Experimentation & CFD Analysis of Intercooler Fins in Two Stage Reciprocating Air Compressor
Pravin T. Nitnaware1, Gayatri J Kale2, Premendra J. Bansod3, Manoj D. Hambarde4, Sanjay R. Deodas5

1Dr. P. T. Nitnaware, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, D. Y. Patil College of Engineering Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
2Gayatri. J. Kale, P.G Scholar, D. Y. Patil College of Engineering Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
3Dr. Premendra J Bansod, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, G H Raisoni College of Engg. & Management Wagholi Pune, Maharashtra, India.
4Dr. Manoj D Hambarde, Astt. Professor Affiliation- School of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Viswanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
5Sanjay R Deodas, Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, D. Y. Patil College of Engineering Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Manuscript received on 26 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 07 September 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1047-1052 | Volume-8 Issue-11, September 2019. | Retrieval Number: J11100881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J1110.0981119
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Abstract: This paper shows comparison of Aluminum and Copper fin tube intercooler used in multistage reciprocating air compressor. Results are validated with ANSYS – Fluent – 18.2 software. The experimentation is done on the Copper fin tube length 1090mm with helically wounded strip width of 6mm and 8 numbers of fins per inch. Volumetric efficiency increases and work input decreases for Copper fin tube with air velocity of 5 m/s. The results shown increase in heat transfer with decreasing air temperature.
Keywords: Aluminum tube, Copper finned tube, ANSYS – FLUENT-18.2, Air Compressor, intercooler.
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