The numerical calculations with and without rolling motions were conducted to investigate the effects of ocean environment on flow and heat transfer of supercritical CO2. The AKN k-epsilon model was selected to model the turbulent flow and heat transfer of supercritical fluid. It concludes that the effect of rolling motion on the supercritical CO2 in LPV region is much greater than that on conventional single-phase fluid. The rolling motion can cause the periodic oscillation of the local heat transfer and suppress the nonuniform heat transfer. The secondary flow is induced by both the rolling motion and buoyancy force. The heat transfer is enhanced gradually as the rolling period decreasing or rolling amplitude increasing, but the corresponding pressure drop varies more violently to affect the stability and controllability of the heat exchanger.

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