Rеvuе des Energies Renouvelables
Volume 20, Numéro 1, Pages 25-38

Constant Property Newtonian Fluid Flow And Heat Transfer Overcascaded Fins

Authors : Menni Y. . Azzi A. . Zidani C. .


Turbulent flow and heat transfer characteristics were studied and analyzed numerically for a constant property Newtonian fluid flowing through a two-dimensional horizontal rectangular cross section channel with staggered, transverse cascaded rectangular-triangular fins (CRTFs) and a constant temperature along both walls. The governing equations based on k-ε model used to describe the turbulence phenomenon, are solved by the finite volume method using the SIMPLEC-algorithm. Computations were carried out in the fully-developed regime for different Reynolds numbers, and geometric locations. In particular, velocity and temperature fields, skin friction coefficient, and local and average Nusselt numbers were obtained. This study can be a real application in the field of heat exchangers and air plane solar collectors.


Cascaded fin, Heat transfer, Numerical simulation, Rectangular channel.