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Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.5, No. 8)

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Page : 607-612

Keywords : Helical coil Heat exchanger; CFD or computational fluid dynamics; Conjugate heat transfer; Heat transfer correlat ion.;

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This study presents a brief review of heat transfer through helical coil heat exchangers. Helical coils of circular cross section have been used in wide variety of applications due to simplicity in manufacturing. Enhancement in heat transfer due to helical coils has been reported by many researchers. While the heat transfer characteristics of double pipe helical heat exchangers are available in the literature, there exists no published experimental or theoretical analysis of a helically coiled heat exchange r considering fluid - to - fluid heat transfer, which is the subject of this work. After validating the methodology of CFD analysis of a heat exchanger, the effect of considering the actual fluid properties instead of a constant value is established. Heat tran sfer characteristics inside a helical coil for various boundary conditions are compared. It is found that the specification of a constant temperature or constant heat flux boundary condition for an actual heat exchanger does not yield proper modelling. Hen ce, the heat exchanger is analysed considering conjugate heat transfer and temperature dependent properties of heat transport media.

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