Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Characteristics of Elliptical Tube Perforated Fins Heat Exchanger

  • Jiaen Luo
  • Zhaosong FangEmail author
  • Lan Tang
  • Zhimin Zheng
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


The heat performance of the elliptical tube perforated fins heat exchanger was investigated with numerical simulation methods in comparison with that of the circular tube plain fins exchanger. Based on the analysis of heat transfer rate, Colburn factor j, pressure drop, friction factor f of the air side of the fin, and the comprehensive performance index \(j/f^{1/3}\), the performance of the elliptical tube perforated fin is better than that of the circular tube plain fin. When the air flow velocities range between 1 and 4 m/s, the heat transfer factor j of the elliptical tube perforated fin is higher than that of the circular tube plain fins by 7.1–15.3%, while the pressure drop of the elliptical tube exchanger reduces by 30.1–36.6%, and the comprehensive performance index \(j/f^{1/3}\) is higher than that of the circular tube plain fin by mean 18%. The maximum rate is near 31.9%, which indicates that the performance of the elliptical tube perforated fin is better than that of the circular tube plain fin.


Opening sickle-shaped hole Numerical simulation Pressure drop Enhanced heat transfer Heat performance 



The project is supported by the Opening Funds of State Key Laboratory of Building Safety and Built Environment and National Engineering Research Center of Building Technology (Number BSBE2018-03).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiaen Luo
    • 1
  • Zhaosong Fang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lan Tang
    • 1
  • Zhimin Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina

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