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Title: An experimental study on heat transfer and pressure drop of MTHE
Authors: Dai, C
Wang, Q
Li, B
3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2011)
Keywords: Micro-tube heat exchanger;Heat transfer;Pressure drop;Entrance effect
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 3rd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 22-24 August 2011
Abstract: A micro-sized shell and tube heat exchanger (MTHE) was fabricated, and its performance in heat transfer and pressure drop was experimentally studied. The single-phase forced convection heat transfer correlation in the tube side of the MTHE was proposed and compared with previous experimental data in the Reynolds number range of 500-1800. The averaged deviation of the correlation in calculating the Nusselt numbers is about 6.59%. The entrance effect in the thermal developing region was discussed in detail. In the same range of Reynolds number the pressure drop and friction coefficients were found to be considerably higher than those predicted by the conventional correlations. The product of friction factor and Reynolds number is also a constant, but about one fold higher than the conventional. The reasons resulting in these physical phenomena have been preliminary discussed.
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.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-98-7
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