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Heat Exchanger Resistance

Posted June 28, 2013 at 07:31 by ryaron

The method I have given earlier is known as perturbation significance analysis.
Originally Posted by ryaron View Post
What are the ratios of the conductivities ?
i.e. k1/k2 ?
Here's a quick answer:
make two dimensionless parameters epsilon=k1/k2 and eta characteristic length tube/characteristic length plate, make sure they are << 1.

Denote them as epsilon and eta.
Now expand both expression you've written in powers of epsilon and eta.
The one with the higher order O(epsilon^n), O(eta^n) is the more accurate.
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