Heat Transfer Enhancement and Flow Physics Behavior of Fluid in Circular Tube with Insert
Shrinivas C. Deshmukh1, Prashant W. Deshmukh2, Prafulla R. Hatte3
1Shrinivas C. Deshmukh, School of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering Alandi (D), Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India.
2Dr. Prashant W. Deshmukh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune, India.
3Prafulla R. Hatte, School of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering Alandi (D), Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India.
Manuscript received on 8 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 18 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1708-1715 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4452098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4452.098319
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Abstract: The paper presents computational fluid dynamics study of non-conventional insert vortex generator using Commercial software, to analyze the effect of vortex generator insert on heat transfer augmentation and fluid flow behavior. The study was done for Reynolds number 10000, 15000, 25000, 35000 and 45000 with working fluid as air flowing through a tube with a constant heat flux of 1000 w/m2. Current study validates the experimental results from the literature study. The heat transfer of these inserts with various geometrical arrangements viz. pitch to projected length ratio, angle of attack and height to inner diameter ratio are investigated here with the help of computational fluid dynamics software. The physical mechanism of formation and development of vortex flow from the leading edge to trailing edge of the insert is studied and it is observed that Nusselt number increases as an increment in Reynolds number. The ratio of augmented Nusselt number to smooth tube Nusselt number is found to be decreasing with increase in Reynolds number.
Index Terms: Ansys Fluent, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer Enhancement, Vortex Generator Insert.
Scope of the Article: Heat Transfer