Effect of design parameters on passive control of heat transfer enhancement phenomenon in heat exchangers–A brief review

Mohamed R. Ali*, Kamel Al-Khaled, Muzamil Hussain, Taher Labidi, Sami Ullah Khan, Lioua Kolsi, R. Sadat

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The development of innovative heat exchangers with improved heat transfer performance is an important concern for heat transfer applications. The use of passive techniques such as vortex generators, surface roughness, augmentation of heat transfer area, or the combination of passive techniques is effective to improve the performance of heat exchangers. This review briefly summarizes the passive heat transfer enhancement techniques and the most important types of heat exchangers. Many effective design parameters have been briefly discussed to improve the performance of passive heat transfer techniques for heat exchangers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102674
JournalCase Studies in Thermal Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2023


  • Heat exchanger
  • Heat transfer
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • Vortex generators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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