Enhancement of forced convection in wide cylindrical annular channel using rotating inner pipe with interrupted helical fins

Hosny Z. Abou-Ziyan, Abdel Hamid B. Helali, Mohamed Y.E. Selim

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of heat transfer and pressure drop in concentric annular wide channel with inner plain or finned pipe under stationary and rotating conditions in Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow. The experiments are conducted for one plain pipe and three finned pipes with helical fin spacing of 75, 110 and 150 mm at rotating speeds of 0, 200, 250, 300, 350 and 400 rpm. The experiments cover axial Reynolds number of 8.07 × 104-1.82 × 105, rotational Reynolds number of 0 and from 1428 to 3008, corresponds to Taylor number of 0 and from 1.22 × 106 to 8.32 × 106. The reported results in the form of Nusselt numbers and friction factors are correlated in terms of Re, Ta, Pr and fin geometrical parameters. The results proved that at Re = 1.5 × 105, the wide annular channel with inner pipe of helical fin spacing 75 mm that rotates at 400 rpm enhances Nu by a factor of 7.5 and also boosts the ratio of heat exchange to pumping power by a factor of 7.6, compared to the case for plain stationary pipe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-1007
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume95
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Annular channel
  • Finned inner pipe
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • Interrupted helical fins
  • Rotating inner pipe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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