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Design Optimization and Performance Prediction of Earth Pipe Heat Exchanger in Cooling Mode


Dr. P.M.Chauhan , Junagadh Agricultural University


Earth Pipe Heat Exchanger, Design, Mathematical Models, Performance, CBR


In this study, theoretical models for earth-tube heat exchanger have been developed and effects of various design and operational parameters on cost – benefit ratio in cooling mode of operation have been investigated. The results are presented in various design curves, which will be helpful for the users to select appropriate designs according to utility. The results revealed that about 8-10°C drop was achieved for L=50m and different values of m, D and top. The optimum values of ‘m’ were found to be 0.075, 0.1 and 0.125m3/s respectively for corresponding values of D=0.1, 0.15 and 0.2m at top=4.00h.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I40573
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2015
Page(s): 842-846

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