Forced convection around horizontal tubes bundles of a heat exchanger using a two-phase mixture model: Effects of nanofluid and tubes Configuration

A. Barzinjy, Azeez (2019) Forced convection around horizontal tubes bundles of a heat exchanger using a two-phase mixture model: Effects of nanofluid and tubes Configuration. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 161. ISSN 00207403

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Abstract

In this paper, numerical simulation of laminar flow and heat transfer of nanofluid on a group of heat exchanger tubes is described. For better prediction of the behavior of the nanofluid flow on the tube arrays, two-phase mixture model was used. To achieve this aim, heat transfer and laminar flow of two-phase nanofluid as cooling fluid at volume fraction of 0, 2, 4, and 6% solid nanoparticles of silver and Reynolds numbers of 100 to1800 were investigated for different Configurations of tube arrays. The results indicated when the nanofluid collides with the tube arrays, the growth of heat boundary layer and gradients increase. The increase in the growth of boundary layer in the area behind the tubes was very remarkable, such that at the Reynolds number of 100, due to diffusion of the effect of wall temperature in the cooling fluid close to the wall, it had a considerable growth. Further, from the second row onwards, the slope of pressure drop coefficient diagrams was descending. Among the different Configuration s of tubes and across all the investigated Reynolds numbers, square Configuration had the maximum pressure drop coefficient as well as the highest extent of fluid momentum depreciation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Convective heat transfer, Nanofluid, Tube Configuration Two-phase mixture model, Laminar flow
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2021 12:54
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2021 12:54
URI: http://eprints.tiu.edu.iq/id/eprint/295

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