Decrement in heat transfer effectiveness due to solid heat conduction for a counter-current spiral heat exchanger

Decrement in heat transfer effectiveness due to solid heat conduction for a counter-current... •Employing 3-D printing in manufacturing a spiral heat exchanger is proposed.•The heat exchanger performance at balanced/unbalanced-flow operation is analyzed.•The decrement in heat transfer effectiveness due to solid heat conduction is graphically presented.•The optimum Biot number is verified to be in the range of 10−4–10−2.•Selecting a proper wall material can upgrade the heat exchanger performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

Decrement in heat transfer effectiveness due to solid heat conduction for a counter-current spiral heat exchanger

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1359-4311
eISSN
1873-5606
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.04.083
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Abstract

•Employing 3-D printing in manufacturing a spiral heat exchanger is proposed.•The heat exchanger performance at balanced/unbalanced-flow operation is analyzed.•The decrement in heat transfer effectiveness due to solid heat conduction is graphically presented.•The optimum Biot number is verified to be in the range of 10−4–10−2.•Selecting a proper wall material can upgrade the heat exchanger performance.

Journal

Applied Thermal EngineeringElsevier

Published: Jun 25, 2016

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