Numerical study of laminar flow and heat transfer characteristics in the fin side of the intermittent wavy finned flat tube heat exchanger

Numerical study of laminar flow and heat transfer characteristics in the fin side of the... •Fin side heat transfer characteristics of a wavy finned flat tube heat exchanger are reported.•Relation between heat transfer and the intensity of longitudinal vortices is inspected.•Relation between heat transfer and the intensity of transversal vortices is inspected.•Intensity of longitudinal or transversal vortices cannot uniquely determine Nu.•The suggestions for improving the heat transfer performance of fin side are reported. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

Numerical study of laminar flow and heat transfer characteristics in the fin side of the intermittent wavy finned flat tube heat exchanger

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1359-4311
eISSN
1873-5606
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.04.081
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Abstract

•Fin side heat transfer characteristics of a wavy finned flat tube heat exchanger are reported.•Relation between heat transfer and the intensity of longitudinal vortices is inspected.•Relation between heat transfer and the intensity of transversal vortices is inspected.•Intensity of longitudinal or transversal vortices cannot uniquely determine Nu.•The suggestions for improving the heat transfer performance of fin side are reported.

Journal

Applied Thermal EngineeringElsevier

Published: Jun 25, 2016

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