Performance and Optimization Analysis for Fins of Straight Taper With Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer

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B. Kundu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata—700 032, India

P. K. Das

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur—721302, India

J. Heat Transfer 126(5), 862-868 (Nov 16, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1798911 History: Received February 07, 2001; Revised June 03, 2004; Online November 16, 2004
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Schematic diagram of fins with trapezoidal profile: (a) longitudinal, (b) annular, and (c) spine.
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Comparisons between present and previous results for the longitudinal fin with a trapezoidal profile
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The effect of dehumidification on the fin performance of a longitudinal fin with trapezoidal profile and comparison with triangular profile: (a) fin efficiency; and (b) fin effectiveness.
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Comparison of fin performance of different types of wet fins with a trapezoidal profile: (a) fin efficiency; and (b) fin effectiveness.
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Design curves for optimum longitudinal wet fins of straight taper profile for Ta=305 K, Tb=285 K: (a) maximum heat transfer rate; and (b) optimum aspect ratio.





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