Prediction and Optimization of Heat Transfer Performance of Premixed Methane Impinging Flame Jet Using the Kriging Model and Genetic Algorithm

Xiang Xin Chen, Ray Bing Chen, Chih Yung Wu

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Abstract

In practical applications, rapid prediction and optimization of heat transfer performance are essential for premixed methane impinging flame jets (PMIFJs). This study uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) combined with a methane detailed chemical reaction mechanism (GRI–Mech 3.0) to study the equivalence ratio ((Formula presented.)), Reynolds number ((Formula presented.)) of the mixture, and the normalized nozzle–to–plate distance ((Formula presented.)) on the heat transfer performance of PMIFJs. Moreover, the Kriging model (KM) was used to construct a prediction model of PMIFJ heat transfer performance. A genetic algorithm (GA) was used to determine the maximum likelihood function (MLE) of the model parameters for constructing KM and identify the points with the maximum root mean square error (RMSE) as the new infilled points for surrogate–based optimization (SBO). Combining these methods to analyze the simulation results, the results show that the global heat transfer performance of PMIFJs is enhanced with the increase in (Formula presented.), the increase in (Formula presented.), and the decrease in (Formula presented.). Sensitivity analysis points out that (Formula presented.) and (Formula presented.) significantly affect enhanced heat transfer, while (Formula presented.) has a relatively small effect. In addition, GA was also used to search for the optimal heat transfer performance, and the global heat transfer performance at specific conditions was significantly enhanced. This study deepens the understanding of the heat transfer mechanism of impinging flame jets and provides an efficient method framework for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3731
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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