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Complex fluid flow and heat transfer analysis inside a calandria based reactor using CFD technique

Kulkarni, P S (2017) Complex fluid flow and heat transfer analysis inside a calandria based reactor using CFD technique. In: 15th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (15ACFM), NOV 21-23, 2016, Kuching, MALAYSIA.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/822/1/012026


Series of numerical experiments have been carried out on a calandria based reactor for optimizing the design to increase the overall heat transfer efficiency by using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technique. Fluid flow and heat transfer inside the calandria is governed by many geometric and flow parameters like orientation of inlet, inlet mass flow rate, fuel channel configuration (in-line, staggered, etc.,), location of inlet and outlet, etc.,. It was well established that heat transfer is more wherever forced convection dominates but for geometries like calandria it is very difficult to achieve forced convection flow everywhere, intern it strongly depends on the direction of inlet jet. In the present paper the initial design was optimized with respect to inlet jet angle, the optimized design has been numerically tested for different heat load mass flow conditions. To further increase the heat removal capacity of a calandria, further numerical studies has been carried out for different inlet geometry. In all the analysis same overall geometry size and same number of tubes has been considered. The work gives good insight into the fluid flow and heat transfer inside the calandria and offer a guideline for optimizing the design and/or capacity enhancement of a present design.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Journal of Physics Conference Series
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IOP PUBLISHING LTD, DIRAC HOUSE, TEMPLE BACK, BRISTOL BS1 6BE, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 10:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57474

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