Characteristics of Vertical Mantle Heat Exchangers for Solar Water Heaters

Louise Jivan Shah, G.L. Morrison, M. Behnia

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    - The flow structure in vertical mantle heat exchangers was investigated using a full-scale tank designed to facilitate flow visualisation. The flow structure and velocities in the mantle were measured using a particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system. A CFD simulation model of vertical mantle heat exchangers was also developed for detailed evaluation of the heat flux distribution over the mantle surface. Both the experimental and simulation results indicate that distribution of the flow around the mantle gap is governed by buoyancy driven recirculation in the mantle. The operation of the mantle was evaluated for both high and low temperature input flows.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCharacteristics of Vertical Mantle Heat Exchangers for Solar Water Heaters
    Place of PublicationJerusalem
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    EventISES 1999 Solar World Congress: Solar is renewable - Jerusalem, Israel
    Duration: 4 Jul 19999 Jul 1999


    ConferenceISES 1999 Solar World Congress

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