de 10°C. La expresión formulada para esta aplicación, se plantea como una función de: el coeficiente convectivo de transferencia de calor, la temperatura bulbo húmedo y la diferencia sicrométrica. Los resultados obtenidos permiten establecer que, para las condiciones extremas de temperatura de bulbo húmedo y diferencia sicrométrica antes señalada el error se sitúa entre -1.4% a 2.14%, respecto del obtenido a partir de la metodología clásica La correlación obtenida es de forma polinomial, de fácil operación y viable de ser incorporada a cualquier modelo de simulación para la predicción de la dinámica del secado Abstract in english A mathematical correlation to determine the mass coefficient, during the evaporation of water from a wet surface, was developed for their application in wet air with low psychometric differential and with air temperature above 60°C. The classic theory that has been used in order to get heat and mass [...] convective coefficients, through non-dimensional parameters and phenomenological analogies, turns out to be valid only for dry air. In the particular case of solids drying, where operation requires to be performed under controlled drying rates, in order to prevent physical damage from affecting the product, is necessary to operate on a wet bulb temperature above 40ºC or at moderate psychometric differential. When we work under those ranges of temperature, the expressions that relate heat and mass convective coefficients show errors between 26% and 113% for wet temperature between 30°C and 70°C and psychometric difference of 30°C The expression that has been given for this application is stated as a function of the following: heat transfer coefficient, wet bulb temperature, and psychometric differential. The obtained results allow to settle down that, for the extreme conditions of wet bulb temperature and psychometric differences assigned before, the error is located among -1.4% to 2.14%, regarding the obtained through the classic methodology. The obtained correlation has polynomial form, of easy operation and viable of being incorporate to any simulation pattern for the prediction of the dynamics of the drying

  20. Chloride ingress prediction : Part 1: Analytical model for time dependent diffusion coefficient and surface concentration

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    Frederiksen, Jens Mejer; Geiker, Mette Rica

    2008-01-01

    Prediction of chloride ingress into concrete is an important part of durability design of reinforced concrete structures exposed to chloride containing environment. This paper presents the state-of-the art: an analytical model which describes chloride profiles in concrete as function of depth and time, and where both the surface chloride concentration and the diffusion coefficient are allowed to vary in time; the Mejlbro-Poulsen model is the general solution to Fick’s 2nd law. The paper also presents conversion formulas for the four decisive but rather abstract parameters to parameters, which makes physical sense for the design engineer, i.e. the achieved chloride diffusion coefficients at 1 year and 100 years, D1 and D100 respectively, and the corresponding achieved chloride concentrations at the exposed concrete surface, C1 and C100. Data from field exposure supports the assumption of time dependent surface chloride concentrations and the diffusion coefficients. Model parameters for Portland cement concretes with and without silica fume and fly ash in marine atmospheric and submerged South Scandinavian environment are suggested in a companion paper based on 10 years field exposure data.

  1. Subcooled flow boiling heat transfer from microporous surfaces in a small channel

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    The continuously increasing requirement for high heat transfer rate in a compact space can be met by combining the small channel/microchannel and heat transfer enhancement methods during fluid subcooled flow boiling. In this paper, the sintered microporous coating, as an efficient means of enhancing nucleate boiling, was applied to a horizontal, rectangular small channel. Water flow boiling heat transfer characteristics from the small channel with/without the microporous coating were experimentally investigated. The small channel, even without the coating, presented flow boiling heat transfer enhancement at low vapor quality due to size effects of the channel. This enhancement was also verified by under-predictions from macro-scale correlations. In addition to the enhancement from the channel size, all six microporous coatings with various structural parameters were found to further enhance nucleate boiling significantly. Effects of the coating structural parameters, fluid mass flux and inlet subcooling were also investigated to identify the optimum condition for heat transfer enhancement. Under the optimum condition, the microporous coating could produce the heat transfer coefficients 2.7 times the smooth surface value in subcooled flow boiling and 3 times in saturated flow boiling. The combination of the microporous coating and small channel led to excellent heat transfer performance, and therefore was deemed to have promising application prospects in many areas sucng application prospects in many areas such as air conditioning, chip cooling, refrigeration systems, and many others involving compact heat exchangers. (authors)

  2. Momentum transfer in a Brillouin surface scattering

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    The theory of acoustic excitation scattering in the surface of Brilloiun of opaque materials, is related to the question of momentum transfexed from radiation fields to the material when the incident eight is scattered in a measurable spectrum. (A.C.A.S.)

  3. Impact of the increased active surface of the platinum catalyst on the total ammonia recovery coefficient

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    Trumi? B.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to increase the active surface of platinum catalysts for ammonia oxidation and on the basis of theoretic considerations and tests in industrial environment, we have finally decided on their specific design. Efficiency on the newly designed catalyst was checked in industrial circumstances. A comparative analysis of the total ammonia recovery coefficient between the mentioned new catalysts and previously applied platinum catalysts was carried out. All advantages of catalysts with increased active surfaces were confirmed and a new method of their manufacturing process was selected.

  4. A study of the rates of heat transfer and bubble site density for nucleate boiling on an inclined heating surface

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    Nucleate pool boiling of distilled water from an electrically heated surface at atmospheric pressure is studied for varying heating surface inclinations. The constants of the accepted boiling equation phi = K Tsup(B) and the Rohsenow Correlation Coefficient are found to be dependent on surface orientation. Convection cooling is observed to play a major role in pool boiling phenomena and causes large changes in the heat transfer rates for a given excess of temperature of the heated surface. Active nucleation site density is studied and found to be independent of surface inclination. Empirical relations are presented to provide an understanding of the effects of inclination on other boiling parameters. (author)

  5. Surface diffusion coefficient of Au atoms on single layer graphene grown on Cu

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    Ruffino, F., E-mail: francesco.ruffino@ct.infn.it; Cacciato, G.; Grimaldi, M. G. [Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia-Universitá di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, 95123 Catania, Italy and MATIS IMM-CNR, via S. Sofia 64, 95123 Catania (Italy)

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    A 5?nm thick Au film was deposited on single layer graphene sheets grown on Cu. By thermal processes, the dewetting phenomenon of the Au film on the graphene was induced so to form Au nanoparticles. The mean radius, surface-to-surface distance, and surface density evolution of the nanoparticles on the graphene sheets as a function of the annealing temperature were quantified by scanning electron microscopy analyses. These quantitative data were analyzed within the classical mean-field nucleation theory so to obtain the temperature-dependent Au atoms surface diffusion coefficient on graphene: D{sub S}(T)=[(8.2±0.6)×10{sup ?8}]exp[?(0.31±0.02(eV)/(at) )/kT]?cm{sup 2}/s.

  6. Theoretical Prediction of Volumetric Mass Transfer Coefficient (kLa for Designing an Aeration Tank

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    Gilles Hebrard

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this present paper is to propose a new theoretical prediction method of the volumetric mass transfer coefficient (kLa occurring in a gas-liquid contactor based on the dissociation of the liquid-side mass transfer coefficient (kL and the interfacial area (a. The calculated results have been compared with those obtained with the experimental process in a small-scale bubble column. Tap water was used as liquid phase and an elastic membrane with a single orifice as gas sparger. Only the dynamic bubble regime was considered in this work (ReOR= 1501000 and We = 0.0024. This study has clearly shown that, whatever the operating conditions under test, the generated bubble diameters (dB, bubble frequency (fB and their associated rising velocities (UB were the important parameters in order to predict, not only the values of kLa, but also the values of a and of kL. Moreover, these obtained results could provide a better understanding of the parameters which influence the oxygen transfer mechanism in the aeration process. By using the correlations to estimate these bubble hydrodynamics (dB and UB, it diminishes times for measuring the associated mass transfer parameters and also their experimental complexities and errors.

  7. An investigation of the effects of interfacial shear between the gas and turbulent falling liquid film on the heat transfer coefficient

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    An improved method is presented for the prediction of heat transfer coefficients in turbulent falling liquid films with or without interfacial shear for both heating or condensation. A modified Mudawwar and El-Masri's semiempirical turbulence model, particularly to extend its use for the turbulent falling film with high interfacial shear, is used to replace the eddy viscosity model incorporated in the unified approach proposed by Yih and Liu. The liquid film thickness and asymptotic heat transfer coefficients against the film Reynolds number for wide range of interfacial shear predicted by both present and existing methods are compared with experimental data. The results show that, in general, predictions of the modified model agree more closely with experimental data than that of existing models. Comparisons of the predictions of the present model with that of existing models and the experimental data show that agreement is fairly good and consistent. A brief summary of the results are as follows: (1) As opposed to the previous model, present model utilizes a continuous linear variation of eddy viscosity near the interfacial surface. For freely falling liquid film, the present model reduce to the Mudawwar and El-Masri's model. (2) The curves of the present model for the heat transfer coefficients with liquid film Reynolds number have positive slopes in turbulent regime while the curves obtained by other models have negative slopes particularly for condensation. (3) The two criteria for transition from laminar to turbulent film flow, one for low interfacial shear and the other for high interfacial shear, respectively are shown to give the best agreement with the data for the present method

  8. Radionuclide transfer onto ground surface in surface water flow, 1

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    Radionuclides migration in ground surface water flow is considered to be one of the important path way in the scenario for environmental migration of radionuclides leaked from low level radioactive waste repository. Simulating the slightly sloped surface on which contaminated solution is flowing downward, testing for radionuclide migration on ground surface had been started. As it's first step, an experiment was carried out under the condition of restricted infiltration in order to elucidate the adsorption behavior of radionuclides onto the loamy soil surface in related with hydraulic conditions. Radionuclides concentration change in effluent solution with time and a concentration distribution of radionuclides adsorbed on the ground surface were obtained from several experimental conditions combining the rate and the duration time of the water flow. The radionuclides concentration in the effluent solution was nearly constant during each experimental period, and was reduced under the condition of lower flow rate. The surface distribution of radionuclides concentration showed two distinctive regions. The one was near the inlet vessel where the concentration was promptly reducing, and the other was following the former where the concentration was nearly constant. The characteristic surface distribution of radionuclides concentration can be explained by a two dimensional diffusion model with a first order adsorption reaction, based on the advection of flow rate distribution in perpendicular direction. (author)

  9. Effect of Soft Material Hardness and Hard Material Surface Morphology on Friction and Transfer Layer Formation; Dry Condition

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    Mr.M Basavaraju

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The morphological features of the surface in both micro and macro levels are important factors governing the tribological behavior of the contacting surfaces. Surface hardness is also an important factor which governs the friction and wear behaviors of the contacting surfaces. Surface morphology of a tool is an important factor as it primarily controls the tribological behavior at the interface which in turn controls the surface finish of products. In the present investigation a pin-on-plate sliding tester was used to identify the effect of surface morphology and hardness on co-efficient of friction and transfer layer which characterizes the tribological behavior. The morphology of mild steel (EN8 plate surfaces were modified by employing three different surface modification methods like grinding (silicon carbide wheel polishing, shot blasting and electric discharge machining methods. Surface roughness parameters which characterize the morphology of the steel plates were measured using a three dimensional optical profilometer. Role of hardness is studied by employing lead, copper and Aluminum (Al6082 pins which were slid against steel plates. Experiments were conducted for plate inclination angles of 1, 1.5,2 and 2.5 degrees. Normal load was varied from 1 to 150N during the tests. Experiments were conducted under dry condition in ambient environment. Scanning electron microscope was used to study the formation of transfer layer on plate and pin surfaces. It was observed that the co-efficient of friction and transfer layer formation were found to depend on the surface morphology of the harder surface. The quantum of transfer layer formation on the surfaces is found to increase with increase in surface roughness

  10. Bifurcation diagram of phase ? -> ? transformation in steel and hierarchy of mass transfer coefficient under pulse effect

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    Based on experimental data for structural changes in steels types 20, 40, U8, ShKh15, 14Kh3MA, 9KhS for the first time a bifurcation diagram of ?-?-transformation at various heating rates was built. The diagram correlates with the hierarchy of transport coefficients. The region of normal fluctuation mechanism corresponds to the region of coefficients of carbon diffusion in iron and steels as well as iron self-diffusion. THe transition region of the bifurcation diagram corresponds to the spectrum of thermal diffusivity coefficients for iron and steels. The region of shear mechanism correlates with coefficients of kinematic viscosity of iron and steels under pulsed loading with various rates. THe change of the mechanism of transformation from normal to a shear one is found to proceed in the heating rate range of 102-103 K/s due to the growth of thermoelastic stresses in a heating zone. 19 refs.; 2 figs

  11. Heat and mass transfer effect on hydromagnetic flow of a moving permeable vertical surface

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    Numerical results are presented for the effects of heat and mass transfer on hydromagnetic flow of a moving permeable vertical surface. The surface is maintained at linear temperature and concentration variations. The nonlinear-coupled boundary layer equations were transformed and the resulting ordinary differential equations were solved by perturbation technique. Numerical results for the dimensionless velocity profiles, the temperature profiles, the local friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number are presented for various values of Prandtl number, suction/blowing parameter, Schrnidt number, buoyancy ratio and Hartmann number. The effects of the different parameters on the velocity and temperature profiles as well as skin friction and wall heat transfer are evaluated. Favorable comparisons with previously published work confirm the correctness of numerical results

  12. Clustered ribbed-nanoneedle structured copper surfaces with high-efficiency dropwise condensation heat transfer performance.

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    Zhu, Jie; Luo, Yuting; Tian, Jian; Li, Juan; Gao, Xuefeng

    2015-05-27

    We report that the dropwise condensation heat transfer (DCHT) effectiveness of copper surfaces can be dramatically enhanced by in situ grown clustered ribbed-nanoneedles. Combined experiments and theoretical analyses reveal that, due to the microscopically rugged and low-adhesive nature of building blocks, the nanosamples can not only realize high-density nucleation but constrain growing condensates into suspended microdrops via the self-transport and/or self-expansion mode for subsequently self-propelled jumping, powered by coalescence-released excess surface energy. Consequently, our nanosample exhibits over 125% enhancement in DCHT coefficient. This work helps develop advanced heat-transfer materials and devices for efficient thermal management and energy utilization. PMID:25966966

  13. Specific features of heat transfer on the external surface of smoke stacks blown by wind

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    Maneev, A. P.; Terekhov, V. I.

    2015-03-01

    Results of a full-scale experiment on studying heat transfer on the surface of a reinforced-concrete smoke stack blown by wind at the value of Reynolds number Re = 1.05 × 107 are presented. Comparison of the experimental results with the experimental data obtained previously by other researchers under laboratory conditions at Re smoke stack generatrix are in satisfactory agreement with the experimental results obtained by extrapolating the data to the region of higher Reynolds numbers for a circular smooth cylinder in a transcritical streamlining mode. The data obtained in the present study open the possibility to estimate the average values of heat transfer coefficient on the surface of smoke stacks in a flow of atmospheric air at 4 × 106 < Re < 107.

  14. Measurement of local heat transfer coefficient during gas–liquid Taylor bubble train flow by infra-red thermography

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    Highlights: • Infra-red thermographic study of Taylor bubble train flow in square mini-channel. • Design of experiments for measurement of local streamwise Nusselt number. • Minimizing conjugate heat transfer effects and resulting errors in data reduction. • Benchmarking against single-phase flow and three-dimensional computations. • Local heat transfer enhancement up to two times due to Taylor bubble train flow. -- Abstract: In mini/micro confined internal flow systems, Taylor bubble train flow takes place within specific range of respective volume flow ratios, wherein the liquid slugs get separated by elongated Taylor bubbles, resulting in an intermittent flow situation. This unique flow characteristic requires understanding of transport phenomena on global, as well as on local spatio-temporal scales. In this context, an experimental design methodology and its validation are presented in this work, with an aim of measuring the local heat transfer coefficient by employing high-resolution InfraRed Thermography. The effect of conjugate heat transfer on the true estimate of local transport coefficients, and subsequent data reduction technique, is discerned. Local heat transfer coefficient for (i) hydrodynamically fully developed and thermally developing single-phase flow in three-side heated channel and, (ii) non-boiling, air–water Taylor bubble train flow is measured and compared in a mini-channel of square cross-section (5 mm × 5 mm; Dh = 5 mm, Bo ? 3.4) machined on a stainless steel substrate (300 mm × 25 mm × 11 mm). The design of the setup ensures near uniform heat flux condition at the solid–fluid interface; the conjugate effects arising from the axial back conduction in the substrate are thus minimized. For benchmarking, the data from single-phase flow is also compared with three-dimensional computational simulations. Depending on the employed volume flow ratio, it is concluded that enhancement of nearly 1.2–2.0 times in time-averaged local streamwise Nusselt number can be obtained by Taylor bubble train flow, as compared to fully developed single-phase flow. This enhancement is attributed to the intermittent intrusion of Taylor bubbles in the liquid flow which drastically changes the local fluid temperature profiles. It is important to maintain proper boundary conditions during the experiment while estimating local heat transfer coefficient, especially in mini-micro systems

  15. Study on the electromechanical coupling coefficient of Rayleigh-type surface acoustic waves in semi-infinite piezoelectrics/non-piezoelectrics superlattices.

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    Chen, Shi; Zhang, Yinhong; Lin, Shuyu; Fu, Zhiqiang

    2014-02-01

    The electromechanical coupling coefficient of Rayleigh-type surface acoustic waves in semi-infinite piezoelectrics/non-piezoelectrics superlattices is investigated by the transfer matrix method. Research results show the high electromechanical coupling coefficient can be obtained in these systems. The optimization design of it is also discussed fully. It is significantly influenced by electrical boundary conditions on interfaces, thickness ratios of piezoelectric and non-piezoelectric layers, and material parameters (such as velocities of pure longitudinal and transversal bulk waves in non-piezoelectric layers). In order to obtain higher electromechanical coupling coefficient, shorted interfaces, non-piezoelectric materials with large velocities of longitudinal and transversal bulk waves, and proper thickness ratios should be chosen. PMID:24035609

  16. Vectorial electron transfer on designed surfaces

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    Bard, A. J.; Campion, A.; Fox, M. A.; Mallouk, T. E.; Webber, S. E.

    Bipolar CdSe/CoS semiconductor photoelectrode panels, capable of vectorial electron transfer, were used in series arrays to photodecompose water to yield hydrogen and oxygen in stoichiometric ratio with a maximum solar efficiency of about 1 precent. An analytical model was developed for these arrays which addresses the question of watersplitting and electrical power generation efficiencies as functions of the number of panels, the overpotential of the gas generating electrodes, incident light intensity, and the concentrations of the redox couples. Hydrogen production using a self-assembling zeolite system was discovered. Sensitized anatase TiO2 electrodes were used in photoelectrochemical cells employing variety of solution redox couples. The photoassisted production of hydrogen from methanol-water solutions containing mixtures of small particles of CdS/SiO2 and a wide bandgap semiconductor (TiO, ZnO, SnO2, or WO3), supported on silica and platinized was studied. The phenomenon of interparticle charge separation for Cds/SiO2 was found to be operative for CdS/SiO2 with WS sub 2/SiO2.

  17. Transfer matrix treatment of atomic chemisorption on transition metal surface

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    The atomic adsorption of hydrogen on paramagnetic nickel 100 surface is studied, using the Green's function formalism and the transfer matrix technique, which allows the treatment of the geometry of the system in a simple manner. Electronic correlation at the adatom orbital in a self consistent Hartree-Fock approach is incorporated. The adsorption energy, local density of states and charge transfer between the solid and the adatom are calculated for different crystal structures (sc and fcc) and adatom positions at the surface. The results are discussed in comparison with other theories and with available experimental data, with satisfactory agreement. (Author)

  18. Effect of Soft Material Hardness and Hard Material Surface Morphology on Friction and Transfer Layer Formation; Lubricated Condition

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    Dr.S Ranganatha

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Hot and cold forming of metals is carried out in industry for manufacturing engineering components. Such manufacturing processes employ dies, whose surface condition is one of the factors which characterize the surface finish of engineering components. The surface finish of engineering components is largely influenced by the tribological phenomenon at die and components interface. Lubrication, morphology and hardness of die surface are found to control surface finish of the products. In the present investigation a pin-on-plate sliding tester was used to identify the effect of surface morphology, lubrication and hardness on co-efficient of friction and transfer layer which characterizes the tribological behaviour. The morphology of mild steel (EN8 plate surfaces were modified by employing three different surface modification methods like grinding (silicon carbide wheel polishing, shot blasting and electric discharge machining methods. Surface roughness parameters which characterize the morphology of the steel plates were measured using a three dimensional optical profilometer. Role of hardness is studied by employing lead, copper and Aluminum (Al6082 pins which were slid against steel plates. Experiments were conducted for plate inclination angles of 1, 1.5,2 and 2.5 degrees. Normal load was varied from 1 to 150N during the tests. Experiments were conducted under lubricated condition in ambient environment. Scanning electron microscope was used to study the formation of transfer layer on plate and pin surfaces. It was observed that the co-efficient of friction and transfer layer formation were found to depend on the surface morphology of the harder surface under lubricated condition. The quantum of transfer layer formation on the surfaces is found to increase with increase in surface roughness.

  19. Mean heat transfer coefficients during the evaporation of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a in a plate heat exchanger

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    EMILA DJORDJEVIC

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available In this study the transfer coefficient of evaporation heat of the refrigerant 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a in a vertical plate heat exchanger was experimentally investigated. The results are presented as the dependancy of the mean heat transfer coefficient for the whole heat exchanger on the mean vapor quality. The influences of mass flux, heat flux and flow configuration on the heat transfer coefficient were also taken into account and a comparison with previously published experimental data and literature correlations was made.

  20. Transfer coefficients for the prediction of the dose to man via the forage-cow-milk pathway from radionuclides released to the biosphere

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    This document presents tables of diet-to-milk transfer coefficients for radioactive and stable isotopes in the cow. The values are based on an extensive literature review of the secretion of radioisotopes in milk and the concentrations of radioactive or stable isotopes in milk and feed. Transfer coefficients were compiled and tabulated for isotopes of more than 70 elements. The values are summarized in a table of elemental transfer coefficients and also organized into separate tables that reveal their elemental systematics and the effects of physical and chemical form

  1. Fe-Al alloy surface tension and expansion coefficient of the Monte Carlo simulation

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    Using the new modified analytical EAM and the Monte Carlo method, and constructing a new system and surface, the liquid surface tension was calculated. According to a given temperature alloy free energy minima, the coefficient of linear expansion of the Fe-Al alloy is simulated. The method and the results discussed, we give the mathematical relationship between the liquid surface tension and the temperature of the three kinds of Fe-Al alloy. The results of the simulation are in good agreement with existing experimental data in the low temperature zone, however, the result is a little lower than the experimental results in the high temperature zone. So the calculation result shows that the Monte Carlo method is very effective in the Fe-Al alloy and the method is right and reliable here. (authors)

  2. On the parameterization of surface momentum transport via drag coefficient in low-wind conditions

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    Zhu, Ping; Furst, Jonathan

    2013-06-01

    The subgrid-scale surface momentum transport, which plays an important role in determining the exchange between the atmosphere and the underlying surface, is often parameterized in terms of the surface mean wind speed via drag coefficient (CD), a parameter that needs to be determined externally often through the Monin-Obukhov Similarity (MOS) Theory. However, some characteristics of CD derived from observations for overland conditions, particularly the substantial increase of CD with a decrease in wind speed in low-wind conditions, cannot be explained by MOS. This issue is investigated using data collected by a portable meteorological tower. By analyzing the turbulent kinetic energy budget, a novel parameterization framework for momentum fluxes is proposed. The new parameterization not only appropriately describes the observed variation of CD but also can be simplified to MOS with certain assumptions. Moreover, the effect of stability, which traditionally has to be determined empirically, can now be determined internally within the new framework.

  3. Simulation calculations of physical sputtering and reflection coefficient of plasma-irradiated carbon surface

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    Physical sputtering yields from the carbon surface irradiated by the boundary plasma are obtained with the use of a Monte Carlo simulation code ACAT. The yields are calculated for many random initial energy and angle values of incident protons or deuterons with a Maxwellian velocity distribution, and then averaged. Here the temperature of the boundary plasma, the sheath potential and the angle ? between the magnetic field line and the surface normal are taken into account. A new fitting formula for an arrangement of the numerical data of sputtering yield is introduced, in which six fitting parameters are determined from the numerical results and listed. These results provide a way to estimate the erosion of carbon materials irradiated by boundary plasma. The particle reflection coefficients for deuterons and their neutrals from a carbon surface are also calculated by the same code and presented together with, for comparison, that for the case of monoenergetic normal incidence. (author)

  4. Simulation calculations of physical sputtering and reflection coefficient of plasma-irradiated carbon surface

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    Physical sputtering yields from the carbon surface irradiated by the boundary plasma are obtained with the use of the Monte Carlo simulation code ACAT. The yields are calculated for many random initial energy and angle values of incident protons or deuterons with a Maxwellian velocity distribution, and then averaged. Here the temperature of the boundary plasma, the sheath potential and the angle ? between the magnetic field line and the surface normal are taken into account. A new fitting formula for an arrangement of the numerical data of sputtering yield is introduced, in which six fitting parameters are determined from the numerical results and listed. These results provide a way to estimate the erosion of carbon materials irradiated by the boundary plasma. The particle reflection coefficients for deuterons and their neutrals from a carbon surface are also calculated by the same code and presented together with, for comparison, that for the case of monoenergetic normal incidence. ((orig.))

  5. Enhanced surface friction coefficient and hydrophobicity of TPE substrates using an APPJ system

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    Sainz-García, Elisa; Alba-Elías, Fernando; Múgica-Vidal, Rodolfo; González-Marcos, Ana

    2015-02-01

    An APPJ system was used to deposit a coating that combines a low friction coefficient with a high water contact angle (WCA) on a thermoplastic elastomer substrate (TPE) that is used in automotive profiling. The main drawback of this research is that groups that improve the hydrophobicity of the surface worsen its tribological properties. To overcome this, this study explored the use of various mixtures of differing proportions of two precursors. They were a siloxane, aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) that was used to reduce the friction coefficient by its content of SiOx and a fluorinated compound, (heptadecafluoro-1,1,2,2-tetrahydrodecyl)trimethoxysilane (FLUSI) that was used to improve the water-repellency characteristics, due to the presence of CF2 long chains. The coatings were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), dynamic Water Contact Angle (WCA), stability tests and tribological tests. It was found that an increase of the absorbance area under the SiOSi peak and inorganic groups is related to lower friction coefficients. On the other hand, the higher the CF2 percentage is, the higher the WCA is. The sample that was coated with 25% of FLUSI and 75% of APTES combined the improvements of both functional properties, the friction coefficient and the WCA. It has an average friction coefficient that is (0.530 ± 0.050) 51.5% lower and a WCA that is (?adv = 119.8° ± 4.75) 4.4% higher than the uncoated TPE sample. A satisfactory stability in humid ambient for twelve months showed a slight decrease of WCA (4.4%) for this sample. The results of this study permit one to realize the effectiveness of using fluorinated precursors to avoid a significant decrease in the WCA when applying a precursor to anti-friction improvement.

  6. A Novel Method for Measuring the Diffusion, Partition and Convective Mass Transfer Coefficients of Formaldehyde and VOC in Building Materials

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    Xiong, Jianyin; Huang, Shaodan; Zhang, Yinping

    2012-01-01

    The diffusion coefficient (Dm) and material/air partition coefficient (K) are two key parameters characterizing the formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOC) sorption behavior in building materials. By virtue of the sorption process in airtight chamber, this paper proposes a novel method to measure the two key parameters, as well as the convective mass transfer coefficient (hm). Compared to traditional methods, it has the following merits: (1) the K, Dm and hm can be simultaneously obtained, thus is convenient to use; (2) it is time-saving, just one sorption process in airtight chamber is required; (3) the determination of hm is based on the formaldehyde and VOC concentration data in the test chamber rather than the generally used empirical correlations obtained from the heat and mass transfer analogy, thus is more accurate and can be regarded as a significant improvement. The present method is applied to measure the three parameters by treating the experimental data in the literature, and good results are obtained, which validates the effectiveness of the method. Our new method also provides a potential pathway for measuring hm of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) by using that of VOC. PMID:23145156

  7. A novel method for measuring the diffusion, partition and convective mass transfer coefficients of formaldehyde and VOC in building materials.

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    Xiong, Jianyin; Huang, Shaodan; Zhang, Yinping

    2012-01-01

    The diffusion coefficient (D(m)) and material/air partition coefficient (K) are two key parameters characterizing the formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOC) sorption behavior in building materials. By virtue of the sorption process in airtight chamber, this paper proposes a novel method to measure the two key parameters, as well as the convective mass transfer coefficient (h(m)). Compared to traditional methods, it has the following merits: (1) the K, D(m) and h(m) can be simultaneously obtained, thus is convenient to use; (2) it is time-saving, just one sorption process in airtight chamber is required; (3) the determination of h(m) is based on the formaldehyde and VOC concentration data in the test chamber rather than the generally used empirical correlations obtained from the heat and mass transfer analogy, thus is more accurate and can be regarded as a significant improvement. The present method is applied to measure the three parameters by treating the experimental data in the literature, and good results are obtained, which validates the effectiveness of the method. Our new method also provides a potential pathway for measuring h(m) of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) by using that of VOC. PMID:23145156

  8. Optimization of heat transfer coefficient correlation at supercritical pressure using genetic algorithms

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    The paper presents a new heat transfer correlation of water at supercritical pressure after review on existing heat transfer correlations. The new correlation is optimized by genetic algorithms based on existing test data. Based on current results, we conclude that genetic algorithms are effective to search a global optimized correlation but it is important to carefully select representative and authentic test data to reach an optimized solution and special attention needs to be paid on the deteriorated heat transfer region in the design of supercritical water reactor because it can not be predicted well by any correlations reviewed. (orig.)

  9. Momentum and buoyancy transfer in atmospheric turbulent boundary layer over wavy water surface – Part 1: Harmonic wave

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    Yu. I. Troitskaya

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The surface-drag and mass-transfer coefficients are determined within a self-consistent problem of wave-induced perturbations and mean fields of velocity and density in the air, using a quasi-linear model based on the Reynolds equations with down-gradient turbulence closure. Investigation of a harmonic wave propagating along the wind has disclosed that the surface drag is generally larger for shorter waves. This effect is more pronounced in the unstable and neutral stratification. The stable stratification suppresses turbulence, which leads to weakening of the momentum and mass transfer.

  10. Reactions involving electron transfer at semiconductor surfaces

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    Comparisons are made between the changes in isotopic composition of isotopically pre-equilibrated (i.p.eq.) and isotopically non-equilibrated (i.n.eq.) gaseous oxygen in contact with prereduced or preoxidised samples of ZnO and TiO2 at room temperature. In the absence of illumination a place exchange (p.x.) process predominated in the oxygen isotope exchange (o.i.e.) detectable at low pressures, ca. 8 x 10-3 Torr, of i.p.eq. O2 upon contact with preoxidised samples, whereas a homophase, R0-type o.i.e. process predominated for i.n.eq. (16O2 + 18O2) contacted with prereduced samples at pressures of ca. 10-1 Torr. The latter R0 activity was removed by preoxidation but light restored it with quantum efficiency > 6 for pure ZnO and > 30 for lithium-doped ZnO. A mechanism is described to account for the correspondingly high turnover achieved on each site photoactivated by light. For i.p.eq. O2 exposed to intense illumination in contact with prereduced or preoxidised ZnO, a heterophase R1-type process, accompanied by a faster R0-type process, predominated and reasons for this are considered. Residual hydroxyls affect the ratio of o.i.e. processes on TiO2 surfaces. (author)

  11. Boiling heat transfer coefficient of R-22 refrigerant and its alternatives in horizontal tube : small refrigerator scale

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    Uthen Kuntha

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Boiling heat transfer coefficients and pressure drop of R-22 and its alternatives, which are R32/R125a/ R134 (23%/25%/52% and R32/R125a (50%/50%, flowing inside smooth and grooved tubes have been determined with the conditions similar to those in small refrigerators. The range of mass flow rates examined is between 0.0025 and 0.0125 kg/s. The data have been taken at the evaporator temperatures of -35 to -4 oC and at the condenser temperatures of 40 to 50 oC. The boiling heat transfer coefficients of the refrigerants in the grooved tubes are higher than those in the smooth tubes and R-22 shows the best performance for both tubes. The heat transfer correlations have also been developed. In case of the pressure drop, the twophase friction multiplier ?G 2 increases with Martinelli parameter and there is no effect of the tube roughness and the types of the refrigerants.

  12. Two Experiments for Estimating Free Convection and Radiation Heat Transfer Coefficients

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    Economides, Michael J.; Maloney, J. O.

    1978-01-01

    This article describes two simple undergraduate heat transfer experiments which may reinforce a student's understanding of free convection and radiation. Apparatus, experimental procedure, typical results, and discussion are included. (Author/BB)

  13. Effect of Contaminants on Mass Transfer Coefficients in Bubble Column and Airlift Contactors.

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    Vasconcelos, J.M.T.; Rodrigues, J.L.M.; Orvalho, Sandra Petronilho; Alves, S. S.; Mendes, R.L.; Reis, A.

    2003-01-01

    Ro?. 58, 8 (2003) , s. 1431-1440. ISSN 0009-2509 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4072921 Keywords : mass transfer * bubble * surfactant Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Impact factor: 1.562, year: 2003

  14. A systematic study of pool boiling heat transfer on structured porous surfaces: From nanoscale through microscale to macroscale

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    Russell P. Rioux

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available An experimental study has been conducted to examine the effects of macroscale, microscale, and nanoscale surface modifications in water pool boiling heat transfer and to determine the different heat transfer enhancing mechanisms at different scales. Nanostructured surfaces are created by acid etching, while microscale and macroscale structured surfaces are synthesized through a sintering process. Six structures are studied as individual and collectively integrated surfaces from nanoscale through microscale to macroscale: polished plain, flat nanostructured, flat porous, modulated porous, nanostructured flat porous, and nanostructured modulated porous. Boiling performance is measured in terms of critical heat flux (CHF and heat transfer coefficient (HTC. Both HTC and CHF have been greatly improved on all modified surfaces compared to the polished baseline. Hierarchical multiscale surfaces of integrated nanoscale, microscale, and macroscale structures have been proven to have the most significant improvements on HTC and CHF. The CHF and HTC of the hierarchical multiscale modulated porous surface have achieved the most significant improvements of 350% and 200% over the polished plain surface, respectively. Experimental results are compared to the predictions of a variety of theoretical models with an attempt to reveal the different heat transfer enhancing mechanisms at different scales. It is concluded that models for the structured surfaces at all scales need to be further developed to be able to have good quantitative predictions of CHFs on structured surfaces.

  15. Exploring the potential energy surface for proton transfer in acetylacetone

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    The portion of the potential energy surface (PES) of acetylacetone relevant for the intramolecular proton transfer reaction is studied using ab initio and DFT methods. The best estimate of the barrier governing proton transfer was found to be 3.4 kcal mol-1 at the MP4(FC)/6-311 + G(2d,2p)//MP2(FC)/6-311 + G(2d,2p) level of theory. Six stationary points on the PES were characterized as well as the reaction paths connecting these points. Special attention paid to the pathway of intramolecular proton transfer reveals that the internal rotation of the methyl group adjacent to the carbonyl group and the proton transfer reaction are consecutive processes

  16. Mitigated subsurface transfer line leak resulting in a surface pool

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    This analysis evaluates the mitigated consequences of a potential waste transfer spill from an underground pipeline. The spill forms a surface pool. One waste composite, a 67% liquid, 33% solid, from a single shell tank is evaluated. Even drain back from a very long pipeline (50,000 ft), does not pose dose consequences to the onsite or offsite individual above guideline values

  17. Nucleate pool-boiling heat transfer - I. Review of parametric effects of boiling surface

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    The objective of this paper is to assess the state-of-the-art of heat transfer in nucleate pool-boiling. Therefore, the paper consists of two parts: part I reviews and examines the effects of major boiling surface parameters affecting nucleate-boiling heat transfer, and part II reviews and examines the existing prediction methods to calculate the nucleate pool-boiling heat transfer coefficient (HTC). A literature review of the parametric trends points out that the major parameters affecting the HTC under nucleate pool-boiling conditions are heat flux, saturation pressure, and thermophysical properties of a working fluid. Therefore, these effects on the HTC under nucleate pool-boiling conditions have been the most investigated and are quite well established. On the other hand, the effects of surface characteristics such as thermophysical properties of the material, dimensions, thickness, surface finish, microstructure, etc., still cannot be quantified, and further investigations are needed. Particular attention has to be paid to the characteristics of boiling surfaces. (author)

  18. Experimental Study on States of Liquid Film on Heat Transfer Surface Inside a Horizontal Spirally Grooved Tube during Evaporation

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    Higashiiue, Shinya; Momoki, Satoru; Shigechi, Toru; Mori, Hideo; Yamaguchi, Tomohiko

    This paper presents a prediction method of flow regimes during evaporation of pure refrigerants in a horizontal spirally grooved steel tube with 12mm in average inner diameter. Circumferential temperature distributions on the external surface of the tube and boiling heat transfer coefficients were obtained through the experiments on the flow boiling heat transfer using two kinds of fluorocarbon refrigerants, HCFC123 and HCFC22. Based on the temperature distributions and the characteristics of heat transfer coefficient against vapor quality, we discussed the conditions of liquid film formed on the heat transfer surface. The experimental data were classified into four kinds of flow regimes according to the viewpoint on the liquid film conditions and heat transfer characteristics: annular flow, annular flow with liquid meniscus, separated flow with liquid meniscus and separated flow with dry surface. In order to predict the transition quality from separated flow to annular flow, we developed the correlation for border angle of well-wetted perimeter for the present grooved tube based on the Mori et al. correlation proposed for smooth tubes. The correlation for the transitional quality between separated flow with dry surface and separated flow with liquid meniscus was developed empirically as well as the correlation for the transient transitional quality between annular flow and annular flow with liquid meniscus.

  19. Surface and Volume Symmetry Energy Coefficients of a Neutron-Rich Nucleus

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    Using an isobaric method, the symmetry-energy coefficient (asym) of a neutron-rich nucleus is obtained from experimental binding energies. The shell effects are shown in a*sym/A ? 4asym/A of nuclei. A (sub)magic neutron magic number N = 40 is suggested in a very neutron-rich nucleus, and a*sym/A of a nucleus is found to decrease when its mass increases. The a*sym/A of a very neutron-rich nucleus with large mass saturates. The volume-symmetry coefficients (bv) and surface-symmetry coefficients (bs) of a neutron-rich nucleus are extracted from a*sym/A by a correlation a*sym/A = bv/A ? bs/A4/3. It is found that bv and bs decrease when the nucleus becomes more neutron-rich, and tend to saturate in the very neutron-rich nucleus. A linear correlation between bv and bs is obtained in nuclei with different neutron-excess I, and bv of I > 7 nuclei is found to coincide with the results of infinite nuclear matter asym = 32 ± 4 MeV, and bs/bv of the nucleus is found to coincide with the results of the finite-range liquid-drop model results

  20. Volumetric Mass Transfer Coefficient of SO2 Gas Absorption into Aqueous Sodium Sulphite Solution in Plate Column

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    Jafar Ghani Majeed

    2013-01-01

    The volumetric mass transfer coefficient (KG.a) for SO2 removal from gas mixture into aqueous Na2SO3 solution was studied in a plate column at constant temperature ( 25 , and liquid holdup. The KG.a values were evaluated over ranges of operating independent variables: gas flow rate (QG), SO2 concentration in inlet gas (CSO2, in), and concentration of aqueous Na2SO3 solution (CNa2SO3). The experimental results showed that KG.a decreased with i...

  1. Analysis of Bifurcation Phenomena of Voltage-fed inductively Coupled Power Transfer System Varying with Coupling Coefficient

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    Zhihui Wang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the frequency bifurcation phenomena of a typical voltage-fed resonant converter based on mutual induction model. It is found that the Zero Current Switching (ZCS operating frequency has the bifurcation region as the coupling coefficient varies due to the distance. The expression for the bifurcation boundary is derived and analyzed. Such results are very useful for guiding the design of practical Inductively Coupled Power Transfer (ICPT systems especially in applications which have the requirement of the position flexibility. Analytical results are verified both via MATLAB simulations and experimental prototype.

  2. Coeficientes de transferencia de calor experimental para el enfriamiento de licor en intercambiadores de placas / Experimental heat transfer coefficients for the liquor cooling in plate heat exchanger

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    Enrique, Torres-Tamayo; Yoalbys, Retirado-Medianeja; Ever, Góngora-Leyva.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available La pérdida de eficiencia del proceso de enfriamiento del licor amoniacal, mediante el uso de intercambiadores de calor de placas, está asociada a imprecisiones en la estimación de los coeficientes de transferencia de calor y la acumulación de incrustaciones en la superficie de intercambio. El objeti [...] vo de la investigación es determinar los coeficientes de transferencia de calor y la influencia de las incrustaciones en la pérdida de eficiencia de la instalación. Mediante un procedimiento iterativo se estableció la ecuación del número de Nusselt y su relación con el número de Reynolds y Prandtl. Se utilizó un diseño experimental multifactorial. Los resultados predicen el conocimiento de los coeficientes para el cálculo del número de Nusselt en ambos fluidos. Los valores de los coeficientes del licor amoniacal son inferiores, ello se debe a la presencia de componentes gaseosos. La ecuación obtenida muestra correspondencia con el modelo de Buonapane, el error comparativo es del 3,55 %. Abstract in english The loss of efficiency of the ammonia liquor cooling process, by means of the plate heat exchanger, is associated to the incorrect estimate of the heat transfer coefficients and the accumulation of inlays in the exchange surface. The objective of the investigation is to determine the transfer coeffi [...] cients and the influence of the inlays in the efficiency loss of the installation. By means of an iterative procedure was obtained the Nusselt number equation and the relationship with the Reynolds and Prandtl number, for it was used it a design experimental multifactorial. The results predict the knowledge of the coefficients for the calculation of the Nusselt number for both fluids. The ammonia liquor coefficients values are inferior, due to the presence of gassy components. The obtained equation shows correspondence with the Buonapane pattern, the comparative error is 3,55 %.

  3. The effect of ambient temperature on the shoe-surface interface release coefficient.

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    Torg, J S; Stilwell, G; Rogers, K

    1996-01-01

    Previous studies of the shoe-surface interface correlated foot fixation with cleat length, configuration, and material composition as well as turf type and surface conditions. Our study examined the effect of temperature on the rotational torsion resistance of artificial turf football shoes. Five football shoe models, a flat-soled basketball-style turf shoe, a natural grass soccer-style shoe, and three multistudded turf shoes, were studied on dry Astro Turf at five temperatures (range, 52 degrees F to 110 degrees F). An assay device, a prosthetic foot mounted on a loaded stainless steel shaft, was used to determine the force necessary to release a shoe from the turf's surface. We used a torque wrench to apply a rotational force so that each shoe was pivoted counterclockwise through an arc of 60 degrees. Our results indicated that release coefficients differ within and among the shoe models at various turf temperatures. We also found that an increase in turf temperature, in combination with cleat characteristics, affects shoe-surface interface friction and potentially places the athlete's knee and ankle at risk of injury. Based on an established risk criterion, which correlated shoe-surface interface combinations in the laboratory with documented clinical occurrences, only the flat-soled basketball-style turf shoe could be designated "safe" or "probably safe" at all five temperatures. PMID:8638758

  4. Study of Heat Transfer in a Kapok Material from the Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient and the Excitation Pulse of Solicitations External Climatic

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    M. Dieng

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to characterize thermal insulating local material, kapok, from a study in 3 dimensions in Cartesian coordinate and in dynamic frequency regime. From a study a 3 dimensional the heat transfer through a material made of wool kapok (thermal conductivity: &lambda = 0,035 W/m/K; density: &rho = 12, 35 kg/m3; thermal diffusivity: &alpha = 17, 1.10-7 m2 /s is presented. The evolution curves of temperature versus convective heat transfer coefficient have helped highlight the importance of pulse excitation and the depth in the material. The thermal impedance is studied from representations of Nyquist and Bode diagrams allowing characterizing the thermal behavior from thermistors. The evolution of the thermal impedance with the thermal capacity of the material is presented.

  5. Determination of transfer coefficients soil/vegetation by means of site-specific soil parameters

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    The transfer of Sr and Cs to different forms of vegetation is influenced by a great number of soil properties, some parameters playing a key part for certain nuclides. The dominant factor for the uptake of Sr is the exchangeable Ca content of the soil. The transfer of Cs to different plants on the other hand is affected by several properties of the soil in about equal strength, for different types of plant and soil one or the other parameter having got greater influence. (orig.) 891 HP/orig. 892 MB

  6. Theoretical and Experimental Mass Transfer Coefficients of Permeating Components in Supported Ionic Liquid Membranes.

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    Izák, Pavel; Kárászová, Magda; Šim?ík, Miroslav; Friess, K.; Sedláková, Zuzana; R?ži?ka, Marek; Šolcová, Olga

    Bratislava : AXIMA Graphics Design & Printing Services, 2014, s. 91 ISBN 978-80-89475-13-1. [International Conference of Slovak Society of Chemical Engineering /41./. Tatranské Matliare (SK), 26.05.2014-30.05.2014] R&D Projects: GA TA ?R TE01020080; GA ?R GA14-12695S Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : ionic liquid membrane * transport properties * trafer coefficients Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

  7. Volumetric mass transfer coefficients characterising VOC absorption in water/silicone oil mixtures

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    Dumont, Eric; Darracq, Guillaume; Couvert, Annabelle; Couriol, Catherine; Amrane, Abdeltif; Thomas, Diane; Andres, Yves; Le Cloirec, Pierre

    2013-01-01

    The physical absorption of three Volatile Organic Compounds (dimethyldisulphide (DMDS), dimethylsulphide (DMS) and toluene) in "water/silicone oil" systems at a constant flow rate for mixtures of different compositions (f = 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 100%) was investigated using a dynamic absorption method. The results indicate that silicone oil addition leads to a dramatic decrease in KLa which can be related to the change in the partition coefficient (Hmix). They confirm the results obtained for ...

  8. Experimental Investigation of Convective Heat Transfer during Night Cooling with Different Ventilation Systems and Surface Emissivities

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    Le Dreau, Jerome; Heiselberg, Per

    2013-01-01

    Night-time ventilation is a promising approach to reduce the energy needed for cooling buildings without reducing thermal comfort. Nevertheless actual building simulation tools have showed their limits in predicting accurately the efficiency of night-time ventilation, mainly due to inappropriate models for convection. In a full-scale test room, the heat transfer was investigated during 12 h of discharge by night-time ventilation. A total of 34 experiments have been performed, with different ventilation types (mixing and displacement), air change rates, temperature differences between the inlet air and the room, and floor emissivities. This extensive experimental study enabled a detailed analysis of the convective and radiative flow at the different surfaces of the room. The experimentally derived convective heat transfer coefficients (CHTC) have been compared to existing correlations. For mixing ventilation, existing correlations did not predict accurately the convective heat transfer at the ceiling due to differences in the experimental conditions. But the use of local parameters of the air flow showed interesting results to obtain more adaptive CHTC correlations. For displacement ventilation, the convective heat transfer was well predicted by existing correlations. Nevertheless the change of floor emissivity influenced the CHTC at the surface of interest.

  9. Molecular Dynamics Calculation of Carbon/Hydrocarbon Reflection Coefficients on a Graphite Surface Employing Distributed Computing

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    Alman, D. A.; Ruzic, D. N.; Brooks, J. N.

    2001-10-01

    Reflection coefficients of carbon and hydrocarbon molecules have been calculated with a molecular dynamics code. The code uses the Brenner hydrocarbon potential, an empirical many-body potential that can model the chemical bonding in small hydrocarbon molecules and graphite surfaces. A variety of incident energies and angles have been studied. Typical results for carbon show reflection coefficients 0.4 at thermal energy, decreasing to a minimum of 0.15 at 10-20 eV, and then increasing again. Distributed computing is used to distribute the work among 10-20 desktop PCs in the laboratory. The system consists of a client application run on all of the PCs and a single server machine that distributes work and compiles the results sent back from the clients. The client-server software is written in Java and requires no commercial software packages. Thus, the MD code benefits from multiprocessor-like speed-up at no additional cost by using the idle CPU cycles that would otherwise be wasted. These calculations represent an important improvement to the WBC code, which has been used to model surface erosion, core plasma contamination, and tritium codeposition in many fusion design studies and experiments.

  10. Stress-intensity-factor influence coefficients for semielliptical inner-surface flaws in clad pressure vessels

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    A problem of particular interest in pressure vessel technology is the calculation of accurate stress-intensity factors for semielliptical surface cracks in cylinders. Computing costs for direct solution techniques can be prohibitive when applied to three-dimensional (3-D) geometries with time-varying boundary conditions such as those associated with pressurized thermal shock. An alternative superposition technique requires the calculation of a set of influence coefficients for a given 3-D crack model that can be superimposed to obtain mode-I stress-intensity factors. This paper presents stress-intensity-factor influence coefficients (SIFICs) for axially and circumferentially oriented finite-length semielliptical inner-surface flaws with aspect ratios (total crack length (2c) to crack depth (a)) of 2, 6, and 10 for clad cylinders having an internal radius to wall thickness (t) ratio of 10. SIFICs are computed for flaw depths in the range of 0.01 ? a/t ? 0.5 and two cladding thicknesses. The incorporate of this SIFIC data base in fracture mechanics codes will facilitate the generation of fracture mechanics solutions for a wide range of flaw geometries as may be required in structural integrity assessments of pressurized-water and boiling-water reactors

  11. Effects of Surface Roughness on Stagnation Heat Transfer of Impinging Liquid Jet on Metal Surface

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    Lee, Jungho

    The liquid jet impingement with phase change heat transfer has long been an attractive method of cooling especially in steelmaking process and heat treatment in metals. The current study focuses on making detailed measurements of the stagnation-point heat transfer as a jet impinges on the rough metal surfaces at high temperature nominally up to 900°C. The local heat flux measurements are introduced by a novel experimental technique in which test block assemblies with cartridge heaters and thermocouples are used to measure the heat flux distribution on the surface of hot steel plate as a function of heat flux gauge. The effects of surface roughness on the stagnation-point heat transfer were investigated for well-characterized four rough surfaces with root-mean-square average roughness heights ranging from 40 to 80 µm. The results show that surface protrusions on rough surface can penetrate the thermal sublayer in the stagnation point and thus increase the heat transfer. The heat transfer enhancement mechanism on roughened surface can be investigated by the different boiling regimes.

  12. A Survey of Ballistic Transfers to the Lunar Surface

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    Anderson, Rodney L.; Parker, Jeffrey S.

    2011-01-01

    In this study techniques are developed which allow an analysis of a range of different types of transfer trajectories from the Earth to the lunar surface. Trajectories ranging from those obtained using the invariant manifolds of unstable orbits to those derived from collision orbits are analyzed. These techniques allow the computation of trajectories encompassing low-energy trajectories as well as more direct transfers. The range of possible trajectory options is summarized, and a broad range of trajectories that exist as a result of the Sun's influence are computed and analyzed. The results are then classified by type, and trades between different measures of cost are discussed.

  13. Photoinduced Charge Transfer from Titania to Surface Doping Site

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    Inerbaev, Talgat; Hoefelmeyer, James D.; Kilin, Dmitri S.

    2013-01-01

    We evaluate a theoretical model in which Ru is substituting for Ti at the (100) surface of anatase TiO2. Charge transfer from the photo-excited TiO2 substrate to the catalytic site triggers the photo-catalytic event (such as water oxidation or reduction half-reaction). We perform ab-initio computational modeling of the charge transfer dynamics on the interface of TiO2 nanorod and catalytic site. A slab of TiO2 represents a fragment of TiO2 nanorod in the anatase phase. Titanium to ruthenium r...

  14. Combined measurement of surface, grain boundary and lattice diffusion coefficients on olivine bi-crystals

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    Marquardt, Katharina; Dohmen, Ralf; Wagner, Johannes

    2014-05-01

    Diffusion along interface and grain boundaries provides an efficient pathway and may control chemical transport in rocks as well as their mechanical strength. Besides the significant relevance of these diffusion processes for various geologic processes, experimental data are still very limited (e.g., Dohmen & Milke, 2010). Most of these data were measured using polycrystalline materials and the formalism of LeClaire (1951) to fit integrated concentration depth profiles. To correctly apply this formalism, certain boundary conditions of the diffusion problem need to be fulfilled, e.g., surface diffusion is ignored, and furthermore the lattice diffusion coefficient has to be known from other studies or is an additional fitting parameter, which produces some ambiguity in the derived grain boundary diffusion coefficients. We developed an experimental setup where we can measure the lattice and grain boundary diffusion coefficients simultaneously but independent and demonstrate the relevance of surface diffusion for typical grain boundary diffusion experiments. We performed Mg2SiO4 bicrystal diffusion experiments, where a single grain boundary is covered by a thin-film of pure Ni2SiO4 acting as diffusant source, produced by pulsed laser deposition. The investigated grain boundary is a 60° (011)/[100]. This specific grain boundary configuration was modeled using molecular dynamics for comparison with the experimental observations in the transmission electron microscope (TEM). Both, experiment and model are in good agreement regarding the misorientation, whereas there are still some disagreements regarding the strain fields along the grain boundary that are of outmost importance for the strengths of the material. The subsequent diffusion experiments were carried out in the temperature range between 800° and 1450° C. The inter diffusion profiles were measured using the TEMs energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer standardized using the Cliff-Lorimer equation and EMPA measurements. To evaluate the obtained diffusion profiles we adapted the isolated grain boundary model, first proposed by Fisher (1951) to match several observations: (i) Anisotropic diffusion in forsterite, (ii) fast diffusion along the grain boundary, (iii) fast diffusion on the surface of the sample. The latter process is needed to explain an additional flux of material from the surface into the grain boundary. Surface and grain boundary diffusion coefficients are on the order of 10000 times faster than diffusion in the lattice. Another observation was that in some regions the diffusion profiles in the lattice were greatly extended. TEM observations suggest here that surface defects (nano-cracks, ect.) have been present, which apparently enhanced the diffusion through the bulk lattice. Dohmen, R., & Milke, R. (2010). Diffusion in Polycrystalline Materials: Grain Boundaries, Mathematical Models, and Experimental Data. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 72(1), 921-970. Fisher, J. C. (1951). Calculations of Diffusion Penetration Curves for Surface and Grain Boundary Diffusion. Journal of Applied Physics, 22(1), 74-77. Le Claire, A. D. (1951). Grain boundary diffusion in metals. Philosophical Magazine A, 42(328), 468-474.

  15. Influence of Operating Conditions and Physical Properties of Liquid Medium on Volumetric Oxygen Transfer Coefficient in a Dual Impeller Bioreactor

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    Kongdej LIMPAIBOON

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was to study the effects of process variables on the volumetric mass transfer coefficient of oxygen, KLa, in a stirred bioreactor using the static gassing-out method. In this study, various process conditions were chosen, including 3 parameters, namely, concentration of glucose in medium (10, 15 and 20 g/l, air flow rate (1, 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 vvm, and agitation rate (300, 400, 500 and 600 rpm. From the results, it was found that the KLa increased with increasing air flow rate and/or speed of agitation, but decreased with increasing concentration of glucose in medium. The maximum KLa occurred when the concentration of glucose in medium was the least (10 g/l, with an air flow rate of 1.75 vvm, and an agitation rate of 600 rpm. Correlations have been developed for the estimation of volumetric mass transfer coefficients at various process conditions for medium with different glucose concentrations. The exponent values representing dependence of KLa on the process conditions were then compared with literature values.

  16. Arrangement of an experiment for the measurement of the polarization-transfer coefficient Dt in the neutron-proton scattering

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    The present thesis describes an apparative arrangement for the measurement of the n-p polarization-transfer coefficient Dt at a mean neutron energy of 25.5 MeV and the possibility for the determination of the 3S1-3D1 mixing parameter. Extensive Monte Carlo programs were developed for the optimization of the experimental arrangement and for the determination of the polarimeter properties. An unpolarized test measurement is presented as well as the course of the data evaluation discussed. A first polarized measurement yielded because of a cup current of only 30 nA as well as some technical problems at the isochronous cyclotron yet no evident result concerning Dt. At a polarized beam current of 500 nA to be expected and a mean neutron polarization of Pn=0.45 the n-p polarization-transfer coefficient Dt can be determined in a four-week beam-time to +-0.025 from which a fixation of the 3S1-3D1 mixing parameter to +-1.0 degrees results. (orig.)

  17. Consideration of the loss of activity in the soil for large transfer coefficients in the food chain

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    The studies have shown that in the case of large transfer coefficients there will result a considerable overestimation of the ingestion dose if nonradioactive depletion effects are neglected. This overestimation may, depending on nuclide, vegetation and transfer coefficient, amount to two orders of magnitude. There will result e.g. for the bone exposure of a grown-up person, caused by 90Sr taken up by the consumption of root vegetables, a dose overestimation up to a factor of 50. For the dose to the kidneys of adults by 137Cs through consumption of beef there will result an overestimation by a factor of up to 60. And for 129I there will be obtained an infant thyroid dose from the pasture-cow-milk pathway being too large by a factor of up to 100. In order to be able to cover these cases by a sufficiently generalized formalism, too, it appears necessary therefore to modify or extend the 'Allgemeine Berechnungsgrundlagen' (German reg. guide for evaluating the exposure from environmental contamination) in the manner proposed in the paper. (orig./HP) 891 HP/orig.- 892 MB

  18. Transfer coefficients of selected radionuclides to animal products. I. Comparison of milk and meat from dairy cows and goats

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    The diet-milk transfer coefficient, Fm (Bq L-1 output in milk divided by Bq d-1 intake to the animal) was studied for eight radionuclides that previously had been given little attention. The Fm values for cows and goats, respectively, were: 2.3 x 10(-5) and 1.5 x 10(-4) for /sup 99m/Tc, 1.4 x 10(-4) and 8.5 x 10(-4) for /sup 95m/Tc, 1.1 x 10(-2) for 99Tc (goats only); 1.7 x 10(-3) and 9 x 10(-3) for 99Mo; 4.8 x 10(-4) and 4.4 x 10(-3) for /sup 123m/Te; 4.8 x 10(-4) and 4.6 x 10(-3) for 133Ba; 5.5 x 10(-7) and 5.5 x 10(-6) for 95Zr; and 4.1 x 10(-7) and 6.4 x 10(-6) for 95Nb. The goat/cow transfer coefficient ratios for milk were approximately 10, but the goat/cow ratios for meat varied by three orders of magnitude

  19. Experimental verification of heat transfer coefficient for nucleate boiling at sub-atmospheric pressure and small heat fluxes

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    Zajaczkowski, Bartosz; Halon, Tomasz; Krolicki, Zbigniew

    2015-04-01

    In this paper we study the influence of sub-atmospheric pressure on nucleate boiling. Sixteen correlations for pool boiling available in literature are gathered and evaluated. Analysis is performed in the pressure range 1-10 kPa and for heat flux densities 10-45 kW/m2. Superheats are set between 6.2 and 28.7 K. The results of calculations were compared with experimental values for the same parameters. The experiments were conducted using isolated glass cylinder and water boiling above the copper plate. Results show that low pressure adjust the character of boiling curve—the curve flattened and the natural convection region of boiling is shifted towards higher wall temperature superheats due to the influence of low pressure on the bubble creation and process of its departure. In result, 8 of 16 analyzed correlations were determined as completely invalid in subatmospheric conditions and the remaining set of equations was compared to experimental results. Experimentally obtained values of heat transfer coefficients are between 1 and 2 kW/m2K. With mean absolute deviation (MAD) we have found that the most accurate approximation of heat transfer coefficient is obtained using Mostinski reduced pressure correlation (0.13-0.35 MAD) and Labuntsov correlation (0.12-0.89 MAD).

  20. Heat transfer coefficient in a shallow fluidized bed heat exchanger with a continuous flow of solid particles

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    Araí A. Bernárdez, Pécora; Maria Regina, Parise.

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available This work shows the experimental study of a continuous gas-solid fluidized bed with an immersed tube where cold water is heated by fluidized solid particles presenting inlet temperature from 450 to 700°C. Experiments were carried out in order to verify the influence of solid particle flow rate and d [...] istance between baffles immersed in a shallow fluidized bed. The solid material was 254µm diameter silica sand particles, fluidized by air in a 0.90m long and 0.15m wide heat exchanger. The measurements were taken at steady state conditions for solid mass flow rate from 10 to 100 kg/h, in a heat exchanger with the presence of 5 or 8 baffles. Bed temperature measurements along the length of the heat exchanger were experimentally obtained and heat balances for differential control volumes of the heat exchanger were made in order to obtain the axial profile of the bed-to-tube heat transfer coefficient. The results showed that heat transfer coefficient increases with the solid particle mass flow rate and with the presence of baffles, suggesting that these are important factors to be considered in the design of such heat exchanger.

  1. Assessment of surface area normalisation for interpreting distribution coefficients (Kd) for uranium sorption

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    Adsorption of radionuclides on soils and sediments is commonly quantified by distribution coefficients (Kd values). This paper examines the relationship between Kd values for uranium(VI) adsorption and the specific surface area (SSA) of geologic materials. We then investigate the potential applicability of normalising uranium (U) Kd measurements using the SSA, to produce 'Ka values' as a generic expression of the affinity of U for the surface. The data for U provide a reasonably coherent set of Ka values on various solid phases, both with and without ligands. The Ka representation provides a way of harmonising datasets obtained for materials having different specific surface areas, and accounting for the effects of ligands in different systems. In addition, this representation may assist in developing U sorption models for complex materials. However, a significant limitation of the Ka concept is that sorption of radionuclides at trace levels can be dominated by interactions with specific surface sites, whose abundances are not reflected by the SSA. Therefore, calculated Ka values should be interpreted cautiously.

  2. Study on mist cooling for a superheated surface. Effect of grooved surface on heat transfer

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    In order to pursue the enhancement and control of mist cooling heat transfer by the grooved surface, detailed experiments have been conducted with regard to the boiling and evaporation of liquid film formed on the circular superheated surface with the concentric and/or radial groove. The experimental results indicate that the concentric grooved surface is more effective in the enhancement and stability of mist cooling heat transfer, and a optimum spray condition is given as a relation between spray mass flow rate and superheat degree. (author)

  3. Estimation of the diffusivities and mass transfer coefficients for pears dried under different methods.

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    Guine?, Raquel; Barroca, Maria Joa?o; Lopes, Paulo; Silva, Vitor; Santos, Mo?nica; Ferreira, Dulcineia

    2010-01-01

    Traditionally, in Portugal pears of the variety S. Bartolomeu are dried through an open-air sun exposure. However, this method of drying has some disadvantages, among which not being able to fully guarantee the necessary quality and sanitary standards for commercialization. Hence, the development of alternative drying methods to replace the traditional drying is of great importance nowadays, and the knowledge of the transfer phenomena happening ...

  4. Evaluation of Heat and Mass Transfer Coefficients for R134a/DMF Bubble Absorber

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    M Suresh; Mani, A.

    2011-01-01

    The Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System (VARS) has generated renewed interest and is being viewed as one of the alternatives for vapour compression refrigeration due to its potential for waste heat utilization. To improve the efficiency of these systems, it is necessary to study heat and mass transfer processes in absorption system components. The absorber, one of the crucial components in VARS is considered for study. Experimental investigation is carried out to study heat and mass transf...

  5. Infrared Low Temperature Turbine Vane Rough Surface Heat Transfer Measurements

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    Boyle, R. J.; Spuckler, C. M.; Lucci, B. L.; Camperchioli, W. P.

    2000-01-01

    Turbine vane heat transfer distributions obtained using an infrared camera technique are described. Infrared thermography was used because noncontact surface temperature measurements were desired. Surface temperatures were 80 C or less. Tests were conducted in a three vane linear cascade, with inlet pressures between 0.14 and 1.02 atm., and exit Mach numbers of 0.3, 0.7, and 0.9, for turbulence intensities of approximately 1 and 10%. Measurements were taken on the vane suction side, and on the pressure side leading edge region. The designs for both the vane and test facility are discussed. The approach used to account for conduction within the vane is described. Midspan heat transfer distributions are given for the range of test conditions.

  6. Experimental determinations of the performances of heat transfer surfaces

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    With the help of flow schemes and of assumptions on the heat transfer, it is possible, in some cases, to predict the thermal and aerodynamical performances of a new heat transfer surface with moderate accuracy. These estimates, valid for an approximate classification of a new surface among known surfaces, are not accurate enough to be taken as a basis for the design of heat exchangers. In the present state of knowledge, the performances of a new heat transfer surface can only be determined accurately with experimental measurements. Bertin and Co have at their disposal two air test rigs especially designed for this purpose. The first one, more directly concerned with the measurements on tube bundles with fluid flow perpendicular to the generatrices of the tubes, is a semi-closed loop equipped with a high-efficiency ejector which amplifies the air flow rate supplied by an external source and thus allows high values of Reynolds number to be reached. The second one is adapted to other types of surfaces: tubes with external flow parallel to the generatrices, tubes with sophisticated cross section and with internal flow, compact surfaces with finned plates, etc. Both test rigs, the relevant equipment, the methods of data acquisition and of test results analysis are described in this paper. During the 5 past years, 60 configurations were tested. It was possible to compare some of the test results with the results of measurements performed later, on entire heat exchangers worormed later, on entire heat exchangers working with numbers of tubes, fluids, and temperature levels different from those prevailing during the tests on the small scale mock-up; the agreement is quite good

  7. Critical heat flux and convective heat transfer with a two-dimensional liquid jet impinging on flat and concave surfaces

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    The diverter surface of the ITER Fusion Engineering Reactor is exposed to strong radiation locally up to 20MW/m2. We have proposed a diverter cooling system which consists of concave surfaces cooled by two-dimensional liquid jets. Experiments are conducted to investigate local heat transfer coefficient and critical heat flux on flat and concave surfaces under various cooling conditions. Based on photographic study, a critical heat flux model was derived by modifying a Haramura's model to take account of the subcooling effect. The proposed correlation based on this model was in good agreement with the experimental data. (author)

  8. Anisotropic excitation transfer to acceptors randomly distributed on surfaces.

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    Kellerer, H; BLUMEN, A

    1984-01-01

    We presented exact expressions for the ensemble averaged decay of the excitation of a donor molecule due to the energy transfer via anisotropic dipolar interactions to acceptors distributed randomly on a surface. The disorder extended both over the positions of the acceptors and over the orientations of their transition dipoles with respect to that of the donor molecule. Several cases were considered explicitly (a) random orientations of the acceptors in space, with the donor being (a1) perpe...

  9. On the determination of fission product mass transfer coefficients in some parts of reactor cooling system circuits at NPP with RBMK-1000

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    Expressions to determine the coefficients of nuclide washing-off and deposition on the reactor circuit pipe walls are derived, which are used in mathematical models, describing mass transfer of radioactive impurities over the circuit. On the basis of experimental data on nuclide activity in the depositions and coolant, the empirical values of mass transfer coefficient (MC) in lowering and suction manifold are obtained. The suggested method of radionuclide MC determination gives positive results, and MC evaluations, obtained with its help, reflect adequately the mass transfer process

  10. Optical loss by surface transfer doping in silicon waveguides

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    Alloatti, Luca; Leuthold, Juerg

    2015-01-01

    We show that undoped silicon waveguides may suffer of up to 1.8 dB/cm free-carrier absorption caused by improper surface passivation. To verify the effects of free-carriers we apply a gate field to the waveguides. Smallest losses correspond to higher electrical sheet resistances and are generally obtained with non-zero gate fields. The presence of free carriers for zero gate field is attributed to surface transfer doping. These results open new perspectives for minimizing propagation losses in silicon waveguides and for obtaining low-loss and highly conductive silicon films without applying a gate voltage.

  11. Gas/surface heat transfer in spray deposition processes

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    A numerical investigation of heat transfer dynamics between gas and solid surfaces during droplet spray impingement is presented. Aim of the work is to derive knowledge for control of spray deposition processes like spray painting or spray forming, analysing how the heat exchanged from the surface to the flowing gas is affected by the presence of impinging droplets. The investigation is carried on a macro- and a micro-scale, analysing velocity and temperature profiles close to a surface cooled by a spray on a scale of the whole spray and on a scale comparable to the droplet diameter, respectively. In the former case an Euler-Lagrange approach is used to reproduce the multiphase jet/spray for different nozzle geometries, gas conditions and droplets properties, as drop diameter and concentration. In the latter case, the gas flow close to the surface is studied during the collision of single and multiple droplets for different impact velocities superposed by different perpendicular gas boundary layer configurations. The 'volume of fluid' (VOF) technique is utilized for the determination of the transient shape of the gas-liquid interface during droplet impact. From the data of the numerical case studies, a quantitative consideration about the global increase of surface/gas heat transfer in impinging dilute sprays as a function of the number flux of particles approaching the wall is derived

  12. Heat transfer to droplets impinging upon superheated surfaces

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    Transient surface temperature traces were obtained for a block when impinged upon by a water droplet under different experimental conditions. The temperature measurement relied on successful electro-plating over a surface thermal probe. Instantaneous heat flux from the metal block to the impacting droplet was derived through inverse conduction calculation. Four relevant parameters (degree of wall superheat, degree of droplet subcooling, impinging velocity and droplet size) were experimentally tested to study their effects on the droplet quenching process. The experimental data indicates the following: (1) for a dynamic impingement, the occurrence of liquid contact with a solid beyond Leidenfrost temperature was experimentally confirmed. (2) Heat transfer between droplet and wall surface were significantly affected by the degrees of wall superheat and droplet subcooling. The effects of impinging velocity and droplet size were obscure in the test ranges. (3) Boiling curves were established for this special droplet quenching process. It consisted of two regions: a nucleate-boiling-like region and a transition region. In the nucleate-boiling-like region, the heat transfer rate varied with wall superheat only and was close to Miyasaka et al.'s subcooled pool boiling data. In the transition region, heat transfer depended on both wall superheat and droplet subcooling

  13. Improvement of Reactor Fuel Element Heat Transfer by Surface Roughness

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    In heat exchangers with a limited surface temperature such as reactor fuel elements, rough heat transfer surfaces may give lower pumping power than smooth. To obtain data for choice of the most advantageous roughness for the superheater elements in the Marviken reactor, measurements were made of heat transfer and pressure drop in an annular channel with a smooth or rough test rod in a smooth adiabatic shroud. 24 different roughness geometries were tested. The results were transformed to rod cluster geometry by the method of W B Hall, and correlated by the friction and heat transfer similarity laws as suggested by D F Dipprey and R H Sabersky with RMS errors of 12.5 % in the friction factor and 8.1 % in the Stanton number. The relation between the Stanton number and the friction factor could be described by a relation of the type suggested by W Nunner, with a mean error of 3.1 % and an RMS error of 11.6 %. Application of the results to fuel element calculations is discussed, and the great gains in economy which can be obtained with rough surfaces are demonstrated by two examples

  14. Theoretical and experimental study of the rule for heat transfer coefficient in hot stamping of high strength steels

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    Han, Xianhong; Hao, Xin; Yang, Kun; Zhong, Yaoyao

    2013-12-01

    Heat transfer is a crucial aspect for hot stamping process, the fully austenitized boron steel blank with temperature about 900°C is transferred to the tool, then formed rapidly and quenched in the cooled tool. The desired fully martensitic transformation will happen only if the cooling rate exceeds a critical value approximately 27 K/s. During such process, the heat transfer coefficient (abbreviated as HTC) between the tool and blank plays a decisive role for the variation of the blank temperature. In this work, a theoretical formula based on the joint-roughness model is presented to describe the law of HTC, which relies on the roughness, hardness, and other material parameters of the tool and blank. Moreover, a non-contact temperature measuring system based on the infrared thermal camera is built to catch the temperature change course, and then the HTC value is derived through the inverse analysis. Based on the theoretical and experimental results, the change rule of HTC especially its dependence on the process pressure will be discussed in detail.

  15. Theoretical and experimental study of the rule for heat transfer coefficient in hot stamping of high strength steels

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    Heat transfer is a crucial aspect for hot stamping process, the fully austenitized boron steel blank with temperature about 900°C is transferred to the tool, then formed rapidly and quenched in the cooled tool. The desired fully martensitic transformation will happen only if the cooling rate exceeds a critical value approximately 27 K/s. During such process, the heat transfer coefficient (abbreviated as HTC) between the tool and blank plays a decisive role for the variation of the blank temperature. In this work, a theoretical formula based on the joint-roughness model is presented to describe the law of HTC, which relies on the roughness, hardness, and other material parameters of the tool and blank. Moreover, a non-contact temperature measuring system based on the infrared thermal camera is built to catch the temperature change course, and then the HTC value is derived through the inverse analysis. Based on the theoretical and experimental results, the change rule of HTC especially its dependence on the process pressure will be discussed in detail

  16. Theoretical and experimental study of the rule for heat transfer coefficient in hot stamping of high strength steels

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    Han, Xianhong; Hao, Xin; Yang, Kun; Zhong, Yaoyao [Institute of Forming Technology and Equipment, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Hua Shan Road, Shanghai, 200030 (China)

    2013-12-16

    Heat transfer is a crucial aspect for hot stamping process, the fully austenitized boron steel blank with temperature about 900°C is transferred to the tool, then formed rapidly and quenched in the cooled tool. The desired fully martensitic transformation will happen only if the cooling rate exceeds a critical value approximately 27 K/s. During such process, the heat transfer coefficient (abbreviated as HTC) between the tool and blank plays a decisive role for the variation of the blank temperature. In this work, a theoretical formula based on the joint-roughness model is presented to describe the law of HTC, which relies on the roughness, hardness, and other material parameters of the tool and blank. Moreover, a non-contact temperature measuring system based on the infrared thermal camera is built to catch the temperature change course, and then the HTC value is derived through the inverse analysis. Based on the theoretical and experimental results, the change rule of HTC especially its dependence on the process pressure will be discussed in detail.

  17. Mass transfer of CO2 to groundwaters from a near-surface waste disposal site

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    Gaseous 14CO2 originating from buried low-level radioactive wastes (LLRW) in a near-surface disposal site can be released to the environment via two major paths: gas-phase diffusion through soils to the atmosphere, and dissolution in groundwater, followed by aqueous migration. Aqueous migration would give the highest dose to an individual, especially if C-14 was converted to an organic form and ingested. Gaseous diffusion would give a lower dose, largely because of atmospheric dispersion and dilution. The objective of this study was to develop the capability to estimate which of the two paths will likely be dominant for typical near-surface disposal facilities. The main missing parameter for making this estimate was a mass-transfer coefficient (KL) of 14CO2 to groundwaters, which was determined experimentally using a large sand box. The KL thus determined was approximately 10 to 20 times smaller than for an open liquid surface. This suggests that there is a potential resistance to mass transfer, probably caused by the capillary fringe. The value obtained was incorporated into a simple model of CO2 transport around a typical near-surface disposal site. The model suggests that CO2 transport via both gaseous release and aqueous migration paths are of similar magnitude for a repository located ?2 m above the water table. (author). 11 refs., 2 tabs., 2 figs

  18. Quantum Oscillations, Thermoelectric Coefficients, and the Fermi Surface of Semimetallic WTe2

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    Zhu, Zengwei; Lin, Xiao; Liu, Juan; Fauqué, Benoît; Tao, Qian; Yang, Chongli; Shi, Youguo; Behnia, Kamran

    2015-05-01

    We present a study of angle-resolved quantum oscillations of electric and thermoelectric transport coefficients in semimetallic WTe2, which has the particularity of displaying a large B2 magnetoresistance. The Fermi surface consists of two pairs of electronlike and holelike pockets of equal volumes in a "Russian doll" structure. The carrier density, Fermi energy, mobility, and the mean-free path of the system are quantified. An additional frequency is observed above a threshold field and attributed to the magnetic breakdown across two orbits. In contrast to all other dilute metals, the Nernst signal remains linear in the magnetic field even in the high-field (?c? ?1 ) regime. Surprisingly, none of the pockets extend across the c axis of the first Brillouin zone, making the system a three-dimensional metal with moderate anisotropy in Fermi velocity, yet a large anisotropy in the mean-free path.

  19. Free surface deformation and heat transfer by thermocapillary convection

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    Fuhrmann, Eckart; Dreyer, Michael; Basting, Steffen; Bänsch, Eberhard

    2015-06-01

    Knowing the location of the free liquid/gas surface and the heat transfer from the wall towards the fluid is of paramount importance in the design and the optimization of cryogenic upper stage tanks for launchers with ballistic phases, where residual accelerations are smaller by up to four orders of magnitude compared to the gravity acceleration on earth. This changes the driving forces drastically: free surfaces become capillary dominated and natural or free convection is replaced by thermocapillary convection if a non-condensable gas is present. In this paper we report on a sounding rocket experiment that provided data of a liquid free surface with a nonisothermal boundary condition, i.e. a preheated test cell was filled with a cold but storable liquid in low gravity. The corresponding thermocapillary convection (driven by the temperature dependence of the surface tension) created a velocity field directed away from the hot wall towards the colder liquid and then in turn back at the bottom towards the wall. A deformation of the free surface resulting in an apparent contact angle rather different from the microscopic one could be observed. The thermocapillary flow convected the heat from the wall to the liquid and increased the heat transfer compared to pure conduction significantly. The paper presents results of the apparent contact angle as a function of the dimensionless numbers (Weber-Marangoni and Reynolds-Marangoni number) as well as heat transfer data in the form of a Nusselt number. Experimental results are complemented by corresponding numerical simulations with the commercial software Flow3D and the inhouse code Navier.

  20. Dissipation Effects on MHD Nonlinear Flow and Heat Transfer Past a Porous Surface with Prescribed Heat Flux

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Viscous and Joule dissipation effects are considered on MHD nonlinear flow and heat transfer past a stretching porous surface embedded in a porous medium under a transverse magnetic field. Analytical solutions of highly nonlinear momentum equation and confluent hypergeometric similarity solution of heat transfer equations in the case when the plate stretches with velocity varying linearly with distance are obtained. The effect of various parameters like suction parameter, Prandtl number, Magnetic parameter, and Eckert number entering into the velocity field, temperature distribution and skin friction co-efficient at the wall are discussed with the aid of graphs.

  1. Intelligent tires for identifying coefficient of friction of tire/road contact surfaces using three-axis accelerometer

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    Matsuzaki, Ryosuke; Kamai, Kazuto; Seki, Ryosuke

    2015-02-01

    Intelligent tires equipped with sensors as well as the monitoring of the tire/road contact conditions are in demand for improving vehicle control and safety. With the aim of identifying the coefficient of friction of tire/road contact surfaces during driving, including during cornering, we develop an identification scheme for the coefficient of friction that involves estimation of the slip angle and applied force by using a single lightweight three-axis accelerometer attached on the inner surface of the tire. To validate the developed scheme, we conduct tire-rolling tests using an accelerometer-equipped tire with various slip angles on various types of road surfaces, including dry and wet surfaces. The results of these tests confirm that the estimated slip angle and applied force are reasonable. Furthermore, the identified coefficient of friction by the developed scheme agreed with that measured by standardized tests.

  2. Improvement of heat transfer by the use of corrugated surfaces

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    This experimental work is designed to determine the friction coefficient and the Margoulis number of internally or externally corrugated cans cooled by air or CO2 under forced convection, when the Reynolds' number is between 1.5 * 104 and 3.5 * 106 Different corrugation profiles have been examined; they are made up of variously shaped threading, of rings, of transverse fins, of very small 'herring-bone fins, of undulations. Two types of test have been carried out: 1. tests in annular spaces using CO2 or air, where the gas circulates between an electrically heated corrugated nucleus having a constant flux and a smooth exterior channel. 2. tests on internally corrugated tubes heated by an external water current and cooled by an internal current of pressurized CO2. The first type of test requires probe-measurement of the speeds and the temperatures in the fluid in order to obtain a friction coefficient and a Margoulis' number which are characteristic of the corrugated surface. These coefficients, on the other hand, are given directly by the second, type of test. This work shows the role and the importance of the various geometric and aerodynamic parameters such as relative roughness, the reduced pitch (ratio of the pitches at the height of the corrugation) and the Reynolds' number. (authors)

  3. Contribution to the study of heat transfer coefficients during the decompression of a water cooled heating tube

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    The main correlations likely to be suitable for describing heat transfers between the fluid and wall during decompression are analyzed. The most important experimental work on the boiling crisis in the transient regime is presented. Experimental studies are then treated. The test installation (OMEGA experiment), the instumentation used and the experiments realized are described. The purpose of these experiments was to establish heat exchange laws for decompression conditions. Local and instantaneous exchange coefficients were determined in a heated test section together with the thermohydraulic parameters of the flow. The methods used to investigate the measurements made and to analyze their validity are described. Finally, the test results are presented and discussed. It is shown that under certain conditions, the boiling crisis can be determined with a permanent regime correlation. An attempt is made to establish a correlation for the transition boiling zone from these results. A test reconstitution calculation based on a two-fluid model is presented

  4. Measurement of the transfer coefficient for radiocesium transport from a sheep's diet to its milk

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    Assimakopoulos, P.A.; Ioannides, K.G.; Pakou, A.A.; Mantzios, A.

    1987-12-01

    The rate of increase and decay of radio contamination secreted in sheep's milk, resulting from a constant level of radiocesium in the animals' diet, was investigated. Ten lactating ewes were used in the experiment. For a period of 12 d the animals fed on contaminated grass, resulting in a daily radiocesium intake of 832 Bq per animal. They were subsequently returned to a contamination-free diet and were monitored for another 9 d. Throughout the period of the experiment, /sup 134/Cs and /sup 137/Cs concentrations in the animals' milk were measured daily with an 18% efficiency, high-resolution Ge detector. The data were in satisfactory agreement with the predictions of a simple two-compartment theory. The transfer coefficient, describing the steady-state equilibrium in this model, was measured as fm = 0.058 +/- 0.007 dL-1.

  5. Information Exchange via Surface Modified Resonance Energy Transfer

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    Boström, Mathias; Huang, Dan; Ninham, Barry W; Sernelius, Bo E

    2013-01-01

    The theory is presented for resonance interaction between two atoms in an excited configuration: one atom, the "receptor" of information (i.e. energy), adsorbed on a phospholipid surface and the other atom, the "emitter" of information (i.e. energy), a long distance away. The dielectric function for a specific phospholipid membrane is obtained from density functional theory calculations. We present numerical results comparing the range and magnitude of non-specific Casimir-Polder interactions with the much more long-ranged, and highly specific, resonance interaction. A study of the resonance interaction with one or both atoms adsorbed on a phospholipid membrane surface reveals a possibility to have a cross over from attraction to repulsion or from repulsion to attraction at separations between receptor and emitter atoms exceeding several hundred {\\AA}ngstr\\"oms. The energy transfer and the observed transitions in the sign of the interaction energies near surfaces provide potential new ways to start recognitio...

  6. Soil-fungi transfer coefficients: Importance of the location of mycelium in soil and of the differential availability of radionuclides in soil fractions

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    Baeza, A. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Veterinary, University of Extremadura, Avda. Universidad s/n, Caceres 10071 (Spain)]. E-mail: ymiralle@unex.es; Guillen, J. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Veterinary, University of Extremadura, Avda. Universidad s/n, Caceres 10071 (Spain); Bernedo, J.M. [Department of Industrial Chemistry, University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Madrid 28871 (Spain)

    2005-07-01

    Soil-fungus transfer coefficients are usually defined as the ratio between the content of the fruiting bodies and that of the soil. Since, however, the methodology of how to determine the soil content is not firmly established, there exist a variety of definitions in the literature. We analyzed the {sup 137}Cs, {sup 90}Sr, {sup 40}K, and {sup 226}Ra content of mushroom and soil samples from two pine-wood ecosystems in Spain. The location of the mycelium in the soil profiles of these ecosystems was determined by means of the ergosterol concentration. The results showed the mycelium to generally be localized in the surface layer of soil (0-5 cm). We also carried out a speciation procedure for this layer of soil to determine the different degrees of association of the radionuclides in the soil. The results led us to propose some variations to the traditional definition used in quantifying radionuclide transfer. With these modifications, we were able to analyze Cs-K competition in several species of mycorrhizal and saprophytic fungi.

  7. Local heat transfer coefficients for forced-convection condensation of steam in a vertical tube in the presence of a noncondensable gas

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    An experimental investigation has been conducted to determine the local condensation heat transfer coefficient (HTC) of steam in the presence of air or helium flowing downward inside a 46-mm-i.d. vertical tube. The gas-steam mixture flow rate was measured with a calibrated vortex flowmeter before it entered the 2.54-m-long test condenser. Cooling water flow rate in an annulus around the tube was measure with a calibrated rotameter. Temperatures of the cooling water, the gas-steam mixture, and the tube inside and outside surfaces were measured at 0.3-m intervals in the test condenser. Inlet and exit pressures and temperatures of the gas-steam mixture and of the cooling water were also measured. The local heat flux was obtained from the slope of the coolant axial temperature profile and the coolant mass flow rate. It was found that for the same mass fraction of the noncondensable gas, compared with air, helium has a more inhibiting effect on the heat transfer, but for the same molar ratio, air was found to be more inhibiting. An application where there is important is the proposed advanced passive boiling water reactor design (Simplified Boiling Water Reactor), which utilizes the isolation condenser as a main component of the passive containment cooling system (PCCS)

  8. Fifth-order field aberration coefficients for an optical surface of rotational symmetry.

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    Gaj, M

    1971-07-01

    The approximate formulas for the principal ray parameters, such as directional cosines and heights of incidence, as well as for the paraxial sagittal quantities h(s) and H (s) have been expressed by paraxial quantities and Seidel aberrations to fifth-order accuracy. On the basis of these relations an expression for the sagittal radius of curvature r(s), (for a given y ) has been obtained. These quantities are used to derive fifth-order field aberration coefficients for arbitrary surfaces of rotational symmetry by using the wave aberration formula for sagittal focus {M. Gaj, Opt. Spectrosk. 21, 373 (1966) [Opt. Spectrosc. 21, 209 (1966)]}. The resulting expression has four terms. The first one depends only on asphericity and tends to equal zero when the surface becomes spherical. The second is a disturbance term and disappears in the Seidel region. The third and fourth terms may be treated as a generalization of the Petzval curvature and of the Seidel astigmatism, respectively. The limits of the terms, when h tends to zero, has been examined. PMID:20111179

  9. Influence of the surface drag coefficient (young waves) on the current structure of the Berre lagoon

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    Alekseenko, Elena; Roux, Bernard; Kharif, Christian; Sukhinov, Alexander; Kotarba, Richard; Fougere, Dominique; Chen, Paul Gang

    2013-04-01

    Due to the shallowness, currents and hydrodynamics of Berre lagoon (South of France) are closely conditioned by the bottom topography, and wind affects the entire water column, as for many other Mediterranean lagoons (Perez-Ruzafa, 2011). Wind stress, which is caused by moving atmospheric disturbance, is known to have a major influence in lagoon water circulation. According to the numerical simulation for the main directions of the wind: N-NW, S-SE and W (wind speed of 80 km/h) it is observed that the current is maximal alongshore in the wind direction; the bottom nearshore current being larger in shallower area. This fact is coherent with fundamental principle of wind-driven flows in closed or partially closed basins which states that in shallow water the dominant force balance is between surface wind stress and bottom friction, yielding a current in the direction of the wind (Mathieu et al, 2002, Hunter and Hearn, 1987; Hearn and Hunter,1990). A uniform wind stress applied at the surface of a basin of variable depth sets up a circulation pattern characterized by relatively strong barotropic coastal currents in the direction of the wind, with return flow occurring over the deeper regions (Csanady, 1967; Csanady, 1971). One of the key parameters characterizing the wind stress formulation is a surface drag coefficient (Cds). Thus, an effect of a surface drag coefficient, in the range 0.0016 - 0.0032, will be analyzed in this work. The value of surface drag coefficient Cds = 0.0016 used in our previous studies (Alekseenko et al., 2012), would correspond to mature waves (open sea). But, in the case of semi-closed lagoonal ecosystem, it would be more appropriate to consider "young waves" mechanism. A dependency of this coefficient in terms of the wind speed is given by Young (1999) in both cases of mature waves and young waves. For "young waves" generated at a wind speed of 80 km/h, Cds = 0.0032. So, the influence of Cds on the vertical profile of the velocity in the water column is analyzed in the range 0.0016 - 0.0032. For the three main wind directions considered in this work, for a wind speed of 80 km/h, the complex current structure of the Berre lagoon is analysed. In the nearshore zones, strong alongshore downwind currents are generated, reaching values of the order of 1m/s (up to 1.5 m/s) at the free surface, and 0.5 - 0.6 m/s at the bottom. References Alekseenko E., B. Roux, A. Sukhinov, R. Kotarba, D. Fougere. Coastal hydrodynamics in a windy lagoon; submitted to Computers and Fluids, oct. 2012 Csanady G. T.: Large-scale motion in the Great Lakes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 72(16), 4151-4161, 1967. Csanady G. T. : Baroclinic boundary currents and long edge-waves in basins with sloping shores. J. Physical Oceanography 1(2):92-104, 1971. Hunter, J.R. and Hearn, C.J.: Lateral and vertical variations in the wind-driven circulations in long, shallow lakes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 92 (C12), 1987. Hearn, C.J. and Hunter, J.R.: A note on the equivalence of some two- and three-dimensional models of wind-driven barotropic flow in shallow seas, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 14, 553-556, 1990. Mathieu P.P., Deleersnijder E., Cushman-Roisin B., Beckers J.M. and Bolding K.: The role of topography in small well-mixed bays, with application to the lagoon of Mururoa. Continental Shelf research, 22(9), 1379-1395, 2002. A. Pérez-Ruzafa, C. Marcos, I.M. Pérez-Ruzafa (2011). Mediterranean coastal lagoons in an ecosystem and aquatic resources management context//Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Volume 36, Issues 5-6, 2011, Pages 160-166 Young I.R., Wind generated ocean waves. Ocean Engineering Series Editors. Elsevier, 1999, ISBN: 0-08-043317-0.

  10. Syngas fermentation to biofuel: evaluation of carbon monoxide mass transfer coefficient (kLa) in different reactor configurations.

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    Munasinghe, Pradeep Chaminda; Khanal, Samir Kumar

    2010-01-01

    Lignocellulosic biomass such as agri-residues, agri-processing by-products, and energy crops do not compete with food and feed, and is considered to be the ideal renewable feedstocks for biofuel production. Gasification of biomass produces synthesis gas (syngas), a mixture primarily consisting of CO and H(2). The produced syngas can be converted to ethanol by anaerobic microbial catalysts especially acetogenic bacteria such as various clostridia species.One of the major drawbacks associated with syngas fermentation is the mass transfer limitation of these sparingly soluble gases in the aqueous phase. One way of addressing this issue is the improvement in reactor design to achieve a higher volumetric mass transfer coefficient (k(L)a). In this study, different reactor configurations such as a column diffuser, a 20-?m bulb diffuser, gas sparger, gas sparger with mechanical mixing, air-lift reactor combined with a 20-?m bulb diffuser, air-lift reactor combined with a single gas entry point, and a submerged composite hollow fiber membrane (CHFM) module were employed to examine the k(L) a values. The k(L) a values reported in this study ranged from 0.4 to 91.08 h(-1). The highest k(L) a of 91.08 h(-1) was obtained in the air-lift reactor combined with a 20-?m bulb diffuser, whereas the reactor with the CHFM showed the lowest k(L) a of 0.4 h(-1). By considering both the k(L) a value and the statistical significance of each configuration, the air-lift reactor combined with a 20-?m bulb diffuser was found to be the ideal reactor configuration for carbon monoxide mass transfer in an aqueous phase. PMID:20677226

  11. Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer of Nanofluids with Carbon Nanotubes on Plain and Low Fin Surfaces

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    Park, Ki Jung [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Jung, Dongsoo [Inha Univ., Incheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-10-15

    Nuclear power generation is being discussed in many countries as an alternative method to solving the world's energy crisis. For the safe operation of nuclear power plants, ways for increasing the critical heat flux (CHF) related to a loss of coolant accident are being investigated. In the event that the local heat flux exceeds the CHF, there is an abrupt shift in the boiling curve such that the nucleate boiling ceases and transition boiling and ultimately film boiling occur, finally resulting in a physical break down of the surface. Therefore, it is essential to maximize the CHF for the protection of nuclear power plants with maximum system performance. For the past decade, as a lot of research has been carried out for an improvement of the boiling heat transfer coefficients (HTCs) and CHF, new methods employing nano particles have been proposed. The objectives of this study are to measure the pool boiling HTCs of the water without and with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on plain and low fin surfaces up to the CHF, and to analyze the effect of CNTs on both nucleate boiling HTCs and CHF. Pool boiling HTCs on all surfaces tested in water without and with CNTs increased as the heat flux increased, which is a typical trend in the pool boiling of pure fluids. For nanofluid with CNTs on low fin surfaces, the surface geometry and nano particles produced a double effect of increasing the CHFs.

  12. Effect of Adding Alcohols and Gas Velocity on Gas Holdup and Mass Transfer Coefficient in Bubble Columns withDraught Tube

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    Ali Abdul-Rahman N. Jasim

    2009-01-01

    The bubble columns are widely used as a two or three phase reactor in industrial chemical process such as absorption, biochemical reactions, coal liquefaction, etc. To design such a column, two main parameters should be taken in consideration, the gas hold-up ( ), and the liquid phase mass transfer coefficient KLa. The study includes the effect of gas velocity and the addition of alcohols on gas hold-up and mass transfer coefficient in bubble column with draught tube when the length of the co...

  13. Determinación Computacional del Coeficiente de Transferencia de Calor y Propiedades Termofísicas de Alimentos / Computational Determination of Heat Transfer Coefficient and Thermophysical Properties of Food

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    Diego F., Tirado; Diofanor, Acevedo; Plinio, Puello.

    Full Text Available Se describe la elaboración de un software para la determinación de propiedades termofísicas y coeficientes convectivos de transferencia de calor en alimentos y que se ha denominado CTCIA (Coeficientes de Transferencia de Calor en Ingeniería de Alimentos). Para validar los modelos incluidos en el sof [...] tware, se usaron datos experimentales de tilapia frescas y procesadas, a diferentes temperaturas y tiempos de proceso. Los datos experimentales fueron procesados automáticamente por el software, generando las propiedades termofísicas y el coeficiente de transferencia de calor. Se concluye que la metodología descrita sirve para el cálculo de propiedades termofísicas y el coeficiente convectivo cuando no hay resistencia interna a la transferencia de calor. Abstract in english The development of a computer program for the determination of thermophysical properties and convective heat transfer coefficients in foods is presented. The software has been named CTCIA (Heat Transfer Coefficients in Food Engineering). To validate the models included in the software, experimental [...] data of fresh and processed tilapia at different temperatures and process times. The experimental data were processed automatically by the software, thereby generating values for the thermophysical properties and the heat transfer coefficient. In is concluded that the method described in this study is useful for calculating the thermophysical properties and the convective heat transfer coefficient when there is no internal resistance to heat transfer.

  14. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer to air from a compact heat exchanger with water spray precooling and surface deluge cooling

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    Various methods are available to enhance heat exchanger performance with evaporative cooling. In this study, evaporative mist precooling, deluge cooling, and combined cooling schemes are examined experimentally and compared to model predictions. A flexible model of a compact, finned-tube heat exchanger with a wetted surface is developed by applying the governing conservation and rate equations and invoking the heat and mass transfer analogy. The model is applicable for dry, partially wet, or fully wet surface conditions and capable of predicting local heat/mass transfer, wetness condition, and pressure drop of the heat exchanger. Experimental data are obtained from wind tunnel experiments using a louver-fin flat-tube heat exchanger with single-phase tube-side flow. Total capacity, pressure drop, and water drainage behavior under various water usage rates and air face velocities are analyzed and compared to data for dry-surface conditions. A heat exchanger partitioning method for evaporative cooling is introduced to study partially wet surface conditions, as part of a consistent and general method for interpreting wet-surface performance data. The heat exchanger is partitioned into dry and wet portions by introducing a wet surface factor. For the wet part, the enthalpy potential method is used to determine the air-side sensible heat transfer coefficient. Thermal and hydraulic performance is compared to empirical correlations. Total capacity predictions from the model agree with the experimental results with an average deviation of 12.6%. The model is also exercised for four water augmentation schemes; results support operating under a combined mist precooling and deluge cooling scheme. -- Highlights: • A new spray-cooled heat exchanger model is presented and is validated with data. • Heat duty is shown to be asymptotic with spray flow rate. • Meaningful heat transfer coefficients for partially wet conditions are obtained. • Colburn jwet is lower than jdry but no significant change in f was observed. • Simulations suggest using combined precooling and deluge cooling scheme

  15. REMOTE SENSING AND SURFACE ENERGY FLUX MODELS TO DERIVE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION AND CROP COEFFICIENT

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    Attilio Toscano

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Remote sensing techniques using high resolution satellite images provide opportunities to evaluate daily crop water use and its spatial and temporal distribution on a field by field basis. Mapping this indicator with pixels of few meters of size on extend areas allows to characterize different processes and parameters. Satellite data on vegetation reflectance, integrated with in field measurements of canopy coverage features and the monitoring of energy fluxes through the soil-plant-atmosphere system, allow to estimate conventional irrigation components (ET, Kc thus improving irrigation strategies. In the study, satellite potential evapotranspiration (ETp and crop coefficient (Kc maps of orange orchards are derived using semi-empirical approaches between reflectance data from IKONOS imagery and ground measurements of vegetation features. The monitoring of energy fluxes through the orchard allows to estimate actual crop evapotranspiration (ETa using energy balance and the Surface Renewal theory. The approach indicates substantial promise as an efficient, accurate and relatively inexpensive procedure to predict actual ET fluxes and Kc from irrigated lands.

  16. Fabrication of Robust and Antifouling Superhydrophobic Surfaces via Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization.

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    Xue, Chao-Hua; Guo, Xiao-Jing; Ma, Jian-Zhong; Jia, Shun-Tian

    2015-04-22

    Superhydrophobic surfaces were fabricated via surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization of fluorinated methacrylates on poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fabrics. The hydrophobicity of the PET fabric was systematically tunable by controlling the polymerization time. The obtained superhydrophobic fabrics showed excellent chemical robustness even after exposure to different chemicals, such as acid, base, salt, acetone, and toluene. Importantly, the fabrics maintained superhydrophobicity after 2500 abrasion cycles, 100 laundering cycles, and long time exposure to UV irradiation. Also, the surface of the superhydrophobic fabrics showed excellent antifouling properties. PMID:25832484

  17. Effect of internal pressure and gas/liquid interface area on the CO mass transfer coefficient using hollow fibre membranes as a high mass transfer gas diffusing system for microbial syngas fermentation.

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    Yasin, Muhammad; Park, Shinyoung; Jeong, Yeseul; Lee, Eun Yeol; Lee, Jinwon; Chang, In Seop

    2014-10-01

    This study proposed a submerged hollow fibre membrane bioreactor (HFMBR) system capable of achieving high carbon monoxide (CO) mass transfer for applications in microbial synthesis gas conversion systems. Hydrophobic polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane fibres were used to fabricate a membrane module, which was used for pressurising CO in water phase. Pressure through the hollow fibre lumen (P) and membrane surface area per unit working volume of the liquid (A(S)/V(L)) were used as controllable parameters to determine gas-liquid volumetric mass transfer coefficient (k(L)a) values. We found a k(L)a of 135.72 h(-1) when P was 93.76 kPa and AS/VL was fixed at 27.5m(-1). A higher k(L)a of 155.16 h(-1) was achieved by increasing AS/VL to 62.5m(-1) at a lower P of 37.23 kPa. Practicality of HFMBR to support microbial growth and organic product formation was assessed by CO/CO2 fermentation using Eubacterium limosum KIST612. PMID:25105269

  18. On the influence of the surface constitution of the heating area on the heat transfer in nucleate boiling

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    The influence of the surface constitution on the heat transfer in nucleate boiling on horizontal, flat plates over a wide range of pressures has been experimentally investigated in this work. The coolants R11 (CF Cl3) and R115 (C2F3Cl) were used as test liquids at standardized boiling pressure P/Pk between 0.003 and 0.9. The heat flow density is widely varied, at high boiling pressure upto the maximum heat flow density of nucleate boiling (burnout). In order to obtain the greatest possible variety of roughness, three plates are mechanically prepared (filed, turned, polished) and two chemically (etched). For developed nucleate boiling the heat transfer coefficients ? for the filed plate are clearly higher over the whole pressure range investigated than the results for the other four plates, whereby one can observe for these plates an increasing influence of roughness ? only with increasing boiling pressure. In the burnout region at high boiling pressure, the heat transfer coefficient is not effected by the surface roughness of the heating surface. The absolute values of about 50 000 W/m2K agree with those found for the horizontal pipe at these pressures. (GL)

  19. Condensation heat transfer on micro and nano structured super hydrophobic surface

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    Condensation phenomena occur during the PCCS operation cooling the containment through phase change heat transfer. Accordingly it is important to enhance the condensation heat transfer performance. Condensation mode is commonly classified as filmwise condensation (FWC) and dropwise condensation (DWC). DWC heat transfer performance has an order of magnitude higher than FWC heat transfer performance. In DWC process, condensed liquid droplets attach to the surface and prevent transfer of heat to the cooled surface. Generally the condensate is removed by gravity. When removal rate of condensate is high, DWC heat transfer performance will be enhanced. In terms of removal rate, superhydrophobic surface, which is recently in the spotlight, is expected to have capability to enhance the DWC heat transfer efficiency by reducing droplet size. In this study, we investigated condensation heat transfer performance on micro and nano structured superhydrophobic surface. Condensation experiments on the micro and nano structured superhydrophobic surface were carried out and compared with those on the smooth hydrophobic surface in terms of heat transfer performance and condensed droplet morphologies. Through the experiments, we found that superhydrophobicity disappeared under the condensation circumstance. As a result, heat transfer performance on the superhydro-phobic structured surface decreased compared with that on the smooth hydrophobic surface. In order to enhance the condensation heat transfer performance with superhydrophobic property, condensation mechanism on superhydrophobic surface and the conditions for sustaining superhydrophobicity should be studied more

  20. Study of heat transfer between an over-bed oil burner flame and a fluidized bed during start-up: Determination of the flame to bed convection coefficient

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    A study of the heat transfer processes between an over-bed burner flame and a fluidized bed during start-up as been conducted. Owing to the difficulty of estimating the flame to bed convection coefficient in an industrial boiler, convection coefficients were determined using a laboratory bench scale unit. Such convection heat transfer coefficients are obtained for 3 kg, 4 kg and 5.5 kg initial bed inventories by combining measured temperatures and flow rates with a mathematical model representing the complex energy exchange in the system. Results show that the height of the fluidized bed and its distance to the flame are an important factor in the overall heat transfer process, both by convection and radiation. For 5.5 kg, 4 kg and 3 kg initial bed inventories, the convection coefficients obtained, at the end of start-up, are 180 ± 30 W/m2 K, 150 ± 20 W/m2 K and 95 ± 10 W/m2 K respectively. The determined convection coefficients can be utilized in the future as guides in the design of start-up systems for BFB boilers. The energy analysis performed also identified the major sources of heat losses in the bubbling fluidized bed.

  1. Gas–Liquid Mass Transfer Coefficient in Stirred Tanks Interpreted through Models of Idealized Eddy Structure of Turbulence in the Bubble Vicinity.

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    Linek, V.; Korda?, M.; Zedníková, Mária; Moucha, T.

    2004-01-01

    Ro?. 43, ?. 12 (2004), s. 1511-1517. ISSN 0255-2701 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4072921 Keywords : mass transfer coefficient * bubble * dynamic pressure method Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Impact factor: 1.033, year: 2004

  2. Entropy flow and generation in radiative transfer between surfaces

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    Zhang, Z.M.; Basu, S. [Georgia Institute of Technolgy, Atlanta, GA (United States). George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

    2007-02-15

    Entropy of radiation has been used to derive the laws of blackbody radiation and determine the maximum efficiency of solar energy conversion. Along with the advancement in thermophotovoltaic technologies and nanoscale heat radiation, there is an urgent need to determine the entropy flow and generation in radiative transfer between nonideal surfaces when multiple reflections are significant. This paper investigates entropy flow and generation when incoherent multiple reflections are included, without considering the effects of interference and photon tunneling. The concept of partial equilibrium is applied to interpret the monochromatic radiation temperature of thermal radiation, T{sub l}(l,{omega}), which is dependent on both wavelength l and direction {omega}. The entropy flux and generation can thus be evaluated for nonideal surfaces. It is shown that several approximate expressions found in the literature can result in significant errors in entropy analysis even for diffuse-gray surfaces. The present study advances the thermodynamics of nonequilibrium thermal radiation and will have a significant impact on the future development of thermophotovoltaic and other radiative energy conversion devices. (author)

  3. Volumetric Mass Transfer Coefficient of SO2 Gas Absorption into Aqueous Sodium Sulphite Solution in Plate Column

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    Jafar Ghani Majeed

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The volumetric mass transfer coefficient (KG.a for SO2 removal from gas mixture into aqueous Na2SO3 solution was studied in a plate column at constant temperature ( 25 , and liquid holdup. The KG.a values were evaluated over ranges of operating independent variables: gas flow rate (QG, SO2 concentration in inlet gas (CSO2, in, and concentration of aqueous Na2SO3 solution (CNa2SO3. The experimental results showed that KG.a decreased with increasing of CSO2, in, increased with increase of QG, and CNa2SO3. The influence of gas flow rate on KG.a is more than the influence of SO2 concentration in inlet gas, and concentration of aqueous Na2SO3 solution respectively. Computer program Statgrhaphics/Experimental design was used to find the linear fitted models of the KG.a in terms of the dimensional and dimensionless of independent operating variables. The QG, CSO2, in, and CNa2SO3 have significant effects on KG.a, while the interactions of them have no significant effects on it, and could be neglected. The R-squared statistic indicates that the model as fitted explains 90.4949% of the variability in KG.a.

  4. High heat flux sensor for infrared thermography determination of heat transfer coefficient of liquid metal cooled target's wall

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    Patorski, Jacek A.; Gindrat, Malko

    2009-05-01

    The proton beam passing through the wall area of a liquid metal (LM) target container, called entrance window, is causing deposition of maximum high heat flux amount 140 W/cm2.Previous experimental thermo-hydraulics investigations for the MEGAPIE LM-target at the SINQ facility of Heat- Transfer-Coefficient (HTC) using InfraRed-Thermography (IRT) have been presented at Thermosense 2006 and 2007 [1], [2] and references therein. During these investigations the IRT active sensors with applied heat fluxes of the small and low range from 2.5 to 15.2 W/cm2 are used. The heating shell foil of the sensor has been connected to steel dish enclosing LM target container by using electrical insulation ceramic glue. A higher, then achieved 15 W/cm2, heat flux has lead to delaminating of the heater. Because of interest to determinate the HTC-chart under real heat flux conditions and investigate some positive effect of heat flux buoyancy on cooling, the idea for the High Heat Flux (HHF) IRT Sensors, using of the Low Pressure Plasma Spraying - Thin Film (LPPS-TF) technology of the Sulzer Metco Company has been created. The paper presents the idea of multilayer thermal sprayed construction of HHF-IRT-Sensor, few realizations and some results of the first pre-test performed at the PSI LBE Double Pump Loop using the new sensor and the 2DD IRT methodology presented in [1].

  5. Study of Soil Scattering Coefficients in Combination with Diesel for a Slightly Rough Surface in the Cj Band

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    Alireza Taravat Najafabadi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The value of the back-scattering coefficient of soil is dependent on its dielectric constant. An attempt has been made to estimate the scattering coefficient for a slightly rough surface for soil in combination with diesel, using the Perturbation Model. A database of the estimated Cj band (5.3 GHz scattering coefficients for soil in combination with diesel for both horizontal and vertical polarization and different look angles has been generated. The results show that as the diesel contamination increases, the scattering coefficient decreases in both horizontal and vertical polarization. For active microwave remote sensing the scattering coefficient data for soil in combination with diesel for different weight percentage content is useful for image analysis and its applications. By using this database it is possible to design an active microwave sensor for remote sensing detection of oil, which would be useful in the field of environmental science. The backscattering coefficient for three different look angles (45, 50 and 55 has been calculated, which is desirable for space borne remote sensing sensors.

  6. Flow boiling heat transfer enhancement on copper surface using Fe doped Al2O3-TiO2 composite coatings

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    Sujith Kumar, C. S.; Suresh, S.; Aneesh, C. R.; Santhosh Kumar, M. C.; Praveen, A. S.; Raji, K.

    2015-04-01

    In the present work, flow boiling experiments were conducted to study the effect of spray pyrolyzed Fe doped Al2O3-TiO2 composite coatings over the copper heater blocks on critical heat flux (CHF) and boiling heat transfer coefficient. Heat transfer studies were conducted in a mini-channel of overall dimension 30 mm × 20 mm × 0.4 mm using de-mineralized water as the working fluid. Each coated sample was tested for two mass fluxes to explore the heat transfer performance. The effect of Fe addition on wettability and porosity of the coated surfaces were measured using the static contact angle metre and the atomic force microscope (AFM), and their effect on flow boiling heat transfer were investigated. A significant enhancement in CHF and boiling heat transfer coefficient were observed on all coated samples compared to sand blasted copper surface. A maximum enhancement of 52.39% and 44.11% in the CHF and heat transfer coefficient were observed for 7.2% Fe doped TiO2-Al2O3 for a mass flux of 88 kg/m2 s.

  7. Molten Materials Transfer and Handling on the Lunar Surface

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    Stefanescu, Doru M.; Curreri, Peter A.; Sen, Subhayu

    2008-01-01

    Electrolytic reduction processes as a means to provide pure elements for lunar resource utilization have many advantages. Such processes have. the potential of removing all the oxygen from the lunar soil for use in life support and for propellant. Electrochemical reduction also provides a direct path for the. production of pure metals and silicon which can be utilized for in situ manufacturing and power production. Some of the challenges encountered in the electrolytic reduction processes include the feeding of the electrolytic cell (the transfer of electrolyte containing lunar soil), the withdrawal of reactants and refined products such as the liquidironsiliconalloy with a number of impurities, and the spent regolith slag, produced in the hot electrolytic cell for the reduction of lunar regolith. The paper will discuss some of the possible solutions to the challenges of handling molten materials on the lunar surface, as well as the path toward the construction and testing of a proof-of-concept facility.

  8. Global surface temperature/heat transfer measurements using infrared imaging

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    Daryabeigi, Kamran

    1992-01-01

    A series of studies were conducted to evaluate the use of scanning radiometric infrared imaging systems for providing global surface temperature/heat transfer measurements in support of hypersonic wind tunnel testing. The in situ precision of the technique with narrow temperature span setting over the temperature range of 20 to 200 C was investigated. The precision of the technique over wider temperature span settings was also determined. The accuracy of technique for providing aerodynamic heating rates was investigated by performing measurements on a 10.2-centimeter hemisphere model in the Langley 31-inch Mach 10 tunnel, and comparing the results with theoretical predictions. Data from tests conducted on a generic orbiter model in this tunnel are also presented.

  9. Comparison between one-dimensional uncoupled and convection-conduction conjugated approaches in finned surface heat transfer

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    Cláudia R., Andrade; Edson L., Zaparoli.

    Full Text Available This work studies the forced convection problem in internal flow between concentric annular ducts, with radial fins at the internal tube surface. The finned surface heat transfer is analyzed by two different approaches. In the first one, it is assumed one-dimensional heat conduction along the intern [...] al tube wall and fins, with the convection heat transfer coefficient being a known parameter, determined by an uncoupled solution. In the other way, named conjugated approach, the mathematical model (continuity, momentum, energy and K-epsilon equations) applied to tube annuli problem was numerically solved using finite element technique in a coupled formulation. At first time, a comparison was made between results obtained for the conjugated problem and experimental data, showing good agreement. Then, the temperature profiles under these two approaches were compared to each other to analyze the validity of the one-dimensional classical formulation that has been utilized in the heat exchanger design.

  10. Comparison between one-dimensional uncoupled and convection-conduction conjugated approaches in finned surface heat transfer

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    Andrade Cláudia R.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available This work studies the forced convection problem in internal flow between concentric annular ducts, with radial fins at the internal tube surface. The finned surface heat transfer is analyzed by two different approaches. In the first one, it is assumed one-dimensional heat conduction along the internal tube wall and fins, with the convection heat transfer coefficient being a known parameter, determined by an uncoupled solution. In the other way, named conjugated approach, the mathematical model (continuity, momentum, energy and K-epsilon equations applied to tube annuli problem was numerically solved using finite element technique in a coupled formulation. At first time, a comparison was made between results obtained for the conjugated problem and experimental data, showing good agreement. Then, the temperature profiles under these two approaches were compared to each other to analyze the validity of the one-dimensional classical formulation that has been utilized in the heat exchanger design.

  11. Immobilization, hybridization, and oxidation of synthetic DNA on gold surface: Electron transfer investigated by electrochemistry and scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Fundamental understanding of interfacial electron transfer (ET) among electrolyte/DNA/solid-surface will facilitate the design for electrical detection of DNA molecules. In this report, the electron transfer characteristics of synthetic DNA (sequence from pathogenic Cryptosporidium parvum) self-assembled on a gold surface was electrochemically studied. The effects of immobilization order on the interface ET related parameters such as diffusion coefficient (D0), surface coverage (?R), and monolayer thickness (di) were determined by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). DNA surface density (?DNA) was determined by the integration of the charge of the electro-oxidation current peaks during the initial cyclic voltammetry scans. It was found that the DNA surface densities at different modifications followed the order: ?DNA (dsS-DNA/Au) > ?DNA (MCH/dsS-DNA/Au) > ?DNA (dsS-DNA/MCH/Au). It was also revealed that the electro-oxidation of the DNA modified gold surface would involve the oxidation of nucleotides (guanine and adenine) with a 5.51 electron transfer mechanism and the oxidative desorption of DNA and MCH molecules by a 3 electron transfer mechanism. STM topography and current image analysis indicated that the surface conductivity after each surface modification followed the order: dsS-DNA/Au < MCH/dsS-DNA/Au < oxidized MCH/dsS-DNA/Au < Hoechst/oxidizedzed MCH/dsS-DNA/Au < Hoechst/oxidized MCH/dsS-DNA/Au. The results from this study suggested a combination of variations in immobilization order may provide an alternative approach for the optimization of DNA hybridization and the further development for electrical detection of DNA.

  12. Surface characterization and surface electronic structure of organic quasi-one-dimensional charge transfer salts

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    Sing, M.; Schwingenschlögl, U.

    2003-01-01

    We have thoroughly characterized the surfaces of the organic charge-transfer salts TTF-TCNQ and (TMTSF)(2)PF6 which are generally acknowledged as prototypical examples of one-dimensional conductors. In particular x-ray-induced photoemission spectroscopy turns out to be a valuable nondestructive diagnostic tool. We show that the observation of generic one-dimensional signatures in photoemission spectra of the valence band close to the Fermi level can be strongly affected by surface effects. Especially, great care must be exercised taking evidence for an unusual one-dimensional many-body state exclusively from the observation of a pseudogap.

  13. Interactions of satellite-speed helium atoms with satellite surfaces. 3: Drag coefficients from spatial and energy distributions of reflected helium atoms

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    Sharma, P. K.; Knuth, E. L.

    1977-01-01

    Spatial and energy distributions of helium atoms scattered from an anodized 1235-0 aluminum surface as well as the tangential and normal momentum accommodation coefficients calculated from these distributions are reported. A procedure for calculating drag coefficients from measured values of spatial and energy distributions is given. The drag coefficient calculated for a 6061 T-6 aluminum sphere is included.

  14. Heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of dry tower extended surfaces. Part I. Heat transfer and pressure drop data

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    A compilation is presented of heat transfer and pressure drop data which were collected from literature reports on extended surface heat exchangers. The type of extended surfaces considered are tubular finned tubes as distinct from compact heat exchangers. These surfaces have a base tube to which additional surface was added by mechanical means. This additional surface is in the form of fins attached to the outside surface of the tube. These tubes are normally employed for heat transfer between a liquid and a gas. The liquid flows inside the tubes and the gas, normally air, flows outside the tubes. The fins are oriented so that their surface is transverse to the axis of the tubes. The gas flows across the tubes in a direction parallel to the fin surface.

  15. Precise determination of the spin-transfer coefficient KNN' for n->p elastic scattering at 187 MeV

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    Yang, Haichuan

    IUCF experiment E401 determined the normal component spin-transfer coefficient KNN' for n->p elastic scattering at 187 MeV to an accuracy approaching ~+/-0.014 at 12 angles in the far-backward region (110° 14 obtained in earlier partial wave analyses or in fits to static few- body properties. Precise determination of np spin observables at intermediate energies may play an important role in resolving this discrepancy. The measurement was carried out at IUCF using the upgraded Polarized Neutron Facility (PNF). The polarized neutron beam was produced via the D(p->, n->) 2p reaction by bombarding a liquid deuterium target with polarized protons. After collimation, neutron fluxes of up to 5 × 106 n/s, with typical polarization Pn ~= 0.6, impinged on a solid CH2 target. Detection of both the proton and neutron from the second scattering, p(n->,p-> )n , provides event identification. Energy, angle, and timing information was collected for both outgoing nucleons on an event-by-event basis. An array of plastic scintillators comprised a neutron hodoscope, with angle segmentation of ?? = +/-2° and ?? = +/-2° in the lab frame. Effective n - ? discrimination was based on the correlation between neutron flight time and proton scattering angle. The forward-going protons were tracked with four planes each of vertical and horizontal drift chambers, and their polarization analyzed with a carbon-block polarimeter, containing two X-Y pairs of multi-wire proportional chambers and ?E - E detectors (plastic scintillator), similar to that used on the IUCF K600 spectrometer. Free-scattering correlations, imposed in software, reduced quasi-free contributions to less than 1% of the measured yields. Results for KNN' are compared to predictions of several partial wave analyses and potential models. The implication of these data for the magnitude of g2c is examined.

  16. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF HEAT TRANSFER ENHANCEMENT FROM DIMPLED SURFACE IN A CHANNEL.

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    Sandeep S. Kore

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available An experimental investigation has been carried out to study heat transfer and friction coefficient by dimpled surface. The aspect ratio of rectangular channel is kept 4:1 and Reynolds number based on hydraulic diameter is varied from 10000 to 40000. The ratios of dimple depth to dimple print diameter is varied from 0.02 to 0.04 toprovide information on the influences of dimple depth. The ratio of channel height to print diameter is 0.5. The heat transfer and friction factor data obtained is compared with the data obtained from smooth plate under similar geometric and flow conditions. It is observed that at all Reynolds number as depth increases from 0.2 to0.3, the normalised Nusselt number and thermal performance increases and then after when depth increase from 0.3 to 0.4 normalised Nusselt number and thermal performance decreases.These are because of increase in strength and intensity of vortices and associated secondary flows ejected from the dimples.

  17. Atomic data for neutron-capture elements III. Charge transfer rate coefficients for low-charge ions of Ge, Se, Br, Kr, Rb, and Xe

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    2011-01-01

    We present total and final-state resolved charge transfer (CT) rate coefficients for low-charge Ge, Se, Br, Kr, Rb, and Xe ions reacting with neutral hydrogen over the temperature range 10^2--10^6 K. Each of these elements has been detected in ionized astrophysical nebulae, particularly planetary nebulae. CT rate coefficients are a key ingredient for the ionization equilibrium solutions needed to determine total elemental abundances from those of the observed ions. A multi-channel Landau Zener approach was used to compute rate coefficients for projectile ions with charges q=2-5, and for singly-charged ions the Demkov approximation was utilized. Our results for five-times ionized species are lower limits, due to the incompleteness of level energies in the NIST database. In addition, we computed rate coefficients for charge transfer ionization reactions between the neutral species of the above six elements and ionized hydrogen. The resulting total and state-resolved CT rate coefficients are tabulated and availa...

  18. Mass Transfer and Heat Generation Effects on MHD Free Convection Flow past an Inclined Vertical Surface in a Porous Medium

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A steady two-dimensional MHD free convection and mass transfer flow past an inclined semi-infinite vertical surface in the presence of heat generation and a porous medium has been studied numerically. The governing partial differential equations are reduced to a system of ordinary differential equations by introducing similarity transformations. The non-linear similarity equations are solved numerically by applying the Runge-Kutta method of fourth order with shooting technique. The numerical results are presented graphically for different values of the parameters. Finally, the numerical values of the local skin-friction coefficient, local Nusselt number and Sherwood number are shown in Table 1.

  19. Theoretical study to determine the heat transfer by forced convection coefficient in an empirical correlation in single phase, for annular channels

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    In the heat transfer studies by forced convection, we have few data about behavior of the fluids in an annular channel heated by a concentric pipe, such date is necessary to know the heat transfer coefficient that establish the interchange of energy and the thermic properties of the fluid with the geometry of the flow. In this work the objective, was to compare some empirical correlations that we needed for determinate the heat transfer coefficient for annular channels, where we obtained similar at the theoretical results of an experiment made by Miller and Benforado. It is important to know such coefficients because we can determinate the heat quantity transmitted to a probe zone, in which we simulate a nuclear fuel element that developed huge heat quantity that must be dispersed in short time. We give theoretical data of the heat forced transfer convection and we analyzed the phenomena in annular channels given some empirical correlations employed by some investigators and we analyzed each one. (Author)

  20. Dependence of Effective diffusion coefficient on the sample surface open to leaching in the disposal system with drainage

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    In this paper, manner in defining the effective coefficient of diffusion of the radionuclide 137Cs, immobilized in cement matrix, due to the level of the matrix surface, open to contact leachant medium, is presented. Experimental is related to the radioactive waste-mortar mixture samples, completely immersed in the distilled water, as well as in distilled water with glass beds, as drainage system. Series of samples were prepared in manner to have different levels of the open surfaces, that are gradually increased. Effective coefficients of diffusion were calculated on the basis of the known cumulative leached fractions of the prospected radionuclide. Results of the mathematical modelling of the performed leaching processes, are implemented in the safety analysis of the solidified radioactive waste from impact with the environment, in the prolonged periods of disposal. (author)

  1. Heat transfer characteristics in closed-loop spray cooling of micro-structured surfaces

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    With water as the working fluid, experiments on the heat transfer characteristics of spray cooling of micro-structured surfaces were performed in a closed loop system. Experimental data were analyzed in the view of the ratio between convective heat transfer and phase change heat transfer. The results indicate that heat transfer is obviously enhanced for micro-channel surfaces relative to the flat surface because of higher phase change heat transfer. For the geometries tested at lower surface temperature, the straight finned surface has the largest heat flux; while at higher surface temperature, the cubic pin finned surface has the largest heat flux. Heat fluxes of all the surfaces grow with increasing flow rates, except for the straight finned surface under lower surface temperature. The ratio of phase change to total heat transfer is bigger than 20% for the flat surface, and higher than 50% for micro-structured surface. Critical heat fluxes of 159.1 W/cm2, 120.2 W/cm2, and 109.8 W/cm2 are attained respectively for cubic pin finned, straight finned and flat surfaces when the flow rate is 15.9 mL/min, and the corresponding evaporation efficiency are 96.0%, 72.5%, 67.1%. (authors)

  2. Effect of surface roughness on rarefied-gas heat transfer in microbearings

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    In this Letter, the rarefaction and roughness effects on the heat transfer process in gas microbearings are investigated. A heat transfer model is developed by introducing two-variable Weierstrass–Mandelbrot (W–M) function with fractal geometry. The heat transfer problem in the multiscale self-affine rough microbearings at slip flow regime is analyzed and discussed. The results show that rarefaction has more significant effect on heat transfer in rough microbearings with lower fractal dimension. The negative influence of roughness on heat transfer found to be the Nusselt number reduction. The heat transfer performance can be optimized with increasing fractal dimension of the rough surface. -- Highlights: ? A heat transfer model is described with fractal geometry. ? The rarefaction affects the heat transfer under lower fractal dimension. ? The negative influence of roughness on heat transfer is Nusselt number reduction. ? The heat transfer can be optimized with increasing fractal dimension.

  3. Measurements of transfer coefficients for 137Cs, 60Co, 54Mn, 22Na, 131I and 95mTc from feed into milk and beef

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    The transfer in cattle of the radionuclides 137Cs, 60Co, 54Mn, 22Na, 131I and 95mTc was studied experimentally to determine transfer coefficients from feed to milk and meat. Special interest was kept on normal feeding and maintenance conditions used in Germany. The radionuclides were incorporated into fodder plants through root uptake and thus available in a chemical form resulting from the contamination of agricultural soil. This permitted realistic simulation of the soil-plant-animal food chain. The equilibrium transfer coefficients for milk were calculated to be 22Na: 0.016±0.002 d/l, 60Co: ? 0.0002 d/l, 54Mn: ? 0.0005 d/l, and 137Cs: 0.0022±0.0002 d/l. The equilibrium transfer coefficients for meat were calculated to be 22Na: 0.01±0.002 d/kg, 60Co: ? 0.00013 d/kg, 54Mn: ? 0.0005 d/kg, and 137Cs: 0.0062±0.0006 d/kg. A single dose of 131I was orally administered three times in the chemical form of iodide. Models were applied to obtain parameters for a quantitative description of the iodine metabolism. The equilibrium transfer factor for 131I in this chemical form to milk was calculated to be 0.009±0.0014 d/l. For 95mTc only an upper limit of the transfer factor of 1.7 . 10-4 d/l could be estimated because of the small amount of radioactivity available. (orig.dioactivity available. (orig.)

  4. Radionuclide transfer onto ground surface in surface water flow. 2. Undisturbed tuff rock

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    Radionuclide migration with ground surface water flow is considered to be one of path ways in the scenario for environmental migration of the radionuclide leaked from LLRW depository. To study the radionuclide migration demonstratively, a ground surface radionuclide migration test was carried out by simulating radioactive solution flowing on the sloped tuff rock surface. Tuff rock sample of 240 cm in length taken from the Shimokita district was used to test the transfer of 60Co, 85Sr and 137Cs onto the sample surface from the flowing radioactive solution under restricted infiltration condition at flow rates of 25, 80, 160ml/min and duration of 56h. The concentration change of the radionuclides in effluent was nearly constant as a function of elapsed time during the experimental period, but decreased with lower flow rates. Among the three radionuclides, 137Cs was greatly decreased its concentration to 30% of the inflow. Adsorbed distribution of the radionuclides concentration on the ground surface decreased gradually with the distance from the inlet, and showed greater gradient at lower flow rate. Analyzing the result by the migration model, where a vertical advection distribution and two-dimensional diffusion in surface water are adopted with a first order adsorption reaction, value of migration parameters was obtained relating to the radionuclide adsorption and the surface water flow, and the measured distribution could be well simulated by adopting the value to the model. By comparing the values with the case of loamy soil layer, all values of the migration parameters showed not so great difference between two samples for 60Co and 85Sr. For 137Cs, reflecting a few larger value of adsorption to the tuff rock, larger ability to reduce the concentration of flowing radioactive solution could be indicated than that to the loamy soil surface by estimation for long flowed distance. (author)

  5. The determination of mass transfer coefficient on the extractions of Ce(IV) by D2EHPA was used tin layer process

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    It has be done to determination of mass transfer coefficient on the extractions Ce (IV) by Di (2- ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) using CELL ARMOLLEX. CELL ARMOLLEX have two stirrers are top and down to make tin layer between organic face and water face to be constant so that diffusion mechanism reaction was took place. It was obtained that mass transfer coefficient on variation of acids 1-3 N = 2.50x10-3 - 1.06x10-3 ; on variation of concentration reactant 2.5 - 7.5% = 2.21x10-3 - 2.58x10-3 and on the variation of stirring speed = 4.703x10-3 - 1.88x10-4

  6. Study on interfacial heat transfer coefficient at metal/die interface during high pressure die casting process of AZ91D alloy

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    GUO Zhi-peng

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available The high pressure die casting (HPDC process is one of the fastest growing and most efficient methods for the production of complex shape castings of magnesium and aluminum alloys in today’s manufacturing industry.In this study, a high pressure die casting experiment using AZ91D magnesium alloy was conducted, and the temperature profiles inside the die were Measured. By using a computer program based on solving the inverse heat problem, the metal/die interfacial heat transfer coefficient (IHTC was calculated and studied. The results show that the IHTC between the metal and die increases right after the liquid metal is brought into the cavity by the plunger,and decreases as the solidification process of the liquid metal proceeds until the liquid metal is completely solidified,when the IHTC tends to be stable. The interfacial heat transfer coefficient shows different characteristics under different casting wall thicknesses and varies with the change of solidification behavior.

  7. Heat transfer by free convection from the inside surface of the vertical and inclined elliptic tube

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    Free convection from the inside surface of vertical and inclined elliptic tubes of axis ratio (a:b) 2:1 with a uniformly heated surface (constant heat flux) is investigated experimentally. The effects of orientation angle (?) and inclination angle (?) on the heat transfer coefficient were studied. The orientation angle (?) is varied from 0 deg. (when the major axis is horizontal) to 90 deg. (when the major axis is vertical) with steps of 15 deg. The inclination angle (?) is measured from the horizontal and varied from 15 deg. to 75 deg. with steps of 15 deg. The vertical position is considered as a special case of the inclined case when ? = 90. The experiments covered a range of Rayleigh number, Ra from 2.6 x 106 to 3.6 x 107. The local and average Nusselt numbers are estimated for different orientation angles and inclination angles at different Rayleigh numbers. The results obtained showed that the local Nu increased with the increase of axial distance from the lower end of the elliptic tube until a maximum value near the upper end, and then, it gradually decreased. The average Nu increases with the increase of ? or ? at the same Ra. The results obtained are correlated by dimensionless groups and with the available data of the inclined and vertical elliptic tubes

  8. Prediction of the influence of upstream wake passing on downstream blade row external heat transfer coefficient - A new physically-based method

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    Chana, Ks; Haller, Br

    2010-01-01

    For gas turbines, accurate prediction of the external heat transfer coefficient on the high pressure (HP) turbine rotor blades is of immense importance, as this component is critical and operates at material limits. Furthermore the external heat load is the governing boundary condition for the design of the internal cooling system of the blade. There is a continuous drive to increase the turbine entry temperature to increase the cycle efficiency, whilst developing blade cooling systems with h...

  9. Spin transfer coefficient Knn and polarization Py of the reaction pp ? d?+ between 1.3 and 2.4 GeV

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    The results of the measurement of the spin transfer coefficient and the polarization of the reaction pp ? d?+ at energies Tp ? 1300 MeV are presented. These data show a strong dependence of the angular distribution with energy and a structure around ? s = 2.65 GeV which has been already observed in other observables. At Tp = 1300 MeV the data disagree with the prediction of the last phase-shift analysis

  10. Experimental study of convective condensation in an inclined smooth tube. Part I : inclination effect on flow pattern and heat transfer coefficient

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    Lips, Stephane; Meyer, Josua P.

    2012-01-01

    An experimental study of convective condensation of R134a in an 8.38 mm inner diameter smooth tube in inclined orientations is presented. This article, being the first of a two-part paper (the second part concentrates on the pressure drops and void fractions), presents flow patterns and heat transfer coefficients during condensation for different mass fluxes and vapour qualities for the whole range of inclination angles (from vertical downwards to vertical upwards). The results were compared ...

  11. Correlation between mass transfer coefficient kLa and relevant operating parameters in cylindrical disposable shaken bioreactors on a bench-to-pilot scale

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    2013-01-01

    Background Among disposable bioreactor systems, cylindrical orbitally shaken bioreactors show important advantages. They provide a well-defined hydrodynamic flow combined with excellent mixing and oxygen transfer for mammalian and plant cell cultivations. Since there is no known universal correlation between the volumetric mass transfer coefficient for oxygen kLa and relevant operating parameters in such bioreactor systems, the aim of this current study is to experimentally determine a universal kLa correlation. Results A Respiration Activity Monitoring System (RAMOS) was used to measure kLa values in cylindrical disposable shaken bioreactors and Buckingham’s ?-Theorem was applied to define a dimensionless equation for kLa. In this way, a scale- and volume-independent kLa correlation was developed and validated in bioreactors with volumes from 2 L to 200 L. The final correlation was used to calculate cultivation parameters at different scales to allow a sufficient oxygen supply of tobacco BY-2 cell suspension cultures. Conclusion The resulting equation can be universally applied to calculate the mass transfer coefficient for any of seven relevant cultivation parameters such as the reactor diameter, the shaking frequency, the filling volume, the viscosity, the oxygen diffusion coefficient, the gravitational acceleration or the shaking diameter within an accuracy range of +/? 30%. To our knowledge, this is the first kLa correlation that has been defined and validated for the cited bioreactor system on a bench-to-pilot scale. PMID:24289110

  12. Heat transfer coefficients and pressure drops for R-134a and an ester lubricant mixture in a smooth tube and a micro-fin tube

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    Eckels, S.J. [Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States); Doerr, T.M.; Pate, M.B. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.

    1998-10-01

    This paper reports average heat transfer coefficients and pressure drops during the evaporation and condensation of mixtures of R-134a and a 150 SUS penta erythritol ester branched-acid lubricant. The smooth tube and micro-fin tube tested in this study had outer diameters of 9.52 mm (3/8 in.). The micro-fin tube had 60 fins, a fin height of 0.2 mm (0.008 in), and a spiral angle of 18{degree}. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the micro-fin tube with R-134a and to determine the effect of circulating lubricant. The experimental results show that the micro-fin tube has distinct performance advantages over the smooth tube. For example, the average heat transfer coefficients during evaporation and condensation in the micro-fin tube were 50--200% higher than those for the smooth tube, while the average pressure drops were on average only 10--50% higher. The experimental results indicate that the presence of a lubricant degrades the average heat transfer coefficients during both evaporation and condensation at high lubricant concentrations. Pressure drops during evaporation increased with the addition of a lubricant in both tubes. For condensation, pressure drops were unaffected by the addition of a lubricant.

  13. Influence of fluid-mechanical characteristics of the system on the volumetric mass transfer coefficient and gas dispersion in three-phase system

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    Kneževi? Milena M.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Distribution of gas bubbles and volumetric mass transfer coefficient, Kla, in a three phase system, with different types of solid particles at different operation conditions were studied in this paper. The ranges of superficial gas and liquid velocities used in this study were 0,03-0,09 m/s and 0-0,1 m/s, respectively. The three different types of solid particles were used as a bed in the column (glass dp=3 mm, dp=6 mm; ceramic dp=6 mm. The experiments were carried out in a 2D plexiglas column, 278 x 20,4 x 500 mm and in a cylindrical plexiglas column, with a diameter of 64 mm and a hight of 2000 mm. The Kla coefficient increased with gas and liquid velocities. Results showed that the volumetric mass transfer coefficient has a higher values in three phase system, with solid particles, compared with two phase system. The particles properties (diameter and density have a major impact on oxygen mass transfer in three phase systems.

  14. Estimation of Infiltration Parameters and the Irrigation Coefficients with the Surface Irrigation Advance Distance

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    Beibei, Zhou; Quanjiu, Wang; Shuai, Tan

    2014-01-01

    A theory based on Manning roughness equation, Philip equation and water balance equation was developed which only employed the advance distance in the calculation of the infiltration parameters and irrigation coefficients in both the border irrigation and the surge irrigation. The improved procedure was validated with both the border irrigation and surge irrigation experiments. The main results are shown as follows. Infiltration parameters of the Philip equation could be calculated accurately...

  15. Boiling heat transfer performance and phenomena of Al2O3-water nano-fluids from a plain surface in a pool

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    Boiling heat transfer characteristics of nano-fluids with nano-particles suspended in water are studied using different volume concentrations of alumina nano-particles. Pool boiling heat transfer coefficients and phenomena of nano-fluids are compared with those of pure water, which are acquired on a horizontal flat surface with highly smooth roughness of a few tens nanometers. The experimental results show that these nano-fluids have poor heat transfer performance compared to pure water in natural convection and nucleate boiling. This is related to a change of surface characteristics by the deposition of nano-particles. Comparisons between the experimental data and the Rhosenow correlation show that the correlation has a possibility to predict the performance with an appropriate modified liquid-surface combination factor and changed physical properties of a base liquid. (authors)

  16. Surface Engineering for Phase Change Heat Transfer: A Review

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    Attinger, Daniel; Frankiewicz, Christophe; Betz, Amy R.; Schutzius, Thomas M.; Ganguly, Ranjan; Das, Arindam; Kim, C. -J.; Megaridis, Constantine M.

    2014-01-01

    Among numerous challenges to meet the rising global energy demand in a sustainable manner, improving phase change heat transfer has been at the forefront of engineering research for decades. The high heat transfer rates associated with phase change heat transfer are essential to energy and industry applications; but phase change is also inherently associated with poor thermodynamic efficiencies at low heat flux, and violent instabilities at high heat flux. Engineers have tri...

  17. Effect of 1-hexadecanol on mass transfer coefficients for evaporation of water and volatile organic compounds from water at constant temperature

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    Bunyakan, C.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to determine the effect of 1-hexadecanol on the overall mass transfer coefficients (KOL of acetone and toluene representing low and high volatile organic compounds (VOC. A series of evaporation experiments was performed in a water bath in order to control the water temperature. The water temperature range of 25-35 oC was investigated. The initial concentrations of acetone and toluene in water were about 1000 and 200 mg/L, respectively. The amounts of 1-hexadecanol added were varied from 0 to 32 mg/cm2. The air temperature was constant at 28±1oC for all experiments. The KOL values of both VOC were measured at various levels of 1-hexadecanol on water surface. The results indicated that the KOL value decreased with increasing amount of 1-hexadecanol and reached a minimum value when the amount of1-hexadecanol added was in the range of 25-30 mg/cm2. The KOL reduction at this level of 1-hexadecanoldepends on the water temperature and the volatility of VOC. The KOL reductions of toluene were about 57,45, and 31 % at 25, 30 and 35 oC, respectively, while those of acetone at the same temperatures were 43, 40and 37%, respectively. Additionally, the influence of 1-hexadecanol on water evaporation was also invest-igated. The reduction in kG of water at the same amount of 1-hexadecanol were 72, 69 and 62 for the water temperatures of 25, 30 and 35 oC, respectively. From this investigation, we can conclude that the use ofsurfactant to prevent air pollution caused by VOC evaporation from water is possible.

  18. Boundary Layer Stagnation-Point Slip Flow and Heat Transfer towards a Shrinking/Stretching Cylinder over a Permeable Surface

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the boundary layer stagnation-point slip flow and heat transfer towards a shrinking/stretching cylinder over a permeable surface is considered. The governing equations are first transformed into a system of non-dimensional equations via the non-dimensional variables, and then into self-similar ordinary differential equations before they are solved numerically using the shooting method. Numerical results are obtained for the skin friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number as well as the velocity and temperature profiles for some values of the governing parameters, namely the velocity slip parameter (?, the thermal slip parameter (?, the curvature parameter (? and the velocity ratio parameter (c/a. The physical quantities of interest are the skin friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number measured by f’’(0 and –?’(0, respectively. The numerical results show that the velocity slip parameter ? increases the heat transfer rate at the surface, while the thermal slip parameter ? decreases it. On the other hand, increasing the velocity slip parameter ? causes the decrease in the flow velocity. Further, it is found that the solutions for a shrinking cylinder (c/ac/a>0 case. Finally, it is also found that the values of f’’(0 and –?’(0 increase as the curvature parameter ? increases.

  19. Effects of Viscous Dissipation on the Slip MHD Flow and Heat Transfer past a Permeable Surface with Convective Boundary Conditions

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an analysis of the energy exchange resulting from a 2D steady magnetohydrodynamics (MHD flow past a permeable surface with partial slip in the presence of the viscous dissipation effect under convective heating boundary conditions. A magnetic field can effectively control the motion of an electrically conducting fluid in micro scale systems, which can be applied for fluid transportation. Local similarity solutions for the transformed governing equations are obtained, and the reduced ordinary differential equations solved numerically via an explicit Runge-Kutta (4, 5 formula, the Dormand-Prince pair and shooting method, which is valid for fixed positions along the surface. The effects of various physical parameters, such as the magnetic parameter, the slip coefficient, the suction/injection parameter, the Biot number, the Prandtl number and the Eckert number, on the flow and heat transfer characteristics are presented graphically and discussed. The results indicate that the heat transfer rate increases with the increase in Biot number, slip coefficient, suction and magnetic parameter, whereas it decreases with the increase in Eckert number and injection.

  20. High performance AlScN thin film based surface acoustic wave devices with large electromechanical coupling coefficient

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    Wang, Wenbo; Mayrhofer, Patrick M.; He, Xingli; Gillinger, Manuel; Ye, Zhi; Wang, Xiaozhi; Bittner, Achim; Schmid, Ulrich; Luo, J. K.

    2014-09-01

    AlN and AlScN thin films with 27% scandium (Sc) were synthesized by DC magnetron sputtering deposition and used to fabricate surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices. Compared with AlN-based devices, the AlScN SAW devices exhibit much better transmission properties. Scandium doping results in electromechanical coupling coefficient, K2, in the range of 2.0% ˜ 2.2% for a wide normalized thickness range, more than a 300% increase compared to that of AlN-based SAW devices, thus demonstrating the potential applications of AlScN in high frequency resonators, sensors, and high efficiency energy harvesting devices. The coupling coefficients of the present AlScN based SAW devices are much higher than that of the theoretical calculation based on some assumptions for AlScN piezoelectric material properties, implying there is a need for in-depth investigations on the material properties of AlScN.

  1. Measurements of local mass transfer coefficient of Flow Accelerated Corrosion at feeder outlet pipes in CANDU using Plaster of Paris method

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    Full text of publication follows: Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) is a corrosion mechanism that results in wall thinning in piping systems and components. FAC on carbon steels in pure water has occurred in a number of industry and power plant. A pipe wall thinning due to the FAC at nuclear power plant is just reported in confined to carbon steel pipe on the secondary system which does not equip a radioactive component. Recently, at Canadian Deuterium Uranium type reactor, it is reported that the feeder lines suffer the wall thinning on the primary system to equip 380 feeder pipes. Differently from the fast FAC rate of the secondary system on PWR, FAC rate of feeder pipes on CANDU is not more than the 0.2 mm/year. Although the FAC rate of feeder pipe is relatively slow, the narrow thickness margin of 2.6089 mm is endangered sufficiently by only the slow FAC rate. The FAC is governed by the mass transfer coefficient which is determined by the flow field. To well predict the FAC rate, mass transfer coefficient should be well measured or calculated. New measurement method of mass transfer coefficient is developed to obtain the coefficient for the complex shape like feeder pipe. The method evaluated the naphthalene sublimation method to apply it under the water flow. The naphthalene sublimation method can be used to study mass and heat transfer with confidence for a variety of applications, but with certain restrictions. At present, Plaster of paris method can modified tht, Plaster of paris method can modified the sublimation method to overcome the restrictions. This method is particularly useful in complex flows on geometries and for flows with large gradients in wall transport rate. The test specimen can be easily prepared by several methods, including dipping, machining, spraying, and casting. The local transfer coefficients can be determined with high accuracy and in detail by automated measurement systems that eliminate most human errors during the measurement process. To evaluate the method, the experiments are performed to compare with other correlations for straight pipe and feeder pipes. The comparisons are good agreement with error of 10 % for the straight pipe and are agreement with the CFX 4 calculation results for the feeder pipe. (authors)

  2. Donor-acceptor nonradiative energy transfer mediated by surface plasmons on ultrathin metallic films

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    Graphical abstract: Energy transfer mediated by the presence of surface plasmons on metallic nanofilms is strongly accelerated compared to ordinary energy transfer. Directional radiation of donor-acceptor system upon donor excitation contains full spectral information on the system and allows for detection of weak emission signals. - Abstract: Selected properties of donor-acceptor energy transfer in the presence of surface plasmon coupled emission (SPCE) on metallic nanofilms are demonstrated. These properties of surface plasmon mediated energy transfer (SPMET) are for the first time compared to those of traditional energy transfer (ET) based on the same donor-acceptor system. The presence of plasmons significantly accelerates energy transfer as revealed by the results of fluorescence intensity decay. In particular, the rise time of acceptor fluorescence intensity upon donor excitation is 10 times shorter in the presence of SPCE. It is also observed that contrary to ET the sensibilized acceptor emission in SPMET is totally linearly polarized.

  3. A REVIEW OF HEAT TRANSFER CHARACTERISTICS IN RIB ROUGHENED SURFACES IN RECTANGULAR CHANNEL

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    Mayur P.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Enhancement of heat transfer in internal passages is always preferred in variety of applications like combustion chamber, cooling of gas turbine blades, compact heat exchangers and solar air heater etc. Several attempts have been made on enhancement of heat transfer which is broadly classified in two categories namely active and passive techniques. One of the wellknown passive methods of enhancing the heat transfer is to roughen the heat transfer surface artificially by the use of repeated transverse or inclined ribs to the flow. This paper review the heat transfer evaluation in a compact rectangular duct by using the rib roughened surface. Some distinguished roughness geometries have been compared on the basis of heat transfer enhancements and thermo hydraulic performance to draw attention towards their usefulness for specific applications. Furthermore, light is thrown on different investigation techniques adopted for prediction of heat transfer and friction characteristics of artificially roughened solar air heaters to recognize features and limitations of each technique.

  4. Stiffness and Damping Coefficient Estimation of Compliant Surface Gas Bearings for Oil-Free Turbomachinery

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    Della-Corte, Christopher

    2012-01-01

    Foil gas bearings are a key technology in many commercial and emerging oilfree turbomachinery systems. These bearings are nonlinear and have been difficult to analytically model in terms of performance characteristics such as load capacity, power loss, stiffness, and damping. Previous investigations led to an empirically derived method to estimate load capacity. This method has been a valuable tool in system development. The current work extends this tool concept to include rules for stiffness and damping coefficient estimation. It is expected that these rules will further accelerate the development and deployment of advanced oil-free machines operating on foil gas bearings.

  5. A slip model for rarefied gas flows above a moving surface with mass transfer

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    Wu, Lin

    2014-08-01

    A slip velocity boundary condition for rarefied gas flows above a moving surface with net mass transfer in-between is derived from kinetic theory. Tangential momentum transfer rate contribution from mass transfer of gas molecules at a moving surface is discovered to introduce an additional gas slip velocity, which is linearly proportional to the mass transfer rate and the average tangential velocity of gas molecules entering/leaving the gas flow domain through the surface. The mass transfer induced gas slip velocity component is very different from the previously studied slip velocity component due to velocity shearing. A generalized lubrication equation for rarefied gas flow is obtained from the derived slip velocity boundary condition. The slip velocity boundary condition and the lubrication equation are suitable for rarefied gas flows at arbitrary Knudsen number with mass transfer on bounding surfaces. Mass transfer such as evaporation/condensation and its induced gas slip velocity at moving surfaces are demonstrated to be able to significantly change gas flow pressure and velocity profiles, and thus have a dominant effect on micro/nanoscale gas flows with non-negligible mass transfer on bounding surfaces.

  6. Heat transfer coefficients obtainment by means of naphthalene sublimation in air; Obtencion de coeficientes de transferencia de calor por medio de la tecnica de sublimacion de naftalina en aire

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    Perez Galindo, Jose Arturo; Garcia Gutierrez, Alonso [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1985-12-31

    This work describes the experimental technique for the sublimation of naphthalene in air which measures heat transfer coefficients through the use of the analogy between the transference phenomena of heat and mass. The technique used to substitute the experimental measurements of heat transfer, in which it is difficult to control the border thermal conditions, when they are dimmed by the omnipresent problem of heat conduction through the walls of the transference surfaces. Two examples are included of the application technique and its potential is outlined. [Espanol] En este trabajo se describe la tecnica experimental de la sublimacion de naftalina en aire mediante la que se miden coeficientes de transferencia de masa. Los datos asi obtenidos pueden convertirse en coeficientes de transferencia de calor a traves del uso de la analogia entre los fenomenos de transferencia de calor y masa. La tecnica se utiliza para substituir las mediciones experimentales de transferencia de calor, en las que es dificil controlar las condiciones termicas de frontera, cuando las empana el problema omnipresente de la conduccion de calor a traves de las paredes de las superficies de transferencia. Se incluyen dos ejemplos de la aplicacion de la tecnica y se destaca su potencial.

  7. Effect of surface tension and coefficient of thermal expansion in 30 nm scale nanoimprinting with two flexible polymer molds

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    We report on nanoimprinting of polymer thin films at 30 nm scale resolution using two types of ultraviolet (UV)-curable, flexible polymer molds: perfluoropolyether (PFPE) and polyurethane acrylate (PUA). It was found that the quality of nanopatterning at the 30 nm scale is largely determined by the combined effects of surface tension and the coefficient of thermal expansion of the polymer mold. In particular, the polar component of surface tension may play a critical role in clean release of the mold, as evidenced by much reduced delamination or broken structures for the less polarized PFPE mold when patterning a relatively hydrophilic PMMA film. In contrast, such problems were not notably observed with a relatively hydrophobic PS film for both polymer molds. In addition, the demolding characteristic was also influenced by the coefficient of thermal expansion so that no delamination or uniformity problems were observed when patterning a UV-curable polymer film at room temperature. These results suggest that a proper polymeric mold material needs to be chosen for patterning polymer films under different surface properties and processing conditions, providing insights into how a clean demolding characteristic can be obtained at 30 nm scale nanopatterning. (paper)

  8. Turbulence properties and distribution of local heat transfer coefficients around horizontal tubes in the SINQ rod bundle target for non-uniform inlet conditions

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    During regular operation of the SINQ (Swiss Spallation Neutron Source) target at Paul Scherrer Institut, a proton beam current of 1.5 mA (575 MeV) hits the target. Since an upgrade program of the PSI accelerator, which aims at improving operational reliability and at increasing beam intensities, has been successfully conducted, an increased proton beam current of 2 mA can be supplied to the SINQ target in the near future. As the maximum heat deposited in the target material would then reach 640 W/cm3, the thermal-hydraulic and structural behaviour of some target rods can be significantly affected. One way to verify the cooling principle and cooling mechanism of a single rod filled with lead at high power deposition are successive experimental investigations coupled with computational studies. Namely, it is of crucial importance to determine the convective heat transfer coefficient at various locations along a rod in a bundle, as well as to investigate thermalhydraulic and structural behaviour of the rod during transients, which include the phase-change of lead, for various cooling conditions and/or boiling phenomena. As the first experiment in a series, a heat transfer experiment for a simplified rod bundle has been conducted. In order to investigate the flow field and to estimate local (along the perimeter) single-phase heat transfer coefficients for rods in a bundle for non-uniform inlet conditions, an experimental mock-up has been designed. The inlet conl mock-up has been designed. The inlet conditions can be varied by shifting the jet nozzle along the inlet of a bundle. The inlet velocity profile and turbulent properties are measured by a Hot Wire (HW). The local distribution of the heat transfer coefficient and local turbulent intensities are measured by a Hot Film (HF). The experimental results are analysed, extrapolated and mapped into the successive computational studies. The computational results are compared with real operational data. (author)

  9. Poloidal density variation of impurities in a rotating tokamak plasma - flux surface coordinates and effect on transport coefficients

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    The poloidal variation of impurity densities over magnetic surfaces brings about an enhancement of neoclassical transport coefficients, as shown by Romanelli and Ottaviani for impurities in the Pfirsch Schlueter regime and by Helander for particles in the banana-plateau regime, both in a large aspect ratio tokamak. The same effect will occur in a finite aspect ratio tokamak and therefore it is considered to be relevant for inclusion in transport codes for comparison with the experimental measurements of impurity transport. Here an expression for the impurity-density poloidal-variation generated by the fast toroidal rotation of the plasma column is presented in general coordinates. (author)

  10. Quality-factor and reflection-coefficient estimation using surface-wave ghost reflections from subvertical structures

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    Draganov, Deyan; Ruigrok, Elmer; Ghose, Ranajit; Mikesell, Dylan; van Wijk, Kasper

    2015-01-01

    Seismic interferometry can retrieve the Green's function between receivers from the cross-correlation and summation of recordings from a boundary of surrounding sources. Having the sources only along a boundary is sufficient if the medium is lossless. If the medium is dissipative, the retrieved result using cross-correlation contains non-physical (ghost) arrivals. When using receivers at the surface and transient sources in the subsurface for the retrieval of the reflection response in a dissipative medium, it has been shown that the retrieved ghost reflections are characteristic of the quality factor of the subsurface. The ghost reflections are caused by internal reflections inside subsurface layers. It has been shown with numerical examples for recordings in a borehole from a surface source that a ghost reflection can be discriminated from physical reflections and tied to a specific subsurface layer. After connecting the ghost reflection to a specific layer, the quality factor of the medium above this layer and the reflection coefficient at the layer interface can be estimated. In this article, we show how the above principles can be adapted and applied for surface waves. Due to intrinsic losses in the medium, surface-wave ghost reflections are retrieved from internal scattering between subvertical boundaries. We demonstrate the method on an ultrasonic dataset recorded on a sample composed of a PVC block and an aluminum block. The aluminum block has a groove parallel to the PVC/aluminum interface. Using a surface-wave ghost reflection between the groove and the PVC/aluminum interface, we estimate the quality factor of the PVC and the reflection coefficient at the PVC/aluminum interface. We also show that the ghost reflection can be identified and tied to the layer between the groove and the PVC/aluminum interface, thus confirming previous numerical findings.

  11. Upscale energy transfer and flow topology in free-surface turbulence

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    Lovecchio, Salvatore; Zonta, Francesco; Soldati, Alfredo

    2015-03-01

    Free-surface turbulence, albeit constrained onto a two-dimensional space, exhibits features that barely resemble predictions of simplified two-dimensional modeling. We demonstrate that, in a three-dimensional open channel flow, surface turbulence is characterized by upscale energy transfer, which controls the long-term evolution of the larger scales. We are able to associate downscale and upscale energy transfer at the surface with the two-dimensional divergence of velocity. We finally demonstrate that surface compressibility confirms the strongly three-dimensional nature of surface turbulence.

  12. The effect of surface tension on the contraction coefficient of a jet

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    Two-dimensional free surface potential flow issued from an opening of a container is considered. The flow is assumed to be inviscid and incompressible. The mathematical problem, which is characterized by the nonlinear boundary condition on the free surface of an unknown equation, is solved via a series truncation. We computed solutions for all Weber numbers. Our problem is an extension of the work done by Ackerberg and Liu (1987 Phys. Fluids 30 289-96), the results confirm and extend their results

  13. Pressure modulated absorption-desorption: Permeation, diffusion and surface rate coefficients for hydrogen in nickel and palladium

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    Periodic flows result when a hot solid is held in a diffusant gas whose pressure is subject to modulation. If the solid is placed in a sealed chamber whose volume is caused to vary periodically the consequential pressure modulation will be attenuated and advanced relative to that expected with an inert solid. The frequency variations of the attenuation and phase which result from harmonic modulation prove to be characteristic of the processes which control flow into the solid. In consequence diffusion limited, surface modified, and trap modified flows are mathematically distinguishable. Experiments with nickel under diffusion limited conditions and with palladium under surface limited conditions show the predicted variation with frequency and provide coefficients in line with those reported elsewhere. (orig.)

  14. Transferencia de calor incrementada en espacios anulares con elementos helicoidales insertados / Review of augmentation techniques for heat transfer coefficient in annular spaces using helical elements

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    Josué, Imbert-González; Octavio, García-Valladares; A., Viedma; Reinaldo, Guillen-Gordín.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La transferencia de calor incrementada por métodos pasivos se emplea en diversos intercambiadores de calor de alta efectividad. El objetivo del trabajo presentado fue la evaluación del estado de las investigaciones en el campo de la transferencia de calor mejorada en espacios anulares, a partir del [...] empleo de elementos turbulizadores helicoidales como técnicas pasivas. La revisión se centró en el empleo de láminas helicoidales y espirales, la obtención de ecuaciones de correlación del coeficiente de transferencia de calor incrementado, el coeficiente de fricción y la evaluación que se realiza de este proceso por parte de diferentes autores. El análisis crítico permitió realizar valoraciones integradas y recomendar sobre los aspectos que podrían ser analizados en el futuro en esta temática. Abstract in english The transfer enhancement by passive methods is used in several heat exchanger of high effectiveness. The objective of the presented work was the evaluation of the state of the investigations in heat transfer enhancement in annular spaces, from the employment of elements helical. The revision was cen [...] tered in the employment of twisted tape and wire coil in spiral, the equations of correlation obtained of the coefficient of transfer of increased heat, the coefficient of friction and the evaluation that was carried out of this process on the part of different authors. From the critical analysis of the published results, the authors recommend on the topics that can be analyzed in the future in this area.

  15. Experimental investigation of the liquid volumetric mass transfer coefficient for upward gas-liquid two-phase flow in rectangular microchannels

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    X. Y. Ji

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The gas-liquid two-phase mass transfer process in microchannels is complicated due to the special dynamical characteristics. In this work, a novel method was explored to measure the liquid side volumetric mass transfer coefficient kLa. Pressure transducers were utilized to measure the pressure variation of upward gas-liquid two-phase flow in three vertical rectangular microchannels and the liquid side volumetric mass transfer coefficient kLa was calculated through the Pressure-Volume-Temperature correlation of the gas phase. Carbon dioxide-water, carbon dioxide-ethanol and carbon dioxide-n-propanol were used as working fluids, respectively. The dimensions of the microchannels were 40 µm×240 µm (depth×width, 100 µm×800 µm and 100 µm×2000 µm, respectively. Results showed that the channel diameter and the capillary number influence kLa remarkably and that the maximum value of kLa occurs in the annular flow regime. A new correlation of kLa was proposed based on the Sherwood number, Schmidt number and the capillary number. The predicted values of kLa agreed well with the experimental data.

  16. Flow patterns and heat transfer coefficients in flow-boiling and convective condensation of R22 inside a micro fin of new design

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    Saturated flow boiling and convective condensation experiments for oil-free refrigerant R22 been carried out with a micro fin tube of new design and with a smooth tube. Both tube have the same outer diameter of 9.52 mm and are horizontally operated. Two-phase flow pattern data have been obtained in addition of heat transfer coefficient and pressure drops; more-over, adiabatic tests have been also performed in order for flow pattern map to cover even adiabatic flows. Data are for mass fluxes ranging from about 90 to 400 Kg/s m2. In boiling tests, the nominal saturation temperature is 5 degree C, with inlet quality varying from 0.2 to 0.6 and the quality change ranging from 0.1 to 0.5. In condensation, results are for saturation temperature equal to 35 degree C, with inlet quality between 0.8 and 0.4, and quality change within 0.6 and 0.2. The comparison shows a large heat transfer augmentation with a moderate increment of pressure drops, especially in evaporation were the enhancement factor comes up to 4 while the penalty factor is about 1.4 at the most. Heat transfer coefficients both in evaporation and condensation are compared to the predictions of some recent correlations specifically proposed or modified for micro fin tube

  17. Experimental investigation of the liquid volumetric mass transfer coefficient for upward gas-liquid two-phase flow in rectangular microchannels

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    X. Y., Ji; Y. G., Ma; T. T., Fu; CH. Y., Zhu; D. J., Wang.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The gas-liquid two-phase mass transfer process in microchannels is complicated due to the special dynamical characteristics. In this work, a novel method was explored to measure the liquid side volumetric mass transfer coefficient kLa. Pressure transducers were utilized to measure the pressure varia [...] tion of upward gas-liquid two-phase flow in three vertical rectangular microchannels and the liquid side volumetric mass transfer coefficient kLa was calculated through the Pressure-Volume-Temperature correlation of the gas phase. Carbon dioxide-water, carbon dioxide-ethanol and carbon dioxide-n-propanol were used as working fluids, respectively. The dimensions of the microchannels were 40 µm×240 µm (depth×width), 100 µm×800 µm and 100 µm×2000 µm, respectively. Results showed that the channel diameter and the capillary number influence kLa remarkably and that the maximum value of kLa occurs in the annular flow regime. A new correlation of kLa was proposed based on the Sherwood number, Schmidt number and the capillary number. The predicted values of kLa agreed well with the experimental data.

  18. Towards convective heat transfer enhancement: surface modification, characterization and measurement techniques

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    In this work, heat transfer surface modification and heat transfer measurement technique is developed. Heat transfer investigation was aimed to study the effect of carbon nano fibers (extremely high thermal conductive material) on the enhancement level in heat transfer. Synthesis of these carbon nano structures is achieved using thermal catalytic chemical vapor deposition process (TCCVD) on a 50 ?m pure nickel (Ni270) wire. The micro wire samples covered with CNF layers were subjected to a uniform flow from a nozzle. Heat transfer measurement was achieved by a controlled heat dissipation through the micro wire to attain a constant temperature during the flow. This measurement technique is adopted from hot wire anemometry calibration method. Synthesis of carbon nano structures, heat transfer surface characterization and measurement technique are evaluated. Preliminary results indicate that an average enhancement in Nusselt Number of 17% is achieved.

  19. Charge transfer processes of atomic hydrogen Rydberg states near surfaces

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    Dethlefsen, Mark Georg Bernhard; Softley, Tim

    2013-01-01

    When approaching a metal surface, the electronic structure of Rydberg atoms or molecules is perturbed by the surface potential and at close enough distances resonant ionisation of the Rydberg electron into the conduction band of the surface can occur. It is possible to interfere in this process and steer the ionisation distance by making use of the polarisability of the Rydberg orbital in the presence of electric fields. The resulting ions from the surface can extracted via electric fields an...

  20. Boiling Heat Transfer on Superhydrophilic, Superhydrophobic, and Superbiphilic Surfaces

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    Betz, Amy Rachel; Jenkins, James; Kim, Chang-jin Cj; Attinger, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    With recent advances in micro- and nanofabrication, superhydrophilic and superhydrophobic surfaces have been developed. The statics and dynamics of fluids on these surfaces have been well characterized. However, few investigations have been made into the potential of these surfaces to control and enhance other transport phenomena. In this article, we characterize pool boiling on surfaces with wettabilities varied from superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic, and provide nucleat...

  1. Development of surface wettability characteristics for enhancing pool boiling heat transfer

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    For several centuries, many boiling experiments have been conducted. Based on literature survey, the characteristic of heating surface in boiling condition played as an important role which mainly influenced to boiling performance. Among many surface factor, the fact that wettability effect is significant to not only the enhancement of critical heat flux(CHF) but also the nucleate boiling heat transfer is also supported by other kinds of boiling experiments. In this regard, the excellent boiling performance (a high CHF and heat transfer performance) in pool boiling could be achieved through some favorable surface modification which satisfies the optimized wettability condition. To find the optimized boiling condition, we design the special heaters to examine how two materials, which have different wettability (e.g. hydrophilic and hydrophobic), affect the boiling phenomena. The special heaters have hydrophobic dots on hydrophilic surface. The contact angle of hydrophobic surface is 120 .deg. to water at the room temperature. The contact angle of hydrophilic surface is 60 .deg. at same conditions. To conduct the experiment with new surface condition, we developed new fabrication method and design the pool boiling experimental apparatus. Through this facility, we can the higher CHF on pattern surface than that on hydrophobic surface, and the higher boiling heat transfer performance on pattern surface than that on hydrophilic surface. Based on this experimental results, we concluded that we proposed new heating surface condition and surface fabrication method to realize the best boiling condition by modified heating surface condition

  2. Enhancement of natural convection heat transfer rate by the improved heated surface

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    The cooling system of water in spent fuel pit without electricity power is developed. The cooling system has a air radiator. The radiator size would be too large, because natural convection heat transfer is low. Therefore, enhancement of natural convection heat transfer is necessary. We applied thermal splay to heated surface, and found that thermal splay enhanced natural convection heat transfer performance. The material of thermal splay is aluminum bronze and polyester powder. Using this result, radiator size could be reduced. (author)

  3. The effect of surface roughness on the heat exchange and pressure-drop coefficients

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    The effect of various types of roughness on the wall of an axial tube in an annular space of 15-25 mm cooled by an air-flow has been studied in the case of steady turbulence. Roughness of the type 'disrupter of the boundary layer' was set up using triangular threads of 0.2 to 0.4 mm thickness machined in the tube itself, or brass or glass wire wound on a smooth tube. Tests were also carried out using the roughness provided by regularly spaced pyramids 0.4 mm high. The results obtained showed that the heat exchange increased because of the presence of this roughness. A maximum in the heat exchange and pressure-drop coefficients was observed when the pitch equals about eight times the height of the thread. An analytical method has been developed and experiments have been carried out in which the two walls of the annular space were heated in such a way as to transmit unequal heat flows. The region considered is limited to Reynolds's numbers of between 5 X 103 and 5 x 104 and wall temperatures of under 250 deg C. (author)

  4. First-order exchange coefficient coupling for simulating surface water-groundwater interactions: Parameter sensitivity and consistency with a physics-based approach

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    Ebel, B.A.; Mirus, B.B.; Heppner, C.S.; VanderKwaak, J.E.; Loague, K.

    2009-01-01

    Distributed hydrologic models capable of simulating fully-coupled surface water and groundwater flow are increasingly used to examine problems in the hydrologic sciences. Several techniques are currently available to couple the surface and subsurface; the two most frequently employed approaches are first-order exchange coefficients (a.k.a., the surface conductance method) and enforced continuity of pressure and flux at the surface-subsurface boundary condition. The effort reported here examines the parameter sensitivity of simulated hydrologic response for the first-order exchange coefficients at a well-characterized field site using the fully coupled Integrated Hydrology Model (InHM). This investigation demonstrates that the first-order exchange coefficients can be selected such that the simulated hydrologic response is insensitive to the parameter choice, while simulation time is considerably reduced. Alternatively, the ability to choose a first-order exchange coefficient that intentionally decouples the surface and subsurface facilitates concept-development simulations to examine real-world situations where the surface-subsurface exchange is impaired. While the parameters comprising the first-order exchange coefficient cannot be directly estimated or measured, the insensitivity of the simulated flow system to these parameters (when chosen appropriately) combined with the ability to mimic actual physical processes suggests that the first-order exchange coefficient approach can be consistent with a physics-based framework. Copyright ?? 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  5. Second law analysis of heat transfer surfaces in circulating fluidized beds

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    The correct sizing of the heat transfer surfaces is important to ensure proper operation, load turndown, and optimization of circulating fluidized beds (CFBs). From this point of view, in this study, the thermodynamic second law analysis of heat transfer surfaces in CFBs is investigated theoretically in order to define the parameters that affect the system efficiency. Using a previously developed 2D CFB model which uses the particle-based approach and integrates and simultaneously predicts the hydrodynamics and combustion aspects, second law efficiency and entropy generation values are obtained at different height and volume ratios of the heat transfer surfaces for CFBs. Besides that, the influences of the water flow rates and heat exchanger tube diameters on the second law efficiency are investigated. Through this analysis, the dimensions, arrangement and type of the heat transfer surfaces which achieve maximum efficiency are obtained

  6. Henry's law constants and mass transfer coefficients for methyl bromide and 1,3-dichloropropene applied to Florida sandy field soil.

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    Thomas, John E; Ou, Li-Tse; Allen, Leon H; Vu, Joseph C; Dickson, Donald W

    2006-02-01

    Methyl bromide, a pre-emergent soil fumigant, is scheduled to be phased out in the US by 2005, with exceptions for critical use. Comparison of some of the physical constants related to distribution and retention for methyl bromide (MBr) to other fumigants yields a useful quantification of possible alternatives. In this study, the atmospheric and subsurface dissipation of methyl bromide as well as (Z)- and (E)-1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) isomers in Telone II were examined. The Henry's law constants of the three chemicals at soil temperature and their mass transfer coefficients for movement through an agricultural mulch of UV-resistant, high-density polyethylene (PE) were evaluated using field data. At the soil temperature of 16.4 degrees C, calculated Henry's law constant gave a fumigant ranking of MBr (0.21)>(Z)-1,3-D (0.041)>(E)-1,3-D (0.027). Since rapid subsurface distribution of a fumigant is highly dependent on the amount in the gas phase, the greater value for Henry's law constant implies faster distribution throughout the soil. After distribution through the soil, retention of the fumigant becomes imperative. Calculation of the fumigant's mass transfer coefficients through PE from field data gave a ranking of the three chemicals: MBr (1.08 cm/h)<(E)-1,3-D (3.25 cm/h)<(Z)-1,3-D (4.13 cm/h). With mass transfer coefficients of this magnitude, it was concluded that PE film was an inadequate barrier for retaining these fumigants in an agricultural setting. PMID:16084566

  7. Surface roughness and friction coefficient in peened friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy

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    Hatamleh, Omar, E-mail: omar.hatamleh-1@nasa.gov [Structures Branch, NASA - Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058 (United States); Smith, James [Structures Branch, NASA - Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058 (United States); Cohen, Donald [Michigan Metrology LLC, Livonia, MI 48152 (United States); Bradley, Robert [Oak Ridge Associate Universities, Houston, TX 77058 (United States)

    2009-05-30

    The tribological properties of friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy joints were investigated for several laser- and shot-peened specimens. The first portion of this study assessed the surface roughness changes at different regions of the weld resulting from the various peening processes and included an atomic force microscopy (AFM) study to reveal fine structures. The second portion investigated the friction characteristics for various conditions when slid against a 440C ball slider. Shot peening resulted in significant surface roughness when compared to the unpeened and laser-peened samples. The initial friction for all types of specimens was highly variable. However, long-term friction was shown to be lowest for samples with no peening treatment. Laser peening caused the friction to increase slightly. The shot peening process on the other hand resulted in an increase of the long-term friction effects on both sides of the weld.

  8. Surface roughness and friction coefficient in peened friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy

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    The tribological properties of friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy joints were investigated for several laser- and shot-peened specimens. The first portion of this study assessed the surface roughness changes at different regions of the weld resulting from the various peening processes and included an atomic force microscopy (AFM) study to reveal fine structures. The second portion investigated the friction characteristics for various conditions when slid against a 440C ball slider. Shot peening resulted in significant surface roughness when compared to the unpeened and laser-peened samples. The initial friction for all types of specimens was highly variable. However, long-term friction was shown to be lowest for samples with no peening treatment. Laser peening caused the friction to increase slightly. The shot peening process on the other hand resulted in an increase of the long-term friction effects on both sides of the weld.

  9. Heat transfer from an oxidized large copper surface to liquid helium: Dependence on surface orientation and treatment

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    Heat transfer of large copper plates (18 x 76 mm) in liquid helium has been measured as a function of orientation and treatment of the heat transfer surface. The results relate to applications of large scale superconductors. In order to clarify the influence of the area where the surface treatment peels off, the authors studied five types of heat transfer surface areas including: (a) 100% polished copper sample, (b) and (c) two 50% oxidized copper samples having different patterns of oxidation, (d) 75% oxidized copper sample, (e) 90% oxidized copper sample, and (f) 100% oxidized copper sample. They observed that the critical heat flux depends on the heat transfer surface orientation. The critical heat flux is a maximum at angles of 0 degrees - 30 degrees and decreases monotonically with increasing angles above 30 degrees, where the angle is taken in reference to the horizontal axis. On the other hand, the minimum heat flux is less dependent on the surface orientation. More than 75% oxidation on the surface makes the critical heat flux increase. The minimum heat fluxes of the 50 and 90% oxidized Cu samples approximately agree with that of the 100% oxidized Cu sample. Experiments and calculations show that the critical and the minimum heat fluxes are a bilinear function of the fraction of oxidized surface area

  10. A new method to calculate pressure drop and shell-side heat transfer coefficient in a shell-and-tube heat exchanger

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    A new method to calculate pressure drop (?p) and shell-side heat transfer coefficient (h sub(c)) in a shell-and-tube heat exchanger with segmental baffles is presented. The method is based on the solution of the equations of conservation of mass and momentum between two baffles. The calculated distributions of pressure and velocities given respectively, ?p and h sub(c). The values of ?p and h sub(c) are correlated for a given geometry whit the shell side fluid properties and flow rate. The calculated and experimental results agree very well for a U-Tube heat exchanger. (Author)

  11. Experimental investigation of heat transfer coefficient of CuO/Water nanofluid in double pipe heat exchanger with or without electric field

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    S.Senthilraja; KCK.Vijayakumar; R.Gangadevi

    2014-01-01

    This article reports an experimental study of heat transfer coefficient of CuO/Water nanofluid flowing in a horizontal double pipe counter flow heat exchanger in the presence and absence of electric field. The CuO nanoparticles of about 27nm diameter were used in this study. The heat exchange takes place between a CuO/water nanofluid circulating inner tube and a hot air stream flowing through the outer tube. The electric field was supplied on the air side of the heat exchanger and its volt...

  12. Observation of orientation-dependent electron transfer in molecule–surface collisions

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    Bartels, Nils; Golibrzuch, Kai; Bartels, Christof; Chen, Li; Auerbach, Daniel J.; Wodtke, Alec M.; Scha?fer, Tim

    2013-01-01

    How molecules point in space—that is, their spatial orientation—determines how they interact with their environment. Exchange of energy, photons, and particles as well as chemical reactions are all elementary processes that depend on orientation. Electron transfer reactions are of particular interest because of their importance in a remarkably wide range of phenomena. In this work, we examine electron transfer reactions at surfaces, which control the change of oxidation state in surface c...

  13. Calculation procedure to determine average mass transfer coefficients in packed columns from experimental data for ammonia-water absorption refrigeration systems

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    Sieres, Jaime; Fernandez-Seara, Jose [University of Vigo, Area de Maquinas y Motores Termicos, E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales, Vigo (Spain)

    2008-08-15

    The ammonia purification process is critical in ammonia-water absorption refrigeration systems. In this paper, a detailed and a simplified analytical model are presented to characterize the performance of the ammonia rectification process in packed columns. The detailed model is based on mass and energy balances and simultaneous heat and mass transfer equations. The simplified model is derived and compared with the detailed model. The range of applicability of the simplified model is determined. A calculation procedure based on the simplified model is developed to determine the volumetric mass transfer coefficients in the vapour phase from experimental data. Finally, the proposed model and other simple calculation methods found in the general literature are compared. (orig.)

  14. Transverse heat transfer coefficient in the dual channel ITER TF CICCs Part II. Analysis of transient temperature responses observed during a heat slug propagation experiment

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    Lewandowska, Monika; Herzog, Robert; Malinowski, Leszek

    2015-01-01

    A heat slug propagation experiment in the final design dual channel ITER TF CICC was performed in the SULTAN test facility at EPFL-CRPP in Villigen PSI. We analyzed the data resulting from this experiment to determine the equivalent transverse heat transfer coefficient hBC between the bundle and the central channel of this cable. In the data analysis we used methods based on the analytical solutions of a problem of transient heat transfer in a dual-channel cable, similar to Renard et al. (2006) and Bottura et al. (2006). The observed experimental and other limits related to these methods are identified and possible modifications proposed. One result from our analysis is that the hBC values obtained with different methods differ by up to a factor of 2. We have also observed that the uncertainties of hBC in both methods considered are much larger than those reported earlier.

  15. Modeling and simulating the drying of grass seeds (Brachiaria brizantha) in fluidized beds: evaluation of heat transfer coefficients

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    A. C. Rizzi Jr.; PASSOS M. L.; FREIRE J. T.

    2009-01-01

    This work is aimed at modeling the heat transfer mechanism in a fluidized bed of grass seeds (Brachiaria brizantha) for supporting further works on simulating the drying of these seeds in such a bed. The three-phase heat transfer model, developed by Vitor et al. (2004), is the one used for this proposal. This model is modified to uncouple one of the four adjusted model parameters from the gas temperature. Using the first set of experiments, carried out in a laboratory scale batch fluidized be...

  16. Determinación de los coeficientes de convección de calor en el flujo radial a través de un lecho de empaque de polietileno / Determining heat transfer coefficients in radial flow through a polyethylene packed bed

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    Luis, Patiño; Yordy, González; Antonio, Carmona; José, Valero; Henry, Espinoza.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una metodología teórico-experimental para determinar los coeficientes intersticiales de transferencia de calor promedio en el flujo radial de agua a través de un lecho de empaque de polietileno donde el fluido no está en equilibrio térmico con la fase sólida. Los coeficientes de transfer [...] encia de calor se obtienen a través del Single Blow Transient Method combinando los resultados experimentales en un banco de ensayo con las soluciones numéricas del modelo matemático. El sistema de ecuaciones diferenciales parciales generado en el modelo matemático es resuelto a través de una metodología numérica basada en el método de volúmenes finitos. Las pruebas experimentales y las soluciones numéricas se realizaron para diferentes valores de velocidad superficial del fluido a la entrada del lecho y para diversos valores de porosidad del medio, obteniéndose que los números de Nusselt aumentan al incrementarse el número de Reynolds, y de igual manera, también aumentan al disminuir la porosidad del medio, observándose valores de Nusselt hasta de 2,8 para una porosidad de 0,375 y un número de Reynolds de 650. Abstract in english A numerical-experimental methodology was used for determining interstitial heat transfer coefficients in water flowing through porous media where it was not in heat balance with the solid phase. Heat transfer coefficients were obtained through the single blow transient test method, combining experim [...] ental test equipment results with a mathematical model’s numerical solution. The partial differential equation system produced by the mathematical model was resolved by a numerical finite volume method-based methodology. Experimental tests and numerical solutions were satisfactorily carried out for different values from the fluid’s surface speed from the entrance to the bed and for different porosity values, finding that Nusselt numbers increased when Reynolds numbers also increased and that Nusselt numbers increased when porosity decreased. A 650 Reynolds number and 0.375 porosity gave a Nusselt number of up to 2.8.

  17. A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING DISTRIBUTIONS OF MASS TRANSFER RATE COEFFICIENTS WITH APPLICATION TO PURGING AND BATCH EXPERIMENTS. (R825825)

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    Mass transfer between aquifer material and groundwater is often modeled as first-order rate-limited sorption or diffusive exchange between mobile zones and immobile zones with idealized geometries. Recent improvements in experimental techniques and advances in our understanding o...

  18. Experimental &Theoretical Analysis Of Heat Transfer Augmentation From Dimpled Surface

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    Dhananjay R.Giram

    2013-01-01

    In the present work the heat transfer characteristics and the pressure drop of the forced convection apparatus of six dimpled plates is studied. Six test plates with varying dimple densities; by varying the input voltage Nusselt No. variation was recorded. It is found that Nusselt No. increases as the dimple density increases .Also it was found that percentage increase in Nusselt No. is greater for staggered dimple arrangement. The sample experimental results obtained are presented in graphic...

  19. Heat transfer coeffcient for boiling carbon dioxide.

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    Knudsen, Hans JØrgen HØgaard; Jensen, Per Henrik

    1997-01-01

    Heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop for boiling carbon dioxide (R744) flowing in a horizontal pipe has been measured. The pipe is heated by condensing R22 outside the pipe. The heat input is supplied by an electrical heater wich evaporates the R22. With the heat flux assumed constant over the whole surface and with measured temperature difference between the inner surface and the evaporation temperature a mean heat transfer coefficient is calculated. The calculated heat transfer coefficient has been compared with the Chart Correlation of Shah. The Chart Correlation predicts too low heat transfer coefficient but the ratio between the measured and the calculated heat transfer coefficient is nearly constant and equal 1.9. With this factor the correlation predicts the measured data within 14% (RMS). The pressure drop is of the same order as the measuring uncertainty and the pressure drop has not been compared to correlation's.

  20. Flow map and measurement of void fraction and heat transfer coefficient using an image analysis technique for flow boiling of water in a silicon microchannel

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    The present work focuses on the generation of the flow regime map for two-phase water flow in microchannels of a hydraulic diameter of 140 µm. An image analysis algorithm has been developed and utilized to obtain the local void fraction. The image processing technique is also employed to identify and estimate the percentage of different flow regimes and heat transfer coefficient, as a function of position, heat flux and mass flow rate. Both void fraction and heat transfer coefficient are found to increase monotonically along the length of the microchannel. At low heat flux and low flow rates, bubbly, slug and annular flow regimes are apparent. However, the flow is predominately annular at high heat flux and high flow rate. A breakup of the flow frequency suggests that the flow is bistable in the annular regime, in that at a fixed location, the flow periodically switches from single-phase liquid to annular and vice versa. Otherwise, the occurrence of three regimes—single-phase liquid, bubbly and slug are observed. These results provide several useful insights about two-phase flow in microchannels besides being of fundamental interest

  1. Transfer kinetics and coefficients of 90Sr, 134Cs, and 137Cs from forage contaminated by Chernobyl fallout to milk of cows

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    A experiment was conducted to study kinetics, transfer coefficients, and biological half-lives of 90Sr, 134Cs, and 137Cs from feed to milk. A cow was fed a diet containing alfalfa hay contaminated by Chernobyl fallout for 14.5 wk. The time-dependent activity in milk was approximated by a two-compartment model with fast biological half-lives of 2, 0.9, and 1 d and slow biological half-lives of 36.9, 8.7, and 12.4 d for 90Sr, 134Cs, and 137Cs respectively. The transfer coefficients determined in the experiment were 0.0008 d L-1 for 90Sr, 0.0029 d L-1 for 137Cs, and 0.0031 d L-1 for 137Cs. The biological elimination phases of 134Cs and 137Cs were described by a two-compartment model while a one-compartment model was proposed for 90Sr. 18 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs

  2. Waving Vegetation Facilitates Gas Transfer in Wetland Surface Water

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    Foster, M. R.; Variano, E. A.

    2014-12-01

    Wind-driven movement of flexible vegetation has been an overlooked mechanism in wetland gas models. To understand the magnitude of this effect, a laboratory experiment was conducted. An array of plastic tubes, representing vegetation, was mechanically forced at a range of frequencies and amplitudes matching those observed in the field. Starting from deoxygenated water, we measured dissolved oxygen at mid-depth in the water column using a YSI ProODO as the water re-equilibrated with the atmosphere. From this DO timeseries, we calculated the gas transfer velocity, k, using the thin film gas transport model. This measurement of k was independent of the water-wall interactions, which can be significant in laboratory-scale tanks. Our experiments have shown that the movement of vegetation stirs the water column and thus contributes to the transfer of dissolved gases across the air-water interface. Increased transfer was observed with movements of higher frequency and amplitude. To estimate the occurrence of this phenomena in natural systems, data (e.g. velocity profiles) from a long-term monitoring project in the Florida Everglades will be analyzed. The results can help improve current gas budgets and predict biogeochemical processes.

  3. Pressure coefficient evaluation on the surface of the SONDA III model tested in the TTP Pilot Transonic Wind Tunnel

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    Reis, M. L. C. C.; Falcao Filho, J. B. P.; Basso, E.; Caldas, V. R.

    2015-02-01

    A test campaign of the Brazilian sounding rocket Sonda III was carried out at the Pilot Transonic Wind Tunnel, TTP. The aim of the campaign was to investigate aerodynamic phenomena taking place at the connection region of the first and second stages. Shock and expansion waves are expected at this location causing high gradients in airflow properties around the vehicle. Pressure taps located on the surface of a Sonda III half model measure local static pressures. Other measured parameters were freestream static and total pressures of the airflow. Estimated parameters were pressure coefficients and Mach numbers. Uncertainties associated with the estimated parameters were calculated by employing the Law of Propagation of Uncertainty and the Monte Carlo method. It was found that both uncertainty evaluation methods resulted in similar values. A Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation code was elaborated to help understand the changes in the flow field properties caused by the disturbances.

  4. Exponential Sum Absorption Coefficients of Phosphine from 2750 to 3550/cm for Application to Radiative Transfer Analyses on Jupiter and Saturn

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    Temma, T.; Baines, K. H.; Butler, R. A. H.; Brown, L. R.; Sagui, L.; Kleiner, I.

    2006-01-01

    PH3 exponential sum k coefficients were computed between 2750 and 3550/cm (2.82-3.64 (microns), in view of future application to radiative transfer analyses of Jupiter and Saturn in a phosphine absorption band near 3 microns. The temperature and pressure of this data set cover the ranges from 80 to 350 K and from 10 (exp -3)to 10(exp 1) bars, respectively. Transmission uncertainty incurred by the use of the k coefficients is smaller than a few percent as long as the radiation is confined above an altitude of a few bars in the giant planets. In spectral regions of weak absorption at high pressures close to 10 bars, contributions from far wings of strong absorption lines must be carefully taken into account. Our data set helps map the three-dimensional distribution of PH3 on the giant planets, revealing their global atmospheric dynamics extending down to the deep interior. The complete k coefficient data set of this work is available at the Web site of the NASA Planetary Data System Atmospheres Node.

  5. Computer simulation study of pattern transfer in AB diblock copolymer film adsorbed on a heterogeneous surface

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    Jayaraman, A.; Hall, C. K.; Genzer, J.

    2005-09-01

    In this work we investigate how a pattern imposed in a copolymer film at a certain distance from the surface propagates through the film onto an adsorbing heterogeneous surface. We bias the copolymer film to adopt a specified target pattern and then use simulation to design a surface pattern that helps the adsorbed film to maintain that target pattern. We examine the effect of varying the copolymer chain length, the size of the target pattern, and the distance from the surface where the target pattern is applied, z', on the extent of pattern transfer. For each chain length, target pattern, and z' we compare the energy of the system when a pattern is applied in the bulk to the energy when no pattern is applied in order to understand why a certain pattern size is transferred to the surface with higher fidelity than the others. At constant chain length, pattern transfer is best when the pattern size brings the energy of the system close to the energy when no pattern is applied. At constant pattern size, pattern transfer is best in the systems with longer chains. This is because longer chains are more likely to adsorb as brushes and loops which then helps transfer the pattern through the adsorbed film down to the surface.

  6. How surface potential determines the kinetics of the first hole transfer of photocatalytic water oxidation.

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    Waegele, Matthias M; Chen, Xihan; Herlihy, David M; Cuk, Tanja

    2014-07-30

    Interfacial hole transfer between n-SrTiO3 and OH(-) was investigated by surface sensitive transient optical spectroscopy of an in situ photoelectrochemical cell during water oxidation. The kinetics reveal a single rate constant with an exponential dependence on the surface hole potential, spanning time scales from 3 ns to 8 ps over a ?1 V increase. A voltage- and laser illumination-induced process moves the valence band edge at the n-type semiconductor/water interface to continuously change the surface hole potential. This single step of the water oxidation reaction is assigned to the first hole transfer h(+) + OH(-) ? OH(•). The kinetics quantify how much a change in the free energy difference driving this first hole transfer reduces the activation barrier. They are also used to extrapolate the kinetic rate due to the activation barrier when that free energy difference is zero, or the Nernstian potential. This is the first time transient spectroscopy has enabled the separation of the first hole transfer from the full four hole transfer cycle and a direct determination of these two quantities. The Nernstian potential for OH(-)/OH(•) is also suggested, in rough agreement with gas-phase studies. The observation of a distinct, much longer time scale upon picosecond hole transfer to OH(-) suggests that a dominant, more stable intermediate of the water oxidation reaction, possibly a surface bound oxo, may result. PMID:25029360

  7. Proposal for new best estimates for the soil solid-liquid distribution coefficient and soil-to-plant transfer of nickel

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    The objective of this study was to compile data, based on an extensive literature survey, for the soil solid-liquid distribution coefficient (Kd) and soil-to-plant transfer factor (TF) for nickel. The Kd best estimates were calculated for soils grouped according to texture and organic matter content (sand, loam, clay and organic) and soil cofactors affecting soil-nickel interaction, such as pH, organic matter, and clay content. Variability in Kd was better explained by pH than by soil texture. Nickel TF estimates were presented for major crop groups (cereals, leafy vegetables, non-leafy vegetables, root crops, tubers, fruits, herbs, pastures/grasses and fodder), and also for plant compartments within crop groups. Transfer factors were also calculated per soil group, as defined by their texture and organic matter content. Furthermore an evaluation of transfer factor dependency on specific soil characteristics was performed following regression analysis. The derived estimates were compared with parameter estimates currently in use

  8. Condensation heat transfer coefficients of HCFC22, R410A, R407C and HFC134a at various temperatures on a plain horizontal tube

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    In this study, external condensation heat transfer coefficients (HTCs) of HCFC22, R410A, R407C, and HFC134a were measured on a smooth horizontal tube at 30, 39, and 50 .deg. C with the wall subcooling of 3?8 .deg. C. The results showed that condensation HTCs decreased for all fluids tested with an increase in temperature. This is due mainly to such properties as the saturated liquid density and liquid thermal conductivity. These properties decrease as the temperature increase and accordingly HTCs decrease. The condensation HTCs of R410A are 9.2?19.7% higher than those of HCFC22 while those of R134a are 2.5?10.2% lower than those of HCFC22. Condensation HTCs of R407C, non-azeotropic mixture, are 29.4?34.3% lower than those of HCFC22. Overall, the HTCs of R407C are much lower than those of HCFC22, HFC134a and R410A due to the mass transfer resistance in a diffusion vapor film. Condensation HTCs of HCFC22 and HFC134a are higher than those calculated by Nusselt's equation by 7.7?11.8% and 4.0?11.1% respectively. On the other hand, HTCs of R407C measured on plain tube, however, are not well predicted by these well-known prediction correlations due to the introduction of mass transfer resistance associated with non-azeotropic mixtures

  9. He bubbles nucleation in lead-lithium and implications on tritium transport for HCLL breeding blanket design: mass transfer coefficient absorption model sensitivity analysis

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    High helium (He) production rates support the conditions for He nucleation in liquid metal (LM) breeding blankets. The formation of bubbles in the LM might have an important impact on the hydrodynamics and on the tritium transport. The issue of He bubbles formation is, hence, highly relevant to tritium inventory control and recovery. Models for tritium and helium transport phenomena involving He nucleation, bubble growth, T absorption into He bubbles, T adsorption onto structural material and desorption to cooling system channels (CSC) are implemented into OpenFOAM CFD code (BelFoam solver). The code is capable of solving the mass transfer between different materials with a conjugated scalar transfer algorithm, so it takes into account LM-structural material interface T transport. In the present work, BelFoam solver results for a geometrically simplified horizontalU-bent channel of a helium cooled lithiumlead (HCLL) breeding unit (BU) are shown. In addition, for the T absortion model, a sensitivity analysis to the mass transfer coefficient is presented together with an analysis of the results.

  10. Comparison of pool boiling heat transfer for different tunnel-pore surfaces

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    Pastuszko Robert

    2014-01-01

    Complex experimental investigations of boiling heat transfer on structured surfaces covered with perforated foil were performed. Experimental data were discussed for three kinds of enhanced surfaces: tunnel structures (TS), narrow tunnel structures (NTS) and mini-fins with the copper wire net (NTS-L). The experiments were carried out with water, ethanol, R-123 and FC-72 at atmospheric pressure. The TS and NTS surfaces were manufactured out of perforated copper foil (hole diameters: 0.3, 0.4, ...

  11. Heat Transfer Correlations for Gas Turbine Cooling

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    Sundberg, Jenny

    2006-01-01

    A first part of a ”Heat Transfer Handbook” about correlations for internal cooling of gas turbine vanes and blades has been created. The work is based on the cooling of vanes and blades 1 and 2 on different Siemens Gas Turbines. The cooling methods increase the heat transfer in the cooling channels by increasing the heat transfer coefficient and/or increasing the heat transfer surface area. The penalty paid for the increased heat transfer is higher pressure losses. Three cooling methods, ...

  12. Study of roughness lengths and drag coefficients over Nansha Sea region, Gobi, desert, oasis and Tibetan plateau

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    Gao, Z.; Wang, J.; Ma, Y.; Kim, J.; Choi, T.; Lee, H.; Asanuma, J.; Su, Z.

    2000-01-01

    Near-surface turbulent fluxes observations from three large-scale surface-atmosphere interaction field experiments are studied. In the context of the extended Monin-Obukhov similarity theory, investigation was performed of aerodynamic roughness, scalar roughness, neutral drag coefficient, bulk transfer coefficient (sensible heat exchange coefficient and vapor analog) from a calm and a rough sea of the Nansha region separately, and of aerodynamic roughness and drag coefficients from Gobi, dese...

  13. A Monolithic Surface Acoustic Wave Charge Transfer Device And Its Applications

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    Papanicolaou, N. A.; Lin, H. C.; Benz, H. F.

    1980-08-01

    Surface acoustic waves excited in a Si-SiO2-ZnO layered structure can produce a traveling electric field in the silicon substrate. Charges stored in the traveling potential wells can be transferred at high speed and density and with less complexity than conventional charge coupled devices. The monolithic structure under investigation for the surface acoustic wave charge transfer device consists of a silicon substrate, a thin silicon dioxide insulating layer on top of which a ZnO piezoelectric film is deposited by sputtering. The surface acoustic waves are excited by interdigital transducers. The signal charge is injected into traveling potential wells that travel with the velocity of sound. The presence of a thin shorting plate placed on the ZnO film, over the charge transfer region, can enhance the acousto-electric potential at the Si-SiO2 interface, thus resulting in a more efficient device. An 80 MHz, 2p-second surface acoustic wave charge coupled device has successfully been fabricated. An optical application utilizing such a structure is proposed. It can be used in place of a conventional interline transfer design. Surface acoustic waves are launched before the charges are transferred from the sensor region to the transport region.

  14. Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer promoted by the artificial micro structure on heating surface

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    The pool boiling heat transfer on the heating surface with artificial micro structure was experimentally investigated. In the present study, we employed the recent micro-order surface machining technology on the heating surface and produced the artificial micro-ordered groove pattern on the boiling heating surface as the artificial nucleation sites. The pool boiling heat transfer characteristics and the effects of the groove depth or pattern pitch between grooves were experimentally investigated. The measurements for the surface temperature and heat flux on the heating surface were carried out by using thermocouples and obtained the boiling curve by changing the surface properties. The direct observations for the bubble nucleation on the heating surface were also carried out by using a digital camera. From the experimental results, it is noted that the artificial micron-order groove affects that the heat transfer promotion; the boiling curve shifts toward left side in the nucleate boiling region compared with flash-surface without micron grooves. This indicates the artificial grooves work as the efficient nucleation site. (author)

  15. Modelling and Pareto optimization of heat transfer and flow coefficients in microchannels using GMDH type neural networks and genetic algorithms

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    Three-dimensional heat transfer characteristics and pressure drop of water flow in a set of rectangular microchannels are numerically investigated using Fluent and compared with those of experimental results. Two metamodels based on the evolved group method of data handling (GMDH) type neural networks are then obtained for modelling of both pressure drop (?P) and Nusselt number (Nu) with respect to design variables such as geometrical parameters of microchannels, the amount of heat flux and the Reynolds number. Using such obtained polynomial neural networks, multi-objective genetic algorithms (GAs) (non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm, NSGA-II) with a new diversity preserving mechanism is then used for Pareto based optimization of microchannels considering two conflicting objectives such as (?P) and (Nu). It is shown that some interesting and important relationships as useful optimal design principles involved in the performance of microchannels can be discovered by Pareto based multi-objective optimization of the obtained polynomial metamodels representing their heat transfer and flow characteristics. Such important optimal principles would not have been obtained without the use of both GMDH type neural network modelling and the Pareto optimization approach

  16. Numerical simulation of laminar heat transfer in microchannels with rough surfaces characterized by fractal Cantor structures

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    The topography of rough surfaces is characterized by using a Cantor set structure. Based on this fractal characterization, a model of laminar heat transfer in rough microchannels is developed and analyzed numerically. The effects of the Reynolds number, relative roughness, and fractal dimension on laminar heat transfer are all investigated and discussed. The results indicate that the local Nusselt numbers after the entrance region are no longer constant but tend to experience fluctuation along the rough microchannels. Differing from the smooth microchannels, the average Nusselt number increases nearly linearly with the Reynolds number and is larger than the classical value. For higher values of relative roughness, the flow-over roughness induces flow separation, which plays an enhancement on laminar convective heat transfer. Moreover, the laminar heat transfer in microchannels is also enhanced by roughness with a larger fractal dimension yielding more frequent variation in the surface profile even though at the same relative roughness.

  17. Numerical simulation of laminar heat transfer in microchannels with rough surfaces characterized by fractal Cantor structures

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    Chen Yongping, E-mail: ypchen@seu.edu.c [School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210096 (China); Fu Panpan; Zhang Chengbin; Shi Mingheng [School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210096 (China)

    2010-08-15

    The topography of rough surfaces is characterized by using a Cantor set structure. Based on this fractal characterization, a model of laminar heat transfer in rough microchannels is developed and analyzed numerically. The effects of the Reynolds number, relative roughness, and fractal dimension on laminar heat transfer are all investigated and discussed. The results indicate that the local Nusselt numbers after the entrance region are no longer constant but tend to experience fluctuation along the rough microchannels. Differing from the smooth microchannels, the average Nusselt number increases nearly linearly with the Reynolds number and is larger than the classical value. For higher values of relative roughness, the flow-over roughness induces flow separation, which plays an enhancement on laminar convective heat transfer. Moreover, the laminar heat transfer in microchannels is also enhanced by roughness with a larger fractal dimension yielding more frequent variation in the surface profile even though at the same relative roughness.

  18. Laboratory investigations of the heat and momentum transfer in the stably stratified air turbulent boundary layer above the wavy surface

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    Sergeev, Daniil; Troitskaya, Yuliya; Vdovin, Maxim

    2015-04-01

    Investigation of small scale transfer processes between the ocean and atmosphere in the boundary and its parameterization on the meteorological conditions (wind and surface waves parameters) is very important for weather forecasts modeling [1]. The accuracy of the predictions taking in to account the so named bulk-formulas strongly depends on the quality empirical data. That is why the laboratory modeling sometimes is preferable (see [2]) then in situ measurements for obtaining enough ensembles of the data with a good accuracy in control conditions, first of all in a case of severe conditions (strong winds with intensive wave breaking and sprays generation). In this investigation laboratory modeling was performed on the Thermostratified Wind-Wave Channel of the IAP RAS (see. [3]). Experiments were carried out for the wind speeds up to 18.5 m/s (corresponding the equivalent 10-m wind speed 30 m/s). For the possibility of varying parameters of surface roughness independently on the wind flow a special system basing on the submerged mosquito mesh (cell of 2*2 mm) was used (see [4]). The roughness was controlled by the depth of the mesh installation under the free surface (no waves when the mesh was on the surface and maximum wave amplitude for the maximum depth). So, for each wind speed several cases of the waves parameters were investigated. During experiments a stable stratification of the boundary layer of air flow was obtained. Temperature of the heating air was 33-37 degrees (depending on the reference wind speed), and the water temperature was 14-16 degrees. The Pitote gauge and hotwire were used together for measuring velocity and temperature profiles. Also indirect estimations of the total volume of the phase of sprays were obtained by analyzing hotwire signals errors during droplets hits. Then aerodynamic drag CD and heat transfer Ch coefficients were obtained by profiling method. It was shown that that these parameters are very sensitive to the intensity of the spray of droplets generation, especially heat transfer. The work was supported by RFBR grants (14-05-91767, 14-08-31740, 15-35-20953) and RSF grant 14-17-00667 and by President grant for young scientists MK-3550.2014.5 References: 1. Emanuel, K. A. Sensitivity of tropical cyclones to surface exchange coefficients and a revised steady-state model incorporating eye dynamics // J. Atmos. Sci., 52(22), 3969-3976,1995. 2. Brian K. Haus, Dahai Jeong, Mark A. Donelan, Jun A. Zhang, and Ivan Savelyev Relative rates of sea-air heat transfer and frictional drag in very high winds // GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 37, L07802, doi:10.1029/2009GL042206, 2010 3. Yu. I. Troitskaya, D.A. Sergeev, A.A. Kandaurov, G.A Baidakov, M.A. Vdovin, V.I. Kazakov Laboratory and theoretical modeling of air-sea momentum transfer under severe wind conditions // JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 117, C00J21, 13 PP., 2012 doi:10.1029/2011JC007778 4. Yu.I.Troitskaya, D.A.Sergeev, A.A.Kandaurov, M.I. Vdovin, A.A. Kandaurov, E.V.Ezhova, S.S.Zilitinkevich Momentum and buoyancy exchange in a turbulent air boundary layer over a wavy water surface. Part 2. Wind wave spectra // Nonlinear. Geoph. Processes, Vol. 20, P. 841-856, 2013.

  19. Influence of vegetation, soil and antecedent soil moisture on the variability of surface runoff coefficients at the plot scale in the eastern alps

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    Chifflard, P.; Kohl, B.; Markart, G.; Kirnbauer, R.

    2009-04-01

    Modelling the runoff of a catchment in a high spatial resolution, you need to know the potential of a single plot to generate surface runoff. The portion of surface runoff is highly significant for storm runoff events, accordingly, it mainly forms the hydrograph. In this study, the influence of vegetation, soil features and antecedent soil moisture on generating surface runoff at the plot scale have been analysed. To achieve an appropriate fit of the plots, a plot sizes between 50 and 400 m² were chosen. The rainfall intensities ranged between 10 mm/h and 100 mm/h. Based on 260 rain simulations with a transportable sprinkling instrumentation on representative plots in the eastern Alps (Austria, Italy, Germany), including investigations on land-use, vegetation cover and soil physical characteristics, various soil-vegetation complexes and their surface runoff processes have been be analysed. Additionally, we investigated flow paths, travel distance, infiltration hindrance, flow resistance and overland flow velocity. The soil water status was monitored by using TDR-probes, which had been installed in two profiles within the plot in different depths ranging from 5 cm to 40 cm. For every sprinkling experiment, a surface runoff coefficient was calculated as the ratio between total rainfall amount and surface runoff. With this substantial dataset, the regression analysis was used to examine the influence of the hydrological key factors as soil, vegetation and initial soil moisture condition on the distribution functions of the surface runoff coefficient. The first results show that the vegetation cover is very important for the surface runoff. If initial soils are covered by alpine or sub-alpine pioneering vegetation surface runoff can be found very scarce. If these initial soils are covered i.e. by subalpine nardus grasslands the surface runoff coefficients range from 0.1 up to 0.8. On the other hand it can be shown that soils with a high bulk density mainly generate very high surface runoff coefficients, independent of the antecedent soil moisture. Cambisols show a great variance of surface runoff coefficients. These results are the basis for the characterisation of different soil-vegetation complexes by their surface runoff coefficient and they also describe the potential surface runoff of a catchment.

  20. Surface plasmons mediated energy transfer from a semiconductor quantum well to an organic overlayer

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    Kawka, Sebastien

    2013-01-01

    We consider the resonant energy transfer from a two-dimensional Wannier exciton (donor) to a Frenkel exciton of a molecular crystal overlayer (acceptor) when the active medias are separated by a metallic layer, possibly an electrode. We characterize the effect of the surface plasmon on this process. Using realistic values of material parameters, we show that it is possible to change the transfer rate within typically a factor of 5 (up to 44 according to geometrical configura...