Performance Enhancement of Double Pipe Heat Exchanger with Helical Fin and Vortex Generator using CFD
Yedukondalu Talakonda1, B. Jayachandraiah2, B. Chandra Mohana Reddy3

1Yedukondalu Talakonda*, Ph.D Scholar, Mechanical Engineering, JNT University, Ananthapuramu, India.
2Dr. B. Jayachandraiah, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Srikalahastheeswara Institute of Technology, Srikalahasti, India.
3Dr. B. Chandra Mohana Reddy, Head of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, JNT University, Ananthapuramu, India.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 2677-2681 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number:  B4058129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B4058.129219
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Abstract: Transferring heat from one fluid to another fluid without losing of major energy is a challenging task in the food processing and other industries. Double Pipe Heat Exchanger (DPHE) are light capacity Heat Exchangers (HE) used for air and other gas applications. In the present work an attempt is made to enhance the heat transfer of DPHE with helical fins and vortex generator. The working fluids are air and steam (water vapour) along outer and inner pipes. The parameters considered are helix angles, i.e. 350 , 400 , & 450 and pitch size i.e. 80 mm, 75 mm and 70 mm, and a vertex generator. CATIA V5 and Autodesk CFD are used for modelling and analysis. It is found that 400 angle helix fin 70 mm pitch along Delta Wing type (Triangular) vortex generator (VG) gives best performance.
Keywords: DPHE, Vortex generator, Autodesk CFD, Catia.