Numerical study of the vortex generators effects in a corrugated channel for turbulent flow




Selected:Vortex Generators, Heat transfer, Turbulence, Corrugated chanel


Vortex Generators (VGs) are one of many techniques used to improve the efficiency of heat exchangers. In this paper, we will investigate in a numerical study a rectangular winglet and a long winglet VGs inside a corrugated channel with a change of Rynolds number from 5000 to 17500. The role of VGs is to manupilate flow, which increases the Nusselt number (Nu) and increases the friction coefficient, which are considered disadvantages. For that, we calculate the thermal performance coefficient PEC to see if VGs give us more heat compared to what we will lose from friction, and the results show a good PEC greater than 1, and comparing between rectangular and long VGs, we have almost the same results with a small difference in NU for rectangular VGs being higher than long VGs, and the coefficient of friction is smaller, which means we are battered. The results are discussed in detail in this paper.