ESG-8 Comparison of the Performance of Inline and Staggered Banks of Tubes with Segmented Fins

C. Weierman and J. Taborek
1973; revised 1978

Heat transfer and pressure drop measurements were made on inline and staggered banks from two different types of segmented finned tubes. In addition, a detailed investigation of temperature and velocity profiles was conducted on several of the tube banks tested. The heat transfer data for the tube banks tested indicate a great difference in performance between inline and staggered layouts. The data from the inline layouts show a strong dependence on the tube and layout geometries which has not been observed for staggered layouts.