Heat transfer augmentation techniques refer to different methods used to increase rate of heat transfer without affecting much overall performance of the system. These techniques are used in heat exchangers. Like ribs, jet impingement and other passive heat transfer enhancement methods, insertion of baffle in a cooling system has been used for various types of industrial applications such as internal cooling systems of gas turbine blades, electronic cooling devices, shell and tube type heat exchangers, thermal regenerators and labyrinth seals for turbo-machines. These techniques broadly are of three types namely: passive, active and compound techniques. This paper reviews the internal cooling augmentation using different type of baffles.
Key words: Heat transfer augmentation technique, baffles, active method, passive method, compound method.
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