A water tank of the domestic cooling and heating unit, which has a helix coil, is used to recover the waste heat of the unit. The temperature field and the flow field in the water tank have great effects on the variation of the water temperature in it. In order to obtain the temperature distribution, the flow distribution and the influencing factors, and then obtain the changing situation of the water temperature, the temperature field and the flow field of the water tank are simulated by using Fluent. The results showed that the water temperature will change with different coil decorate. The numerical model which is created by Fluent is appropriate and could be used to improve the layout of the coil in the water tank and speed up heating.
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Numerical Simulation of the Temperature Field and the Flow Field Inside the Domestic Cooling and Heating Unit’s Water Tank
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Zhu, C, Yang, M, Zhang, Y, & Wang, J. "Numerical Simulation of the Temperature Field and the Flow Field Inside the Domestic Cooling and Heating Unit’s Water Tank." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 2: Heat Transfer Enhancement for Practical Applications; Fire and Combustion; Multi-Phase Systems; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment; Low Temperature Heat Transfer; Computational Heat Transfer. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA. July 8–12, 2012. pp. 987-992. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2012-58201
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