Dr. M. Thirumaleshwar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, Karnataka, India, in the year 1965. He obtained M.Sc (cryogenis) from University of Southampton, U.K. and Ph.D. (cryogenics) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
This is Vol. 4 of the book “Software Solutions to Problems on Heat Transfer”.
Present Vol. deals with the important subject of HEAT EXCHANGERS.
Heat Exchanger is one of the most commonly used process equipments in industry and research.
In this Volume, problems are solved on following topics:
- Overall heat transfer coefficient,
- Importance of ‘Fouling factor’,
- Analysis of heat exchangers by ‘Logarithmic Mean Temp Difference (LMTD)’ method, Correction factors for Cross-flow and Shell & Tube heat exchangers,
- Analysis of heat exchangers by ‘No. of Transfer Units (NTU – Effectiveness (ε)’ method, Compact heat exchangers etc.
Here also, problems are solved using the popular software, viz. “Mathcad”, “Engineering Equation Solver (EES)”, and MS EXCEL spreadsheet. Comments are included generously in the codes so that the logic behind the solutions is clear.