Augmentation of Heat Transfer in a Duct with Rotating Turbulator using Al2o3 Nanofluid
Pavan K. N1, Madhusudhan2, Sagar M.N3, Chethan K. S4

1Pavan K N, Mechanical Department, Assistant professor, P.E.S College of Engineering, Mandya, India.
2Dr. Madhusudhan Mechanical Department, Professor, Nitte Meenakshi institute of Technology, Yelahanka, Bangalore, India.
3Sagar M N, Mechanical Department, P.G Student, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Yelahanka, Bangalore, India.
4Chethan K S, Mechanical Department, Assistant Professor, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Yelahanka, Bangalore, India. 

Manuscript received on 7 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 14 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 3059-3062 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4865098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4865.098319
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Abstract: The heat transfer enhancement is one of the essential factors to be considered in the design of heat exchangers. The rate of heat transfer can be enhanced by inserting and modifying the geometric configuration of the turbulators in the tube of heat exchangers. In our present work we conducted the experiment to investigate the rate of heat transfer enhancement in a tubular in a heat exchanger by using rotating twisted tape turbulator of twist ratio 3.27 using water and Al2O3 nanofluid as a testing fluid at the flow rate of 1, 2, and 3 LPM. The range of Reynolds number used is 2000<Re<10000, the heat transfer rate calculated for each case of rotating TTT with the speed of 0 to 300 RPM with the step of 100 RPM. The obtained results are compared between water and Al2O3 nanofluid, with and without rotating TTT. From the comparisons, it was found that the TTT with U-cut and the use of Al2O3 nanofluid gives the better rise in the heat transfer rate of about 39.63%. The augmented rate of heat transfer is due to the more turbulence when the rotating TTT is used and replacing the water with nanofluid as the testing fluid which of high thermal properties.
Keywords: Heat Transfer Coefficient (h), Nanofluid, Nusselt Number (Nu), Rotating Twisted Tape Turbulator (TTT), Reynolds Number (Re).

Scope of the Article:
Heat Transfer