Numerical investigation of heat transfer and friction factor characteristics in a circular tube fitted with v-cut twisted tape inserts

Sami D. Salman, Abdul Amir H. Kadhum, Mohd Sobri Takriff, Abu Bakar Mohamad

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Numerical investigation of the heat transfer and friction factor characteristics of a circular fitted with V-cut twisted tape (VCT) insert with twist ratio (y=2.93) and different cut depths (w=0.5, 1, and 1.5 cm) were studied for laminar flow using CFD package (FLUENT-6.3.26). The data obtained from plain tube were verified with the literature correlation to ensure the validation of simulation results. Classical twisted tape (CTT) with different twist ratios (y=2.93, 3.91, 4.89) were also studied for comparison. The results show that the enhancement of heat transfer rate induced by the classical and V-cut twisted tape inserts increases with the Reynolds number and decreases with twist ratio. The results also revealed that the V-cut twisted tape with twist ratio y=2.93 and cut depth w=0.5 cm offered higher heat transfer rate with significant increases in friction factor than other tapes. In addition the results of V-cut twist tape compared with experimental and simulated data of right-left helical tape inserts (RLT), it is found that the V-cut twist tape offered better thermal contact between the surface and the fluid which ultimately leads to a high heat transfer coefficient. Consequently, 107% of maximum heat transfer was obtained by using this configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number492762
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume2013
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Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Numerical investigation of heat transfer and friction factor characteristics in a circular tube fitted with v-cut twisted tape inserts. / Salman, Sami D.; Kadhum, Abdul Amir H.; Takriff, Mohd Sobri; Mohamad, Abu Bakar.

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