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Conjugate Heat Transfer with Spectral/hp element method

Hessam Babaee
11 pp.
MITSG 15-04

Following the development of modeling of heat transfer in two-phase flows [1], we have devel- oped a high-fidelity conjugate heat transfer capability that enables the study of heat transfer in multi-solid/multi-fluid systems. We have verified and validated our model with analytical and experimental results. In particular, we have used the developed methodology to study the heat transfer around power cables carry high currents. Our computational results demonstrate that the naturally convected flow leads to a strong horizontal traveling wave in between the cable rows. The strength of the traveling wave, however, is strongly non-uniform in different cable rows. This non-uniformity results in a significant temperature difference of cables at different rows. In all cases considered in this study, the temperature of the cable carrying current of I = 1000 Amp is above 90◦C.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 2014-ESRDC-04-LEV
Title: ESRDC - Designing and Powering the Future Fleet Additional Task 1.4.3 Concept Refinement

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