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A Review on Heat Augmentation in Triangular-Fin Heat Exchanger, using Rectangular Wings


Ranjeet Basugade , JJTU, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan; Rajkumar B. Patil, JJTU, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan


Triangular fin heat exchanger, Nusselt Number, Reynolds Number and Triangular Fins, Rectangular Wings


The improvement of the performance of heat exchanger with gas as the working fluid becomes particularly important due to the high thermal resistance offered by gases in general. In order to compensate for the poor heat transfer properties of gases, the surface area density of plate heat exchangers can be increased by making use of the secondary fins such as off-set fins, triangular fins, wavy fins, louvered fins etc. In addition, a promising technique for the enhancement of heat transfer is the use of longitudinal vortex generators. The longitudinal vortices are produced due to the pressure difference generated between the front and back surface of vortex generator. The longitudinal vortices facilitate the exchange of fluid near the walls with the fluid in the core and hence, the boundary layer is distributed. It causes the increase in temperature gradient at the surface which leads to the augmentation in heat transfer. An innovative design of triangular shaped secondary fins with rectangular or delta wing vortex generator mounted on their slant surfaces for enhancing the heat transfer rate in plate-fin heat exchanger.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I100147
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 10
Publication Date: 01/01/2020
Page(s): 204-206

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