Performance Analysis for Elliptical Tube Longitudinal Vortex Generators


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In this paper, three-dimensional numerical simulation is conducted on the flow and heat transfer process for elliptical tube heat exchanger with rectangular vortex generators and triangular vortex generator by Fluent software, respectively, and the performance for elliptical tube heat exchanger with plate fin is compared. The results show that the Nusselt number increases with the increase in Reynolds number for the inlet velocity range from 1 to 5m/s, friction coefficient decreases with the increase in Reynolds number; at the same Reynolds number, Nusselt number for fin with Vortex Generators and friction coefficient are higher than that of elliptical tube with plate fin ; the vortex generator shape and angle of attack have a great impact on the comprehensive performance within a simulated attack angle and the velocity, at the same pump power, the comprehensive performance for heat exchanger with the rectangular vortex generator increase up to 10%.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 383-390)

Edited by:

Wu Fan






J. J. Zhou et al., "Performance Analysis for Elliptical Tube Longitudinal Vortex Generators", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 6037-6041, 2012

Online since:

November 2011




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