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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Details Study of Ambient Wind Effect on Heat Dissipation Capacity of Thermal-Powerplant Dry Cooling-Towers
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Darbandi, M, Behrouzifar, A, Mirhashemi, A, Salemkar, H, & Schneider, GE. "Details Study of Ambient Wind Effect on Heat Dissipation Capacity of Thermal-Powerplant Dry Cooling-Towers." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1A, Symposia: Advances in Fluids Engineering Education; Turbomachinery Flow Predictions and Optimization; Applications in CFD; Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics; Droplet-Surface Interactions; CFD Verification and Validation; Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods; DNS, LES, and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 3–7, 2014. V01AT03A017. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2014-21831
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