Numerical modelling of particle deposition in idealized porous channels

Kuruneru, Sahan Trushad Wickramasooriya (2015) Numerical modelling of particle deposition in idealized porous channels. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This project provides a steppingstone to comprehend the mechanisms that govern particulate fouling in metal foam heat exchangers. The method is based on development of an advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics model in addition to performing analytical validation. This novel method allows an engineer to better optimize heat exchanger designs, thereby mitigating fouling, reducing energy consumption caused by fouling, economize capital expenditure on heat exchanger maintenance, and reduce operation downtime. The robust model leads to the establishment of an alternative heat exchanger configuration that has lower pressure drop and particulate deposition propensity.

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ID Code: 90555
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Sauret, Emilie, Saha, Suvash, & Gu, YuanTong
Keywords: Metal Foam, Heat Exchanger, CFD-DEM, fouling, particle deposition
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2016 04:53
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 04:53

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