Implementation of GRNN for Evaluating the Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in a Heat Exchanger By Utilizing Triple Elliptical Leaf Angle Strips With Same Orientation and Opposite Direction
J. Bala Bhaskara Rao1, Ramachandra Raju2
1J.Bala Bhaskara Rao, Mechanical Engineering, Sri Sivani College of Engineering, Srikakulam, India.
2V. Ramachandra Raju, Mechanical Engineering, JNTU University, Kakinada, India.
Manuscript received on July 30, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 25, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 4333-4340 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8926088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8926.088619
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Abstract: Heat exchangers are the basic devices which are used in many areas wherever applications of heat flow occurs. Its usage varies from common domestic devices to mighty industrial applications. The performance of the heat exchanger shows a very important role for its utilization in many aspects. This performance is not dependent on the design parameters in a particular relationship hence experimental values for thermal performance are taken by utilizing three elliptical leaf strips in a tube and pipe heat exchanger. The three elliptical leaves used in experiment has major to minor axes ratios as 2:1 and distance of 50 mm between two leaves are arranged at different angular orientations from 00 to 1800 with 100 intervals. The leaves are placed in the tube side with same orientation and opposite direction of flow and experimentation is conducted to obtain the values. Based on these datasets available a statistical tool is utilized known as GRNN for the comparison between these obtained experimental values & GRNN values. From this comparison the percentage of error between the values is identified as result. 
Keywords: Performance, opposite orientation, elliptical leaf strips, GRNN.