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Turbulent Flow Hydrodynamic Experiments in Near-Compact Heat Exchanger Models With Aligned Tubes

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L. Wilson, Arunn Narasimhan, S. P. Venkateshan

Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036, India

J. Fluids Eng 126(6), 990-996 (Mar 11, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1845553 History: Received November 28, 2003; Revised June 04, 2004; Online March 11, 2005
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Schematic diagram of the experimental setup
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Photograph of a test model marked with the relevant geometric parameters
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Longitudinal pressure drop versus average velocity for all of the models
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Nondimensional pressure drop ξ versus Re for models having 2 mm diameter rod bundles
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ξ versus Re for models having 3 and 4 mm diameter rod bundles
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Effect of “a” and “c” on ξ for constant surface to volume ratio α
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Effect of NC and NR on ξ
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Effect of diameter of tubes, NC and NR on ξ for rods with two different diameters
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Comparison of the ξ prediction using Eq. (5) with the experimental ξ results
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Comparison of the ξ prediction from Eq. (5) using F from Eq. (9), with the experimental ξ results
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Comparison of the ξ prediction using Eq. (9) with that of other published results by 72223

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