A Numerical Algorithm and a Graphical Method to Size a Heat Exchanger

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This paper describes the development of a numerical algorithm and a graphical method that can be employed in order to determine the overall heat transfer coefficient inside heat exchangers. The method is based on an energy balance and utilizes the spreadsheet application software Microsoft ExcelTM. The application is demonstrated in an example for designing a single pass shell and tube heat exchanger that was developed in the Department of Materials Technology of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) where water vapor is superheated by a secondary oil cycle. This approach can be used to reduce the number of hardware iterations in heat exchanger design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC2011
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication dateMar 2011
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-3892-1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Event8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011) - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 13 Mar 201117 Mar 2011


Conference8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, Hawaii


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