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Abstract A new method of correlating heat transfer characteristics is presented for the case of thermally developing laminar flow

in a smooth tube with a twisted-tape insert. The tube is considered to be at a constant temperature axially and peripherally and the tape is fully adiabatic. The correlating method is based on numerical results for the case on an infinitely thin tape and the finite tape thickness is incorporated through the definition of effective flow parameters. A complete step-by-step procedure for the implementation of the final correlative equation is presented.

Keywords

Heat transfer enhancement; Circular tubes; Swirl flow; Helical tape Heat transfer correlation for thermally developing laminar flow in a smooth tube with a twisted-tape insert J.P. Du Plessis, ,