This paper handles numerical analyses that give attention to the relation between the thermal performance of concentric tube heat exchangers and its operational parameters. For this purpose, an iterative computational code is developed to compute thermal performance. The computations are based on supplying the code with the exchanger length, inner/outer diameters, inner/outer fluids, inner/outer flow rates and inner/outer inlet temperatures. A parametric analysis that examines the relation between the thermal performance of heat exchanger and inner/outer flow rates is presented. It is originated that the thermal performance and the overall heat transfer coefficient of a concentric tube heat exchanger increase through a rational function with the inner and outer flow rates.
Using Iterative Code for Thermal Performance Prediction of Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger: Parametric Analysis
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Ramadan, M, Khaled, M, Al Shaer, A, Hammoud, M, & El Hage, H. "Using Iterative Code for Thermal Performance Prediction of Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger: Parametric Analysis." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Volume 3: Engineering Systems; Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering; Materials and Tribology; Mechatronics; Robotics. Copenhagen, Denmark. July 25–27, 2014. V003T12A018. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ESDA2014-20594
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