|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing for Energy Applications III
||Numerical study to predict the effect of surface roughness on the thermal and hydraulic performance of additively manufactured heat exchangers
||Jose Gonzalez, Kyu Cho, John Shelton, Piyush Sabharwall, Isabella Van Rooyen
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
This study will fundamentally investigate the effect of surface roughness on the thermal and velocity boundary layers for various surface roughness profiles with physics-based computational modeling. To accurately model the surface roughness effect on thermohydraulic performance, correlations like roughness ratio, friction factor, and Nusselt number are investigated. This study expects to indicate correlations for different flow regimes which can successfully predict the effect of surface roughness on thermohydraulic performance. Results generated from modeling surface roughness effect with unique correlations are then compared to experimental data obtained from literature for validation. The results of this study will provide insight to understand the thermal fluid physics associated with surface roughness and design guidelines for heat exchangers produced with additive manufacturing.