Research Papers

Use of Flow Models for Boiler-Furnace Design

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R. W. Curtis, L. E. Johnson

The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Research Center, Alliance, Ohio

J. Eng. Power 81(4), 371-377 (Oct 01, 1959) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008078 History: Received August 01, 1958; Published October 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019


This paper discusses, from a practical viewpoint, the use of scale models to study flow-distribution problems encountered in the design of boiler furnaces. Some of the types of models used by the authors’ company and the methods of testing each type are described. A brief discussion of model design is presented. An example of how flow models were used to aid in the design of the furnace arrangement for a specific unit is described.

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