Renewable Engine PhD Researcher at UK Heat Transfer Conference

Renewable Engine PhD Researcher at UK Heat Transfer Conference

South West College’s PhD researcher, Mansoureh Khaljani, has attended the 16th UK National Heat Transfer Conference, 8-10 September 2019, organised by the University of Nottingham.  Mansoureh was able to present her work to a range of researchers working in the field.

The UK National Heat Transfer Conference, organised under the aegis of the UK National Heat Transfer Committee every two years, is the premier forum in the UK for the local and international heat transfer community to meet, disseminate ongoing work and discuss the latest advances in the Heat Transfer field.

Mansoureh presented her paper through an oral presentation, which gave an overview of progress on “Heat Transfer Analysis of a Liquid Piston Gas Compressor (LPGC)”.  In this work, thermodynamic modelling and heat transfer analysis have been conducted to investigate the influence of deploying porous materials in an LPGC system for the purpose of achieving a near-isothermal compression system and ultimately increasing the system efficiency.  The porous medium modelled takes the form of aluminium parallel plates which have been inserted into the LPGC chamber.

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