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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Forced Convection

Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation on Laminar Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Characteristics of Strip Fin Surface With X-Arrangement of Strips

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Z. G. Qu, W. Q. Tao, Y. L. He

State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710049, China

J. Heat Transfer 126(5), 697-707 (Nov 16, 2004) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1798971 History: Received May 08, 2003; Revised June 24, 2004; Online November 16, 2004
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Figures

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Schematic diagram of fin-and-tube heat exchanger
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Computational domain of strip plain fin geometry of reference 9
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Grid structure of computation of reference 9: (a) A-A section view in Fig. 2; (b) B-B section view in Fig. 2; and (c) C-C section view in Fig. 2.
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Predicted pressure drop versus frontal velocity compared with reference 9
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Predicted hη0 versus frontal velocity compared with reference 9
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Geometry configuration of the four patterns of slit arrangement
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Computational domain of strip fin geometry in the present study
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Computational results of friction factor
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Variation of dot product integration with Re
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The Calculation diagram for vector of velocity and temperature gradient
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Domain averaged intersection angle
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Velocity vector and temperature contours for fin A: (a) flow field of the center section in the z-direction; and (b) temperature field of the center section in the z-direction.
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Goodness factor comparison of four fin pattern

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