Sensible Performance Analysis of Multi-Pass Cross Flow Heat Exchangers

Karthik Silaipillayarputhur, Tawfiq Al-Mughanam, Abdulelah I. Al-Niniya, H.F. Abdul Amir, P.S. Khiew
2017 MATEC Web of Conferences  
In this paper, a steady state sensible performance analysis of a multi-pass cross flow exchanger exhibiting various flow circuiting is considered. Counter cross flow, parallel cross flow and pure cross flow (where the flow circuiting is neither in parallel nor in counter flow) are considered in this paper. A previously developed matrix approach is used to study the heat exchanger performance at each individual pass. The equations required for modeling a cross flow heat exchanger for each flow
more » ... ger for each flow arrangement are presented. Thereafter, a baseline heat exchanger geometry was selected and performance of the heat exchanger for each flow circuiting was described. As expected, the best thermal performance was seen in a counter cross flow heat exchanger and the performance of pure cross flow was intermediate between that of a parallel and a counter cross flow heat exchanger.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201710811002 fatcat:pg3xrfbxr5bklm4knaibrfssby