Flow and heat transfer in compact louvered fin surfaces

T. A. Cowell, M. R. Heikal, A. Achaichia

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This paper presents an overview of the operating mechanisms of multi-louvered fin heat transfer surfaces. The performance of these surfaces is compared with that of other compact enhanced surfaces, and it is shown that they have the potential to compete in applications where overall size, weight, and pumping power are important. It is explained how their potential for any particular application can be assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • compact heat exchangers
  • forced convection
  • heat transfer augmentation
  • louvered fins
  • pressure drop


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