Investigation study of the inlet to body diameter ratio of a vertical flash tank separator using computational fluid dynamic (CFD)

Mahmood, Raid Ahmed (2019) Investigation study of the inlet to body diameter ratio of a vertical flash tank separator using computational fluid dynamic (CFD). In: GSRD International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology (ICSET 2019), 20 Feb 2019, Amman, Jordan.


Abstract

The vertical flash tank separator improves the heat transfer coefficient in the evaporator of the mechanical
refrigeration system. However, enhancing and improving the performance of the vertical flash tank separator need further investigation. In order to provide an optimum design and performance of a vertical flash tank separator, this paper provides an investigation study to present the effect of the inlet to body diameter ratio (d/D) of the vertical flash tank separator on the separator’s performance. Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) was used to design the optimum ratio configuration. The results revealed that the d/D has significant effect on the liquid separation efficiency. The CFD simulations give a good
agreement with the experiments, all the simulations underestimated the liquid separation efficiency by approximately 0.02 over the range of conditions tested.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: C. 2019, GSRD International Conference, Amman, Jordan
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 06:03
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 04:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: vertical flash tank, liquid separation efficiency, optimum design of separator, CFD simulations
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39442

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