Mathematical Modeling of Spiral Heat Exchanger

Probal Guha, Vaishnavi Unde
2014 International Journal of Engineering Research  
Compact Heat Exchangers (CHEs) are increasingly being used on small and medium scale industries. Due to their compact size and efficient design, they facilitate more efficient heat transfer. Better heat transfer would imply lesser fuel consumption for the operations of the plant, giving improvement to overall efficiency. This reduction in consumption of fuel is a step towards sustainable development. This report exclusively deals with the study the spiral heat exchanger.The design
more » ... esign considerations for spiral heat exchanger is that the flow within the spiral has been assumed as flow through a duct and by using Shah London empirical equation for Nusselt number design parameters are further optimized.This is accompanied by a detailed energy balance to generate a concise mathematical model.
doi:10.17950/ijer/v3s4/409 fatcat:yzgjbrfdv5hfho7toxvjieif2a