Fin shape effects in turbulent heat transfer in tubes with helical fins

Authors
Kim, Je-Hoon.
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Jensen, M. K.
Jansen, Kenneth E.
Hirsa, Amir H.
Schwendeman, Donald W.
Issue Date
2000-12
Keywords
Mechanical engineering
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
From both local and global analysis of the flow field and heat transfer, it was indicated that significant variations (as much as 20%) in both friction factors and Nusselt numbers can occur depending on small changes in fin profile in microfin tubes. A complete set of local flow visualization results and analysis for four different fin shapes are presented to help explain governing flow mechanisms which cause this phenomenon.
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December 2000
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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