All Title Author
Keywords Abstract

Publish in OALib Journal
ISSN: 2333-9721
APC: Only $99


Investigation of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger with Disc-and-Doughnut Baffles

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106762, PP. 1-10

Subject Areas: Electric Engineering

Keywords: Shell Tube Heat Exchanger, Disc-and-Doughnut Baffles, Heat Transfer Coefficient

Full-Text   Cite this paper   Add to My Lib


Disk and doughnut baffles configuration for shell tube heat exchangers (STHXs) is one of the solutions for compensating the higher pressure drop penalty induced by conventional segmental baffles. Furthermore, absently reliable references for the optimum design of this type of STHXs are our main purpose to carry out this investigation. From modeling numerical simulation results, with 7 baffles and 70% baffles ratio geometrical dimension is suggested the optimum configuration of this type of heat exchange. Additionally, the characteristic of heat transfer performance is discussed by varying the flow velocity in all different flow regimes of shell and tube side respectively through conducting the experimental apparatus. Hopefully this result could provide validating information in optimum design of STHXs with disk and doughnut baffles.

Cite this paper

Wusiman, K. and Zhou, Z. (2020). Investigation of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger with Disc-and-Doughnut Baffles. Open Access Library Journal, 7, e6762. doi:


[1]  Li, H. and Kottke, V. (1999) Analysis of Local Shellside Heat and Mass Transfer in the Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger with Disc-and-Doughnut Baffles. International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 42, 3509-3521.
[2]  Wang, W.-H., Cheng, D.-L., Liu, T. and Liu, Y.-H. (2016) Performance Comparison for Oil-Water Heat Transfer of Circumferential Overlap Trisection Helical Baffle Heat Exchanger. Journal of Central South University, 23, 2720-2727.
[3]  Master, B.I., Chunangad, K.S. and Pushpanathan, V. (2003) Fouling Mitigation Using Helixchanger Heat Exchangers. Proceedings of the ECI Conference on Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning: Fundamentals and Applications, Santa Fe, 18-22 May 2003, 317-322.
[4]  Bell, K.J. (1986) Delaware Method of Shell Side Design. In: Heat Exchanger Sourcebook, Hemisphere Publisher, New York, 129-166.
[5]  Bell, K.J. (1988) Delaware Method of Shell-Side Design. In: Heat Transfer Equipment Design, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., New York, 7, 86.
[6]  Bell, K.J. (2004) Heat Exchanger Design for the Process Industries. Journal of Heat Transfer, 126, 877-885.
[7]  Zhang, J.F., Li, B., Huang, W.J., et al. (2009) Experimental Performance Comparison of Shell-Side Heat Transfer for Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers with Middle-Overlapped Helical Baffles and Segmental Baffles. Chemical Engineering Science, 64, 1643-1653.
[8]  Li, H.D. and Kottke, V. (1997) The Effect of Baffle-Tube Leakage on the Local Mass and Heat Transfer in the Shell Side of Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers. Journal of Flow Visualization & Image Processing, 4, 129-139.
[9]  Li, H.D. and Kottke, V. (1998) Effect of the Leakage on Pressure Drop and Local Heat Transfer in Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers for Staggered Tube Arrangement. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 41, 425-433.
[10]  Li, H.D. and Kottke, V. (1998) Effect of Baffle Spacing on Pressure Drop and Local Heat Transfer in Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers for Staggered Tube Arrangement. International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 41, 1303-1311.
[11]  Sharif, A., Klein, D. and Howell, J.R. (1991) Effectiveness of Pressure Drop to Heat Transfer Conversion for Various Shellside Flow Configurations. ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Proceedings, 4, 439-448.
[12]  Sparrow, E.M. and Perez, J.A. (1985) Internal, Shellside Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Characteristics for a Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger. Journal of Heat Transfer, 107, 345.
[13]  Weaver, D.S. and Fitzpatrick, J.A. (1988) A Review of Cross-Flow Induced Vibrations in Heat Exchanger Tube Arrays. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2, 73-93.
[14]  Mukherjee, R. (1992) Use Double-Segmental Baffles in the Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers. Chemical Engineering Progress, 88, 47-52.
[15]  Saffar-Avval, M. and Damangir, E. (1995) A General Correlation for Determining Optimum Baffle Spacing for All Types of Shell and Tube Exchangers. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 38, 2501-2506.
[16]  Stehlik, P. and Wadekar, V.V. (2002) Different Strategies to Improve Industrial Heat Exchange. Heat Transfer Engineering, 23, 36-48.
[17]  Soltan, B.K., Saffar-Avval, M. and Damangir, E. (2004) Minimizing Capital and Operating Costs of Shell and Tube Condensers Using Optimum Baffle Spacing. Applied Thermal Engineering, 24, 2801-2810.
[18]  Ratnasamy, F. (1987) Exchanger Design Using Disc-and-Dough-Nut Baffles. Hydrocarbon Process, 66, 63-65.
[19]  Hu, X. and Jacobi, A.M. (1996) The Intertube Falling Film: Part 1 Flow Characteristics, Mode Transitions, and Hysteresis. Journal of Heat Transfer, 118, 616-625.
[20]  Taborek, J. (1991) Selected Problems in Heat Exchanger Design. Proceedings of the EUROTHERM Seminar, No. 18, Hamburg, 3-18.


comments powered by Disqus

Contact Us


微信:OALib Journal