Experimental Studies on Heat Transfer Augmentation of a Heat Exchanger with Swirl Generators Inserts
Jagpreet Singh1, Ashwani Kumar2, Satbir Singh Sehgal3

1Er. Jagpreet Singh, PG student, Mechanical Engineering Department, Rayat & Bahra Instituteof Engg and Bio Tech, Kharar.
2Er. Ashwani Kumar, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engg. Department, Rayat & Bahra Institute of Engg and Bio Tech, Kharar.
3Dr. Satbir Singh Sehgal, Prof., Mechanical Engg. Department, Chandigarh University, Gharuan.
Manuscript received on April 15, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on April 16, 2014. | Manuscript published on April 25, 2014. | PP:24-27 | Volume-2 Issue-6, April 2014. | Retrieval Number: F0711042614/2014©BEIESP

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Abstract: Convective heat transfer characteristics within a heat exchanger with twisted tapes of different cuts and materials have been investigated experimentally. Effect of twisted tape of different cuts (square, circular and triangular) inside the inner tube of single unit on heat transfer and friction factor for heating of water for Reynolds number range 500-3000 was studied experimentally. The results obtained from the twisted inserts of GI, Al and Cu materials are compared and the experimental results reveal that the among the three different materials of inserts, Copper inserts performs better and too with square cuts.
Keywords: Heat Exchanger, Swirl Generators, Inserts, Nusselt Number, Reynolds Number