Accession Number:

AD0731193

Title:

Preliminary Design of a Mechanical-Draft Counterflow Cooling Tower

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The need for a method whereby the preliminary design of a cooling tower can more easily be specified has existed for many years. The numerical techniques commonly used to solve the Merkel cooling tower equation are not adaptable to a direct general solution. This report presents a direct solution to the Merkel equation which, when combined with certain detailed experimental data by others, yields a relatively quick and straightforward method of establishing the preliminary design of a mechanical-draft counterflow cooling tower. Special attention is devoted to cooling tower application relative to high altitude engine test facilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE