Study on the Pressure Bearing Capability of Folded Multi-Port Flat Tube Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The pressure bearing capability of a folded multi-port flat tube (MPFT), which has the advantage of retaining the corrosion property of corrosion resistant materials, was investigated in this study with both a burst pressure test and finite element simulation. Results show that the folded tube’s failure is mainly caused by the breaking of the inner ribs. Instead of detecting inner pressure, the bulging ratio, which is supposed to be small under service pressure, rises rapidly before failure. Therefore, it is suggested to use bulging ratio to visibly determine the working status of folded MPFTs. Based on FE simulations, the pressure bearing capability of the folded MPFT was improved by optimizing the relevant folding parameters. In addition, the influence of in-plane bending was also investigated. It is found that the folded MPFTs can still retain most of the pressure bearing capability after in-plane bending.

publication date

  • November 13, 2019