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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat Exchangers

Optimization of Matrix Heat Exchanger Geometry

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K. Pavan Kumar, G. Venkatarathnam

Refrigeration and Airconditioning Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai 600 036, India

J. Heat Transfer 122(3), 579-586 (Apr 17, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1287588 History: Received June 24, 1999; Revised April 17, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Figures

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Schematic of a matrix heat exchanger of rectangular geometry with two passages
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Schematic of a matrix heat exchanger of circular geometry
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Schematic of a matrix heat exchanger of rectangular geometry with multiple passages
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Variation of Γ with ntuf,i
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Effect of the matrix heat exchanger geometry on the heat exchanger volume. (R: rectangular, C1: circular geometry with low-pressure stream in the inner channel, C2: circular geometry with low-pressure stream in the annular channel.)
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Variation of heat exchanger volume with NTUeff for rectangular (two-channel and multiple-channel) shape matrix heat exchanger with balanced flow conditions
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Variation of an aspect ratio with NTUeff for a rectangular shape matrix heat exchanger with balanced flow conditions
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Variation of volume (V) with NTUeff for a rectangular matrix heat exchanger at different values of separator thickness (b)
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Effect of channel used for the low-pressure stream on the channel radii. (C1: low-pressure stream in the inside channel and C2: low-pressure stream in the annular channel.)
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Variation of Reynolds number in a low-pressure channel and high-pressure channel with NTUeff for a rectangular shape matrix heat enchanger with balanced flow conditions

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