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FINITE ELEMENT HEAT TRANSFER AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF A CHEMICAL REACTOR HEAD

DOI: 10.1615/IHTC13.p22.80
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Rama Subba Reddy Gorla
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 44115 USA; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA; Department of Mechanical & Civil Engineering, Purdue University Northwest, Westville, IN 46391, USA

R. Pavan
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, U.S.A.

K. Pokkunuri
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, U.S.A.

Abstract

Stress analysis of a chemical reactor head was computationally simulated by a finite element method and probabilistically evaluated in view of the several uncertainties in the performance parameters. Cumulative distribution functions and sensitivity factors were computed for overall heat transfer rate due to the structural and thermodynamic random variables. These results can be used to quickly identify the most critical design variables in order to optimize the design and make it cost effective. The analysis leads to the selection of the appropriate measurements to be used in structural and heat transfer analysis and to the identification of both the most critical measurements and parameters.

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