A generalized heat transfer correlation for louver fin geometry

Yu Juei Chang*, Chi-Chuan Wang

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Abstract

A generalized heat transfer correlation for louver fin geometry is developed with the aid of a large data bank. This data bank consists of 91 samples of louvered fin heat exchangers with different geometrical parameters, including louver angle, tube width, louver length, louver pitch, fin length and fin pitch. For the corrugated louver fin geometry, it is shown that 89.3% of the corrugated louver fin data are correlated within ± 15% with mean deviation of 7.55%. The inclusion of the plate-and-tube louver fin data in the heat transfer correlation (equation (A1)) results in a mean deviation of 8.21%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-544
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1997

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