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Effect of the Thermal Capacitance of Contained Fluid on Performance of Symmetric Regenerators

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F. E. Romie

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

J. Heat Transfer 109(3), 563-568 (Aug 01, 1987) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3248125 History: Received April 30, 1986; Online October 20, 2009

Abstract

The operation of the symmetric counterflow regenerative heat exchanger is described for conditions under which the thermal capacitance of the contained fluid cannot, as is the usual case, be set equal to zero. The solution of the system equations is found by use of the Laplace transform method. The thermal effectiveness is presented for a range of parameters believed to cover most applications of the symmetric regenerator.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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