Article | Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2016 | Parametric CFD Analysis to study the Influence of Fin Geometry on the Performance of a Fin and Tube Heat Exchanger Linköping University Electronic Press Conference Proceedings
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Title:
Parametric CFD Analysis to study the Influence of Fin Geometry on the Performance of a Fin and Tube Heat Exchanger
Author:
Shobhana Singh: Department of Energy Technology, Pontoppidanstræde 9220, Aalborg East, Denmark Kim Sørensen: Department of Energy Technology, Pontoppidanstræde 9220, Aalborg East, Denmark Thomas J. Condra: Department of Energy Technology, Pontoppidanstræde 9220, Aalborg East, Denmark
DOI:
10.3384/ecp17142135
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Year:
2018
Conference:
Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2016
Issue:
142
Article no.:
019
Pages:
135-141
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2018-12-19
ISBN:
978-91-7685-399-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Heat transfer and pressure loss characteristics of a fin and tube heat exchanger are numerically investigated based on parametric fin geometry. The cross-flow type heat exchanger with circular tubes and rectangular fin profile is selected as a reference design. The fin geometry is varied using a design aspect ratio as a variable parameter in a range of 0.1-1.0 to predict the impact on overall performance of the heat exchanger. In this paper, geometric profiles with a constant thickness of fin base are studied. Three-dimensional, steady-state CFD model is developed using commercially available Multiphysics software COMSOL v5.2. The numerical results are obtained for Reynolds number in a range from 5000 to 13000 and verified with the experimentally developed correlations. Dimensionless performance parameters such as Nusselt number, Euler number, efficiency index, and area-goodness factor are determined. The best performed geometric fin profile based on the higher heat transfer and lower pressure loss is predicted. The study provides insights into the impact of fin geometry on the heat transfer performance that help escalate the understanding of heat exchanger designing and manufacturing at a minimum cost.

Keywords: fin and tube heat exchanger, numerical modelling, fin profile, conjugate heat transfer, turbulent flow, pressure loss.

Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2016

Author:
Shobhana Singh, Kim Sørensen, Thomas J. Condra
Title:
Parametric CFD Analysis to study the Influence of Fin Geometry on the Performance of a Fin and Tube Heat Exchanger
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp17142135
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Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2016

Author:
Shobhana Singh, Kim Sørensen, Thomas J. Condra
Title:
Parametric CFD Analysis to study the Influence of Fin Geometry on the Performance of a Fin and Tube Heat Exchanger
DOI:
https://doi.org10.3384/ecp17142135
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