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Testing and modeling of a heat exchanger for waste heat recovery in the aircraft sector

Luciano Petruzzi

Testing and modeling of a heat exchanger for waste heat recovery in the aircraft sector.

Rel. Marco Carlo Masoero. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare, 2018

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Abstract:

Nowadays, in order to decrease the energy consumption several efforts are made in different sectors. Concerning the aeronautical sector, numerous tests of aircraft engines are done to ensure their performances and safety. During this tests an important amount of thermal energy is wasted to the environment in form of hot exhaust gases. In order to recover, recycle and convert this waste energy, a solution could be represented by placing a recover heat exchanger in the chimney of the test bench. In this context, a reduced prototype model has been designed, manufactured and tested. In this thesis the characteristics of the heat exchanger and the test rig assembled to analyse its performances are described. The experimental campaign is divided in two parts: single-phase tests and two-phase tests. A semi-empirical numerical model is proposed to predict the thermal and hydraulic performances of the heat exchanger. The model needs the experimental results to calibrate the parameters used to predict its performances on a vast field of operating conditions. A comparison between the experimental and the numeric results is presented. The heat exchanger model is then integrated in a Rankine Cycle, which performances are evaluated in terms of electricity and heat production.

Relators: Marco Carlo Masoero
Academic year: 2018/19
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 86
Subjects:
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-30 - ENERGY AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: ULG - Université de Liège (BELGIO)
Aziende collaboratrici: Universite de Liege
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/9245
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