Augmentation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Characteristics in corrugated Channel: A Review Study

Abstract

The corrugation configuration played an important role in heat transfer enhancement in many engineering applications such as heat exchangers, microchannel heat sink, solar collectors, etc. The significance of the corrugation configuration was manifested in its ability to offer a larger heat transfer area more than a straight channel. Besides, the periodic interruption and redeveloping of the thermal boundary layer which was an important feature offered by corrugation was remarkably enhanced the heat transfer. The researchers were keen to take advantage of these features and develop them by manipulating geometrical parameters to obtain the optimal results. The current work aims to collect available research data, which focused on improving heat transfer in corrugated channels and identifying the most important factors affecting the performance of corrugated channels. Several corrugated channel shapes were demonstrated including sinusoidal, trapezoidal, house-type, and V-type. Among the studied shapes of the various operating conditions of the corrugated channels, the researchers unanimously agreed that the trapezoidal shape of the corrugations gives the best thermal improvement with a reasonable pressure drop inside the channels.