Natural draft dry cooling tower modelling

Tanimizu, K. and Hooman, K. (2013) Natural draft dry cooling tower modelling. Heat and Mass Transfer, 49 2: 155-161. doi:10.1007/s00231-012-1071-1

Author Tanimizu, K.
Hooman, K.
Title Natural draft dry cooling tower modelling
Journal name Heat and Mass Transfer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0947-7411
Publication date 2013-02
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00231-012-1071-1
Volume 49
Issue 2
Start page 155
End page 161
Total pages 7
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Predictions based on a numerical simulation of a natural draft dry cooling tower (NDDCT) has been compared with those obtained theoretically and experimentally. Experiments are conducted in a lab-scale NDDCT and are validated with a three-dimensional numerical simulation of the flow in and around the heat exchangers, which is modelled as a porous medium. Both vertical and horizontal arrangements of the heat exchangers are examined. The experimental, numerical and theoretical approaches lead to very close prediction for the air velocity and temperature at the exit of the cooling tower. Results of this study are expected to be useful for future work on the development of air-cooled condensers for geothermal power plants in Australia.
Keyword Natural draft dry cooling tower (NDDCT)
Heat exchangers
Air velocity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 18 September 2012.

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