Numerical Simulation of Different Types of Steam Surface Condensers

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C. Zhang, A. C. M. Sousa, J. E. S. Venart

Fire Science Center, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

J. Energy Resour. Technol 113(2), 63-70 (Jun 01, 1991) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2905788 History: Received July 20, 1990; Revised April 11, 1991; Online April 16, 2008


A numerical procedure is developed to simulate the fluid flow and heat transfer processes in the shell-side of steam surface condensers. The governing equations are solved in primitive variable form using a semi-implicit consistent control-volume formulation in which a segregated pressure correction linked algorithm is employed. The procedure is applied to three different types of surface condenser. The numerical predictions are critically assessed by comparison to available experimental data for condensers, and in general, the solutions are in good agreement with the experimental data.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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