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ISBN : 0-89116-130-9

International Heat Transfer Conference 6
1978, 7-11 August, Toronto, Canada

HEAT TRANSFER INSIDE A TUBE WITH A NOVEL PROMOTER

DOI: 10.1615/IHTC6.1330
pages 595-600

Abstract

The paper presents the results of an experimental study of heat transfer and friction inside a circular tube containing a number of different turbulence promoters, among which is a novel device developed from earlier work on thermosyphons. (1) Measurements of the local and average heat transfer rate and pressure drop were taken across the test section. The results show a maximum local Nusselt number at a point 1 to 2 diameters downstream of the device. This is in keeping with the results from conventional promoters. Further downstream, i.e. beyond 10 diameters, all promoters were found to produce only a small increase in heat transfer. The average heat transfer rate and the friction factor were noticeably higher in the presence of a promoter.