IJMTES – FLOW SIMULATION AND COMPARISON ANALYSIS OF A CONDENSER WITH AND WITHOUT AN ALUMINIUM COIL FIN

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name : B Saravanan | M L Amutha Bala Santhini | D Ashok Kumar | S Kathirvel | M Manikkam

Volume 02 Issue 04  Year 2015 

ISSN no: 2348-3121

Page no: 5-9

Abstract— Condenser is a device, which is used to heat exchange between steam and water. It is a closed vessel, in which steam from the turbine is cooled to reuse the water.  Nowadays the condenser consists of plain copper tubes, from this setup the industry getting certain result. In this work, attempts were made to investigate the impact usage of aluminium coil fin and the efficiency investigated. In this project the efficiency is increased by winding the aluminium coil fin on the copper tube in the condenser. Therefore we get effective output by modifying the design. Fin efficiency calculation is the greatest importance in heat exchanger engineering. The design models are further analysis with the use of SOLID WORKS (Flow simulation) software.

Keywords— Aluminium coil; copper tube; shell and tube condenser

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