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Heat Transfer Behavior in a Square Duct with Tandem Wire Coil Element Insert

Pongjet Promvonge1,Smith Eiamsa-ard2,泰国3   

  1. 1. King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
    2. Mahanakorn University of Technology
    3. aa
  • 收稿日期:2011-05-17 修回日期:2011-10-28 出版日期:2012-07-06 发布日期:2012-07-06
  • 通讯作者: Smith Eiamsa-ard

Heat Transfer Behavior in a Square Duct with Tandem Wire Coil Element Insert

  • Received:2011-05-17 Revised:2011-10-28 Online:2012-07-06 Published:2012-07-06


Abstract: Effects of insertion of tandem wire coil elements used as a turbulator on heat transfer and turbulent flow friction characteristics in a uniform heat-flux, square duct are experimentally investigated in the article. The experimental work is conducted for the turbulent flow based on the inlet Reynolds number ranging from 4000 to 25000. The wire coil element is inserted into the duct with a view to generating a swirl flow that assists to wash up the flow trapped in the duct corners and then increase the heat transfer rate of the test duct. Apart from the full-length coil, 1D and 2D length coil elements placed in tandem inside the duct with various free-space lengths are introduced to reduce the friction loss. The results obtained from these wire coil element inserts are also compared with those from the smooth duct. The experimental results reveal that the use of wire coil inserts leads to a considerable increase in heat transfer and friction loss over the smooth duct with no insert. The full-length wire coil provides higher heat transfer and friction factor than the tandem wire coil elements under the same operating conditions. Also, performance evaluation criteria to assess the real benefits in using the wire coil insert into the square duct are determined.