标题：The efficiency of high-level water collecting cooling tower with the installation of cross wall affect by the evolution of aerodynamic field
作者：Chen, Guangan; Zhao, Yuanbin; Li, Wendong; Ge, Wenjing
作者机构：[Chen, Guangan; Zhao, Yuanbin; Li, Wendong; Ge, Wenjing] Shandong Univ, Sch Energy & Power Engn, Jinan 250061, Shandong, Peoples R China.
通讯作者：Zhao, YB;Zhao, Yuanbin
通讯作者地址：[Zhao, YB]Shandong Univ, Sch Energy & Power Engn, Jinan 250061, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING
关键词：High-level water collecting natural draft cooling tower (HNDWCT);; Aerodynamic field; Vortex evolution; Cooling performance; Cross wall; porosity
摘要：The aerodynamic field around high-level water collecting natural draft wet cooling tower (HNDWCT), especially that below its special high-level water collecting devices (HWCDs), strongly affects the tower efficiency. Therefore, the aerodynamic fields below HWCDs and its evolution characteristics have been studied, then the corresponding impact on the performance of HNDWCT has been clarified in detail. The results demonstrate that the incidence angle and speed of crosswind have great influence on the air flow state below HWCDs, thus the air distribution in heat and mass transfer zones and air mass flow rate through tower, resulting in the degradation of tower cooling performance. To mitigate the adverse effect of crosswind on tower cooling performance, cross wall has been investigated as a means to improve tower air flow structure. It has been found that the cross wall with appropriate porosity is beneficial to increase the tower efficiency. While, the optimum porosity depends on the crosswind speed and its incidence angle, which ranges from approximately 0.33-0.53. Furthermore, the structure of heat and mass transfer zones of HNDWCT, especially the rain zone, are different with that of usual natural draft wet cooling tower (UNDWCT), which causes the different effect of impermeable cross wall.