TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat and Mass Transfer

Second Law Based Optimization of Falling Film Single Tube Absorption Generator

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S. Jani, M. H. Saidi, A. A. Mozaffari

Center of Excellence in Energy Conversion, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, P.O. Box. 11365-9567

J. Heat Transfer 126(5), 708-712 (Nov 16, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1795791 History: Received September 11, 2002; Revised November 25, 2003; Online November 16, 2004
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Falling film thermal hydraulic parameters and geometry
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Comparison of numerical and correlated average Nusselt number over a horizontal tube 4
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Comparison of numerical and correlated average evaporation factor over a horizontal tube 4
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Local entropy generation components at film cross section
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Comparison of total entropy generation component as a function of film Reynolds number
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Minimum entropy generation as a function of tube diameter
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Variation of optimum thermal hydraulic parameters as a function of free surface evaporation heat transfer




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