1st Edition

Heat Exchangers Classification, Selection, and Thermal Design

By Kuppan Thulukkanam Copyright 2024
    702 Pages 514 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Heat Exchangers: Classification, Selection, and Thermal Design, Third Edition discusses heat exchangers and their various applications, such as refrigeration, air conditioning, automobiles, gas turbines, process industries, refineries, and thermal power plants.

    With a focus on thermal design methods, including rating and sizing, the book covers thermohydraulic fundamentals and thermal effectiveness charts for various flow configurations and shell and tube heat exchangers. It provides construction details, geometrical features and correlations, and thermo-hydraulic details for tube-fin, plate fin, air-cooled, shell and tube, microchannel, and plate heat exchangers and thermal design methods like rating and sizing. The book explores additive manufacturing of heat exchangers, printed circuit heat exchangers, and heat transfer augmentation methods. The book also describes recuperators and regenerators of gas turbine cycles, waste heat recovery devices, and phase change phenomena including boiling, condensation and steam generation.

    The book serves as a useful reference for researchers, graduate students, and engineers in the field of heat exchanger design, including heat exchanger manufacturers.

    1. Heat Exchangers: Introduction, Classification, and Selection. 2. Heat Exchanger Thermohydraulic Fundamentals and Thermal Design of Heat Exchangers. 3. Compact Heat Exchangers. 4. Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design. 5. Boiling, Condensation and Steam Generation. 6. Regenerators and Waste Heat Recovery Devices. 7. Plate Heat Exchangers and Spiral Plate Heat Exchangers. 8. Heat Transfer Augmentation.


    Kuppan Thulukkanam, Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Ministry of Railways, retired as Principal Executive Director, CAMTECH, Gwalior, RDSO. He has authored an article in the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. His various roles have included being an experienced administrator, staff recruitment board chairman for a zonal railway, and joint director, Engine Development Directorate of RDSO, Lucknow (Min. of Railways). He was also involved in design and performance evaluation of various types of heat exchangers used in diesel electric locomotives and has served as chief workshop engineer for the production of rolling stocks like coaches, diesel and electric multiple units, wagons, electric locomotive, etc. and as Director, Public Grievances (DPG) to the Minister of State for Railways, Railway Board, Government of India. Kuppan received his BE (Hons) in 1980 from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Madras University, and his MTech in production engineering in 1982 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.