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Predicting Airflow and Temperature Pattern Inside A Refrigerator Through CFD

Haque, Muhammad E. and R. A., Bakar and Gan, Leong Ming and Shakaib, M. (2016) Predicting Airflow and Temperature Pattern Inside A Refrigerator Through CFD. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (14). 8621 -8628. ISSN 1819-6608

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Abstract

An optimized Computerized Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model for frost-free refrigerators is reported A steady-state simulation model was devised and its predictions for temperature and air flow were compared with experimental data. The conservation equations of energy, mass and momentum are solved by using Finite Volume Method in an environment of three dimensional unstructured meshes. Experiments were conducted on a no-frost domestic refrigerator to compare and validate the results of the CFD model. For the refrigerator under analysis it was found that results from the CFD model and experiment are qualitatively similar even though there are certain discrepancies due to some insufficient information available for the numerical model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: refrigerants; numerical simulation; mathematical modeling; NO-frost refrigerator; finite volume method.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2017 02:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 06:13
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/19645
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