Numerical Study of Flow Over Annular-Finned Tube Heat Exchangers by Different Turbulent Models

Authors

  • Hossain Nemati Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht branch Marvdasht, IRAN
  • Mohammad Moghimi Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht branch Marvdasht, IRAN

Keywords:

annular fins, fin tube, turbulent flow, turbulent models, staggered

Abstract

In the present study, turbulent flow passing over a four-row finned tube heat exchanger has been simulated by nine different turbulent models. Annular fin has a complex geometry and as a result, very complex phenomena such as flow separation, horseshoe vortices, generated wakes, etc. may be observed. Results have been compared with experimental correlations and in more detail to each other. In addition, capability of numerical models as a flow visualization tool, their strengths and weaknesses have been studied.

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Published

2021-01-16

How to Cite

Nemati, H. ., & Moghimi, M. . (2021). Numerical Study of Flow Over Annular-Finned Tube Heat Exchangers by Different Turbulent Models. CFD Letters, 6(3), 101–112. Retrieved from https://akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/cfdl/article/view/3295

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