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A comprehensive comparison on vibration and heat transfer of two elastic heat transfer tube bundles

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Elastic heat transfer tube bundles are widely used in the field of flow-induced vibration heat transfer enhancement. Two types of mainly used tube bundles, the planar elastic tube bundle and the conical spiral tube bundle were comprehensively compared in the condition of the same shell side diameter. The natural mode characteristics, the effect of fluid-structure interaction, the stress distribution, the comprehensive heat transfer performance and the secondary fluid flow of the two elastic tube bundles were all concluded and compared. The results show that the natural frequency and the critical velocity of vibration buckling of the planar elastic tube bundle are larger than those of the conical spiral tube bundle, while the stress distribution and the comprehensive heat transfer performance of the conical spiral tube bundle are relatively better.

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Correspondence to Pei-qi Ge  (葛培琪).

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Foundation item: Projects(xjj2013104, 08143063) supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China; Project(2011CB706606) supported by the National Basic Research Program of China

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Yan, K., Ge, Pq. & Zhai, Q. A comprehensive comparison on vibration and heat transfer of two elastic heat transfer tube bundles. J. Cent. South Univ. 22, 377–385 (2015).

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