Experimental investigation and CFD analysis of rectangular profile FINS in a square channel for forced convection regimes
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Steady-state heat transfer from rectangular fin arrays is examined experimentally and numerically for turbulent fully developed flow. The effects of geometrical parameters on heat transfer coefficient and Nusselt number are investigated. For different inter fin ratios, Reynolds number and Nusselt number dependence of the results is investigated. A generalized empirical correlation for Nusselt number is developed for rectangular fins for a Reynolds number range of 17 x 10(7) < Re < 2.47 x 10(8), and an aspect ratio of 0.089 < d/w < 0.0625, 0.24875 < t/L < 0.729. The correlation can predict the results with a relative rms error of 11.14%. (C) 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.