Offset Rectangular Plate-Fin Surfaces—Heat Transfer and Flow Friction Characteristics

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A. L. London, R. K. Shah

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

J. Eng. Power 90(3), 218-228 (Jul 01, 1968) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3609175 History: Received December 11, 1967; Online August 25, 2011


Basic heat transfer and flow friction design data are presented for eight offset rectangular plate-fin surfaces. One of the configurations had a heat transfer area density ratio of 1772 sq ft/ cu ft, one of the most compact plate-fin surfaces ever tested at Stanford University.

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