Rao, KR and Shrinivasa, U and Srinivasan, J (1996) Constrained optimization of heat exchangers. In: Chemical Engineering, 103 (6). pp. 112-118.Full text not available from this repository.
Optimizing a shell and tube heat exchanger for a given duty is an important and relatively difficult task. There is a need for a simple, general and reliable method for realizing this task. The authors present here one such method for optimizing single phase shell-and-tube heat exchangers with given geometric and thermohydraulic constraints. They discuss the problem in detail. Then they introduce a basic algorithm for optimizing the exchanger. This algorithm is based on data from an earlier study of a large collection of feasible designs generated for different process specifications. The algorithm ensures a near-optimal design satisfying the given heat duty and geometric constraints. The authors also provide several sub-algorithms to satisfy imposed velocity limitations. They illustrate how useful these sub-algorithms are with several examples where the exchanger weight is minimized.
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