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Experimental Study Of Heat Transfer From In-line Tube Bundles To Upward Foam Flow

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM080371

Volume

59

Pages

8

Page Range

383 - 390

Published

2008

Size

317 kb

Author(s)

J. Gylys, I. Gabrielaitiene, T. Zdankus, S. Sinkunas & R. Maladauskas

Abstract

The heat transfer from the in-line tube bundle to the vertically upward directed laminar aqueous foam flow was investigated by means of experimental set-up, consisting of the foam generator, experimental channel, in-line tube bundle, measurement instrumentation and auxiliary equipment. Two in-line tube bundles with different geometries were used for the experiments. One bundle consisted of three rows with six tubes in each. Spacing between centres of the tubes across the experimental channel was s1=0.06 m and spacing along the channel was s2=0.03 m. The second in-line tube bundle consisted of five vertical rows with six tubes in each. Spacing between centres of the tubes was s1=s2=0.03 m. All tubes had an external diameter of 0.02 m. Statically stable foam was used for experiments. It was noticed that structure of foam varied while it passed the bundle: bubbles changed their size, liquid drainage from the foam appeared. Dependence of heat transfer intensity on flow velocity, volumetric void fraction of foam and liquid drainage was determined and described by empirical relationships. Moreover, density and the pattern of tubes location were estimated in experiments and the development of the heat transfer computation method. Keywords: two-phase foam flow, in-line tube bundle, heat transfer, void fraction of foam. 1 Introduction Development of heat exchangers with low consumption of primary energy resources and the enhanced heat transfer rates is the aim of this work. This issue

Keywords

two-phase foam flow, in-line tube bundle, heat transfer, void fraction of foam.