Discussion: “Analysis of Matrix Heat Exchanger Performance” (Venkatarathnam, G., and Sarangi, S., 1991, ASME J. Heat Transfer, 113, pp. 830–836) PUBLIC ACCESS

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V. Ahuja

CSIRO Manufacturing Science and Technology, Locked Bag 9 (cnr. Albert and Raglan Streets), Preston, Victoria 3072, Australia

R. K. Green

Otago Polytechnic, Private Bag 1910, Denedin, New Zealand

J. Heat Transfer 120(3), 801-803 (Aug 01, 1998) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2824358 History: Online December 05, 2007


Recently, a new numerical scheme for solving the equations governing matrix heat exchanger thermal performance was published in this journal. It was found that this scheme does not include the full effect of longitudinal heat transfer in the said heat exchangers. This effect is demonstrated by correcting the parameter related to longitudinal heat transfer in the approximate analytical solution for the balanced flow case and finding it to deviate considerably from the numerically calculated result.

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