TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat Transfer Enhancement

Laminar Flow Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Characteristics of Power-Law Fluids Inside Tubes With Varying Width Twisted Tape Inserts

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A. G. Patil

Department of Chemical Engineering, Bharti Vidyapith’s College of Engineering, Dhankawadi, Pune-411 043, Maharashtra, India

J. Heat Transfer 122(1), 143-149 (Aug 18, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.521448 History: Received February 28, 1999; Revised August 18, 1999
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Illustration of the full width and reduced width twisted tapes inside a circular tube
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Schematic diagram of experimental setup
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Isothermal friction factors for swirl and axial flow
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Heat transfer data for one percent SCMC solution in swirl and axial flow (Nul versus Gz)
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Heat transfer data for one percent SCMC solution in swirl and axial flow (Nui versus Resgen)
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Performance ratio R3 for varying width tapes in smooth tube in one percent SCMC solution under constant pumping power
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Variation of performance ratio R3 with fraction of tube diameter occupied by tape



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