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NUMERICAL PREDICTIONS ON FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN HEAT EXCHANGER TUBE EQUIPPED WITH VARIOUS FLOW ATTACK ANGLES OF INCLINED-WAVY SURFACE

Amnart Boonloia, Withada Jedsadaratanachaib,*

a Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, College of Industrial Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok 10800, Thailand
b Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand

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Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer 2018, 11, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.11.10

Abstract

Numerical analysis on flow configuration, heat transfer behavior and thermal performance in the heat exchanger tube equipped with various flow attack angles of the inclined wavy surface are presented. The laminar flow (Re = 100 – 1200) and turbulent flow (Re = 3000 – 10000) are considered for the present investigation. The flow attack angles of the inclined wavy surface are varied as 15o – 60o . The finite volume method with SIMPLE algorithm is selected to evaluate the current problem. The numerical results are reported in terms of flow and heat transfer mechanisms. The performance evaluations in forms of the Nusselt number ratio (Nu/Nu0 ), friction factor ratio (f/f0 ) and thermal enhancement factor (TEF) are also concluded. As the results, the vortex flow, impinging flow and thermal boundary layer disturbance are detected when inserted the inclined wavy surface in the heat exchanger tube. These behaviors effect for the augmentation of the heat transfer rate, pressure loss and thermal performance. The optimum flow attack angle of the inclined wavy surface for the laminar and turbulent flows are also concluded.

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Boonloi, A., Jedsadaratanachai, W. (2018). NUMERICAL PREDICTIONS ON FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN HEAT EXCHANGER TUBE EQUIPPED WITH VARIOUS FLOW ATTACK ANGLES OF INCLINED-WAVY SURFACE. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 11(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.11.10
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Boonloi A, Jedsadaratanachai W. NUMERICAL PREDICTIONS ON FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN HEAT EXCHANGER TUBE EQUIPPED WITH VARIOUS FLOW ATTACK ANGLES OF INCLINED-WAVY SURFACE. Front Heat Mass Transf. 2018;11(1):1-14 https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.11.10
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A. Boonloi and W. Jedsadaratanachai, "NUMERICAL PREDICTIONS ON FLOW AND HEAT TRANSFER IN HEAT EXCHANGER TUBE EQUIPPED WITH VARIOUS FLOW ATTACK ANGLES OF INCLINED-WAVY SURFACE," Front. Heat Mass Transf., vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-14. 2018. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.11.10



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