Influences of variation in geometry of tape insert on thermal performance and flow characteristics in tubes

Taiwo, O. O. and Paul, M. C. (2014) Influences of variation in geometry of tape insert on thermal performance and flow characteristics in tubes. In: Second International Conference on Advances In Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering- CSM 2014, Birmingham, UK, 16-17 Nov 2014, pp. 184-188.

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of the numerical investigation carried out on different tube designs to assess the impacts of variations in the geometry of the twisted tape on heat transfer, friction factor and thermal performance of water inside the tubes. Alternate-axis triangular cut twisted tape was considered and its pitch and width, as well as the perimeter of the cuts on it were varied. The walls of the tubes were subjected to a uniform heat flux condition. The results of the investigation revealed that the thermal performance of the tube designs improved with an increase in the width of the tape and an increase in the size of the cuts on the tape but diminished as the pitch of the tape increases.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paul, Dr Manosh
Authors: Taiwo, O. O., and Paul, M. C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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