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Simulation Studies on the Effect of Porous Twisted Plate Inserts on the Performance of Fire Tube Steam Packaged Boiler

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 14 No. 1, October 2015, Pages 1-7

S. Hassan1,*, M. K. Roslim1, R. M. Zain1
1Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: suhaimiha@petronas.com.my

KEYWORDS

Fire tube boiler, coil plate, heat transfer enhancement, laminar flow, turbulent flow, number of holes, diameter of holes

ABSTRACT

The effects of porous twisted plate as insert on heat transfer performance and flow characteristic in fire tube boiler are being investigated by simulation in this present article. The porous twisted plate was designed with different number of holes (1, 2, 3 and 4) with variation ranges of diameter (4mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 15mm). The designs was simulated by using ANSYS Fluent software in laminar flow condition with different Reynolds number (Re = 1350-1500). The data collected was compared to the plain twisted plate. The result shows that invention of holes on the twisted plate creates lower surface area. Nevertheless, the velocity is increase with increasing number of holes and reduce diameter of holes. Besides, the increasing velocity of the flow inside the tube was approached the turbulence flow thus allowing more heat transfer across the tube. The larger number of holes and the smaller the diameter of holes resulting better heat transfer rate.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Hassan, S., et al. “Simulation Studies on the Effect of Porous Twisted Plate Inserts on the Performance of Fire Tube Steam Packaged Boiler.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 14.1 (2015): 1-7.

APA
Hassan, S., Roslim, M. K., & Zain, R. M. (2015). Simulation Studies on the Effect of Porous Twisted Plate Inserts on the Performance of Fire Tube Steam Packaged Boiler. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 14(1), 1-7.

Chicago
Hassan, S., M. K. Roslim, and R. M. Zain. “Simulation Studies on the Effect of Porous Twisted Plate Inserts on the Performance of Fire Tube Steam Packaged Boiler.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 14, no. 1 (2015): 1-7.

Harvard
Hassan, S., Roslim, M.K. and Zain, R.M., 2015. Simulation Studies on the Effect of Porous Twisted Plate Inserts on the Performance of Fire Tube Steam Packaged Boiler. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 14(1), pp.1-7.

Vancouver
Hassan, S, Roslim, MK, Zain, RM. Simulation Studies on the Effect of Porous Twisted Plate Inserts on the Performance of Fire Tube Steam Packaged Boiler. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2015;14(1):1-7.

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