In this study, the heat transfer and friction correlation of a single row heat exchanger with helically finned tubes are experimentally determined. The transversal tube pitch was parametrically varied. A detailed description of the test rig and the data reduction procedure is given. A thorough uncertainty analysis was performed to validate the results. The proposed heat transfer correlation can describe 95% of the data within ±11% and shows a 4.49% mean deviation. The friction correlation predicts 95% of the data within ±19% with a mean deviation of 6.84%. The new correlations show the same trend as most correlations from open literature, but none of the literature correlations are able to accurately predict the results of this study.
Thermal Hydraulic Study of a Single Row Heat Exchanger With Helically Finned Tubes
Huisseune, H., T’Joen, C., Brodeoux, P., Debaets, S., and De Paepe, M. (March 19, 2010). "Thermal Hydraulic Study of a Single Row Heat Exchanger With Helically Finned Tubes." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. June 2010; 132(6): 061801. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4000706
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