Thermal powerplants report a reduction in their dry cooling tower performances due to surrounding wind drafts. Therefore, it is very important to consider the influence of wind velocity in cooling tower design; especially in geographical points with high wind conditions. In this regard, we use the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool and simulate a dry cooling tower in different wind velocities of 0, 5 and 10 m/s. To extend our calculations; we also consider the temperature variation of circulating water through the tower heat exchanger or deltas one-by-one. We show that some heat exchangers around the tower cannot reduce the circulating water temperature sufficiently. This causes an increase in the mean temperature of those heat exchangers. The worst performances can be attributed to heat exchanger located on side wind places. We will discuss the detail performance of each delta and their assembly in draft wind conditions. This study suggests some effective ways to overcome thermal-performance of cooling tower in wind conditions.

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