EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL STUDY OF INSERTING AN INTERNAL HOLLOW CORE TO FINNED HELICAL COIL TUBE-SHELL HEAT EXCHANGER
Keywords:finned helical coil, tube-shell heat exchanger, internal hollow core
In the present study, an experimental study and a numerical method are used to simulate the effect of utilizing finned helical coil heat exchanger horizontally oriented with and without internal hollow core inside the shell and monitoring the heat transfer intensification behavior and performance enhancement, by using ANSYS FLUENT 2019R3 package. The working fluid in the inlet side of the coil will be superheated vapor refrigerant (R410a) after the compression stage of the air conditioner (1TR) split type, the working fluid in the shell side is water with various flow rates (1,2 and 3) LPM. Found that when using a heat exchanger with internal hollow core reduces the time needed to reach the steady-state outlet temperature and directly proportional to the size of the core by 20% and slightly increasing the water outlet temperature by 5%.
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