Development of an experimental method to generate a non-uniform air flow distribution at the inlet of a heat exchanger
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SponsorsThe work of Alessandro Pisano on this project was partially supported by the Ministry for Economy and Finance of Spain, under the Training of Researcher program (FPI). Financial support from the Ministry for Economy and Finance of Spain, project numbers: DPI2011-26771-C02-01 is gratefully acknowledged.
Realizado en/conUniversidad Politécnica de Cartagena
PublisherUniversidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Bibliographic CitationPisano, Alessandro; Corberán, José Miguel; Martínez Ballester, Santiago. Development of an experimental method to generate a non-uniform air flow distribution at the inlet of a heat exchanger. En: IX Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Termodinámica: libro de actas. Cartagena: Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Servicio de Documentación, 2015. Pp. 1147-1154. ISBN: 978-84-606-8931-7
As already demonstrated by many authors, the non-uniformity of the air distribution at the inlet of both condensers and evaporators entails not negligible performance degradation. Its experimental quantification is mainly complicated by the difficulties connected to the air velocity measurement in a traditional air-conditioning installation. For this reason, many works are supported by the application of CFD models or others simulation tools. In order to analyze experimentally the effect of the nonuniform air distribution on the performance of a condenser, in this work a simple method for generating a specific air velocity profile at the inlet of a heat exchanger will be presented. It consist in allocating several filters along the heat exchanger height. Once characterized the filter, identifying the relation between the length of the filters, the pressure drop and the air velocity, any type of air velocity profile can be generated. The method presents high flexibility and allows ...
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