A numerical application is presented in which a finned concentric pipes heat exchanger is simulated by means of CFD, and optimized by the Nelder and Mead simplex downhill optimization algorithm. The heat exchanger parameterization takes into consideration the main geometrical aspects of the exchanger under different operating conditions. The work originates from an industrial problem related to heat recovery issues in recuperative burners, in which air is pre-heated by the exhaust gas before entering the combustion chamber. Such a device allows for an in situ and more efficient heat recovery from exhaust gases, also reducing both the sizing of the heat recovery system downstream to the furnace, and the burner fuel consumption. It is found that the fine tuning of just a few geometrical parameters can result in a sensible enhancement of the exchanger efficiency.

Optimization of a finned concentric pipes heat exchanger for industrial recuperative burners

CAVAZZUTI, Marco
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CORTICELLI, Mauro Alessandro
2015

Abstract

A numerical application is presented in which a finned concentric pipes heat exchanger is simulated by means of CFD, and optimized by the Nelder and Mead simplex downhill optimization algorithm. The heat exchanger parameterization takes into consideration the main geometrical aspects of the exchanger under different operating conditions. The work originates from an industrial problem related to heat recovery issues in recuperative burners, in which air is pre-heated by the exhaust gas before entering the combustion chamber. Such a device allows for an in situ and more efficient heat recovery from exhaust gases, also reducing both the sizing of the heat recovery system downstream to the furnace, and the burner fuel consumption. It is found that the fine tuning of just a few geometrical parameters can result in a sensible enhancement of the exchanger efficiency.
2015
Cavazzuti, Marco; Agnani, Elia; Corticelli, Mauro Alessandro
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