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This research is to incorporate three efficient ways that will increase the performance of baffled heat exchangers. The 1st technique is represented by baffle perforating to create pores through which secondary streams pass in order to reduce main stream pressure on the flow areas. A 2nd technique represented in redesigning the baffle structure by replacing its square edge with the arched edge in order to increase the X-velocity to facilitate the flow towards the outlet and reduce the Y-velocity to reduce the values of fluid friction with the solid areas. Finally, a 3rd way was demonstrated by using the inclined baffle model. Reinforcement of the baffle structure allowed for enhanced vortices, increased thermal gradients, and thus a reinforced thermodynamic structure over the entire heat exchanger.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2022, VOLUME 26, ISSUE Special issue 1, PAGES [475 - 484]
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