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Thermal Performance Modeling of Cross-Flow Heat Exchangers

  • Luben Cabezas-Gómez
  • Hélio Aparecido Navarro
  • José Maria Saíz-Jabardo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Luben Cabezas-Gómez, Hélio Aparecido Navarro, José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    Pages 1-7
  3. Luben Cabezas-Gómez, Hélio Aparecido Navarro, José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    Pages 9-21
  4. Luben Cabezas-Gómez, Hélio Aparecido Navarro, José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    Pages 23-40
  5. Luben Cabezas-Gómez, Hélio Aparecido Navarro, José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    Pages 41-62
  6. Luben Cabezas-Gómez, Hélio Aparecido Navarro, José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    Pages 63-67
  7. Luben Cabezas-Gómez, Hélio Aparecido Navarro, José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    Pages 69-75
  8. Luben Cabezas-Gómez, Hélio Aparecido Navarro, José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    Pages 77-217
  9. Luben Cabezas-Gómez, Hélio Aparecido Navarro, José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    Pages 219-226

About this book

Introduction

This monograph introduces a numerical computational methodology for thermal performance modeling of cross-flow heat exchangers, with applications in chemical, refrigeration and automobile industries. This methodology allows obtaining effectiveness-number of transfer units (e-NTU) data and has been used for simulating several standard and complex flow arrangements configurations of cross-flow heat exchangers. Simulated results have been validated through comparisons with results from available exact and approximate analytical solutions. Very accurate results have been obtained over wide ranges of NTU and C* values in all cases. The proposed procedure constitutes a useful research tool for both theoretical and experimental studies of cross-flow heat exchangers.

The following are the unique features of the book:

- The monograph includes the computational code named HETE (Heat Exchanger Thermal Effectiveness) in Chapter 5. A version of this code is available for downloading.

- The computational procedure could be used for reducing experimental data using the effectiveness - NTU (e-NTU) method in research and industrial laboratories.

- Even after more than one century in heat exchanger research, the search for new flow arrangements with higher effectiveness still is an unsolved problem. The present methodology could be a useful tool in pursuing that goal.

Keywords

Computational Methods Heat Exchangers Thermal Performance Modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Luben Cabezas-Gómez
    • 1
  • Hélio Aparecido Navarro
    • 2
  • José Maria Saíz-Jabardo
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciências Térmicas e dos FluidosUniversidade Federal de São João del-ReiSão João Del ReiBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Escola de Engenharia de São CarlosUniversidade de São PauloSão CarlosBrazil
  3. 3.Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad de la CoruñaLa CoruñaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09671-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09670-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09671-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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