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Title: Numerical investigation of laminar flow heat transfer through helically coiled tubes using Al2O3 nanofluid
Authors: Elsayed, AM
Al-Dadah, RK
Mahmoud, S
Mahrous, AF
3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2011)
Keywords: Nanofluids
Helical coils
CFD
Fluent
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 August 2011
Abstract: Nanofluids have been reported to enhance heat transfer performance in heat exchangers. Additionally, the use of helical coils has shown to be another passive heat transfer enhancement technique. This work presents a CFD modeling study to investigate the laminar heat transfer through helical tubes with nanofluids. The developed CFD models were validated against published experimental results and empirical correlations in the literature. The effects of particles concentration and Reynolds number on heat transfer coefficient were numerically investigated. Results have shown that Al2O3 dispersed in water increases the heat transfer coefficient in helical coils by up to 4.5 times that of pure water in straight tubes at same Reynolds number. For concentrations larger than 2%, Al2O3 is more suitable for thermal systems of small thermal loads where the pumping power is not critical.
Description: This paper was presented at the 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2011), which was held at the Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki in Greece. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Thessaly, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6841
ISBN: 978-1-902316-98-7
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