An Experimental Study on the Flow Structure inside a Display Cooler Using PIV Techniques

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In the present study, the flow structure inside the refrigerating compartment of a scaleddown display cooler model was investigated experimentally using the particle image velocimetry (PIV) method, which is a reliable velocity field measurement technique. In addition, we also carried out flow visualization and computer simulations regarding the movements of thermo-fluid inside a display cooler. As a result, the velocity field measurement shows a large scale vortical flow structure inside the refrigerating compartment due to the entrained flow, thus penetrating a base plate through the open inlet gap.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 326-328)

Edited by:

Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim

Pages:

167-170

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.326-328.167

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C. W. Park et al., "An Experimental Study on the Flow Structure inside a Display Cooler Using PIV Techniques", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 167-170, 2006

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December 2006

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