Heat Exchanger Performance Prediction by Electrical Analogy

  • C. F. Kayan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 2)


Analysis of temperature performance for heat exchangers, in steady-state operation with given fluid-flow rates and heat-transfer coefficients, is greatly facilitated by means of several resistance concepts applied to the thermal circuit. Herein the entire overall process of thermal-energy transfer is regarded as represented by a system of resistances; whereby further analogy application to electrical simulation computers is greatly facilitated.


Heat Exchanger Cold Fluid Coolant Flow Rate Cold Stream Gaseous Fluid 
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© Plenum Press, Inc., New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. F. Kayan
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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