Experimental analysis of innovative fan-coils based on micro and nano technologies
The main goal of the project is the experimental investigation of an innovative series of fan-coils based on compact air-water heat exchangers in which metallic foams are used on the air side. The increased thermal performances can enable the reduction of the external dimensions of the fan-coils as well as the reduction of the inlet water temperature during the winter. A series of experimental tests are planned with the aim to measure the pressure drops and the overall heat transfer coefficient associated to the heat exchangers based on the metallic foams when the operative conditions (i.e. flow rates) are varied and the main characteristics of the adopted metallic foams are changed (i.e. porosity, thermal conductivity). The project needs the capability to design an experimental test rig for the thermal characterization of these innovative heat exchangers as well as the use of data acquisition softwares like LabView.
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