Heat exchanger: Optimal separation for vertical rectangular fins protruding from a vertical rectangular base

Chun Wah Leung, S. D. Probert, M. J. Shilston

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An experimental investigation of the steady-state rates of heat transfer from an array of vertical rectangular 3 mm thick fins, extending 60 mm perpendicularly out of a 250 mm high vertical rectangular base, is reported. For base temperatures between room temperature (∼ 15°C) and 100°C, the optimal separation of the parallel fins, corresponding to the maximum rate of heat loss, is 10 ± 1 mm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Energy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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