Optimization of the heat output of wall convectors with using an unconventional slumped glass cover
1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Liberec, Studentská 2, 461 17, Liberec 1, Czech Republic
2 Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. Univerzitní 22, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
3 Licon heat s.r.o., Construction department, Průmyslová zóna Sever, 460 11, Liberec 11, Czech Republic
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Published online: 28 March 2016
This paper deals with study of a new shape of the glass cover of heat convectors. Design of the heat convectors is characterized by the low water volume, highly variable geometry, adjustable heat output and the pressure losses that arise when the fluid flow through the exchanger. Based on a new concept of a slumped glass cover of the exchanger have been created some numerical models and also carried out experiments in order to find and optimize an appropriate shape. The glass materials are very specific mainly due to their specific shaping abilities and technological capabilities of manufacturing. The aim is to determine an appropriate shape and a curvature of the glass body and also the position and size of the exchanger. It has been found a significant dependence of the heat exchanger position on to the total heat output of an entire device. Simultaneously has been proved also the dependence of a shape of the cover plate, to the total heat output, that is more considerably for natural than for the forced convection.
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