Experimental and numerical investigations on flow and heat transfer were conducted for louver-fin round-tube two-row heat exchangers. The airflow velocity ranged from 1 m/s to 3 m/s. A three-dimensional numerical method was developed by modeling representative cell units with fluid-solid conjugated heat transfer. Results of three-dimensional numerical simulations were in good agreement with the experimental data. A stagnant flow region exists behind the round tubes, and results in diminished local convective heat transfer. For two-row heat exchangers operating at Reynolds number, Re<300, the first row dominates the heat transfer rate. With Re increasing, the heat transfer contribution of both rows tends to be more uniform. The flow pattern shows a recirculation region downstream of the heat exchanger at higher Re flows, which may be induced by a vortex-shedding instability from the tube and louver bank.
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Aspects of Flow and Heat Transfer in Louver-Fin Round-Tube Heat Exchangers
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Wu, H, Gong, Y, & Zhu, X. "Aspects of Flow and Heat Transfer in Louver-Fin Round-Tube Heat Exchangers." Proceedings of the ASME 2005 Summer Heat Transfer Conference collocated with the ASME 2005 Pacific Rim Technical Conference and Exhibition on Integration and Packaging of MEMS, NEMS, and Electronic Systems. Heat Transfer: Volume 2. San Francisco, California, USA. July 17–22, 2005. pp. 765-769. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2005-72219
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