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Calculation Method for Thermal-Hydraulic System Simulation

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Li Chenggong, Jiao Zongxia

School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering,  Beihang University, Beijing, 100083, China

J. Heat Transfer 130(8), 084503 (May 30, 2008) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2928006 History: Received February 08, 2007; Revised February 25, 2008; Published May 30, 2008

This paper presents the fundamental approaches of modeling thermal-hydraulic component briefly. A set of lumped parameter mathematical models is developed, which are based on conservation of mass and energy. Subsequently, the connection rule for basic thermal-hydraulic components and the method to automatically generate the complete thermal-hydraulic system model are put forward. The integration methods for solving the cross-coupling thermal-hydraulic equations are also discussed for a position-controlled thermal-hydraulic system. Simulation results show the interaction between pressure and temperature. The simplified representations of thermal-hydraulic differential equations are also proposed in this paper, which can reduce simulation time. The validity of the simplified representations is judged by simulation.

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Position-controlled system

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Pressure and temperature response

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Pressure and temperature response

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Pressure and temperature response



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