Effect of nonuniform discharge on the efficiency of heat exchangers


A criterion of nonuniformity is proposed for the analysis of heat exchangers in which one of the heat carriers is nonuniformly distributed. Generalized quantitative relations are derived which make it possible to estimate the decrease of the regeneration factor. The basic results are verified by an experimental study.

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Translated from Inzhenerno Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 678–687, April, 1970.

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Tikhonov, A.M. Effect of nonuniform discharge on the efficiency of heat exchangers. Journal of Engineering Physics 18, 464–471 (1970). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00826682

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  • Experimental Study
  • Statistical Physic
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Regeneration Factor
  • Quantitative Relation