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    • Computational study on effects of rib height and thickness on heat transfer enhancement in a rib roughened square channel

      ANUJ K SHUKLA ANUPAM DEWAN

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      A computational study was carried out for the heat transfer augmentation in a three-dimensional square channel fitted with different types of ribs. The standard k–e model and its two variants (RNG and realizable) were used for turbulence modeling. The predictions were compared with available experimental andcomputational results. Three rib configurations were used in the present study: 90° continuous attached ribs, 60° V-shaped broken attached thick and thin ribs. It was observed that the maximum heat transfer occurs at the normalized rib spacing (p/e) = 10 in the case of 90° attached ribs. The effects of the blockage ratio and rib thickness were investigated for 60° V-shaped broken ribs with Re = 10,000–30,000 and p/e = 10. It was observed that the average Nusselt number decreases with an increase in the Reynolds number for almost all configurations studied in the present study. For the 60° V-shaped broken ribs, increasing the blockage ratio had an adverse effect on the heat transfer. It was also observed that thin ribs perform better than thick ribs.

    • Computational study on effects of rib height and thickness on heat transfer enhancement in a rib roughened square channel

      ANUJ K SHUKLA ANUPAM DEWAN

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      A computational study was carried out for the heat transfer augmentation in a three-dimensional square channel fitted with different types of ribs. The standard k–e model and its two variants (RNG and realizable) were used for turbulence modeling. The predictions were compared with available experimental andcomputational results. Three rib configurations were used in the present study: 90° continuous attached ribs, 60° V-shaped broken attached thick and thin ribs. It was observed that the maximum heat transfer occurs at the normalized rib spacing (p/e) = 10 in the case of 90° attached ribs. The effects of the blockage ratio and rib thickness were investigated for 60° V-shaped broken ribs with Re = 10,000–30,000 and p/e = 10. It was observed that the average Nusselt number decreases with an increase in the Reynolds number for almost all configurations studied in the present study. For the 60° V-shaped broken ribs, increasing the blockage ratio had an adverse effect on the heat transfer. It was also observed that thin ribs perform better than thick ribs.

    • Deciphering the flow structure of Czochralski melt using Partially Averaged Navier–Stokes (PANS) method

      SUDEEP VERMA ANUPAM DEWAN

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      Czochralski melt flow is an outcome of complex interactions of centrifugal, buoyancy, coriolis and surface tension forces, which act at different length and time scales. As a consequence, the characteristic flow structures that develop in the melt are delineated in terms of recirculating flow cells typical of rotating Benard–Marangoni convection. In the present study, Partially Averaged Navier–Stokes (PANS) method is used for the first time to study an idealized Czochralski crystal growth set-up. It is observed that with a reduction in the PANS filter width, more turbulent scales are resolved and the present PANS model is able to resolve almost all the characteristic flow structures in the Czochralski flow at a comparatively lower computational cost compared with more advanced turbulence modelling tools, such as Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) and Large EddySimulation (LES).

    • Feasibility study of installation of MW level grid connected solar photovoltaic power plant for northeastern region of India

      PANKAJ KALITA SAMAR DAS DUDUL DAS PALLAB BORGOHAIN ANUPAM DEWAN RABINDRA KANGSHA BANIK

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      Solar energy is one of the most suitable renewable energy options in India. In the last decade, solar energy installations have received an ample impetus in India due to active initiatives taken by the Indian government. However, the solar energy potential of country’s North-Eastern (NE) part is not utilized effectivelyso far. In the present study, a comprehensive analysis of the feasibility of installation of a megawatt-level grid connected solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant in all the state capitals of NE India is carried out. The climatic data collected from various online sources and NASA climatic database were utilized in designing a 2 MW SPV plant. The theoretical procedure involved in designing the SPV plant is also presented in this study. PVsyst simulation software is used to predict the performance of 2 MW power plants for these eight states of India. From the analysis, it is observed that NE India has an immense potential for installation of solar energy conversion devices and thus it can be harvested economically. It has been observed that locations of Guwahati and Gangtok provide a high performance ratio of 0.855. Aizawl provides the minimum unit cost of electricitygenerated at a value of 3.88 INR/unit. The analysis also reveals that the Aizawl and Guwahati are the most suitable locations for installation of SPV power plant amongst the NE capitals.

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