Heat transfer enhancement of a single row of tube
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The National Defense Academy, 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 238-8686, Japan
Published online: 12 May 2017
A rod was positioned upstream of a circular cylinder to enhance its heat transfer and reduce its drag in air stream. The results are increasing the overall heat transfer by 40% over and reducing the drag by 30% the value for a single circular cylinder. In the present, this technique applied to a single row of tubes. Heat transfer enhancement and drag reduction are important factor for multi-tube heat exchanger. The present study investigated the heat transfer and surface pressure characteristics of each tube for single row of tubes under various numbers of tubes, pitch and Reynolds number. The tube diameter, D, was 20 mm, and the rod diameter was 5 mm. The distance between the center axes of the rod and the tube was 30mm. The Reynolds number based on D ranged from 5.3×103 to 2.1×104. The result is that this technique is effective for heat transfer enhancement and drag reduction of row of tube.
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