Keywords: Fin and tube heat exchanger; turbulent flow; conjugate heat transfer; numerical modeling; COMSOL
Proceedings of the 56th Conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 56), October, 7-9, 2015, LinkĂ¶ping University, Sweden
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