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Numerical investigation of turbulent flow heat transfer and pressure drop of AL2O3/water nanofluid in helically coiled tubes

Elsayed, Ahmed, Al-dadah, Raya K., Mahmoud, Saad and Rezk, Ahmed (2015) Numerical investigation of turbulent flow heat transfer and pressure drop of AL2O3/water nanofluid in helically coiled tubes. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 10 (3). pp. 275-282. ISSN 1748-1317

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Abstract

Passive convective heat transfer enhancement can be achieved by improving the thermo-physical properties of the working fluid, changing flow geometry or both. This work presents a numerical study to investigate the combined effect of using helical coils and nanofluids on the heat transfer characteristics and pressure losses in turbulent flow regime. The developed computational fluid dynamics models were validated against published experimental data and empirical correlations. Results have shown that combining the effects of alumina (Al2O3) nanoparticles and tube coiling could enhance the heat transfer coefficient by up to 60% compared with that of pure water in straight tube at the same Reynolds number. Also, results showed that the pressure drop in helical coils using Al2O3 nanofluid for volume fraction of 3% was six times that of water in straight tubes (80% of the pressure drop increase is due to nanoparticles addition), while the effect of Reynolds number on the pressure drop penalty factor was found to be insignificant.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 15:53
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 16:08
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/25751

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