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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Power

Inlet Losses in Counterflow Wet-Cooling Towers

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E. de Villiers, D. G. Kröger

University of Stellenbosch, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 123(2), 460-464 (Jan 23, 2001) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1359236 History: Received January 28, 2000; Revised January 23, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic representation of a cooling tower inlet
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Section model of a cylindrical cooling tower
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Isotropic resistance fill material (trickle grid)
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Inlet loss coefficient for a circular tower
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Circular tower mesh with embedded refinement
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Correspondence between experimental and numerical solutions for towers with isotropic fills
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Inlet loss correction factor for isotropically packed circular towers

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