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Some Perspectives on Enhanced Heat Transfer—Second-Generation Heat Transfer Technology

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A. E. Bergles

Heat Transfer Laboratory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590

J. Heat Transfer 110(4b), 1082-1096 (Nov 01, 1988) (15 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3250612 History: Received March 01, 1988; Online October 20, 2009

Abstract

During the past twenty-five years, heat transfer enhancement has grown at a rapid rate to the point where it can be regarded as a major field of endeavor, a second-generation heat transfer technology. After some historical background, mention of the driving trends, and a review of the various convective enhancement techniques, four areas of major contemporary interest are discussed: structured surfaces for shellside boiling, rough surfaces in tubes, offset strip fins, and microfin tubes for refrigerant evaporators and condensers. The review concludes with developments in the major areas of application.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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