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Heat and Flow Analysis of a Parallel Flow Heat Exchanger Using Porous Modeling
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Heat and Flow Analysis of a Parallel Flow Heat Exchanger Using Porous Modeling
Jeong, Gil-Wan; Lee, Gwan-Su;
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Numerical analysis on a parallel flow heat exchanger(PFHE) is performed using 2 dimensional turbulent porous modeling. This modeling can consider three-dimensional configuration of passage (flat tube with micro-channels), and the stability and accuracy of numerical results are improved. The geometrical parameters(e.g., the position of separators, inlet/outlet, and porosity of passages of a PFHE) are varied in order to examine the flow and thermal characteristics and flow distribution of the single phase multiple passages system. The flow non-uniformities along the paths of the PFHE are observed to evaluate the thermal performance of the heat exchanger. The location of inlet affects the heat transfer, and the location of outlet affects the pressure drop. The porosity with the optimum thermal performance is around 0.53.
Parallel Flow Heat Exchanger;Micro-Channel;Porosity;Flow Non-uniformity;
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