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Numerical Analysis of Fully Developed Flow in Curved Square Ducts With Internal Fins

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P. K. Papadopoulos, P. M. Hatzikonstantinou

Department of Engineering Science, University of Patras, GR 26500 Patras, Greece

J. Fluids Eng 126(5), 752-757 (Dec 07, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1792269 History: Received January 13, 2003; Revised April 08, 2004; Online December 07, 2004
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Toroidal coordinate system
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Friction factor variation with De for curvature κ=0.01
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Friction factor variation with De for curvature κ=0.1
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Friction factor variation with De for curvature κ=0.25
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Secondary velocities’ vector plot for (a) De=55, H=0 and (b) De=153, H=0
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Secondary velocities’ vector plot for (a) De=130, H=0.25 and (b) De=204, H=0.25
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Secondary velocities’ vector plot for (a) De=73, H=0.5 and (b) De=150, H=0.5
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Secondary velocities’ vector plot for De=158, H=0.75
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Friction factor versus fin height for various Dean numbers

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