Study on the CFD simulation of refrigerated container

Muhammad Arif Budiyanto, Takeshi Shinoda, Nasruddin

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The objective this study is to performed Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulation of refrigerated container in the container port. Refrigerated container is a thermal cargo container constructed from an insulation wall to carry kind of perishable goods. CFD simulation was carried out use cross sectional of container walls to predict surface temperatures of refrigerated container and to estimate its cooling load. The simulation model is based on the solution of the partial differential equations governing the fluid flow and heat transfer processes. The physical model of heat-transfer processes considered in this simulation are consist of solar radiation from the sun, heat conduction on the container walls, heat convection on the container surfaces and thermal radiation among the solid surfaces. The validation of simulation model was assessed uses surface temperatures at center points on each container walls obtained from the measurement experimentation in the previous study. The results shows the surface temperatures of simulation model has good agreement with the measurement data on all container walls.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012042
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017
Event4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research, ICMER 2017 - Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Duration: Aug 1 2017Aug 2 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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