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CFD simulation and experimental investigation of pressure-drop through 90° and 30° angled compact heat-exchangers relative to the oncoming airflow

Lisa Larsson (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Fordonsteknik och autonoma system) ; Lennart Löfdahl (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Fordonsteknik och autonoma system) ; Peter Gullberg ; Erik Dahl ; Arnaud Contet ; Thomas Skåre
Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference, VTMS11; Coventry; UK; 15-16 May 2013 p. 295-305. (2013)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

This paper presents pressure-drop and airflow characteristics for compact heat-exchangers, where the relative airflow is angled 90° and 30°. The investigation is based on two heat-exchangers with different thicknesses, investigated for a number of airflow rates. The results are obtained from experiments and CFD simulations, where both a part of a detailed heat-exchanger and the complete test set-up have been simulated. The results showed that the thin heat-exchanger at 30° gave 70% of the pressure-drop obtained for the 90° angle, and at the same time resulted in a higher heat-transfer rate.

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Denna post skapades 2013-06-05. Senast ändrad 2014-11-10.
CPL Pubid: 177972


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Fordonsteknik och autonoma system (2010-2017)


Hållbar utveckling
Innovation och entreprenörskap (nyttiggörande)

Chalmers infrastruktur

C3SE/SNIC (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)