Accession Number : AD0487413

Title :   HEAT TRANSFER AND FLOW FRICTION CHARACTERISTICS OF A PLATE-FIN TYPE CROSS-FLOW HEAT EXCHANGER WITH PERFORATED FINS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Riddell, Robert Allen

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : Basic heat transfer and flow friction characteristics are presented for two different plate-fin compact heat exchanger surfaces employing the steady state, steam-to-air testing technique. One surface is a plain triangular fin of stainless steel and the other is a triangular fin fabricated from perforated nickel. The experimental heat transfer characteristics of the perforated nickel fin obtained by the steady state stem-to-air testing technique, described herein, is compared with the results of an identical fin tested by the maximum slope (or transient test) technique. Both surfaces tested compared favorably with their corresponding analytical solutions; and the comparison of the perforated fin by the two different test techniques was very good. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HEAT EXCHANGERS, HEAT TRANSFER), GAS FLOW, METAL PLATES, FINS, STAINLESS STEEL, NICKEL, STEAM, AIR, ORIFICES, PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, REYNOLDS NUMBER, CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), EXPERIMENTAL DATA.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE