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ABSTRACT

Experimental investigation has been carried out to study the effect of overall heat transfer
coefficient, heat transfer rate and effectiveness in a smooth copper pipe and two different
copper pipes having threads of pitch (p=1.25mm, p=1.5mm), with water as a working fluid.
The copper tube (OD=26mm, ID=22mm, t=2mm) was subjected to constant and uniform heat
flux. The experimental data obtained from pipes having different surface texture i.e. by
threading with different pitches (p=1.25mm, p=1.5mm) were compared with smooth circular
pipe. The effect of different surface texture of pipes obtained by threading with varying pitch
on overall heat transfer coefficient, heat transfer rate and effectiveness were presented. The
heat transfer rate for pipes having internal threads was found to be much higher than smooth
circular pipe. So simply by changing the internal surface 0texture the performance of circular
tube improved.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We express our deep sense of gratitude and indebtedness to our institute Coorg
Institute of Technology, Ponnampet which provided us the opportunity of fulfilling our
cherished goal.
We are extremely happy to present the report on our projectHEAT TRANSFER
ENHANCEMENT USING THREADED PIPES IN HEAT EXCHANGER .
We express our sincere gratitude to our Principal Dr. P Mahabaleswarappa for
providing the resources for the completion of this project successfully.
We feel elated in expressing our profound gratitude and indebtedness to our H.O.D
Mr. Subbaiah K S , Department of Mechanical Engineering.
We express our sincere gratitude to our project guide Mr. Praveenkumara B.M,
Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering for his kind-hearted co-operation,
constant motivation and support.
We would like to thank all lecturers of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
for their constant support and encouragement.
Finally, we would like to thank each and every one who helped us in the successful
completion of this project.

ADHITHYA ACHUTH SUDHEER (4CI13ME005)


ANAND BABU T (4CI13ME013)
JASTIN JAMES (4CI13ME030)
SIDHARTH RAMESH (4CI13ME053)

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CONTENTS
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ABSTRACT i
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ii
CONTENTS iii
LIST OF FIGURES iv
LIST OF TABLES iv
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 Heat Transfer Considerations 3
1.2 Basic Heat Exchanger Flow Arrangements 4
CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE SURVEY 5

CHAPTER 3 EQUIPMET SPECIFICATION 8

CHAPTER 4 PROBLEM FORMULATION 13

CHAPTER 5 RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS 14

CHAPTER 6 COST STRUCTURE 27

CHAPTER 7 CONCLUSION 28

REFFERENCES 29

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LIST OF FIGURES

Fig. No. Figure Name Page No.


1.1 End view of a tubular heat exchanger 3
1.2 Basic Flow Arrangements for Tubular Heat 4
Exchangers
5.1 Plane pipe figures 13-17
5.2 Threaded Pipe with pitch 1.25 17-21
5.3 Threaded Pipe with pitch 1.5 21-25

LIST OF TABLES
Table No. Table Name Page No.
6.1 Cost Structure 27

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