Experimental Investigation of single phase Chevron Type Gasket Plate Heat Exchanger
Vishal R. Naik1, V.K. Matawala2
1Vishal R. Naik, P.G Student at Shri S’ad Vidya Mandal Institute of Technology, Bharuch, India.
2Dr. V. K. Matawala, H.O.D. at Shri S’ad Vidya Mandal Institute of Technology, Bharuch, India.
Manuscript received on March 22, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 14, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 362-369 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1553042413/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: Corrugated plate heat exchangers have larger heat transfer surface area and increased turbulence level due to the corrugations. In this study, experimental heat transfer data will obtain for single phase flow (oil-to-water) configurations in a corrugated plate heat exchanger for different chevron angle plates. The effect of variation of chevron angles with other geometric parameter on the heat transfer coefficient will be study. Reynolds number ranging from 50 to 10000 and Prandtl number ranging from 3 to 75 will be taken for given experiment. Based on the experimental data, a correlation will estimate for Nusselt number as a function of Reynolds number, Prandtl number and chevron angle.
Keywords: Chevron angle, Corrugated plate heat exchangers, Heat transfer coefficient, Nusselt number, Prandtl number, Reynolds number, Single phase flow.