Design and Operation of Heat Exchangers and their Networks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128178942

Design and Operation of Heat Exchangers and their Networks

1st Edition

Authors: Wilfried Roetzel Xing Luo Dezhen Chen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128178942
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th September 2019
Page Count: 596
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Design and Operation of heat Exchangers and Their Networks presents a comprehensive analysis on thermal design methods for the most common types of heat exchangers, with a focus on their networks, simulation procedures for their operations, and measurement of their thermal performances. The book addresses the fundamental theories and principles of heat transfer performance of heat exchangers and their applications and then applies them to the use of modern computing technology. Topics discussed include cell method and moving boundary models for condensers and evaporators, dispersion models for heat exchangers, experimental methods for the evaluation of heat exchanger performance, multi-stream heat exchangers, and more.

Key Features

  • Includes MATLAB and Excel codes to illustrate how the technologies and methods discussed can be easily applied and developed
  • Analyzes a range of different models, applications and case studies in order to reveal more advanced solutions for industrial applications
  • Maintains a strong focus on the fundamental theories and principles of the heat transfer performance of heat exchangers and their applications for complex flow arrangement


Researchers and engineers in thermal engineering, refrigeration engineering, energy engineering, process engineering, and environment engineering. Researchers and engineers who work on software development for process simulation and process control. Industrial professionals interested in practical design and calculation methods involoving numerous equations, correlations and models

Table of Contents

1. Heat exchangers and their networks: A state-of-the-art survey
2. Basic thermal design theory for heat exchangers
3. Steady-state characteristics of heat exchangers
4. Thermal design of evaporators and condensers
5. Optimal design of heat exchangers
6. Optimal design of heat exchanger networks
7. Dynamic analysis of heat exchangers and their networks
8. Experimental methods for thermal performance of heat exchangers
9. Optimal control process of heat exchanger networks


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About the Author

Wilfried Roetzel

Professor Wilfried Roetzel is retired professor and was head of the Institute of Thermodynamics of the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany until 2001. He is Advisory Professor (1994) of the Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) in China and gave lectures at NUST. He also presented lectures at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Cal., USA. He is Fellow of Wessex Institute of Great Britain (2002) and Member of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg (2004).

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Thermodynamics, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany

Xing Luo

Dr Xing Luo is a senior engineer at the Institute of Thermodynamics, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover. His research interests include enhanced heat transfer and heat exchangers, process integration and numerical heat transfer. He is author of the chapter on heat exchanger networks in “VDI Heat Atlas”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Thermodynamics, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

Dezhen Chen

Professor Dezhen Chen has been working in thermal and environmental engineering institute, school of mechanical engineering, Tongji University as lecturer, associate professor and professor since 1997. She was the leader of several projects associated with high-temperature heat exchanger development for pyrolysis applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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