Development of Forced Convection Heat Transfer Enhancement System by using Mesh Inserts in a Circular Tube
In the present work, aluminium mesh type inserts flow has been developed. The aluminium meshes are arranged on spokes at the angle of 00, 450, 900 concerning horizontal are inserted in the test section to create turbulence. To carry out an experimental investigation using this mesh inserts, we have developed a forced convection system. In this system, we have wounded three 200 Volt heaters over a 500 mm test section of 25 mm diameter respectively. The input to the heater is controlled by a variable dimmer stat, and the mass flow rate is controlled by an orifice meter with a diameter of 25 mm across which the manometer is connected to measure flow rate. Experiments were carried out at Reynolds number greater than 4000. The experimental setup was validated first and readings with different inserts were taken. This led to the conclusion that the rate of heat transfer was improved by using mesh inserts inclined at an angle 00, 450, and 900. Among these, the inserts inclined at 450 angles showed maximum heat transfer rate i.e., 37.44%, 29.95%, and 38.40% for the manometric reading of 5 mm, 4 mm, and 3 mm respectively.
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