화학공학소재연구정보센터
Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol.34, No.2, 186-200, 2021
Thermal performance of a ground U-shaped tube with twisted tapes in sand/graphite backfill materials
Thermal characteristics of water in a ground U-tube with twisted tape inserts were addressed. At inlet temperatures of 60 degrees C to 75 degrees C, and Reynolds numbers of 3000 to 9000, the surface heat transfer coefficients for water with twisted tapes ranged from 442 to 897 W m(-2) K-1, which were higher than that in smooth tube, 384-810 W m(-2) K-1. Average convective heat transfer coefficient for the smooth tube in sand/graphite blend ameliorated by 36% compared to that in sand. Average apparent thermal diffusivities of sand/graphite at hot end temperature of 70 degrees C rose by about 17% compared to sand.