Biswas, Gautam and Chattopadhyay, Himadri and Sinha, Anupam (2012) Augmentation of Heat Transfer by Creation of Streamwise Longitudinal Vortices Using Vortex Generators. Heat Transfer Engineering, 33 ((4-5)). pp. 406-424. ISSN 0145-7632

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This paper summarizes the current state of the art related to improvement of the heat exchanger surfaces using streamwise longitudinal vortices. Primarily, the improvements related to fin-tube cross-flow heat exchangers and the plate-fin heat exchangers have been addressed. Protrusions in certain forms, such as delta wings or winglet pairs, act as vortex generators, which can enhance the rate of heat transfer from the heat exchanger surfaces that may be flat or louvered. The strategically placed vortex generators create longitudinal vortices, which disrupt the growth of the thermal boundary layer, promote mixing between fluid layers, and hence lead to augmentation in heat transfer. The flow fields are dominated by swirling motion associated with modest pressure penalty. Heat transfer is augmented substantially for all the proposed configurations of the longitudinal vortex generators, such as delta wings, rectangular winglet pairs, and delta winglet pairs, with varying degree of pressure penalty. Both computational and experimental investigations on flow and heat transfer in the heat exchanger passages with built-in vortex generators are revisited and summarized.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Heat transfer
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 04:16
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 04:16

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