Numerical investigation of heat transfer and pressure loss of flow through a heated plate mounted by perforated concave rectangular winglet vortex generators in a channel

Syaiful, Nakula Kusuma, Muchammad, Retno Wulandari, Nazarudin Sinaga, Ahmad Siswantara, Myung Whan Bae

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Abstract

The low thermal conductivity of air in fin-and-tube heat exchangers causes high thermal resistance of the air side and results in a low heat transfer rate. This heat transfer rate on the air side can be improved by increasing the heat transfer coefficient. One way to increase the heat transfer coefficient on the air side is to use a vortex generator (VG), which can generate longitudinal vortex (LV) increasing fluid mixing. Therefore, this study aims to numerically analyze heat transfer characteristics and pressure drop of airflow through a heated plate by installing VG in a rectangular channel. Vortex generators (VGs) used in numerical modeling are rectangular winglet pairs (RWPs) and concave rectangular winglet pairs (CRWPs) with 30° attack angle. The number of pairs of VG is varied by one, two, and three with/without holes. The velocity of airflow varies in the range of 0.4-2.0 m/s at intervals of 0.2 m/s. The simulation results show that in the configuration of the three pairs of VG, the decrease in the convection heat transfer coefficient in the case of the perforated CRWP is 3.98% of the CRWP without holes at a velocity of 2.0 m/s. While in the configuration of three pairs of perforated RWP VGs, the decrease in convection heat transfer coefficient is 5.87% from RWP without holes at a velocity of 2.0 m/s. In the configuration of three pairs of perforated VGs at the highest velocity, the decrease in pressure drop in the CRWP and RWP cases is 30.73% and 13.87% of the VGs without holes, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Progress on
Subtitle of host publicationMechanical, Infrastructure and Industrial Engineering - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019: Quality in Research 2019
Editors Nahry, Dwinanti Rika Marthanty
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419865
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020
Event16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019 - Padang, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Jul 201924 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2227
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ISAME 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityPadang
Period22/07/1924/07/19

Keywords

  • Field synergy principle
  • Heat transfer
  • Longitudinal vortex intensity
  • Perforated concave rectangular winglet
  • Pressure loss

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