Characteristics of forced convection heat transfer in vertical internally finned tube

A. Al-Sarkhi, E. Abu-Nada

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This work presents a numerical investigation of a vertical internally finned tube subjected to forced convection heat transfer. The governing equations were solved numerically using the control volume technique. Nusselt number, Nu, and friction factor multiplied by Reynolds number, fRe, are influenced greatly by the height and number of the radial fins. The velocity and temperature distributions inside the tube depend on the number and height of the radial fins. This paper suggests that for best heat transfer to be achieved there is an optimum combination of fin numbers and height.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)557-564
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 2005


  • Control volume technique
  • Forced convection heat transfer
  • Vertical internally finned tube


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