Fluid flow and heat transfer at micro- and meso-scales with application to heat exchanger design

S. S. Mehendafe, A. M. Jacobi, R. K. Shah

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Abstract

By their very nature, compact heat exchangers allow an efficient use of material, volume, and energy in thermal systems. These benefits have driven heat exchanger design toward higher compactness, and the trend toward ultra-compact designs will continue. Highly compact surfaces can be manufactured using micro-machining and other modern technologies. In this paper, unresolved thermal-hydraulic issues related to ultra-compact designs are discussed, and the status of the technologies required for the production of ultra-compact structured surfaces is summarized. This review article includes 67 references.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-193
Number of pages19
JournalApplied Mechanics Reviews
Volume53
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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