Analysis of non-dimensional numbers of fluid flowing inside tubes of flat plate solar collector

Farhana, K. and K., Kadirgama and M. M., Noor (2021) Analysis of non-dimensional numbers of fluid flowing inside tubes of flat plate solar collector. In: Advances in Mechatronics, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering: Selected articles from MUCET 2019, 19-22 November 2019 , Bukit Gambang Resort City, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 121-131.. ISBN 978-981-15-7309-5

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The aim of this paper is to discuss the non-dimensional numbers of fluid flowing through inside the tubes of flat plate solar collectors. Empirically, to abate the cost and energy consumption or to boost up the performance and efficiency of solar collectors; computational simulation plays a vital role. In this study, CFD numerical simulation of aqueous ethylene glycol (60% water + 40%) ethylene glycol fluid flow has been done with ANSYS 15.0. Non-dimensional numbers such as surface Nusselt number, Skin friction coefficient and Prandtl number of fluids have been observed based on empirical and experimental properties. The geometry of design has been prepared using Solidworks software in accordance with the actual experimental model. The analysis revealed that the Nusselt number showed effective convection behavior, the skin friction coefficient was positive while the Prandtl number was large for both properties of aqueous ethylene glycol.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aqueous ethylene glycol; Nusselt number; Prandtl number; Skin friction coefficient
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 01:23
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 01:23
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