RESEARCH PAPERS: Heat Transfer Enhancement

Local Flow and Heat Transfer Behavior in Convex-Louver Fin Arrays

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N. C. DeJong

Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798

A. M. Jacobi

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801

J. Heat Transfer 121(1), 136-141 (Feb 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2825926 History: Received November 25, 1997; Revised September 08, 1998; Online December 05, 2007


Local and surface-averaged measurements of convection coefficients and core pressure-drop data are provided for an array of convex-louver fins. For a Reynolds number range from 200 to 5400, these data are complemented with a flow visualization study and contrasted with new measurements from a similar offset-strip geometry. The results clarify the effects of boundary layer restarting, shear-layer unsteadiness, spanwise vortices, and separation, reattachment, and recirculation on heat transfer in the convex-louver geometry.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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