INDIAN INSTITUE OF TECHNOLOGY ME314: HEAT TRANSFER LAB

Experiment No. 1 Date: 21/01/2013 Finned Tube Heat Exchanger
By Group B1 Mangesh Gangarde (10003022) Bhavya Madsu (10003024 Shubhangi Bansude(10003025) Kaushal Chavda (10003032)

of fin tube (): 2. Fin area available for heat transfer: = × × = 0. 3.156 m 2. Observation: 1. 2. O.5 cm. Area available for heat transfer of bare tube: Abaretube= πDl=0. Thermal conductivity of n material (K) :15 Kcal/hr m◦C 2. O. Finned Tube Dimensions: 1.25E – 4 m2 3. Total area of finned tube heat exchanger: = + = 0.04555m2 .03955 m2 5. Additional Data:  Latent heat of vaporization of water at steam pressure = λ=540 kCal/ kg  Density of water = ρ=1 gm/cc  Tsteam = 103 0 C Calculations 1.D. 4.D. Cross-sectional area of fin (A): = × = 2.3414 m2 6. Tube area available for heat transfer in finned tube heat exchanger: = ( − ) = 0. 6. Bare Tube: 1. Thickness of fin () : 3 mm. T ambient: 26◦C 3. Circumference of fin (C): = 2( + )= 0. 3.3018 m2 4. Number of fins () : 4 5. Width of fin ( ) : 50 cm.5 cm. Height of fin () : 7. 2.Aim: To determine the efficiency of given longitudinal fin and compare it with the theoretical value for the given fin.5 cm. of tube : 2. Length of tube (l) : 58 cm.

76 2. 3. 142.83 95.t1(min) (ml) 70 15 67 15 66 15 64 15 Bare Pipe Amount of condensate collected.24 4.24 144.76 357.2735 0.Observation Table: Observation No. Finned Tube Heat Exchanger Amount of Time for the condensate collection of collected. 2.35 357. 4.V2 (ml) 53 47 Time for the collection of condensate .V1 condensate. 138.2 57. kCal/hr) kCal/hr) 1. Formulas used: Amount of Heat lost Actual Ideal Fin Fin (Qfin. tube (Q2. Through Through finned Bare tube (Q1.76 Fin efficiency Actual Thereotical 0.t2(min) 30 30 Calculation Table: Observation Amount of Heat lost No.67 91. 1.2915 0.2674 0.4892          1 = (1 ∗ /1 ) ∗ 2 = (2 ∗ /2 ) ∗ ℎ = (2 /( ∗ Δ)) .72 50.2553 0.31 97. (Qideal. kCal/hr) kCal/hr) 104.4892 0.76 357.4892 0. 151.4892 0.56 3.76 357.

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Fin efficiency and effectiveness estimate the performance of the fin. As a result convection heat transfer increases. Neglecting conduction through fin) while calculating theoretical values  Errors in experimental values .24 Experimental relative error in observed efficiency is 11.Conclusions:    The efficiency of the fin observed is 27. The theoretical efficiency of the fin is 48. This is because of:  Idealised assumptions (e.19 ± 3.92% Inference:   Attachment of fin to the heat exchanger increases the surface area for convection heat transfer.9%. adiabatic tip condition. Practical value of fin efficiency is observed to be less than theoretical value. g.