ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
Performance Investigation of Two Two-Stage Trans-Critical Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration Cycles Ejector and Internal Heat Exchanger
In the present work, the performances of improved two-stage multi inter-cooler trans- critical carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration cycles with ejector and internal heat exchanger have been examined. In the new improved cycles, an internal heat exchanger is append to the cycles. Also, second inter-cooler in improved cycles, cooled with the refrigeration of the cycle, so that in first cycle it is a branch of saturated vapour flow from separator and in second cycle it is a branch of supersaturated steam from internal heat exchanger as well. Results are validated against those available in the literature. Comparisons of the results indicate that there is an excellent agreement between them. The influences of important operational parameters in the cycle performance such as pressure of gas-cooler, temperature of evaporator and temperature of gas-cooler on the performance of cycle have been analysed. The obtained results present that if the cooling flow for second inter-cooler supply from saturated vapour from separator, maximum coefficient of performance can be improved 25% in comparison with the conventional cycle at the considered specific states for operation.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_2894_1485f753ef4632ec766823eb7e2cff21.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
75
84
10.22075/jhmtr.2018.1707.1152
Trans-critical
refrigeration
Carbon dioxide
multi inter-cooler
internal heat exchanger
AhmadReza
Rahmati
ar_rahmati@kashanu.ac.ir
true
1
university of Kashan
university of Kashan
university of Kashan
LEAD_AUTHOR
A.
Gheibi
aligheibi90@yahoo.com
true
2
university of kashan
university of kashan
university of kashan
AUTHOR
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
Mixed convection study in a ventilated square cavity using nanofluids
This work indicates a numerical study on the laminar heat transfer mixed convection in a square cavity with two openings (an inlet and an outlet) on vertical walls through which nanofluid flows. Two flow directions are examined: i) ascending flow which enters the bottom opening and exits the upper opening; ii) descending flow which enters the upper opening and exits the bottom opening. The ascending flow contributes to buoyancy forces while for the descending flow, the opposite takes place. The intention is to cool a heat source placed at the center of the geometry. The nanofluid has Copper nanoparticles and water as its base-fluid. The velocity and temperature of the entrance flow are known. Some results are experimentally and numerically validated. A mesh independency study is carried out. Some parameters are ranged as follows: i) the Reynolds number from 50 to 500, the nanofluid volume fraction from 0 to 1%, the Grashof number from 103 to 105. It is noteworthy to mention that in some cases, the fluid is stuck inside the cavity which weakens the heat transfer. The nanoparticles increase the heat transfer of 4% for the ascending primary flow inside the cavity.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_3485_8d1077544a0508af50d0470b142ef47b.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
143
153
10.22075/jhmtr.2018.14640.1208
Nanofluids
Mixed convection
finite element method
Paulo
Guimar&atilde;es
pauloguimaraes@unifei.edu.br
true
1
Federal University of Itajub&aacute;, Itabira, Brazil
Federal University of Itajub&aacute;, Itabira, Brazil
Federal University of Itajub&aacute;, Itabira, Brazil
LEAD_AUTHOR
Genesio
Menon
genesio@unifei.edu.br
true
2
Federal University of Itajubá, Itajubá, Brazil
Federal University of Itajubá, Itajubá, Brazil
Federal University of Itajubá, Itajubá, Brazil
AUTHOR
Marcio
Ramos
mdr@unifei.edu.br
true
3
Federal University of Itajubá - Itabira Campus
Federal University of Itajubá - Itabira Campus
Federal University of Itajubá - Itabira Campus
AUTHOR
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
Experimental Investigation of the Alumina/Paraffin Thermal Conductivity Nanofluids with a New Correlated Equation on Effective Thermal Conductivity
Liquid paraffin as a coolant fluid can be applied in electronic devices as a result to its suitable capabilities such as electrical insulating, high heat capacity, chemical and thermal stability, and high boiling point. However, the poor thermal conductivity of paraffin has been confined its thermal cooling application. Addition of high conductor nanoparticles to paraffin can fix this drawback properly. In this article, the influence of the nanoparticles on the thermal conductivity of base material was assessed. Temperature (20-50°C) and volume fractions (0-3%) effect on the thermal conductivity of paraffin/alumina nanofluids have been considered. Nanofluid samples were prepared applying the two-step method. The thermal conductivity was measured by a KD2 pro instrument. The results indicated the thermal conductivity augments smoothly with an increase in volume fraction of nanoparticles as well as temperature. Moreover, it observed that for nanofluids with more volume-fraction the temperature affection is more remarkable. Thermal conductivity enhancement (TCE) and effective thermal conductivity (ETC) of the nanofluid was calculated and new correlations were reported to predict the values of them based on the volume fraction of nanoparticles and temperature of nanofluid accurately.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_3489_2797f310ec43e19572674e3afcf60815.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
85
93
10.22075/jhmtr.2018.14041.1203
Experimental correlation
Alumina
Liquid paraffin
Nanofluid
Rouhollah
YadollhiFarsani
r.yadollahi@hotmail.com
true
1
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran
LEAD_AUTHOR
Afrasiab
Raisi
raisi@eng.sku.ac.ir
true
2
Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
AUTHOR
Afshin
Ahmadi Nadooshan
ahmadi@eng.sku.ac.ir
true
3
Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
AUTHOR
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
Numerical Study of turbulent free convection of liquid metal with constant and variable properties in the presence of magnetic field
In this research, turbulent MHD convection of liquid metal with constant and variable properties is investigated numerically. The finite volume method is applied to model the fluid flow and natural convection heat transfer in a square cavity. The fluid flow and heat transfer were simulated and compared for two cases constant and variable properties. It is observed that for the case variable properties in high Hartmann numbers (Ha) the temperature slope near the hot wall is more than the cold wall. For both cases, the temperature gradient near the hot and cold walls is high. By applying magnetic field and increasing the Ha the temperature slope reduces so at Ha=800 the profile is linear. In the case constant properties, the slope of temperature profile near the vertical walls is the same and the temperature profiles pass from one point at the center of the cavity. However,in the case variable properties as it was expected the temperature profile doesn’t pass one point and the slope of temperature profile at high Hartmann numbers near the hot and cold walls is partly different. Furthermore, it is indicated that for the case constant properties the Nusselt number is less than the case variable properties.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_3624_ab1cf148f9f3ccd92a03cdb51baf6236.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
133
141
10.22075/jhmtr.2019.15043.1209
Free convection
Variable properties
Magnetic field
turbulent flow
Mohsen
Pirmohammadi
pirmohamadi@pardisiau.ac.ir
true
1
Islamic Azad University, Pardis Branch
Islamic Azad University, Pardis Branch
Islamic Azad University, Pardis Branch
LEAD_AUTHOR
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
3D Simulation of the Effects of the Plasma Actuator on the Unsteady, Turbulent and Developing Flow within a Circular Duct
The objective of current paper is 3D simulation of turbulent, developing flow and unsteady within a circular duct in presence of the body force vector persuaded by Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuator inside the surface of geometry for the first time. This article aims at investigating of applying plasma actuator to control separation with special arrangement of electrodes. For this reason, the plasma actuator is modeled in OpenFOAM software and the results are validated.Subesequently, to examine the effect of the presence of the plasma actuator a numerical study is carried out on a 3D flow. The physics of the problem is determined by three phenomena of increasing the flow cross-sectional, developing flow and simultaneous flow in both radial and tangential directions, especially the pressure gradients. As a result of the geometry of the problem, the actuators are arranged differently and the electrodes are arranged in radial direction. The results indicate that plasma actuator delay the separation point.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_3628_d9b1cd9c33ee27cc97bd2c854f2d51d5.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
95
103
10.22075/jhmtr.2019.15089.1211
Plasma Actuator
Active Flow Control
Flow Separation
Unsteady Flow
Developing Flow
Hamidreza
Yazdani
hra.yazdani@gmail.com
true
1
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd
AUTHOR
Mohammad
Sefid
mhsefid@yazd.ac.ir
true
2
yazd university university blvd. - safayieh - yazd po box 89195 - 741
yazd university university blvd. - safayieh - yazd po box 89195 - 741
yazd university university blvd. - safayieh - yazd po box 89195 - 741
LEAD_AUTHOR
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
GDL construction effects on distribution of reactants and electrical current density in PEMFC
In this article, a two dimensional pore scale model of polymeric fuel cell, which is promising of a clean and renewable energy production, is presented here. Let reactive gases behave as an ideal gas; inhomogeneous anisotropic structure of the gas diffusion layer, is contemplated as a random generated circular porous media. Lattice Boltzmann method is applied to inquire the fluid flow and mass transfer within the cathode microstructure. All parts of the cathode have the same temperature and the electrochemical reaction on the surface of the catalyst layer enters the solution as a boundary condition. Effects of the gas diffusion layer structure (carbon fibers diameters changes) on the flow of reactive gases, molar fraction of various oxygen species, and water vapor within the various parts of the gas diffusion layer as well as the electrical current density are investigated. The results indicate that by increasing the diameter of the carbon fibers in the gas diffusion layer within constant porosity facilitates both the flow of oxygen and the vapor species inside the GDL, while affecting the produced electrical current on the surface of the catalyst layer.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_3770_c2ef3994406584b69915a8deddda0e01.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
105
116
10.22075/jhmtr.2019.16653.1224
GDL construction
Reactants distribution
Electrical current density
PEMFC
Reza
Bahoosh
reza.bahoosh@gmail.com
true
1
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
LEAD_AUTHOR
moosa
jafari
moosa.jaf@gmail.com
true
2
mechanical department, engineering facaulty, shahid chamran university
mechanical department, engineering facaulty, shahid chamran university
mechanical department, engineering facaulty, shahid chamran university
AUTHOR
Seyed Saied
Bahrainian
bahrainian@scu.ac.ir
true
3
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
AUTHOR
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
Heat and mass transfer of nanofluid over a linear stretching surface with Viscous dissipation effect
Boundary Layer Flow past a stretching surface with constant wall temperature, of a nanofluid is studied for heat transfer characteristics. The system of partial differential equations describing such a flow is subjected to similarity transformations gives rise to a boundary value problem involving a system of ordinary differential equations. This system is solved by a shooting method. Effect of the non-dimensional parameters on temperature and concentration profiles are displayed graphically for different values of the parameters, namely, Brownian motion parameter, Lewis number, Prandtl number and thermophoresis parameter. The reduced Nusselt number and the reduced Sherwood number are also shown in a tabular form.
The main objective of this paper is to extend the numerical investigation of boundary-layer flow of steady state, two-dimensional flow of nanofluid over a stretching surface with the impact of viscous dissipation. The ordinary differential equations are obtained by applying similarity transformation on partial differential equations. Then, the system is solved by applying the shooting techniques together with Adams-Bashforth Moulton Method. Software Fortran is used to compute the numerical results and the resulting values are indicated through graphs and tables.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_3858_82e0e37e98c6225a683b6c45ade7b6d5.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
117
124
10.22075/jhmtr.2019.15419.1214
Stretching Sheet
Nanofluid
Boundary Layer
Brownian motion
Thermophoresis
viscous dissipation
G
Narender
gnriimc@gmail.com
true
1
Mathematics, JNTUH
Mathematics, JNTUH
Mathematics, JNTUH
LEAD_AUTHOR
G
Sreedhar Sarma
sarma.sreedhar@gmail.com
true
2
Mathematics, SV University, Andhra Pradesh
Mathematics, SV University, Andhra Pradesh
Mathematics, SV University, Andhra Pradesh
AUTHOR
kamatam
govardhan
govardhan_kmtm@yahoo.co.in
true
3
GITAM University Hyderabad Telangana
GITAM University Hyderabad Telangana
GITAM University Hyderabad Telangana
AUTHOR
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
Analytical Solutions for Spatially Variable Transport-Dispersion of Non-Conservative Pollutants
Analytical solutions have been obtained for both conservative and non-conservative forms of one-dimensional transport and transport-dispersion equations applicable for pollution as a result of a non-conservative pollutant-disposal in an open channel with linear spatially varying transport velocity and nonlinear spatially varying dispersion coefficient on account of a steady unpolluted lateral inflow in accordance to the channel. A logarithmic transformation in the space variable has been applied in order to derive a general solution of the transport equation for spatially variable initial pollutant distribution and upstream time-dependent pollutant concentration. The logarithmic transformation reduces both conservative and non-conservative forms of transport-dispersion equation to a form with constant coefficients that is solvable by analytical methods. An analysis of these solutions indicates that only the solution of a conservative form of the governing equation yields appropriate results that are conceptually acceptable in a real physical situation. The solution lends to analyze the damping effect of such transport on the pollutant with an initial Gaussian profile, in contrast with that of the initial quasi-Gaussian profile available in the literature. It is noteworthy to mention that the solution of conservative form of the transport equation implies that mass of the non-conservative pollutant in the channel decreases with an increase in time, and finally reaches to a constant value that is a ratio of product of the transport velocity coefficient and upstream concentration to the coefficient of decay of the pollutant.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_3952_53440464d56b818ec2e919189740f8d3.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
125
132
10.22075/jhmtr.2019.15592.1217
Transport
dispersion
logarithmic transformation
one-dimensional
non-conservative pollutant
Vidya Prasad
Shukla
drsvprasad2k@gmail.com
true
1
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Professor, Department of Mathematics
LEAD_AUTHOR
ORIGINAL_ARTICLE
Heat Transfer Studies of Supercritical Water Flows in an Upward Vertical Tube
In this paper, an investigation of heat transfer characteristics at supercritical pressure fluid flowing in a uniformly heated vertical tube has been carried out. In order to reduce thermal emissions and increase thermal efficiency, supercritical boilers were developed at various sizes. Above supercritical pressure, the distinction of liquid and gas phases disappears. This dispenses with the problem of critical heat flux and dry out phenomenon which occurs in subcritical pressure. However, the study of heat transfer behavior above supercritical pressure is indeed required due to the heat transfer deterioration operation at high heat flux to mass flux ratio. In the present work, numerical simulation has been employed in order to inquire about the effect of various parameters such as heat flux to mass flux ratio, diameter and pressure that causes heat transfer deterioration. Shear Stress Transport k-ω model has been applied in all the computations. It is observed that the metal temperature predicted by numerical simulation is more accurate than the empirical correlations available in the literature. A Visual Basic Program has also been developed to assess the empirical correlations in the context of predicting metal temperature under 5280 different operating conditions. Tube sizes of 10, 15 & 20 mm inner diameter with 4 m length, the pressure between 225 and 280 bar and heat flux to mass flux ratio between 0.27 and 0.67 have been chosen to explore the effect of diameter, pressure and heat flux respectively.
https://jhmtr.semnan.ac.ir/article_3985_4995642552d189a87b0e15342ccc2a30.pdf
2019-10-01T11:23:20
2021-05-12T11:23:20
155
167
10.22075/jhmtr.2019.17488.1229
Supercritical water
heat transfer deterioration
SST-kw model
heat transfer enhancement
vertical flow
Deenadayalan
Santhosh Kumar
santhoshkumar@bhel.in
true
1
R&D, High Pressure Boiler Plant, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Trichy, India.
R&D, High Pressure Boiler Plant, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Trichy, India.
R&D, High Pressure Boiler Plant, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Trichy, India.
LEAD_AUTHOR
suresh
S
ssuresh@nitt.edu
true
2
National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
AUTHOR
Anand
Sundaravel
anand.sundar@bhel.in
true
3
Mechanical engineering, NIT Trichy,Tamilnadu, India.
Mechanical engineering, NIT Trichy,Tamilnadu, India.
Mechanical engineering, NIT Trichy,Tamilnadu, India.
AUTHOR