Volume 16, Issue 5 (7-2016)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2016, 16(5): 396-402 | Back to browse issues page

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Aminzadeh M, Safavinejad A, Zolfaghari S A. Performance analysis of single and couple radiant heaters under asymmetric flow field for providing uniform conditions in an industrial environment. Modares Mechanical Engineering 2016; 16 (5) :396-402
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In the present study, the effect of high temperature radiant heaters’ arrangement on providing appropriate and uniform thermal conditions under asymmetric flow field have been investigated in an industrial environment. For this reason, a sample industrial environment with one inlet and outlet opening has been considered with two different types of high temperature radiant heaters’ arrangement: single radiant heater and couple radiant heaters. For the mentioned conditions, continuity equation, momentum equations, energy equation and radiative transfer equations have been solved by OpenFoam numerical solver. Also energy consumption has been evaluated in the present study. The results show that in presence of asymmetric flow field, using couple high temperature radiant heaters in comparison with single radiant heater causes more uniform temperature distribution and decrease about 10 degrees of Celsius in maximum temperature of floor. Also, this can cause to decrease about 35 percent in floor temperature distribution deviation from the average appropriate temperature (27 degrees of Celsius). Moreover, the results indicate that utilizing couple high temperature radiant heaters leads to increase in energy consumption about 10 percent in comparison with single radiant heater.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Energy in Buildings
Received: 2016/03/4 | Accepted: 2016/05/8 | Published: 2016/06/8

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