On Computational Heat Transfer in Industrial Applications

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Industrial energy systems involve many components where fluid flow, heat and mass transfer are the important transport processes. For design and development as well as investigation of innovative ideas, computational methods are of vital importance. Since the early pioneering works (by, e.g., the Spalding group) in the 1960s and 1970s, the development has been tremendous and nowadays CFD (computational fluid dynamics) is an established methodology. During the same time period computer capacities in addition have been brought extensively forward. Although still many topics need further development, applications to industrial problems are constantly increasing. In this paper examples of computational heat transfer, fluid flow and related transport phenmena applied to plate heat exchangers (PHEs), gas turbine heat transfer, and fuel cells are highlighted.


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  • Energy Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Volume 3: Gas Turbine Heat Transfer; Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing and Manufacturing; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment
PublisherAmerican Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-5549-2
StatePublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
EventASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (SHTC) - Minneapolis, MN
Duration: 2013 Jul 142013 Jul 19

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ConferenceASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (SHTC)