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The Application of Advanced Methods in Analyzing the Performance of the Air Curtain in a Refrigerated Display Case

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Homayun K. Navaz

Kettering University, Flint, MI 48504

Ramin Faramarzi

Southern California Edison Company, Irwindale, CA 91702

Morteza Gharib

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125

Dana Dabiri

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125

Darius Modarress

Viosense Corporation, Pasadena, CA 91106

J. Fluids Eng 124(3), 756-764 (Aug 19, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1478586 History: Received March 14, 2001; Revised January 14, 2002; Online August 19, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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(a) Case schematics and sensor locations with discharge and return grills. (b) Schematic of the display case with dimensions. (c) Simulator and dummy products used in the display case. (d) Multi-deck display case used in the present study.
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Typical DPIV experimental setup
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Computational grid and zones
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Air velocity profile at the display case outlet for Scenario 1
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Mean velocity and streamline fields for Scenario 1
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Axial velocity contours at the opening
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Components of velocity profile along the display case opening as predicted by the CFD and DPIV techniques for Scenario 1
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CFD results for temperature contours in Scenario 1
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Infrared image of the tested display case with corresponding temperature profile
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Velocity profile at the discharge grill for test Scenario 3 predicted by the DPIV technique
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Mean vertical velocity and streamline fields for test Scenario 3
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Infiltration rate as a function of the discharge air average velocity and temperature by linear curve fit
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Infiltration rate as a function of the discharge air average velocity and temperature by parabolic curve fit
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Temperature contours for test Scenario 3
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Components of velocity profile along the display case opening as predicted by the CFD and DPIV techniques for Test Scenario 3

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