Engineering Methods for Thermal Calculations of Heat Exchangers

  • Dawid Taler
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 161)


This chapter presents two fundamental methods of thermal calculations which can be applied to various types of heat exchangers. The first to be discussed is the method based on the logarithmic mean temperature difference (LMTD), which is commonly used in Europe, and the second is the ε-NTU method (ε—heat exchanger effectiveness, NTU—the number of heat transfer units), which is mainly popular in the USA.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Environmental EngineeringCracow University of TechnologyCracowPoland

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