Analyzing of thermal mixing phenomena in a rectangular channel with twin jets by using artificial neural network


Kok B., Uyar M. , Varol Y., Koca A., Oztop H. F.

NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, vol.265, pp.554-565, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 265
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2013.07.036
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
  • Page Numbers: pp.554-565

Abstract

In this study, an experimental investigation was carried out to analyze the thermal mixing phenomena in a rectangular cross-section narrow channel. The channel has two circular water jet inlets, in different temperatures and a circular exit hole to supply continuity of mass. Several parameters were used in the experiments to control thermal mixing efficiency such as inclination angle of the channel, ratio of flow rate of inlet fluid, temperature difference between hot and cold jets and jet inlets diameters. Thermal mixing index was calculated from the measured temperatures. In order to reduce experimental time, an artificial neural network (ANN) model was built with limited number of measurements for a forward model. The obtained results indicated that estimation data of ANN shows that the ANN model can predict the output parameters without carry out any experiment. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.