화학공학소재연구정보센터
Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.71, 120-125, 2013
Heat rejection enhancement in natural draft cooling tower using radiator-type windbreakers
Cooling efficiency of a natural draft dry cooling tower decreases under crosswind condition. Many researchers frequently recommended solid windbreakers to improve the cooling efficiency. The present research work concerns with the cooling performance assessment of the cooling tower under crosswind condition when the windbreakers are fabricated from the same type of cooling tower radiators. Computational fluid dynamics approach based on the finite volume method has been used to assess the cooling performance of the cooling tower. Numerical results show that radiator type windbreakers can substantially more improve the cooling efficiency than the usual solid types do. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.