Thermodynamic design optimization of a heat recuperator


Sahin A. Z.

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, vol.24, no.7, pp.1029-1038, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0735-1933(97)00088-2
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
  • Page Numbers: pp.1029-1038

Abstract

A thermal effectiveness analysis of a recuperator that includes viscous frictional heating is carried out. The effect of viscous friction on the defined efectiveness is discussed. An optimum recuperator size for which the effectiveness becomes maximum is obtained analytically. It is found that the optimum size is a function of the viscosity of the running fluids. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.