Concept of CFD model of natural draft wet-cooling tower flow
CTU in Prague, FME, Department of Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, Technická 4, 166 07 Prague
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Published online: 25 March 2014
The article deals with the development of CFD model of natural draft wet-cooling tower flow. The physical phenomena taking place within a natural draft wet cooling tower are described by the system of conservation law equations along with additional equations. The heat and mass transfer in the counterflow wet-cooling tower fill are described by model  which is based on the system of ordinary differential equations. Utilization of model  of the fill allows us to apply commonly measured fill characteristics as shown by .The boundary value problem resulting from the fill model is solved separately. The system of conservation law equations is interlinked with the system of ordinary differential equations describing the phenomena occurring in the counterflow wet-cooling tower fill via heat and mass sources and via boundary conditions. The concept of numerical solution is presented for the quasi one dimensional model of natural draft wet-cooling tower flow. The simulation results are shown.
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