Effect of nonuniform discharge on the efficiency of heat exchangers

Research paper by A. M. Tikhonov

Indexed on: 01 Apr '70Published on: 01 Apr '70Published in: Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics


A criterion of nonuniformity is proposed for the analysis of heat exchangers in which one of the heat carriers is nonuniformly distributed. Generalized quantitative relations are derived which make it possible to estimate the decrease of the regeneration factor. The basic results are verified by an experimental study.