Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19126.96.36.199
Title & Authors
A large scale model test to investigate the pressure drop and heat transer characteristics in the air side of two-row heat exchanger Gang, Hui-Chan; Kim, Mu-Hwan;
This work is performed to investigate the pressure drop and heat transfer characteristics in the air side of finned-tube heat exchanger for air conditioner. Experimental apparatus and method are described to simulate the heat exchanger performance by using the three times enlarged model. The pressure drop and heat transfer coefficient were measured and compared for the heat exchangers with a plane fin and a commercial strip fin. The measured data for the strip fin agree well with those of prototype within a few percentages. For the plane fin, the measured data had similar trend to Gray & Webb's correlation at high air velocity, however a new correlation is needed to give more accurate prediction at low air velocity. It is found that most heat was transferred around the front row of the two-row heat exchanger, and the ratio of thermal load at the front tube row was increased for decreasing air velocity.
Heat Exchanger;Fin Tube;Air Conditioning;Pressure Drop;Heat Transfer Coefficient;Louver Strip;Law of Similarity;Thermal Resistance;