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Petrus Setyo Prabowo ◽  
Stefan Mardikus ◽  
Ewaldus Credo Eukharisto ◽  

Vortex generators are addition surface that can increase heat transfer area and change the fluid flow characteristics of the working fluid to increase heat transfer coefficient. The use of vortex generators produces longitudinal vortices that can increase the heat transfer performance because of the low pressure behind vortex generators. This investigation used delta winglet vortex generator that was combined with rectangular vortex generator to Reynold numbers ranging 6,000 to 10,000. The parameters of Nusselt number, friction factor, velocity vector and temperature distribution will be evaluated.

2021 ◽  
Vol 39 (5) ◽  
pp. 1523-1531
Katherine Barquín ◽  
Alvaro Valencia

Over the last decades several studies have searched for improved Fin and Tube Heat Exchanger (FTHE) designs capable of providing the best thermo-hydraulic performance. The present study aims at quantifying and comparing the thermo-hydraulic performance of different FTHE configurations. Six different designs were analyzed. The first FTHE consisted of an in-line circular tube arrangement and the last one was a FTHE with staggered oval tube with two pairs of Delta Winglet Vortex Generators (DWVG) in common flow up–common flow down (CFU-CFD) configuration. The best performance was obtained using DWVG in CFU-CFD orientation. This configuration enabled a 90% increase of the thermal performance factor when compared with the first case, using only two pairs of vortex generator´s per tube.

Seok Min Choi ◽  
Hyun Goo Kwon ◽  
Seungyeong Choi ◽  
Minho Bang ◽  
Hee Koo Moon ◽  

H. Viswanathan

AbstractWe evaluate the aerodynamic performance of several passive vortex generators (VGs) placed on a standard Ahmed body, with a slant angle (α = 35º), subjected to different yawing angles (β) using RANS-based models. Rigorous validation of the numerical results is performed with previously published experimental data for (β ≤ 8º) for the Ahmed body. Our model results depict a good overall agreement with several experimental data sets. An array of different vortex generators such as the delta-winglet (DVGs), the cylindrical (CVGs) and trapezoidal (TVGs) types are introduced on to the validated model. The introduction of CVGs and DVGs tends to have a beneficial aerodynamic performance for (β = 0º). In contrast, the TVGs tend to impair the performance by producing massive flow separation over the slant for (β = 0º). Conversely, for (β > 0º), a swift transition happens with TVGs wherein the high-energy streamwise vortices that are produced tend to improve the pressure footprint, thereby reducing the overall drag. A deterioration in the performance of DVGs is predicted during (β > 4º), wherein the ‘c’-pillar vortex on the leeward side interferes with the streamwise vortical structure, which adversely influences the flow over the roof-slant edge. Overall, a maximum of ~ 8.5% and ~ 7.7% drag reduction appears to be possible with the designed CVGs and TVGs at smaller vehicle yawing conditions.

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