4th Edition

Heat Exchangers Selection, Rating, and Thermal Design, Fourth Edition

    546 Pages 158 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Heat exchangers are essential in a wide range of engineering applications, including power plants, automobiles, airplanes, process and chemical industries, and heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Revised and fully updated with new problem sets, Heat Exchangers: Selection, Rating, and Thermal Design, Fourth Edition presents a systematic treatment of heat exchangers, focusing on selection, thermal-hydraulic design, and rating.

    Topics discussed include

    • Classification of heat exchangers
    • Basic design methods of heat exchangers for sizing and rating problems
    • Single-phase forced convection correlations for heat exchangers
    • Pressure drop and pumping power for heat exchangers and piping circuits
    • Design methods of heat exchangers subject to fouling
    • Thermal design methods and processes for double-pipe, shell-and-tube, gasketed-plate, compact, and polymer heat exchangers
    • Two-phase convection correlations for heat exchangers
    • Thermal design of condensers and evaporators
    • Micro/nanoheat transfer

    The Fourth Edition contains updated information about microscale heat exchangers and the enhancement heat transfer for applications to heat exchanger design and experiment with nanofluids. The Fourth Edition is designed for courses/modules in process heat transfer, thermal systems design, and heat exchanger technology. This text includes full coverage of all widely used heat exchanger types.

    1. Classification of Heat Exchangers

    2. Basic Design Methods of Heat Exchangers

    3. Forced Convection Correlations for the Single-Phase Side of Heat Exchangers

    4. Heat Exchanger Pressure Drop and Pumping Power

    5. Micro/Nano Heat Transfer

    6. Fouling of Heat Exchangers

    7. Double-Pipe Heat Exchangers

    8. Design Correlations for Condensers and Evaporators

    9. Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers

    10. Compact Heat Exchangers

    11. Gasketed-Plate Heat Exchangers

    12. Condensers and Evaporators

    13. Polymer Heat Exchangers


    Sadik Kakaç is a distinguished scientist and educator, and currently is a professor of mechanical engineering at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara, Turkey, and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Miami (Florida). Dr. Kakaç earned master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the Victoria University of Manchester. In 2013 he was made an Honorary Member of ASME. Dr. Kakac is the author of numerous successful books in the areas of heat transfer and thermal engineering.

    Hongtan Liu (PhD, University of Miami) is professor of Mechanical Engineering, and the director of the Dorgan Solar Energy and Fuel Cell Laboratory, at the University of Miami, Florida. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Beijing Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Liu's research interests include PEM Fuel Cells, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Solar Energy, Hydrogen Energy, Storage Energy, and Clean Energy.

    Anchasa Pramuanjaroenkij, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Engineering at Kasetsart University, Thailand. She has also served as Acting Assistant to the President for Public Relations and Organizational Communication, Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus.