scholarly journals The influence of catchment scale on comprehensive heat transfer performance about tube fin heat exchanger in numerical calculation

2022 ◽  
Vol 8 ◽  
pp. 147-155
Hongtao Li ◽  
Shuai Zhang ◽  
Yunguang Ji ◽  
Mingxu Sun ◽  
Xudong Li ◽  
2013 ◽  
Vol 832 ◽  
pp. 160-165 ◽  
Mohammad Alam Khairul ◽  
Rahman Saidur ◽  
Altab Hossain ◽  
Mohammad Abdul Alim ◽  
Islam Mohammed Mahbubul

Helically coiled heat exchangers are globally used in various industrial applications for their high heat transfer performance and compact size. Nanofluids can provide excellent thermal performance of this type of heat exchangers. In the present study, the effect of different nanofluids on the heat transfer performance in a helically coiled heat exchanger is examined. Four different types of nanofluids CuO/water, Al2O3/water, SiO2/water, and ZnO/water with volume fractions 1 vol.% to 4 vol.% was used throughout this analysis and volume flow rate was remained constant at 3 LPM. Results show that the heat transfer coefficient is high for higher particle volume concentration of CuO/water, Al2O3/water and ZnO/water nanofluids, while the values of the friction factor and pressure drop significantly increase with the increase of nanoparticle volume concentration. On the contrary, low heat transfer coefficient was found in higher concentration of SiO2/water nanofluids. The highest enhancement of heat transfer coefficient and lowest friction factor occurred for CuO/water nanofluids among the four nanofluids. However, highest friction factor and lowest heat transfer coefficient were found for SiO2/water nanofluids. The results reveal that, CuO/water nanofluids indicate significant heat transfer performance for helically coiled heat exchanger systems though this nanofluids exhibits higher pressure drop.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (19) ◽  
pp. 9261
Yun-Seok Choi ◽  
Youn-Jea Kim

As electrical devices become smaller, it is essential to maintain operating temperature for safety and durability. Therefore, there are efforts to improve heat transfer performance under various conditions, such as using extended surfaces and nanofluids. Among them, cooling methods using ferrofluid are drawing the attention of many researchers. This fluid can control the movement of the fluid in magnetic fields. In this study, the heat transfer performance of a fin-tube heat exchanger, using ferrofluid as a coolant, was analyzed when external magnetic fields were applied. Permanent magnets were placed outside the heat exchanger. When the magnetic fields were applied, a change in the thermal boundary layer was observed. It also formed vortexes, which affected the formation of flow patterns. The vortex causes energy exchanges in the flow field, activating thermal diffusion and improving heat transfer. A numerical analysis was used to observe the cooling performance of heat exchangers, as the strength and number of the external magnetic fields were varying. VGs (vortex generators) were also installed to create vortex fields. A convective heat transfer coefficient was calculated to determine the heat transfer rate. In addition, the comparative analysis was performed with graphical results using contours of temperature and velocity.

2012 ◽  
Vol 516-517 ◽  
pp. 316-321
Zhong Yi Yu ◽  
Yan Hua Chen ◽  
Xiao Liang Tang ◽  
Jian Ping Lei

According to the application conditions of horizontal ground heat exchanger(HGHE) under artificial lake, this paper uses numerical simulation method to do dynamic simulation research of the heat transfer performance of HGHE, analyzes the effect of connection mode and pipe flow velocity on heat transfer performance of HGHE in detail,puts forward efficient HGHE loop formation mode,and will provide effective technical support for ground-source heat pump system design with HGHE.

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