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C2 Overall Heat Transfer

Abstract

In a heat exchanger hot and cold fluids are separated by a wall of one or more layers. The process of steady state heat transport from the hot fluid to the cold fluid through the separating wall is denoted with overall heat transfer and characterized by the overall heat transfer coefficient. This overall coefficient varies together with the two local heat transfer coefficients, and suitable mean values have to be introduced for the thermal design and rating of heat exchangers.

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Title
C2 Overall Heat Transfer
Book Title
VDI Heat Atlas
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77877-6
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77877-6_5
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  • Wilfried Roetzel Send Email (1_5)
  • Bernhard Spang Send Email (2_5)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 1_5 Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2_5 BUCO Wärmeaustauscher International GmbH, Geesthacht, Germany
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