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Numerical study on flow and heat transfer of a finned-tube heat exchanger with trapezoid vortex generators in CO2 lasers
Author(s): Hui Liu; Xiang Yan; Jianbao Yue; Heng Zhao
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Paper Abstract

The high pressure loss and low heat transfer efficiency have been plaguing the development of high power fast axial-flow CO2 laser. In order to solve this problem, a special longitudinal vortex generator (LVG), which contains two modified right-angled trapezoid wings and interrupt gap (TMRTW), was proposed. The performance of a single trapezoid winglet (STW) and TMRTW was discussed. Numerical study reveals that compared with STW, the TMRTW has better flow and heat transfer characteristics under the same initialization conditions. Further parametric study indicates that the TMRTW generates vortex. The intensity of this vortex is mainly present in central area. The downstream extension of this vortex is better than that of STW. Especially for the developing of boundary layers, this is beneficial. Hence, the performance of heat transfer for TMRTW is enhanced obviously with Re less than 1200. Compared with STW, the heat transfer for TMRTW is enhanced by 16% under the optimized structure size, with the pressure penalty almost the same.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11333, AOPC 2019: Advanced Laser Materials and Laser Technology, 1133312 (18 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2547623
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Hui Liu, Hubei Engineering Univ. (China)
Xiang Yan, Hubei Engineering Univ. (China)
Jianbao Yue, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Heng Zhao, Hubei Engineering Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11333:
AOPC 2019: Advanced Laser Materials and Laser Technology
Pu Zhou; Jian Zhang; Wenxue Li; Shibin Jiang; Takunori Taira, Editor(s)

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