HEAT TRANSFER BETWEEN THE NON-STANDARD TUBE BUNDLE AND STATICALLY STABLE FOAM FLOW

  • J. Gylys Kaunas University of Technology
  • T. Zdankus Kaunas University of Technology
  • A. Ingilertas Kaunas University of Technology
  • M. Gylys Kaunas University of Technology
  • M. Babilas Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: experimental investigation, heat transfer, two-phase flow, aqueous foam, tube bundle, heat exchanger

Abstract

Applying the two-phase coolants, such as aqueous foam, in practice could significantly reduce material and energy demands, simultaneously sustaining the proper heat transfer intensity. Moreover, the two-phase foam coolant has additional possibility for control of the intensity of heat transfer by changing volumetric void fraction of the foam. Such advantages of aqueous foam give a chance to design a compact, light, safe and economic heat exchanger. The results of an experimental investigation of heat transfer between “non-standard” tube bundle and vertically upward and downward after 180 degree turning foam flow are presented and discussed in this paper.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.mech.18.4.2338

Published
2012-08-30
Section
MECHANICS OF FLUIDS AND GASES