Volume 14, Issue 5 (8-2014)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2014, 14(5): 129-136 | Back to browse issues page

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Omidvar A, Ghazikhani M, Razavi M R. Simulation and parameter study of small scale variable geometry ejector using CFD. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2014; 14 (5) :129-136
URL: http://mme.modares.ac.ir/article-15-7811-en.html
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In this study, the theoretical design of a vapor ejector used in an air-conditioning system is performed and the designed ejector is then optimized via computational fluid dynamics. Based on the numerical simulations, two geometrical parameters, throat diameter and nozzle position, are optimized. Then, the effects of the operating parameters on the performance of the optimized ejector are investigated numerically. The optimized ejector geometry is used as a variable-geometry ejector by using a spindle in the primary throat and the performance of the system in various spindle positions is studied. The results show the importance of using a analytical design to obtain the overall geometry of the ejector and numerical simulation in order to achieve the optimal ejector performance. The variable-geometry ejector designed based on the proposed method in this study with using solar energy, in conjunction with a cold storage system, might be able to provide the necessary refrigeration for all day long.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Plumbing & Air Conditioning|Compressible Flow|CFD|Gas Dynamics
Received: 2013/09/25 | Accepted: 2013/10/30 | Published: 2014/06/23

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