Heat transfer in internally finned tubes

J. H. Masliyah, K. Nandakumar

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Heat transfer characteristics for a laminar forced convection fully developed flow in an internally finned circular tube with axially uniform heat flux with peripherally uniform, temperature are obtained using a finite element method. For a given fin geometry, the Nusselt number based on inside tube diameter was higher than that for a smooth tube. Also, it was found that for maximum heat transfer there exists an optimum fin number for a given fin configuration. The internal fins are of triangular shape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Volume98 Ser C
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1976
Externally publishedYes


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