Numerical simulation of solar enhanced natural draft dry cooling towers

Zou, Zheng, Guan, Zhiqiang and Gurgenci, Hal (2012). Numerical simulation of solar enhanced natural draft dry cooling towers. In: P. A. Brandner and B. W. Pearce, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Launceston, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2012.

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Author Zou, Zheng
Guan, Zhiqiang
Gurgenci, Hal
Title of paper Numerical simulation of solar enhanced natural draft dry cooling towers
Conference name 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Conference location Launceston, Australia
Conference dates 3-7 December 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Place of Publication Hawthorn, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780646583730
Editor P. A. Brandner
B. W. Pearce
Total pages 4
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Solar Enhanced Natural Draft Dry Cooling Tower is a new concept of hybrid cooling, in which solar heat collection is added to traditional natural draft dry cooling tower. Adding a solarheated space to further heat the air after it leaves the heat exchangers increases the temperature difference between the inside and outside of tower, which leads to an increased air flow rate through the heat exchangers therefore better cooling performance. A one-dimensional model has been developed to predict its cooling performance by using MATLAB. The purpose of the present paper is to report on results of a detailed numerical analysis and to validate performance predictions from that onedimensional model. A three-dimensional numerical model of a Solar Enhanced Natural Draft Dry Cooling Tower was created using the CFD software FLUENT. Reasonably good agreement is found between these two models.
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