Empirical correlations for heat transfer and flow friction characteristics of herringbone wavy fin-and-tube heat exchangers

Chi-Chuan Wang*, Young Ming Hwang, Yur Tsai Lin

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Abstract

This study presents an empirical correlation describing the airside performance of herringbone wavy fin pattern. A total of 61 samples containing approximately 570 data points are used in the regression analysis. The proposed heat transfer correlation can describe 91% of the test data within ±15% with a mean deviation of 6.98% while the proposed friction correlation can describe 85% of the database within ±15% with a mean deviation of 8.82%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-680
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2002

Keywords

  • Air cooler
  • Coil
  • Design
  • Fin
  • Finned tube
  • Heat transfer
  • Modelling
  • Pressure drop

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