fevereiro 2015 vol. 1 num. 2 - XX Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Química

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Phase change is a phenomenon frequently encountered in the process industry''s equipment. The prediction of its occurrence is important for the optimized design and operation of such operation units. The numerical simulation of vapor condensation in industrial pipes, for instance, allows for the assessment of pumping requirements and best practices for insulation. In this study, a commercial CFD code was applied for the investigation of condensation in pipes. The volume of fluid (VOF) approach was employed for the reconstruction of the vapor-liquid interface and the amount of liquid condensed was evaluated under different operational conditions, i.e., channel dimensions, mass flow rate and heat load from the wall. The results obtained from the CFD simulations were compared with the predictions from classical correlation and showed good agreement.



DOI: 10.5151/chemeng-cobeq2014-1856-17198-141476

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Como citar:

PADOIN, N.; SOARES, C.; "CFD MODELING OF STEAM CONDENSATION IN INDUSTRIAL PIPES", p. 12904-12911 . In: Anais do XX Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Química - COBEQ 2014 [= Blucher Chemical Engineering Proceedings, v.1, n.2]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2015.
ISSN 2359-1757, DOI 10.5151/chemeng-cobeq2014-1856-17198-141476

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