By: K.P. Singh
Published: Heat Transfer Engineering
Abstract: The basic criteria are derived in determining whether the heat transfer relationship for a given heat exchanger geometry is invariant to the interchanging of shell-side and tube-side fluids. It is shown that the total heat duty, LMTD correction factor, and other indices of exchanger performance remain unchanged for a stream-symmetric exchanger when the two flow streams are switched, provided the overall heat transfer coefficient is not changed.
Citation: Singh, K. “On the Necessary Criteria for Stream-Symmetric Tubular Heat Exchanger Geometries.” Heat Transfer Engineering, July 1981, vol. 3, issue 1, pp. 19-2