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Title: Three dimensional numerical modelling of staggered tube bundle turbulent crossflow in duct
Authors: Ramezanpour, Ahad
Rahmani, Ramin
Shirvani, Hassan
Mirzaee, Iraj
Keywords: RNG k- ε turbulence
Staggered tube bundle
Nusselt number
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © ASME
Citation: RAMEZANPOUR, A. ...et al., 2005. Three dimensional numerical modelling of staggered tube bundle turbulent crossflow in duct. Presented at the ASME 2005 Summer Heat Transfer Conference collocated with the ASME 2005 Pacific Rim Technical Conference and Exhibition on Integration and Packaging of MEMS, NEMS, and Electronic Systems, Heat Transfer vol. 3, San Francisco, July 17–22nd., pp. 609-617.
Abstract: A numerical study has been conducted to investigate the three dimensional (3D) staggered tube bundle turbulent cross flow confined between two parallel flat plates using RNG k-ε model and standard wall function utilizing commercial code FLUENT. The maximum Reynolds numbers of 1000, 5000, and 50000 and the distance between plates of H=3, 5, 10, 15, and 20 mm have been considered. The arrangement of the staggered tube bundle is fix with geometrical characteristics of Sn/D=1.5 and Sp/D=1.2 which has been found optimum in previous two-dimensional studies. The constant temperature of 360K on tubes, constant inlet flow and plates' temperature of 300K have been set as the boundary conditions. The global Nusselt number, friction factor for the dissimilar Reynolds numbers, distance between plates, local Nusselt number and different angles on first and third tubes have been evaluated. Copyright © 2005 by ASME.
Description: This paper is in closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1115/HT2005-72532
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20428
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/HT2005-72532
ISBN: 0791847314
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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