Parametric Study of the Thermal Performance of a Natural Gas Fired Furnace

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Title Parametric Study of the Thermal Performance of a Natural Gas Fired Furnace
Creator Song, T. H.; Viskanta, R.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1986
Spatial Coverage presented at Chicago, Illinois
Abstract The effects of furnace design and operating parameters on the thermal performance of a natural gas-fired, high temperature, industrial furnaces have been studied by numerically simulating the flow, combustion and radiative as well as convective heat transfer. The k-E model is used to predict turbulent flow, and Bray's model for premixed combustion is employed. Radiation heat transfer is calculated by accounting for the effects of turbulence/radiation interaction and spectral characteristics of the combustion products. The solution of the model equations is obtained using the SIMPLER algorithm. The results of calculations show that the thermal efficiency of furnace is improved by the increase in the adiabatic flame temperature, increase in the sink emissivity, decrease of sink temperature, oblique firing, and improvement in thermal insulation of refractory walls.
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Language eng
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65m688f