The present study investigated the characteristics of heat transfer and pressure drop for various types of enhanced titanium tubes. The heat transfer experiments were conducted using a steam-condensing flow facility at a constant inlet temperature of cooling water, and the Reynolds number range varied from 15,000 to 65,000. The heat transfer coefficients were determined using a modified version of the Wilson plot technique and the friction factors were calculated from pressure drop measurements. The experimental results reported enable practical design to be achieved for the heat exchanger using enhanced titanium tubes and optimization of tube geometry for specific conditions.
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