Accession Number:

ADD020041

Title:

Vorticity Generator for Improving Heat Exchanger Efficiency

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 8 Aug 02

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A heat exchange tube includes a tubular conduit for flowing a working fluid therethrough and for conducting heat between the working fluid and a thermal field proximate the tube, and a wire extending axially through the tubular conduit and spaced from an inside surface of the tubular conduit. The invention also provides a method for increasing heat transfer about a tubular conduit by positioning a wire in the conduit.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE