Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer and Determination of Thermal and Hydraulic Characteristics in a Coiled Test Bench Heat Exchanger
Authors: Aleksandrov V.Yu., Koroleva A.P., Kukshinov N.V., Frantsuzov M.S. | Published: 23.11.2017 |
Published in issue: #11(692)/2017 | |
Category: Aviation, Rocket and Technology | |
Keywords: coiled heat exchanger, thermal and hydraulic characteristics, heat exchange surface, conjugate problem, numerical simulation |
In this paper, numerical simulation of heat transfer in a coiled heat exchanger is performed. The investigated multithread coiled heat exchanger is part of the equipment for conducting aviation engines tests. The heat exchanger is used for decreasing gas temperature before shut-off fittings of the test facility. A numerical calculation of the conjugate heat transfer is performed. Characteristics of the flow and heat transfer are determined for various Reynolds numbers. Integral parameters of the heat exchanger (pressure drop and temperature drop) are estimated. The dependences of thermal and hydraulic characteristics of the heat exchanger on the Reynolds number are defined. Distribution patterns of thermohydraulic parameters (temperature, pressure, velocity) are presented for typical flow regimes.
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