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Entropy 2003, 5(5), 482-495; doi:10.3390/e5050482

Analytical Entropy Analysis of Recuperative Heat Exchangers

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, I. Lucica 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
University of Osijek, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Trg I. B. Mazuranic 18, 35000 Slavonski Brod, Croatia
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Received: 22 July 2003 / Accepted: 28 November 2003 / Published: 31 December 2003
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy Generation in Thermal Systems and Processes)
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The analytical solutions for the temperature variation of two streams in parallel flow, counter flow and cross-flow heat exchangers and related entropy generation due to heat exchange between the streams are presented. The analysis of limiting cases for the relative entropy generation is performed, and corresponding analytical expressions are given. The obtained results may be included in a more general procedure concerning optimal heat exchanger design.
Keywords: recuperative heat exchangers; relative entropy generation; analytical solution recuperative heat exchangers; relative entropy generation; analytical solution
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Galovic, A.; Virag, Z.; Zivic, M. Analytical Entropy Analysis of Recuperative Heat Exchangers. Entropy 2003, 5, 482-495.

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