Validation of Experimental Results of Heat Transfer Coefficient using CFD Simulation

Authors: M V R Reddy, Harish H V, Nishant Desai, Mahendra M A


Heat transfer coefficient h, determines the rate of heat transfer. The phenomenon of forced convection with turbulent flow can be solved experimentally and by CFDsimulation.The value of h was found by CFD simulation, for a velocity input of 2.5 m/s, for a steel pipe at an inclination of 60o . The simulation data and correlation results were compared with the experimental results.The experimental and correlation were found to be validated with CFD simulation.

Key words : Heat Transfer Coefficient, Turbulent flow, Inclined Steel Pipe, Forced Convection. Keywords: Drafttube, Divergence angle, potential head, turbulence model