Keywords : Square duct
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2016, Volume 34, Issue 11, Pages 2047-2056
This research presents a study of heat transfer enhancement and pressure drop in a dimple square duct fitted with∝ =30◦,60◦and 90◦ inclined perforated baffles(baffles open area ratio of 26.17 %). The baffle to duct height ratio (w/a) of 0.3 and the baffle pitch to duct height ratio, PR=1, 2 are introduced in the present work. The tested duct has a constant wall heat flux condition. The experiments are carried out by varying airflow rate in terms of Reynolds number ranging from 1147.8 to 15304. The experimental data of heat transfer and pressure drop of the duct fitted withthe inclined perforated baffles are compared with those of the dimple smooth duct under similar condition. The inclined baffles with PR=1 gives higher heat transfer rate than the one with PR=2 and the smooth ductrespectively ,andthe highest heat transfer and pressure drop is found by using baffle with 30◦.