Preliminary Design of a Mechanical-Draft Counterflow Cooling Tower
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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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.
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