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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 9, September 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Numerical Analysis Of Heat Transfer And Fluid Flow Characteristics In Different V-Shaped Roughness Elements On The Absorber Plate Of Solar Air Heater Duct

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AUTHOR(S)

Jitesh Rana, Anshuman Silori, Rohan Ramola

 

KEYWORDS

Heat transfer, friction factor, solar air heater, CFD, artificial roughness

 

ABSTRACT

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of a solar air heater has been carried out using artificial roughness in the form of thin circular wire in V-shaped, V-shaped with gap, Multi v-shaped ribs and Multi v-shaped ribs with gap geometries . The effect of these geometries on heat transfer and friction factor was investigated, Comparison of CFD data with Dittuse-Boelter empirical correlation and Blasius equation for smooth duct has been done. Renormalization k-epsilon model (turbulence model) is used to predict heat transfer and friction factor in the duct as results based on this model have been found in good agreement with that of experimental.

 

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