Mississippi State University
Chamra, Louay M.
Janus, J. Mark
Hodge, B. Keith
Date of Degree
Dissertation - Open Access
Doctor of Philosophy
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The last few decades have seen a significant development of complex heat transfer enhancement geometries such as a helicallyinned tube. The arising problem is that as the fins become more complex, so does the prediction of their performance. In addition to discussing existing prediction tools, this dissertation demonstrates the successful use of artificial neural networks as a correlating method for experimentally- measured heat transfer and friction data of helicallyinned tubes.
Zdaniuk, Gregory J., "Heat Transfer and Friction in Helically-Finned Tubes using Artificial Neural Networks" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 2477.