Analysis of influence of heat insulation on the thermal regime of storage tanks with liquefied natural gas

Vyacheslav I. Maksimov, Tatiana Alexandrovna Nagornova, Viktor P. Glazyrin, Igor A. Shestakov

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Is numerically investigated the process of convective heat transfer in the reservoirs of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The regimes of natural convection in a closed rectangular region with different intensity of heat exchange at the external borders are investigated. Is solved the time-dependent system of energy and Navier-Stokes equations in the dimensionless variables "vorticity - the stream function". Are obtained distributions of the hydrodynamic parameters and temperatures, that characterize basic regularities of the processes. The special features of the formation of circulation flows are isolated and the analysis of the temperature distribution in the solution region is carried out. Is shown the influence of geometric characteristics and intensity of heat exchange on the outer boundaries of reservoir on the temperature field in the LNG storage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2016
EventThermophysical Basis of Energy Technologies 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 13 Oct 201515 Oct 2015


OtherThermophysical Basis of Energy Technologies 2015
CountryRussian Federation


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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