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Optimization of Fin Density of Air Cooled Condenser


Ravi R Rajput , Gujarat Technological Institute; Devang Thakar, Hansaba College of Engg. & Technology; Shoaib Memon, L J Polytechnic; Aysakhanam M Doi, Government Polytechnic Himatnagar


Fin Density, Heat Transfer, Air cooled Condenser


In systems involving heat transfer, a condenser is a device or unit used to condense a substance from its gaseous to its liquid state, typically by cooling it. In so doing, the latent heat is given up by the substance, and will transfer to the condenser coolant. The primary component of a condenser is typically the condenser coil, through which the refrigerant flows and fins are provided for better transfer and rejection of heat. In this work heat transfer by convection in air cooled condensers is studied and improved along with study of heat distribution over fins. The assessment has been carried out on an air-cooled finned-tube condenser of a vapour compression cycle for air conditioning system. The purpose of the analysis is to investigate the potential benefit of fin distribution on the heat flux and thermal gradient for the same length without failing the load conditions. This paper reviews the different methods researched for improving the heat transfer through fins.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I21645
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 2686-2689

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