Heat Transfer From a Single Cylinder, Cylinders in Tandem, and Cylinders in the Entrance Region of a Tube Bank With a Uniform Heat Flux

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J. W. Baughn, M. J. Elderkin, A. A. McKillop

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616

J. Heat Transfer 108(2), 386-391 (May 01, 1986) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3246934 History: Received November 14, 1985; Online October 20, 2009


An experimental technique for obtaining a uniform wall heat flux has been used to determine the local heat transfer coefficients around a cylinder. Data are presented for a single cylinder, for cylinders in tandem, and cylinders located in the entrance of a tube bank. Results are compared to those of other studies with uniform wall heat flux. For the single cylinder, these are found to depend upon blockage, aspect ratio, and free-stream turbulence. For both inline and staggered tube arrangements, the heat transfer coefficient distribution depends on row location but appears to be nearly established by the third row.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
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