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Prediction of turbulence eddy dissipation of water flow in a heated metal foam tube.

ABSTRACT: The insertion of porous metal media inside the pipes and channels has already shown a significant heat transfer enhancement by experimental and numerical studies. Porous media could make a mixing flow and small-scale eddies. Therefore, the turbulence parameters are attractive in such cases. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach can predict the turbulence parameters using the turbulence models. However, the CFD is unable to find the relation of the turbulence parameters to the boundary conditions. The artificial intelligence (AI) has shown potential in combination with the CFD to build high-performance predictive models. This study is aimed to establish a new AI algorithm to capture the patterns of the CFD results by changing the system's boundary conditions. The ant colony optimization-based fuzzy inference system (ACOFIS) method is used for the first time to reduce time and computational effort needed in the CFD simulation. This investigation is done on turbulent forced convection of water through an aluminum metal foam tube under constant wall heat flux. The ANSYS-FLUENT CFD software is used for the simulations. The x and y of the fluid nodal locations, inlet temperature, velocity, and turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) are the inputs of the ACOFIS to predict turbulence eddy dissipation (TED) as the output. The results revealed that for the best intelligence of the ACOFIS, the number of inputs, the number of ants, the number of membership functions (MFs) and the rule are 5, 10, 93 and 93, respectively. Further comparison is made with the adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). The coefficient of determination for both methods was close to 1. The ANFIS showed more learning and prediction times (785 s and 10 s, respectively) than the ACOFIS (556 s and 3 s, respectively). Finding the member function versus the inputs, the value of TED is calculated without the CFD modeling. So, solving the complicated equations by the CFD is replaced with a simple correlation.

SUBMITTER: Babanezhad M 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7648062 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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