M. Ozawa et al., FLOW PATTERN AND HEAT-TRANSFER IN TUBE BANKS OF A SIMULATED FLUIDIZED-BED HEAT-EXCHANGER, JSME international journal. Series B, fluids and thermal engineering, 41(3), 1998, pp. 720-726
A simulated fluidized-bed heat exchanger with tube banks was visualize
d using a neutron radiography system. Observed flow pattern indicated
an importance of the tube arrangement. Heat transfer experiment, condu
cted simultaneously, indicated a close relationship between the heat t
ransfer and flow pattern. The staggered arrangement with relatively sm
all pitch has a potential of high heat transfer performance.