In the present work heat transfer characteristics and flow structure in turbulent flow through a rectangular channel containing built-in triangular winglet-type vortex generators have been analyzed by means of solutions of the Navier-Stokes and energy equations using finite volume method. The geometrical configuration is representative of single element of plain-plate heat exchangers. Each winglet-pair induces longitudinal vortices behind it. Shear stress transport (SST) model is used in this study. The underlying physical phenomena have been described and the effects of Reynolds number and angle of attack, on the heat transfer, pressure drop and thermal performance have been presented.

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