A water tank of the domestic cooling and heating unit, which has a helix coil, is used to recover the waste heat of the unit. The temperature field and the flow field in the water tank have great effects on the variation of the water temperature in it. In order to obtain the temperature distribution, the flow distribution and the influencing factors, and then obtain the changing situation of the water temperature, the temperature field and the flow field of the water tank are simulated by using Fluent. The results showed that the water temperature will change with different coil decorate. The numerical model which is created by Fluent is appropriate and could be used to improve the layout of the coil in the water tank and speed up heating.
Volume Subject Area:Computational Heat Transfer
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