The general properties of heat exchangers are examined in this study. Mathematical models are developed for the mechanism of heat transfer that take place during 1) Evaporation in two-phase flow 2) Condensation 3) Heating or cooling. From these models, computer programs have been developed for the preliminary designing of the following heat exchanger types: 1) Counter-flow cooler with no change of state 2) Counter-flow heater with no change of state 3) Counter-flow condensor 4) Counter-flow evaporator with two-phase flow 5) Cross-flow heater 6) Cross-flow cooler. These programs are designed to be used in the examination of the size requirements for heat exchangers used in the operation of thermodynamic cycles. The cycles of interest in this study are ones proposed for the production of useful power from sources not coventionally used at present.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • JACKSON, P C
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00071688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Degree
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM