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Experimental Investigation of Single-Phase Heat Transfer in a Plate Heat Exchanger

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Tariq S. Khan

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Petroleum Institute,
PO Box 2533,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
e-mail: tkhan@pi.ac.ae

Mohammad S. Khan

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University,
Islamabad, Pakistan

Zahid H. Ayub

Isotherm, Inc.,
Arlington, TX 76001

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. Manuscript received December 20, 2014; final manuscript received June 19, 2015; published online September 16, 2015. Assoc. Editor: W. J. Marner.

J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl 7(4), 044501 (Sep 16, 2015) (4 pages) Paper No: TSEA-14-1283; doi: 10.1115/1.4031359 History: Received December 20, 2014; Revised June 19, 2015

The present experimental study is carried out to verify previously published heat transfer results attained using a simpler yet nascent data reduction technique for the same plate heat exchanger. A gasketed, commercially available plate heat exchanger with mixed (30/60) plate configuration was used in this study to obtain experimental heat transfer coefficient using modified Wilson plot method for data reduction. The comparison between current data and previously published results has shown excellent agreement between the two techniques hence verifying the results of the simpler method used earlier.

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Fig. 1

Experimental setup for single-phase experiments

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Fig. 2

Basic geometric characteristics of chevron plate [4,14]

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Fig. 3

Comparison of present experimental data with various previous studies




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