近期，我院张东辉副教授等的“Convection Heat Transfer Performance of Fractal Tube Bank under cross flow”研究成果在《Fractals:Complex Geometry, Patterns, and Scaling in Nature and Society》上发表。
Convective heat transfer process between fractal tube bank and coolant water was simulated by using the finite element method. Both rectangular and circular tube bank were investigated in detail. For the relationship between Nusselt number and Reynolds number, the fractal circular tube bank shows the same trend as the rectangular tube one. Based on simulation results, the empirical heat transfer correlations for different stage fractals were regressed. The exponents of correlations increase with the fractal stage. Almost linear correlations between Nu and Re for 4-th stage fractal were obtained, indicating a good heat transfer enhancement with the increase in fractal stages. Compared to the uniform tube bank, the fractal tube banks show better overall performance in enhanced heat transfer effect. This research would be helpful to understand the heat exchange mechanism of the multi-scale structure.
The temperature field of fractal rectangular-tube bank at Re=600