Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19188.8.131.52
Title & Authors
Effect of baffle parameters on heat transfer in shell-and-tube heat exchangers Lee, Sang-Cheon; Jo, Yeong-U; Nam, Sang-Cheol;
An experimental study has been performed on the effect of baffle parameters on shell -side heat transfer in a conventional shell-and-tube heat exchanger. The baffle spacing distance and the number of baffle were varied to investigate the behavior of unequal baffle spacing correction factor which is appeared in the Bell Delaware method for prediction of the shell-side heat transfer coefficient. It was obvious that heat duties obtained from the experiment significantly deviated from those calculated by the conventional Bell-Delaware method. A new correlation of the unequal baffle spacing correction factor was developed. It was shown that the new correlation improves the accuracy of the Bell-Delaware method considerably. This result may induce the use of the Bell-Delaware method in developing a computer software for design of shell-and-tube heat exchangers.