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THE EFFECTS OF WINGLET VORTEX GENERATOR POSITION IN RECTANGULAR-DUCT-TYPE SOLAR AIR HEATERS

Boonchai Lertnuwat

Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Unit, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330 THAILAND
* Corresponding author Email: Boonchai.L@Chula.ac.th

Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer 2022, 18, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.18.1

Abstract

The aim of this work is to numerically investigate the effect of mounting winglet vortex generators on different positions in rectangular-duct-type air heaters. The two investigated positions were the absorber plate and the insulation plate, opposite to the absorber plate. Four shapes of winglet vortex generator, i.e. perforated rectangular winglet vortex generators (P-RWVG), rectangular winglet vortex generators (RWVG), perforated trapezoidal winglet vortex generators (P-TWVG) and trapezoidal winglet vortex generators (TWVG), were used. Results showed that heat-transfer capability would be better if the winglet vortex generators were mounted on the opposite insulation plate in the cases of P-RWVG, RWVG and P-TWVG.

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Lertnuwat, B. (2022). THE EFFECTS OF WINGLET VORTEX GENERATOR POSITION IN RECTANGULAR-DUCT-TYPE SOLAR AIR HEATERS. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 18(1), 1–9.



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