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Author Saneesh, Nair ♦ Vinod, Kotebavi ♦ Alokekumar, Das
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Content type Text
Publisher EDP Sciences
File Format PDF
Date Created 2018-07-26
Copyright Year ©2018
Language English ♦ French
Subject Domain (in LCC) TA1-2040
Subject Keyword Rotary heat exchanger ♦ Engineering (General) ♦ Effectiveness ♦ Computational fluid dynamics ♦ Technology ♦ Waste heat ♦ Civil engineering (General)
Abstract The performance characteristics of a commercially available rotary heat exchanger or were determined using CFD. A rotary air pre-heater of a thermal power plant (fuelled by natural gas), situated in Ramin, Iran, was numerically modelled with full scale dimensions using 3D approach. This model was then validated against the experimentally measured values. After a satisfactory validation of the CFD model, a design modification was applied to the model by modelling the heat exchanger with four ducts, with hot and cold fluid ducts arranged alternatively. This was done to improve the heat the heat transfer from hot gases to cold air. The medium of heat exchange (core) is modelled as porous media, since the core in the actual equipment has many number of fine passages arranged in complex manner, which would make the modelling difficult. The model was subjected to same boundary conditions as the validation model. The temperature of the outlets and effectiveness of both the models were compared and was found out that the 4-ducts model is around 12% more effective than the base model.
ISSN 2261236X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2018-01-01
e-ISSN 2261236X
Journal MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume Number 172
Starting Page 02005


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