Experimentally Verified Flow Distribution Model for a Composite Modelling System
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A composite modelling system is currently being developed for accurate design of such complex heat transfer equipment. The modeling approach requires a flow distribution model enabling to yield accurate-enough predictions in reasonable time frames. The paper presents the results of complex experimental and modeling investigation of fluid flow distribution in dividing headers of tubular-type equipment. Different modeling approaches were examined on a set of header geometries. Predictions obtained via analytical and numerical models were validated using data from the experiments conducted on additively manufactured header samples. Two case studies employing parallel flow systems (mini-scale systems and a conventional-size heat exchanger) demonstrated the applicability of the distribution model and the accuracy of the composite modelling system.
Keywordsflow distribution, process and power industry, minichannel, minigap, steam superheater, analytical model, composite modelling system
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceENERGIES. 2021, vol. 14, issue 6, p. 1-24.