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Numerical Simulations And Experimental Investigations Of An Offset Strip Fin Compact Heat Exchanger

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM030511

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

462.14 kb

Author(s)

F. Michel, P. Tochon, Ph. Marty & J.B. Lopez-Velasco

Abstract

Numerical simulations and experimental investigations of an offset strip fin compact heat exchanger F. ~ i c h e l ' , P. ~ o c h o n ' , Ph. art^^ & J.B. ~ o ~ e z - v e l a s c o 3 ' CEA GRETh, France. Joseph Fourier University, LEGI-GRETh Laboratory, France. LARA, France. Abstract Compact Heat Exchangers are often used for cryogenic, air cooling and automotive systems. Indeed, they are able to transfer high amount of heat while keeping low volume and weight. The design of new geometries involves precise knowledge of local phenomena such as momentum and energy transfer through turbulence. Since few predictive models issued from experiences are available and their accuracy limited, numerical simulation is more and more used. However, because the flow is dominated by separation, recirculation and reattachment, the precise simulation of the non-stationary phenomena is at the moment quite complex. This work is devoted to the study of the flow and phenomena in geometry of serrated fins. A good ag

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