A General Expression for the Determination of the Log Mean Temperature Correction Factor for Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

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Ahmad Fakheri

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University, Peoria, ILe-mail: ahmad@bradley.edu

J. Heat Transfer 125(3), 527-530 (May 20, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1571078 History: Revised January 16, 2003; Online May 20, 2003; Received August 20, 2003
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Grahic Jump Location
F correction factor for shell and tube heat exchangers with N shell and 2NM tube passes
Grahic Jump Location
Shell and tube heat exchanger



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