We invite you to join us at Condensers Training as we celebrate our collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Attend this training and expand your horizons as we share knowledge on condensation research.
Training includes sessions focusing on vibration analysis, on HTRI condensation research, and on condensation heat transfer, the last presented by Dr. Srinivas Garimella, Professor and Director of the Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Sign up for one or more of these sessions now—space is limited.
HTRI Conference Center
160 Research Drive
Navasota, Texas 77868 USA
|Tuesday, October 9, 2012|
|8:30 - 17:00||Vibration Analysis Workshop|
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
|8:30 - 17:00||Condensers Workshop|
Thursday, October 11, 2012
|8:30 - 17:00||Condensation Heat Transfer Short Course |
Presented by Srinivas Garimella, Professor and Director, Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology
Instructor: Kevin J. Farrell
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
A must for anyone who evaluates the vibration potential of shell-and-tube heat exchangers! In this course, you learn about vibration mechanisms in shell-and-tube heat exchangers and Xist methods to analyze vibration severity. Most importantly, you discover corrective measures to mitigate damage.
- Introduction to vibration phenomena
- Flow-induced vibration (fluidelastic instability, vortex shedding, turbulent buffeting, acoustic vibration)
- Design options to mitigate vibration
- Field fixes
- Xist Vibration Report
- Example application and case studies
Design and plant engineers responsible for the mechanical condition of shell-and-tube heat exchangers
Learn the fundamentals of condensation mechanisms and how they apply to condenser designs! Apply guidelines to develop Xchanger Suite cases for accurate assessment of performance. This course provides a foundation for understanding the basis for thermal design of typical industrial heat exchangers.
- Film condensation in vertical surfaces
- Condensation in horizontal tube bundles
- Interfacial vapor shear effects on condensation heat transfer
- Condensation inside horizontal tubes
- Desuperheating and subcooling
- Condensation with mixtures
- Condensation with enhanced heat transfer surfaces
- Two-phase pressure drop
- Venting inerts
Engineers who design and evaluate condenser equipment
Instructor: Srinivas Garimella
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
This invited short course focuses on various aspects of condensation, from an exploration of relevant two-phase flow and phase-change phenomena to the modeling of pressure drop and heat transfer. While the primary emphasis is on intube single-component horizontal flows, special cases of multicomponent mixtures and external gravity-driven falling films will also be addressed. The session includes discussion of novel opportunities for applying insights into condensation to the development of small-scale components and systems.
- Condensation flow regimes
- Differences between adiabatic air-water mixture flow and condensing flows
- Measurement and modeling of void fractions, pressure drop, and heat transfer
- Implications of decreasing hydraulic diameters
- Influence of working fluids, properties, and operating pressures
- Condensation of binary mixtures
- Falling-films around tube banks
- Applications to component- and system-level innovations
Engineers with a background in heat transfer fundamentals with responsibilities to design phase-change heat transfer equipment
Kevin J. Farrell, Director, Research, graduated from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, with his BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include fluid dynamics, vibration, and thermal engineering. His responsibilities at HTRI focus on flow-induced vibration, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), visualization studies, and fired heaters. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked for 16 years as a researcher and deputy head of the Fluid Machinery Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Pennsylvania State University. A member of ASME and ISA, Farrell is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania and Texas, USA.
Srinivas Garimella, Hightower Chair in Engineering, Professor and Director, Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, received MS and PhD degrees from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has held prior positions as Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, Senior Engineer at General Motors Corp., and Associate Professor at Western Michigan University and Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, and Editor of the International Journal of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration. He has also served as Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, and Past Chair of the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME. He was an Associate Editor of the ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal and Chair of the ASHRAE Technical Committee on Absorption and Heat Operated Machines, and currently serves on the ASHRAE Research Administration Committee. He held the William and Virginia Binger Associate Professorship of Mechanical Engineering at ISU from 1999 – 2001. He has mentored over 50 graduate students, and his research has resulted in over 150 archival journal and conference publications and the award of five patents. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (1999), the ASHRAE New Investigator Award (1998), and the SAE Ralph E. Teetor Educational Award for Engineering Educators (1998). In addition, he was the Iowa State University Miller Faculty Fellow (1999 – 2000) and Woodruff Faculty Fellow (2003 – 2008) at Georgia Tech.
Vijaykumar Sathyamurthi, Engineer, Research, was awarded his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, and then earned his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas, USA. Prior to joining HTRI, Sathyamurthi was a Graduate Teaching Assistant and also worked on several projects at the Multi-phase Flow and Heat Transfer Lab at TAMU. His dissertation was entitled Experimental & Numerical Investigation of Pool Boiling on Engineered Surfaces Using Thin-film Temperature Sensors. At HTRI, he conducts experimental and analytical research, primarily focusing on condensation.
Zhihua “Frank” Yang, Manager, Research, has a BS in Power and Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an , China, and an MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York (NY), USA. He has conducted research for over 20 years at HTRI, focusing primarily on condensation. Yang has taught several courses at HTRI meetings and member company sites. Before joining HTRI, Yang worked briefly as a mechanical engineer with Analysis and Design Application Company (ADAPCO), New York, NY, and as a research engineer and lecturer with the State Key Laboratory of Multi-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer at Xi’an Jiaotong University. Yang, an ASME Fellow, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas, USA.
The HTRI facility in Navasota is located approximately 1-1/2 hours from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, 2 hours from Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) Airport in Austin, and 30 minutes from Easterwood Airport (CLL) in College Station, Texas. Hotel accommodations are available in Navasota and College Station, but you will need a car for local transportation. Car rental agencies are located at all three airports.
To learn more about Navasota, visit the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce.
Holiday Inn - Aggieland
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Payment must be received prior to the start of the training event.
|Course Fees:||As stated above|
Includes materials, arrival tea/coffee, breaks, and lunch.
October 2, 2012
|Attire:||Business casual (no ties or jackets required)|
|Registration:||Secure online registration now open|
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