CFD Modelling of Two Different Cold Stores Ambient Factors

AKDEMİR S., Ozturk S., Edis F. O., BAL E.

International Conference on Agricultural and Natural Resources Engineering (ICANRE), Singapore, Singapore, 1 - 02 May 2013, vol.5, pp.28-29 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 5
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ieri.2013.11.066
  • City: Singapore
  • Country: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-29
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Objective of the research was to determine ambient temperature and relative humidity distributions of two different cold stores which have two different cooling systems. One of the cold store which is called as Cold store-I, has classical cooling system such as compressor, condenser and evaporator. Second called Cold store-II, has air conditioning system for cooling, cold air ventilation and aspiration systems, and humidification system. Computational fluid dynamics was used for modelling of distribution of temperature and relative humidity of cold store walls. Storage temperature and relative humidity were assumed 2 degrees C and 90%, respectively. Boundary conditions were set as; Inlet-Surface of fluid inlet, Outlet-Surface of fluid outlet, and walls-solid, proof against flow of fluid. A tetrahedral mesh was created by using ANSYS 14.0 and calculation finished when accessing a solution. Turbulence was modelled using the k-( k-epsilon). Spatial distribution in two cold stores for two different cooling systems were modelled and evaluated in this research. Data determined from CFD models were compared for both cold stores. Cold store-II was better than Cold store-I because it has air distribution holes located on ceiling. (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier B.V.