Thermal Design of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers (Paperback)Bill Watson (author)
Paperback 690 Pages / Published: 30/06/2010
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The author designed his first shell and tube heat exchanger in 1965 using a slide rule. The book covers the development of calculations methods from then until the present time. It is a technical autobiography which includes personal accounts of interesting developments and challenging designs. The book contains only a basic coverage of heat transfer and pressure drop correlations since these may be found in many other more general books on heat transfer and fluid dynamics. Instead the emphasis is on how to identify key variables and the impact they have on that elusive 'optimum design'. The need to visualise what is taking place in a heat exchanger is an important part of the book and many novel ways of doing this are suggested. The mechanical aspects of shell and tube design are covered in sufficient detail for a thermal design engineer to have confidence that what they are proposing is realistic and can be manufactured. Limitations are discussed where it is advisable to seek specialist advice. The work of the process engineer is also covered in many sections and the need for coordination between process and thermal designers is a feature of the book. There is guidance on how to use modern sophisticated computer design programs and the potential pitfalls they will always contain. There are many examples of complex designs which require 'fudged' computer runs and supplementary hand calculations. There are a number of suggestions as to how some of the current programs may be improved. The SI system of units has been used throughout wherever practical. The main target market is practicing thermal design engineers. The book should also be useful to many other engineers who have to deal with heat exchangers particularly process engineers. The book is suitable for students on first degree and masters degree courses in engineering particularly those studying chemical engineering.
Publisher: Upfront Publishing
Number of pages: 690
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 37 mm
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